Strong all-around player and tireless worker... Will take on the holding midfielder role... Looks to form a dynamic partnership with freshmen Nikki Echeverria and Jordan Godbolt... One of the top young players in C-USA... Student of the game.
2005 (Freshman): Conference USA All-Freshman Team selection... Made 16 starts in the midfield, missing two games due to injury... Tallied three goals and two assists on 39 shots... Had an assist in her second college game, against Grambling State (Sept. 4)... First collegiate goal was the game winner against Sam Houston State (Sept. 9)... Also had a game-winning goal in double overtime against Tulsa (Oct. 9)... Assisted on UH's lone goal against Rice (Oct. 14)... Scored against UCF in the C-USA Championship (Nov. 2).
Club: Member of the Mac McCallum/Eclipse Trainer team...Was a member of the South Texas 86 who were the National Champions in 2002...member of South Texas ODP state team from 1999 to 2003...member of the TSSA South Select team in 2004.
High School: Was named First-Team All-District and 2004 Newcomer of the Year in District 20-5A... Helped Clements high school to a 23-2-1 record in 2004 en route to advancing to the Region III semifinals... Ran cross country her junior and senior year... Won the 2002 and 2003 reading award... Graduated a Texas Scholar... Worked with the Young Republicans and at MD Anderson.
Personal: Born on Oct. 21, 1986 in Corpus Christi, Texas... Daughter of Ronny and Betty Gaines... Also recruited by UAB, SMU, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee... Chose UH because of its soccer program and wanted to be close to home... Nickname is Gainsie... Majoring in education.
Gaines' Career Stats
Year GP/GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2005 16-16 39 3 2 8