games in the 2004 Olympics, scoring the opening goal of the tournament and delivering the game-winning assist against Japan in the quarterfinal.
She’s now an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at Washington University in St.Louis, where she says she still has to get “pumped up to coach” and has shed her shyness to teach the game she knows so well. Experience: Engen is known for her commanding presence in the middle of the field and as a fine aerial threat for headers on set pieces. She’s been quoted as saying that her first love was gymnastics but as a 5-foot-7 third grader, she was too big — she currently is 5-8.She’s logged a lot of minutes playing internationally for the WNT’s youth programs. Harris was the youngest player on the 2002 U-19 World Cup squad. She won three national championships with the University of North Carolina Tar heels, playing alongside fellow WNT teammates Tobin Heath, Meghan Klingenberg and Whitney Engen, and was the first member of her family to graduate from college. The 2015 World Cup will be her second with the WNT senior squad. games in the 2012 Olympics, starting in four and collecting three assists.She played every minute of all 12 matches for the U. She played in four matches of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, coming off the bench in each game. She saw action off the bench in three games for the WNT in the 2008 Olympics. She’s an avid skateboarder who likes to drift from place to place and travel, staying with friends and family scattered throughout the U. She’s known for her free-spirited personality on and off the field. games in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, scoring two goals and leading the team with three assists after earning a starting spot just before the tournament.
The next year, she tried out again and made the “A” team. Experience: This year’s World Cup selection is her second — her first was in 2007 — which makes her the second player in U. history to be named to two non-consecutive Women’s World Cup rosters (Brandi Chastain in 19). In the 2008 Olympics, she started and played every minute of the final four games of the tournament after leaving early in the first match with an injury and missing the second match; she tallied one goal. Chalupny was an extremely shy kid and player growing up and when she was in college and in youth programs with the WNT. national soccer team that will be chasing a third Women's World Cup title in Canada over the next month. This year marks the fourth time Boxx has been named to a U. She thrived with the youth programs as a very skilled and instinctive central midfielder who quickly became one of the most promising players in the WNT program. Her size led to her receiving the nickname “Plankton.” After spending a couple seasons playing up a few age groups in her hometown of St. There, she failed to make the “A” team and she was discouraged to the point where she thought she wasn’t good enough to play soccer at any higher level. games at the 2007 Women’s World Cup, playing every minute of every match and scoring two goals.