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8 - Cheryl Salisbury
Cheryl Salisbury
Team:
New York Power
Position:
Defender
Status:
Active
WUSA Experience:
0
Previous Team:
Memphis Mercury (W-League)
College:
No College
Hometown:
Newcastle, Australia
Born:
March 8, 1974  Newcastle, Australia
Height:
6' 0"

Head Coach Tom Sermanni on Cheryl: “Cheryl is a commanding leader. She has a great touch and skills as a defender, and an eye for the goal.”

WUSA: Comes to the Power as a 2003 Discovery pick … Played for Power Head Coach Tom Sermanni, when he coached the Australian Women’s National Team.

Australian National Team: Captain of the Australian National Team … Has appeared 81 times for her National side … Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 25 goals … Was a midfielder, before being converted to a defender in 1999 … Played in the 1995 and 1999 World Cup for Australia … Scorer of the single goal in Australia’s celebrated 1-0 victory over Italy in the final of the Australian Cup in 1999 … First selected into the Australian National team in 1994 for the Goal Coast Invitational in Queensland … Vice-captain of Australia’s first ever Olympic team which competed at Sydney in 2000 … Made her first full international debut against Russia, scoring her first international goal … Named WSA’s International Player of the Year in 2000 … Australian Youth National Team: Member of the Australian U-19 team which won the 1993 Dana Cup in Denmark.

Club: Played for the Memphis Mercury of the W-League in 2002 … Played as a forward for Memphis, scoring two goals and adding two assists during the regular-season … Tallied three goals in two playoff games for the Mercury … Her and Australian teammate Sunni Hughes were the first Australians to play in Japan’s L-League … Played for Matsushita Panasonic Bambina plus a stint with Takarazuka from 1995 until 1997 … Other clubs include: Stirling Macedonia (WA), Adamstown and Lambton (NNSW).

Personal: Speaks some Japanese … First played at age seven in the local boys’ team … Apart from one season in the NSW Women’s State League with Adamstown, she played all her club soccer in Australia in boys’ or men’s teams.


Regular-Season Game Highs
Goals 1, 3 times, last: Aug 1,2003 vs. BOS
Assists 1, Jun 14,2003 vs. SJC
Points 2, 3 times, last: Aug 1,2003 vs. BOS
Shots on Goal 1, 5 times, last: Aug 1,2003 vs. BOS
Shots 2, 3 times, last: Jul 19,2003 at WAS
Fouls Committed 4, Jul 12,2003 at CAR
Fouls Suffered 5, Aug 10,2003 at ATL

2003 Game Log
Date
OPP
GP
GS
MIN
G
A
PTS
SHT
SOG
B
FC
FS
C
E
4/19 SD 1 1 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/17 PHI 1 1 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/08 @SJC 1 1 90 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/11 PHI 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/14 SJC 1 1 90 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0
6/21 @SD 1 1 90 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/25 @BOS 1 1 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/28 CAR 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
7/05 SJC 1 1 90 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/12 @CAR 1 1 90 1 0 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0
7/19 @WAS 1 1 90 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 1 0
8/01 BOS 1 1 90 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0
8/10 @ATL 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0

Regular Season
Year
Team
GP
GS
MIN
G
A
PTS
SHT
SOG
B
FC
FS
C
E
2003 NY 13 13 1098 3 1 7 10 5 0 16 16 1 0
  Total 13 13 1098 3 1 7 10 5 0 16 16 1 0

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Siri Mullinix set the record for number of saves in a game on June 1, 2002 against the Boston Breakers, with 13.


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