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Heather Mitts

The Short List
  • 2004 Olympic gold medalist
  • Two-time WUSA All-Star
  • Led the University of Florida to the 1998 NCAA title
  • U.S. National Team member since 1999
Did You Know?
  • Was the WUSA�s Philadelphia Charge's �iron man,� logging more minutes than any other player � 99 percent for 2003 season.
  • The Heather Mitts bobblehead doll promotional giveaway drew 9,650 fans � the Charge's largest crowd of the 2003 season.
  • Writes a column for ESPN's
  • Won the 2004 online poll for the distinction of 'Hottest Female Athlete'
  • First appearance as U.S. National Team member was against Finland in February �99.
  • Played midfield and defense at the University of Florida from �96-99 and graduated as the school�s all-time leader in games played (95), starts (94) and minutes played (7,547) � team won �98 NCAA title.
  • Graduated from University of Florida in December 2000 with a degree in advertising.
  • Favorite movies are Meet the Parents and Braveheart; favorite musical acts are Dave Matthews, Alicia Keys, Jason Mraz, and John Mayer.
  • Hobbies include golf, tennis and watching sports on TV.
  • Runs her own website at
It's Every Day

Mitts, who led Florida to the 1998 NCAA title, hails from a very athletic family with SEC Conference ties.  Her father, Don, a cardiac surgeon, played basketball at Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp; brother, Brian, plays soccer at Kentucky; stepsister, Lindsay Peck, plays soccer at Georgia; and stepbrother, Grayson, plays soccer at Harvard. 

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Official Web site: Heather Mitts


On becoming a celebrity: �It's been so neat to have all this (off-the-field) attention about me...what I really want to achieve is to be on the World Cup team and to be in the Olympics. If I could be a part of those teams, I'd be happy with my career.�

Height: 5' 5"
Born: 09-June-78
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Resides: Philadelphia, Penn.
Sport: Soccer
Position: Defender

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