Coach Mark Krikorian on Heather:
"Heather has great athletic quality with the potential to be a regular with the US National team."
2002 WUSA Season:
Set a team-record by recording an assist in four straight games (6/15-7/7) � Finished the season with four assists, setting a career high in assists and points in a season � Missed one game for national team duty (7/20) � Missed three other games because of a hip pointer injury she suffered while training with the national team � Became the second Charge player to log 3,000 career minutes (6/19) � First Charge player to start and appear in 30 career games (6/19) � She is still searching for her first career goal.
2001 WUSA Season:
Started and appeared in a team-high tying 20 games � Played a team-high 1,751 minutes, falling 139 minutes short of the maximum possible minutes played for a Charge player � Recorded two assists, with her first coming on July 19 in a 2-1 loss against Boston.
US National Team:
In 2002, was called up for four-day camp leading up to 7/21 game against Norway, but suffered a hip pointer in practice and did not make the roster � Was again called up for 9/8 game against Scotland and earned her third career cap, coming on in the second half � Was one of 28 players to be called to camp for 2002 Nike Cup (9/29-10/6), but did not make the 18-player roster � In 2001, played in one game as a reserve for her second career cap � Appeared in first game with the US WNT against Finland in February 1999, playing 27 minutes as a reserve � A member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team Pool in 1999-2000 � Traveled with the U-21s to Germany and Denmark in 1999 and played in both matches � A member of the 1999 U-21 team that won the Nordic Cup in Iceland.
Played in two games for the Tampa Bay Extreme of the W-1 League in 2000 � Two-year member of the Ohio state-champion Club Cincinnati select team � Three-year member of the Olympic Development Program state team.
Played midfield and defense at the University of Florida from 1996-99 and graduated as the school�s all-time leader in games played (95), starts (94) and minutes played (7,547) � Started in 74 straight games from 1997-99, which at the time ranked tied for first on UF�s all-time chart and tied for second in consecutive games played � Finished career with six goals and 19 assists for 31 points � In her senior year, started all 23 games, led the team with 2,081 minutes, recorded one goal and seven assists for nine points and earned first team All-America honors by the NSCAA, Soccer America and Soccer Buzz, and was a first team All-SEC pick, a member of the SEC All-Tournament Team, a honorable mention All-America pick by College Soccer Weekly and was nominated for the Missouri Athletic Club Award (1999) � Chosen the 1999 Gators� MVP for defense and shared the team�s Player Choice Award � Named to the All-SEC Academic Honor Roll (1999) � High School: Attended St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, recording 27 goals and 15 assists � Two-time All-State and All-Central Region selection � Named first team All-City by the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post from 1994-95 � Three-time, First-Team all-league (1993-95) � Conference MVP (1994) � St. Ursula went 70-5-10 during her career, winning four straight district titles (1992-95) and the one state crown (1993) � Member of the National Honor Society.
Graduated from Florida in December 2000 with a degree in advertising � Father, Don, played basketball at the University of Kentucky under Adolph Rupp; brother, Brian, plays soccer at Kentucky; stepsister, Lindsay Peck, plays soccer at the University of Georgia; and stepbrother, Grayson, plays soccer at Harvard � Has served as a color commentator for SEC soccer games aired on The Sunshine Network the last two years.
Favorite movie: Meet the Parents & Braveheart
Favorite band/artist: Dave Matthews, Alicia Keys, Jason Mraz, John Mayer
Favorite book: A Painted House
Superstitions: Wearing a red sports bra for the game and my pre-game meal.
Most memorable game: Winning the National Championship in 1998.
First soccer memory: Heading the ball 3 consecutive times and all the parents were counting out loud.
Favorite WUSA player: Jenny Benson