2004 FESTIVALS � PLAYER INFORMATION �
 

PHILADELPHIA CHARGE

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Heather Mitts
Heather Mitts
#20
Position: D

Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
DOB: June 9, 1978
High School: St. Ursula Academy (Cincinnati, OH)
College: Univ. of Florida
WUSA Participation: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Height: 5' 5"
Bio ::

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.

Club:
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.

College/High School:
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.

Personal:
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.

Faves:
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

Atlanta Beat
5 Tiffany Roberts (guest) M
8 Brooke O�Hanley (guest) M
17 Danielle Slaton (guest) D
15 Julie Augustyniak D
25 Nancy Augustyniak D
4 Kylie Bivens M
11 Abby Crumpton F
22 Ifeoma Dieke D
13 Maribel Dominguez F
29 Leslie Gaston D
10 Charmaine Hooper F
16 Marci Miller M
9 Tara Minnax F/M
6 Sharolta Nonen D
12 Cindy Parlow F
18 Aleisha Rose M
1 Briana Scurry GK
19 Kristin Warren M
24 Melanie Wilson GK
 
Boston Breakers
8 Kellly Smith (guest) F
17 Stacey Tullock (guest) M
25 Jennifer Tietjen-Prozzo (guest) M/D
11 Marinette Pichon (guest) M/F
20 Heather Mitts (guest) D
7 Monica Gonzalez D
22 Devvyn Hawkins M
23 Karina LeBlanc GK
13 Kristine Lilly M
15 Kate Markgraf D
16 Christine McCann D
19 Mary-Frances Monroe M
2 Sarah Popper M
4 Cat Reddick D
18 Kristin Slater GK
9 Rebekah Splaine F
10 Aly Wagner M
 
Carolina Courage
4 Kylie Bivens (guest) M/D
12 Cindy Parlow (guest) F
29 Leslie Gaston (guest) D
25 Nancy Augustyniak (guest) D
10 Charmaine Hooper (guest) F
9 Tara Minnax (guest) F/M
6 Sharolta Nonen (guest) D
14 Nel Fettig (guest) D
18 Lori Lindsey (guest) M
13 Maribel Dominguez (guest) F
23 Erin Baxter M
3 Staci Burt D
2 Kristin Luckenbill GK
11 Brooke O�Hanley D
5 Tiffany Roberts M
17 Danielle Slaton D
7 Marcia Wallis F/M
22 Maite Zabala GK
 
New York Power
9 Mandy Clemens (guest) F
10 Sissi (guest) M
6 Bandi Chastain (guest) D
4 Katie Barnes (guest) F
8 Kelly Smith (guest) F
2 Thori Bryan (guest) D
5 Shannon Boxx M
12 Krista Davey M
11 Emily Janss M
17 Joanna Lohman M
16 Lauren Orlandos D
3 Christie Rampone D
19 Jaclyn Raveia D
13 Carly Smolak GK
25 Margaret Tietjen D
1 Saskia Webber GK
22 Christie Welsh F
 
Past WUSA Players
14 Dianne Alagich D
12 Heather Aldama D
0 Deliah Arrington F
17 Justi Baumgardt M
0 Heather Beem F
4 Christina Bell F
6 Jenny Benson D
15 Danielle Borgman D
8 Breanna Boyd D
 
Philadelphia Charge
10 Aly Wagner (guest) M
23 Karina LeBlanc (guest) GK
3 Emily Burt (guest) F
13 Kristine Lilly (guest) M
13 Siri Mullinix (guest) GK
24 Alexa Borisjuk M
18 Lorrie Fair M
5 Karyn Hall D
14 Rachel Kruze M
7 Anne Makinen M
20 Heather Mitts D
1 Melissa Moore GK
21 Trina Maso de Moya F
3 Erin O'Grady F
11 Marinette Pichon M/F
8 Kelly Smith F
25 Jennifer Tietjen-Prozzo M/D
17 Stacey Tullock M
 
San Diego Spirit
5 Carrie Moore (guest) D
16 Lindsay Stoecker (guest) D
9 Mia Hamm (guest) F
20 Abby Wambach (guest) F
13 Andrea Alfiler M
1 Jenni Branam GK
3 Kerry Connors M
15 Ronnie Fair D
14 Joy Fawcett D
10 Julie Fleeting F
11 Julie Foudy M
19 Angela Hucles F
21 Lisa Krzykowski D
17 Christine Latham F
8 Shannon MacMillan F
17 Jennifer Nielsen M
18 Jamie Pagliarulo GK
12 Kim Pickup D
22 Allie Sullivan F
 
San Jose CyberRays
5 Shannon Boxx (guest) M
22 Christie Welsh (guest) F
15 Tiffeny Milbrett (guest) F
3 Christie Rampone (guest) D
11 Emily Janss (guest) M
14 Katie Antongiovanni M
4 Katie Barnes F
13 Betsy Barr M
1 LaKeysia Beene GK
2 Thori Bryan D
6 Brandi Chastain M
9 Mandy Clemens F
17 Amanda Cromwell D
12 Michelle French M/D
20 Dawn Greathouse GK
18 Amy LePeilbet D
8 Keri Sanchez M/D
10 Sissi M
 
Washington Freedom
19 Angela Hucles (guest) F
8 Shannon MacMillan (guest) F
14 Joy Fawcett (guest) D
11 Julie Foudy (guest) M
2 Emmy Barr D
26 Meredith Beard F
4 Jennifer Grubb D
9 Mia Hamm F
6 Lori Lindsey M
24 Jacqui Little F
5 Carrie Moore D
18 Siri Mullinix GK
12 Sarah Kate Noftsinger M
10 Laura Schott F
16 Lindsay Stoecker D
20 Abby Wambach F
27 Nicci Wright GK
17 Casey Zimny D
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