Date of Birth: March 12, 1982
Hometown: Crystal Lake, Ill.
Here are some of the highlights:
2011: A member of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad, starting all six matches, notably playing every minute in the final match against Japan and quarter-final match against Brazil.
2010: Mainstay at the center of defense for the national team, starting in all 2011 Women’s World Cup Qualifying matches, and 17 of 18 matches total on the year.
2009: Returned to the U.S. Women’s National Team after a successful year playing in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) and started in four matches – including the big win against Germany, in Germany, in October.
2008/2007: Recovering from ACL surgery.
2006: Played in 13 matches for the USA, starting nine and was a member of Residency Training Camp. Played every minute at the Four Nations Tournament and started in three matches at the Algarve Cup. Tore ACL at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea in October.
2005: Played in four matches, starting three.
2004: Earned first six caps in 2004, playing in the Four Nations Tournament in China, the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Costa Rica and the Algarve Cup in Portugal. Earned first start in a 2-0 win against Canada in Shenzen, China on February 3, 2004.
Youth National Teams: Key player in center defense for the U.S. U-21s as the team won both the 2002 and 2003 Nordic Cups, playing every minute of every game in both tournaments.
2011: Played in 10 matches for the Boston Breakers, but spent most of the season with the US WNT training for and playing in the Women’s World Cup.
2010: Played every minute of 22 games for the Boston Breakers in the center of the defense and was named for the second time running the WPS Defender of the Year and to the WPS All-Star Game.
2009: Played every minute of 19 games for the Boston Breakers in the center of the defense and was named the WPS Defender of the Year. Named to the Starting XI for the inaugural WPS All-Star Game.
2008: Drafted by the Boston Breakers fourth overall in the 2008 WPS General Draft in October. Played for the Pali Blues that summer, helping the club to the W-League championship game and scored the tying goal on a header in the eventual 2-1 victory.
2000-2004: Attended Arizona State University (ASU) and helped the Sun Devils to the second round of the NCAA tournament as a senior. A three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection. Did not miss a start in four-years at ASU, playing in 74 career games. A two-time Academic All-American with a 3.81 GPA. Scored three goals as a senior and six total during college career. An NSCAA Second-Team All-American as a senior.