Born April 16, 1981 in Richland, Wash. ... Parents are Richard and Mary ... Graduated from high school with a 3.8 grade point average ... High school teammate Hope Solo is currently a Husky teammate as a senior goalkeeper ... Played premier level soccer for six years with the Admirals ... Helped her club team to a third-place finish at the state tournament during her senior year of high school ... Majoring in business.
Three-year squad member who joined the team as a walk-on prior to the 1999 season ... Emerged last season as the primary starter on the outside of the defense ... Played on the 2001 Washington State Select Team ... Represented the West Region team at the 2001 Soccer Festival in Chicago from July 29-Aug. 5. 2001 (Junior) - Played 18 games, starting 16 of them ... Member of record-setting UW defense that set school marks for fewest goals allowed (12) and lowest goals against average (0.58) ... Voted UW's Most Improved Player by her teammates. 2000 (Sophomore) - Played seven games, including two starts ... Drew consecutive starting assignments against No. 2 Notre Dame and San Diego State while filling in for the injured Suzanne Culpepper. 1999 (Freshman) - Played one game, earning playing time during a 4-1 win over Oregon State.
RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at defender for coach Chris Smith ... Earned first-team All-Big 9 Conference and all-area honors her senior season ... Helped lead the Bombers to the state championship in 1998 ... An honorable mention all-conference selection her junior year ... Helped Richland to a fourth-place state finish during her sophomore campaign ... Also lettered in basketball and track.
COACH GALLIMORE ON GIES
"Cheryl just continues to impress us with her work rate and her desire to be the best player that she can be. This program has been really lucky to have a player as committed as Cheryl has been. Her work rate is so high and you know she is always going to try. She does it on will and determination. Cheryl is tough and plays with a lot of heart. She's got tremendous speed, she's got good athletic ability and she is a tough defender."
Year G/GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA
1999 1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 7/2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 18/16 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26/18 2 0 0 0 0 0