Personal Born May 5, 1978 in Portland, Ore. ... Parents are Henry and Linda ... Has two sisters, Michelle and Kimberly, who competed in crew at Pacific Lutheran University ... Comes from an athletic family in which her uncle, Jim Merlitti, was a three-year football letterman at Notre Dame while another uncle, Tom Merlitti, was a gridder at Bowling Green ... Enjoys basketball, running, dancing and playing the piano ... A four-year member of the high school Honor Roll and a National Honor Society honoree in 1994 and 1995 ... Received the Jean Ann Cheshire Sportsman Award and was named the Scholar-Athlete of her senior class ... Was a member of her high school student council ... Also participated in the Medical Explorers, Community Service Club and was a volunteer at Easter Seals Camp ... Majoring in civil engineering.
1997 (Sophomore) Voted the teams Most Improved Player by her teammates ... Played in 12 games, starting two of them ... Drew starting assignments in consecutive late-season games, against Washington State and at UCLA ... Attempted nine shots, including two each against Washington State and USC.
1996 (Freshman) Walk-on who played in seven games, all in a reserve role ... Attempted three shots, against North Carolina State, Minnesota and Cal.
Lincoln High School A four-year letterwinner who captained the soccer team in 1994 and 1995 ... Two-time All-Portland Interscholastic League selection in 1994 and 1995 while garnering team MVP honors those two seasons ... Earned second-team all-league accolades in 1993 ... A third team all-state selection as a senior in 1995 and was a state honorable mention pick in 1994 ... Team won the 1993 league championship her sophomore season and advanced to the state quarterfinals ... Team again claimed league title in 1995 ... Lettered two seasons in basketball, 1995 and 1996 ... Started and helped hoop squad place fifth at the 1996 Oregon state tournament, earning honorable mention all-league accolades in the process ... Also lettered one year in track & field during 1993.
Career Statistics Year G / GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA 1996 7 / 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1997 12 / 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 1998 13 / 6 10 1 0 2 0 0 Totals 32 / 8 22 1 0 2 0 0