Born July 30, 1981 in Richland, Wash. ... Graduated from high school with a 3.70 grade point average ... A rare two-time Parade high school All-American, she was listed among the nation's finest prep players in 1997 and 1998 ... One of two Parade All-Americans to play for UW, joining 1997 honoree Caroline Putz who completed her Husky career last season ... Heavily recruited by numerous schools, including Santa Clara and Virginia ... Prep teammate of former Husky Cheryl Gies ... Majored in speech communications ... Selected in the first round by the Philadelphia Charge, the fourth pick overall in the 2002 Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) Player Draft.
Four-year letterwinner ... Finished her career as Washington's all-time leader in shutouts (18), saves (325) and goals against average (1.02) ... Owns the school record with 18 career shutouts ... Was named an NSCAA All-American as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Missed the spring 2000 quarter of school at UW to play with the U.S. National Team and take part in the Olympic residency camp. 2002 (Senior) A first-team All-Pac-10 selection, her fourth straight season being recognized by the conference ... One of 13 candidates, the only goalkeeper, nominated for the 2001 Hermann Trophy that honors the collegiate player of the year ... Also a finalist for the 2001 Missouri Athletic Club Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year ... A finalist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Star of the Year award ... Started all 18 games ... Registered 76 saves ... Posted two shutouts and played a part in a third ... yielded 22 goals for a 1.21 goals against average. 2001 (Junior) - Played 17 games, starting all of them ... Directed a record-setting UW defense that set school marks for fewest goals allowed (12) and lowest goals against average (0.58) ... Recorded 77 saves, increasing her career total to 249 ... Saved 10 shots at Portland (Sept. 29) in a 1-0 UW setback ... Denied nine shots at California (Oct. 19) to preserve a 1-0 Husky victory ... Her 0.68 goals against average was the lowest single-season total ever by a UW goalkeeper ... Put up those impressive numbers despite limited mobility, the result of a torn adductor muscle in her right leg (groin) suffered on Sept. 8 while preparing for the Nike Cup at the U.S. National Team training camp ... Helped put together a stretch in which the Huskies went 33 straight games without losing by more than one goal, a streak that was halted by a 2-0 loss at Portland in the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament ... A second-team All-American and first-team All-West Region pick by both Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA ... An honorable mention Pac-10 all-academic selection. 2000 (Sophomore) - A first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Set school single-season record with a 0.76 goals against average ... Started all 21 games and surrendered only 15 goals ... Registered six shutouts and started in goal during three others, limiting 19 of 21 opponents to one goal or less ... Keyed Washington's run to a first-ever Pac-10 championship, allowing only five goals in nine conference games and no more than one in any contest ... Eight of nine Pac-10 contests were decided by one goal, including four 1-0 decisions ... Registered 95 saves, the third-highest single-season total in UW history ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 24 after leading the Huskies to a pair of 1-0 victories over highly ranked USC and UCLA ... Led UW to a 1-0 overtime win over No. 4 UCLA (Oct. 22), posting five shots against the Bruins who outshot UW 25-3 ... Saved 10 shots during a 2-1 victory at Portland (Sept. 23) ... Had 12 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss at Washington State (Nov. 3). 1999 (Freshman) - A second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Garnered second-team All-West Region honors from the NSCAA ... Amassed 77 saves, the fourth-highest total in Husky history, despite playing only 12 games ... Averaged a remarkable 6.4 saves per game ... Registered three shutouts, against UC Irvine, Washington State and Arizona ... Denied 13 shots against 11th-ranked Brigham Young the second-highest single-game save total in UW history ... Had another double-digit save outing, recording 10 against No. 11 USC ... Shared the goalkeeper spot with Leslie Weeks who started six games ... Played one game in the field and attempted a shot in a reserve role at forward against Oklahoma State ... Named the Huskies' Rookie of the Year.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM
Was a member of the 2011 USA World Cup Team ... currently training for 2012 London Olympics ... finished fourth on Dancing With The Stars in 2011 ... member of the 2004 and 2008 USA Olympic Teams ... collected seven "caps" for international appearances with the U.S. Women's National Team ... led the U.S. Under-21 squad to the 2002 Nordic Cup title during July in Turku, Finland ... Trained with the National Team in Chicago during September of 2001 in preparation for the Nike Cup and tore the adductor muscle in her right leg (groin) on Sept. 8 ... Started in goal for the U.S. U-21 National Team that won the Nordic Cup championship during July 2001 in Norway ... Saved six shots for the U.S. in a 1-0 setback to Italy in Reiti, Italy ... Played for the U.S. National Team that finished fifth at the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March of 2001 ... Invited to National Team training camp in Orlando, Fla., during March of 2000 and helped earn herself one of four goalkeeping berths for the 30-player Olympic Residency Camp in San Diego in April ... Did not receive a place on the 18-player U.S. Olympic roster ... Played two games during 2000 with the National Team, including one start ... Did not surrender a goal in 135 minutes ... Earned her first full National Team "cap" and shutout during an 8-0 win against Iceland in Davidson, N.C. on April 5, 2000 ... Earned a second cap, playing in goal during the second half of an 8-0 victory over Mexico on May, 5, 2000 in Portland, Ore. during the Nike U.S. Women's Cup ... Called into first full national team camp in December of 1999 ... Played with the U-21 national team at the 2000 Nordic Cup in Germany during July, helping the U.S. win the championship ... Started and played all 90 minutes in a 2-2 tie with Sweden on July 30 ... Served as the starting goalkeeper for the U-16 and U-18 national teams from 1996-99 ... Started in goal for the U.S. U-18 team during the championship game of the 1999 Pan-American games in Winnipeg, Manitoba ... Did not surrender a goal in eight games for the U.S. U-18 team, including five exhibitions and three Pan-Am tournament starts ... Shut out Mexico 1-0 in the gold medal match of the Pan-Am Games on Aug. 5, 1999.
RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Despite her status as the premier youth goalkeeper in the nation, Solo was a field player during high school competition ... Played forward at Richland, scoring a Big Nine Conference record 109 career goals ... Her final prep tally secured the 1999 state championship for the Bombers ... Scored three times in the semifinals and twice in the 1999 state championship game ... Richland went undefeated and was ranked fourth in the nation in 1998, outscoring opponents 95-5 ... Established a new conference single-season record with 38 goals as a senior ... Also an academic All-American at Richland ... Played club soccer as a field player for the Tri-City Admirals.
COACH GALLIMORE ON SOLO
"She is one of the up-and-coming stars with the U.S. National Team. Her athletic ability, her stature and her shot-stopping ability are world class.You very rarely find a player that has as many attributes as she does athletically. ."
Year G/GS Minutes Saves Goals GAA Shutouts
1999 12/12 1095 77 20 1.64 3(0)
2000 21/21 1768 95 15 0.76 6(3)
2001 17/17 1590 77 *12 0.68 7(0)
2002 18/18 1632 76 22 1.21 2(1)
Totals 68/68 6085 325 69 1.02 18(4)
* Includes 1 own goal
Year G/GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA
1999 1/0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000 1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 2/0 1 0 0 0 0 0