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Meredith Florance
Height: 5-7.
Weight: 141.
Born: May 10, 1979 in Dallas, Texas.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas.
College: University of North Carolina.
Club: Carolina Tempest (WUSA).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent     Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN    G   A  Pts  Y   R

China       Jan 11   0-1    1   1    74    0   0   0   0   0 
China       Jan 14   1-1    1   1    58    0   0   0   0   0

Total                       2   2   132    0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
2001 0-1-1 2/2 0 0 0
Total 0-1-1 2/2 0 0 0
College
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1997 Univ. of North Carolina 28/2 10 4 24
1998 Univ. of North Carolina 26/26 10 11 31
1999 Univ. of North Carolina 25/24 13 9 35
2000 Univ. of North Carolina 24/23 26 8 60
Total 103/75 59 32 150
NCAA Champion - 1997, 1999, 2000

U.S. National Team: Was named by Lauren Gregg to the 1997 United States' Under-21 women's national team Nordic Cup roster ... that team competed in Denmark, August 4-8, 1997 ... she again competed for the under-21 national team this in 1999 at the World Championships in Iceland ... both times Florance played on that team the U.S. won the gold medal ... played one game with the full U.S. National Team in 1997, playing 45 minutes.First Appearance: Jan 11, 2001 vs. China ... First Goal: none.

College: Three-year letter winner who started for the Tar Heels as a sophomore and junior ... heads into this season ranked 26th in career points at UNC with 90 ... she is tied for 20th in career goals at the University with 33 ... was arguably one of the top high school players in the nation coming out of the prep ranks in 1997 ... possesses great speed, power and strength ... she strikes the ball beautifully and is a physically intimidating player.

High School: named to the All-State Tournament Team, the All-State Team and the All-Region Team ... the offensive MVP of the district ... as a sophomore, she was a starter and the 1995 Dallas Morning News Player of the Year ... she was the district most valuable player and was named to both the All-State and All-Region teams ... repeated as the Dallas Morning News Player of the Year as a junior when she scored 50 goals for Highland Park High School ... named All-State and All-Region and was tapped as the district MVP ... co-captained the HPHS varsity team as a junior ... as a senior, led HPHS to the state title and was named MVP of the state championship game ... led Highland Park to two state championships in four years; named MVP of the title game both times ... finished with a Texas state high school record of 150 goals scored in four years ... Club: As a member of the Dallas Sting, she led the team as an under-15 entry to the title game of the under-16 tourney in '94, finishing as runner-up ... played on teams which won the WAGS Champions super group tournament twice as under-16's and under-19's ... she led the Sting to the '95 national club championship and was MVP of the tournament ... she captained the Sting her senior year and also led them as an under-19 unit to the Dallas Cup '96 championship.

Personal: her father played baseball at SMU ... enjoys running and rollerblading in her spare time ... says her biggest sports thrill involved scoring a goal in the 1995 national championship club game against the Mission Viejo Shamrocks ... the goal was so meaningful to her because the prior year the Dallas Sting had been to nationals as an under-15 team playing against under-16's.she went on to be selected MVP of the 1995 national championship game while leading the Sting to the title ... she possesses a gift for remembering famous movie lines and is very entertaining as she acts them out like Forrest Gump.

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