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Michelle French
Height: 5-5 (1.65 m).
Weight: 135 (60 kg).
Born: January 27, 1977 in Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Hometown: Kent, Washington.
College: University of Portland.
Club: Washington Freedom (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    68    0   0   0   0   0 
China       Jan 14   1-1    1   1    90    0   0   0   0   0 

Total                       2   2   158    0   0   0   0   0 

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1997 1-0-0 1/0 0 0 0
1998 1-0-0 1/1 0 0 0
1999 1-0-0 1/1 1 1 0
2000 5-1-2 8/6 0 1 1
2001 0-1-1 2/2 0 0 0
Total 8-2-2 13/10 0 2 2
Olympics
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
2000 0-0-0 0/0 0 0 0
Total 0-0-0 0/0 0 0 0
Olympic Silver Medalist - 2000
College
Year Club GP G A Pts
1995 Univ. of Portland - - - -
1996 Univ. of Portland - - - -
1997 Univ. of Portland - 3 14 20
1998 Univ. of Portland 24 3 9 15
Total - - 35 -

U.S. National Team: Named to the roster for 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup residency camp in Florida following a stellar senior season at the University of Portland Played in just one full international match for the USA in 1999 ... 1997: Called in to the full national team for the first time for the two matches against England on the 1997 Victory Tour presented by Nike, and earned her first cap against England in her home stadium at the University of Portland on May 11, 1997 ... Youth National Teams: A member of the Under-21 National Team from 1994-1999 Captain of the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Nordic Cup teams, helping the U.S. to a championship in 1997 in Denmark, while scoring two goals; to second place in 1998 in Holland; and to another title in 1999 in Iceland A starter on the U-20 team at the Nordic Cup in Sweden in the summer of 1996 First Appearance: May 11, 1997 vs. England ... First Goal: None.

College/High School: A four-year starter for the University of Portland, she finished her career by helping the Pilots to the 1998 NCAA Final Four A NSCAA First-Team All-American as a senior A MAC Award and Hermann Award finalist as senior in 1998 ... Played in three NCAA Final Fours with Portland, advancing to the championship final in 1995 ... A Soccer America Freshman All-American in 1995 All-WCC honorable mention in 1995 and 1996 and All-WCC First-Team in 1997 and 1998 ... Moved from flank midfield to flank defender as a senior and had an outstanding season, earning herself a call-up to national team residency camp ... Voted WCC Freshman of the Year in 1995 ... Started every game she played through her four years for the Pilots Two-time All-Far West Selection ... As a junior, her 14 assists were the second best season total ever to Shannon MacMillan ... Two-time Parade High School All-America at John F. Kennedy in Burien, Washington, and a USA Today Top-25 Recruit ... The leading scorer for the Lancers all four years, she won Washington high school state championships as a freshman and a senior ... Was team MVP all four years for JFK Scored 69 career goals in high school with 75 assists Also lettered in track & field, softball and basketball ... Was a Scholar-Athlete All-American at JFK.

Personal: Full name is Michelle Ann French ... Her sister, Jamie, was a four-year letter-winner in soccer at Seattle University ... Majored in Sociology at Portland Collects match-books from all over the world A member of the WCC All-Academic Team.

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