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2000 U.S. Olympic Team

Serlenga’s second-half tally is good enough for 1-1 draw with Norway.

U.S. takes tournament as Foudy's goal beats Germany 1-0.

Two shots, one goal from China leads to a 1-1 draw.

Milbrett nets another winner in determined 1-0 win over Norway.

American youngsters run away from Italy 4-1 with three goals in second half.

Milbrett’s strike, great save by Mullinix, equal U.S. title, 1-0 over Brazil.

MacMillan’s pair guides U.S. into title match with 4-1 decision over Canada.

Americans tie Brazil 0-0, take group on coin toss.

Serlenga’s three goals propel United States to 8-0 rout of Costa Rica.

United States humiliates Trinidad & Tobago 11-0 with Parlow netting three.

MacMillan’s late penalty kick proves the difference, beating Australia 1-0 to win inaugural Pacific Cup.

Pacific Cup title hopes real after 4-1 victory over Japan, China loss.

Pacific Cup title hopes slim despite crushing New Zealand 5-0 behind Welsh, Parlow, Hamm.

Milbrett and Parlow hat tricks key rout of Canada 9-1.

Sun Wen’s penalty kick in 86th powers China to 1-0 Pacific Cup victory.

Lilly celebrates 200th cap, assist in 4-0 win over Canada for Cup.

MacMillan nets pair as U.S. buries Mexico 8-0 in Nike Cup semifinal

Helgadottir’s 11 saves stymie Americans and Iceland has 0-0 draw.

Welsh nets three goals, Pearce adds pair in 8-0 pummeling of Iceland.

Heinrichs names 30 to Olympic residency, but not five World Cup vets.

Early Chastain penalty kick gives U.S. first crown 1-0 over Norway.

Hamm comes off bench to score winner as U.S. defeats Sweden 1-0; will meet Norway in final.

MacMillan long distance strike in 86th gives U.S. 2-1 win over Denmark.

Parlow’s hat trick leads to 7-0 rout of Portugal in Algarve Cup.

Norway wins again 2-1 on fine strike by Riise just after halftime.

Injury-time rally, own goal allow Norway to erase deficit and win.

Heinrichs is awarded the multi-year contract DiCicco wasn't offered.

U.S. soccer HEAD COACH
U.S. Women's National Team

April Heinrichs
Born: February 27, 1964, in Denver, Colorado.
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado.

The Coach
National Team
April Heinrichs (2000 - )
Lauren Gregg (1997, 2000)
Tony DiCicco (1994 - 1999)
Anson Dorrance (1986 - 1994)
Mike Ryan (1985)
Year Team Record Pct
2000 U.S. Women 24-6-8 .737
2001 U.S. Women 1-5-1 .214
Total 25-11-9 .656
Algarve Cup Champion - 2000
DFB Tournament Champion - 2000
Gold Cup Champion - 2000
Nike U.S. Cup Champion - 2000
Olympic Silver Medalist - 2000
Pacific Cup Champion - 2000
Year Team Record Pct
1990 Princeton Univ. - -
1991-94 Univ. of Maryland - -
1995 Univ. of Maryland 18-6-0 .750
1996 Univ. of Virginia 12-7-2 .619
1997 Univ. of Virginia 14-5-2 .714
1998 Univ. of Virginia 12-7-2 .619
1999 Univ. of Virginia 13-10-0 .565
Total 116-73-15 .605
The Player
National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1986 5-2-0 7 5 - -
1987 5-4-1 10 8 - -
1988 2-2-0 4 0 - -
1989 0-0-1 1 0 - -
1990 5-0-0 5 6 - -
1991 17-2-0 19 19 - -
Total 34-10-2 46 38 - -
World Cup
Year Venue GP G A Pts
1991 China '91 5 4 0 8
Total 5 4 0 8
Year Club GP G A Pts
1987-1992 Prato (Italy) - - - -
Total - - - -
Year School GP G A Pts
1983 Univ. of North Carolina - 18 11 47
1984 Univ. of North Carolina - 23 13 59
1985 Univ. of North Carolina - 18 14 50
1986 Univ. of North Carolina - 28 13 69
Total 90 87 51 225
NCAA Champion - 1983-1984, 1986

Profile: April Heinrichs, one of the pioneers of the U.S. Women's National Team program, was named Head Coach of the U.S. Women's National Team on January 18, 2000. She became a full-time assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team in January 1995, serving on the coaching staff for the 1995 Women's World Cup and was a member of the coaching staff that led the USA to the first-ever gold medal for women's soccer at the 1996 Olympics.

She resigned her position as assistant coach for the national team following the Olympics, and in 1996, took over as the head coach of the U.S. U-16 National Team. She coached the U-16s for four years prior to taking the job as Head Coach and Technical Director for the U.S. Women's National Team programs.

Heinrichs was the captain of the 1991 U.S. team which won the first-ever Women's World Cup, and along with Michelle Akers and Carin Gabarra, was part of the U.S. trio of strikers dubbed "the triple-edged sword" during the world championship run in China.

Heinrichs, one of the most tenacious and competitive players in Women's National Team history, is credited for setting the current winning mentality and tradition of the U.S. team. She finished her international career at the 1991 Women's World Cup with the 2-1 win over Norway in the final as her last game. She finished her career with 38 goals in 47 games.

Heinrichs' goals-scored to games-played ratio is second in U.S. history only to Michelle Akers.

She won the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year award twice, in 1986 and in 1989, and she was voted female player of the 1980s by Soccer America magazine. In 1998, she became the first female player inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, N.Y.

She played four years of collegiate soccer at the University of North Carolina and was named First-Team All-American three times. UNC captured three NCAA championships during that time and finished as runner-up once. Heinrichs completed her career at UNC as the all-time NCAA leader in points scored with 225 (87 goals, 51 assists), a record later eclipsed by Mia Hamm and Tiffeny Milbrett, and then in 1998 by Danielle Fotopoulos. North Carolina registered an 85-3-2 record during Heinrichs' playing career. Heinrichs became the first women's soccer player in school history to have her jersey retired when UNC took her #2 off the roster.

Following her graduation from North Carolina with a bachelor's degree in radio, television and motion pictures, Heinrichs played professionally in Europe with the Italian Club team Prato.

Heinrichs was named the women's head coach at the University of Virginia before the 1996 season and led the Cavaliers to four NCAA playoff berths while compiling a record of 52-27-7 with the Cavaliers. Prior to becoming head coach at UVA, Heinrichs served as head women's soccer coach at the University of Maryland, coaching her first season with the Terrapins in 1991 and earning ACC Coach of the Year honors in 1995. Prior to that she was the head coach at Princeton for one season. Heinrichs also served one season as an assistant coach at William & Mary. She has a 116-73-15 overall college record and holds a U.S. Soccer Federation "A" coaching license.

This year, she was named as the inaugural recipient of the NSCAA Women's Committee Award of Excellence for her outstanding long-term service and contribution toward improvement and advancement of women's soccer in the United States.

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