USA '99 Quick Take: She was a starter at right midfield at the 1995 Women's World Cup but now comes off the bench. Valued for her defensive tenaciousness and work rate, as well as her ability to nullify most any opponent one-on-one. Has good strength and speed for her size and is an aggressive tackler.
U.S. National Team: A key reserve for the 1999 Women's World Cup champions, she played in two matches during the tournament ... 1998: A member of the gold medal winning team at the 1998 Goodwill Games ... 1996: Member of the gold medal winning team at the 1996 Olympics ... Her defensive play in the midfield was a key to the victory over Norway in the Olympic semifinals ... 1995: Played for the 1995 U.S. team that finished third at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden ... Pre-1994: Member of the U.S. team that won the title at the CONCACAF Qualifying Championship in Montreal in 1994 ... Made her international debut with the U.S. team at the age of 16 in 1994 against Portugal ... Youth National Teams: A member of the Under-21 National Team that won the 1997 Nordic Cup in Denmark and finished second at the 1998 Nordic Cup in Holland ... First Appearance: March 16, 1994, vs. Portugal ... First Goal: April 10, 1994, vs. Trinidad & Tobago.
College: Had her best season for UNC as a senior in 1998, starting all 26 games while scoring three goals with 12 assists and was named MVP of the ACC Tournament ... Helped UNC to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the NCAA Championship game and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... Finished third in voting for both the 1998 Hermann Trophy and MAC Player of the Year Award ... Started all 28 games for the Tar Heels in 1997, scoring seven goals with 11 assists in helping UNC to the NCAA title ... Named First-Team All-ACC and to the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... As a sophomore, she battled through injuries to help UNC to the 1996 NCAA title, scoring nine goals with 15 assists ... Completed her freshman season at UNC in 1995 with five goals and six assists while starting 22 games and earning First-Team All-ACC honors.
High School: Graduated from high school via correspondent courses in order to train full-time with the national team beginning in January 1995 in preparation for the 1995 Women's World Cup ... She scored 90 goals and had 51 assists in high school at Carondelet in three and a half seasons, scoring nine goals with five assists in six games as a senior before she left to join the national team ... Named the 1994 California High School Player of the Year ... In three and a half seasons at Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., she was a three-time Parade High School All-American, a three-time NSCAA All-American and was the two-time National Girl's High School Player of the Year ... Scored 34 goals and had 20 assists as a junior when she led Carondelet to the state title and the #1 ranking in the country ... A top track athlete in high school, she was ranked in the top-20 in the United States in the 400 meter dash ... Placed second at the 1994 California state meet in the 800 meter dash ... Also a state finalist in the long jump, 400 meters and the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relays ... Voted Carondelet's Most Valuable Track & Field Athlete in 1992 and 1993.
Club: Played two years with Tri-Valley in San Ramon, Calif. ... Played with Alcosta Lightning from age 12-15 ... Member of the Lightning's Under-15 team that won the regional championship ... Voted the MVP of the Far Western Regional in 1993.
Personal: Full name Tiffany Marie Roberts ... Majoring in Communications Studies at UNC ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and the UNC Dean's List (1996-1998) ... In high school, she worked at a center for handicapped children ... Enjoys playing the piano, dancing and singing ... When she joined the national team at 16, the Mayor of her hometown of San Ramon held a Tiffany Roberts day in her honor ... An honor roll student all four years of high school ... Before she left high school early to train for a spot on the 1995 Women's World Cup Team, her high school held a surprise assembly for her and honored her as athlete of the year.