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Laurie Schwoy
Height: 5-6 (1.68).
Weight: 125 (57 kg).
Born: February 14, 1978, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland.
College: University of North Carolina.
Club: Philadelphia Charge (WUSA).

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1997 3-0-0 3/1 0 0 0
1999 1-0-0 1/1 0 0 0
Total 4-0-0 4/2 0 0 0
College
Year School GP/GS G A Pts
1996 Univ. of North Carolina 26/26 12 15 39
1997 Univ. of North Carolina 22/22 13 10 36
1998 Univ. of North Carolina 23/23 16 8 32
2000 Univ. of North Carolina 10/2 2 3 7
Total 81/73 43 36 122
NCAA Champion - 1996, 1997, 2000

U.S. National Team: Made her full national team debut vs. Canada on May 31, 1997, during U.S. Women's Cup '97 ... Made her first start vs. Italy at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on June 8, 1997, helping the USA win the tournament in a nationally televised game ... Played with the U.S. National Team at training camps in December of 1995 and December of 1996 ... One of the top players on the Under-20 Women's National Team, she played for the USA's bronze medal U-20 team at the Nordic Cup in Sweden in the summer of 1996, the gold medal team in Denmark in 1997 and the silver medal team in Holland in 1998 ... Her play in midfield was a key factor in the U-20s winning the 1997 Nordic Cup in Denmark ... First Appearance: May 31, 1997 vs. Canada ... First Goal: none.

College: Has one year of eligibility remaining at UNC ... Junior: Was the Tar Heels second leading scorer as a junior in 1998, scoring 16 goals with eight assists ... Helped UNC to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the NCAA championship game ... Was named to the All-ACC First Team, the NCAA All-Tournament Team and was a Third-Team NSCAA All-American ... Sophomore: Hampered by a hamstring injury her entire sophomore season, she played in 22 games, scoring 13 goals with 10 assists to earn First-Team NSCAA All-American and First-Team All-ACC honors ... Third on the team in scoring ... Helped lead UNC to the NCAA Final Four, but could not play in the championship game due to her injury ... Scored six game-winning goals for the Tar Heels in 1997 ... Was a Hermann Trophy finalist ... Freshman: Started all 26 games for North Carolina as a freshman, helping the Tar Heels to the NCAA Championship with 12 goals and 15 assists, including the winning goal in the NCAA semifinal game ... The premier freshman in the country in 1996, she was the Soccer America Freshman of the Year ... A Third-Team NSCAA All-American ... Voted the ACC Rookie of the Year and First-Team All-ACC ... Voted to the All-NCAA Tournament Team ... Fourth on the Tar Heels in scoring as a freshman with 39 points and third in game-winning goals with five.

High School: The top high school player in the country as a senior at McDonogh School in Baltimore ... The Parade Magazine Player of the Year and the 1995 NSCAA/Umbro High School Player of the Year ... A three-time NSCAA All-America in high school and two-time Maryland Player of the Year ... The 1995 Baltimore Sun High School Athlete of the Year ... Set state records for goals in a season with 69 and in a career with 198 ... Had 49 goals and 21 assists as a sophomore ... Started her junior season scoring a goal 49 second into the first game ... A four-time all-state selection she was featured on ESPN's Scholastic Sports America ... Also participated in softball, basketball and track and field at McDonogh.

Personal: Full name is Laurie Annette Schwoy ... Most admired athlete is Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles ... Brother Chris played baseball at Kenyon College ... Enjoys watching sports and dancing ... Majoring in physical education at UNC ... Aspires to open up her own chain of health clubs.

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