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Christie Welsh
Height: 5-10 (1.79 m).
Weight: 150 (67 kg).
Born: February 27, 1981 in Rockville Center, New York.
Hometown: Massapeaqua Park, New York.
College: Penn State University.


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent     Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN    G   A  Pts  Y   R

Italy        Mar 7   0-1    1   1    71    0   0   0   0   0
Canada      Mar 11   0-3    1   1    55    0   0   0   0   0 Algarve Cup
Portugal    Mar 14   2-0    1   0    45    1   0   2   0   0 Algarve Cup
Sweden      Mar 15   0-2    1   1    65    0   0   0   0   0 Algarve Cup
Norway      Mar 17   3-4    1   1    62    0   1   1   0   0 Algarve Cup

Total                       5   4   284    1   1   3   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
2000 11-2-2 15/4 11 3 25
2001 1-4-0 5/4 1 1 3
Total 12-6-2 20/8 12 4 28
Club
Year Club GP G A Pts
2000 Long Island Lady Riders (W-League) 2 1 1 3
Total 2 1 1 3
College
Year Club GP G A Pts
1999 Penn State Univ. 26 27 13 67
Total 26 27 13 67

U.S. National Team: Traveled with the USA to the Australia Cup 2000, making her debut and scoring her first career goal in helping to win the tournament title ... Traveled with the U-18s to Germany and Denmark in March 1999, the first-ever matches abroad for that age group ... Scored the winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Germany and assisted on the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Denmark ... Helped the U-18s win the USYSA International Tournament in Orlando, Fla., in 1999 ... First Appearance: Jan 7, 2000 vs. Czech Republic ... First Goal: Jan 7, 2000 vs. Czech Republic.

College: 1999 Had a spectacular freshman season, finishing tied as the nation's leading scorer with 27 goals and 13 assists in helping lead the Nitanny Lions to their first-ever Final Four appearance ... First-team NSCAA Division I All-American ... Soccer Buzz magazine's National Freshman of the Year ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year as well as a first-team all-Big Ten selection ... Named Big Ten Player-of-the-Week twice ... one of 10 finalists- and the only freshman - for Soccer Buzz's National Player-of-the-Year ... Only Lion named to NCAA College Cup all-tourney team ... Nationally, ranked No. 1 in goals scored (27), No. 7 in points (2.58), and No. 7 in goals (1.04) per game ... Knocked in the game-winning tally in 2-0 sweep of Hartford in the NCAA fourth round, sending PSU to its first-ever NCAA Women's College Cup ... Set the school records for goals (four) and points (eight) in 4-2 win over James Madison ... Had three hat tricks as a freshman ... Assisted on three goals in the 5-0 sweep at Ohio State to set the school record for assists in a game (three).

High School: The 1998 Gatorade® Circle of Champions National High School Girls' Soccer Player of the Year ... Member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team ... Two-time Parade All-American and a 1999 NSCAA All-American ... Voted New York State Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization ... All-county, all-state, all-region, and All-America honoree ... led Massapequa HS to the 1997 New York state championship ... As a junior, scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals en route to Massapequa HS's first-ever state championship title ... Played under head coach Pat Farmer in Europe with the East Region ODP Under-19 Team in April 1998 ... Scholar Athlete ... Played with Megan Mills on Northport Piranhas Soccer Club.

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