Venus James
Venus James

Player Profile

Oakland, CA

High School:
Bishop O'Dowd HS



2000 (Track & Field) ...Qualified for the Pac-10 Championships in the triple jump.

2000 ... Earned second-team All-Pac-10 accolades for the second straight year …?UCLA’s fourth-leading scorer with 19 points and seven goals …?Netted the game-winning goal in the 4-1 win over Cal State Fullerton … Knocked in a season-high two goals , including the game-winner, in the 7-0 victory over UNC-Charlotte … Scored a goal and two assists in the 5-0 win over Arizona State … Assisted on the game-winning goal against No. 25 Wake Forest …?Named to the Nike-Wake Forest All-Tournament team … Assisted on a goal in UCLA’s 3-0 upset of USC …?Blasted in a goal against San Diego in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … Tied for third on the team with five assists …?Tied for 15th in the Pac-10 in points …?One of five players on the team to have a multiple-goal game … One of only two Bruins to have multiple assists in a game … One of four Bruins to have started all 21 games …?Ranks second on UCLA’s career scoring (65) and goals scored (26) list … UCLA was 8-1 when she scored a goal or an assist … Member of the Under-21 U.S. Women’s National team, which defeated Finland, Germany and Norway to win the Nordic Cup Title … Participated in the US Youth Soccer adidas Cup.

1999 (Track & Field) ... Competed in the triple jump event, recording a personal best at 38.1 ... Qualified for the Pac-10 meet.

1998 ... Received second-team All-Pac-10 and third-team NSCAA All-Far West honors ... UCLA's third-leading scorer with 21 points (10g, 1a) ... Recorded the game-winner in the win over Navy ... Registered her second straight game-winning goal against Cal Poly SLO ... Netted the game-winner to defeat UC Irvine ... Recorded the first hat trick of her career in the 4-1 win over Oregon State ... Booted in the second of her three goals with just two seconds remaining in the first half ... Became only the third Bruin ever to score a hat trick (against Div. I opponents) ... Recorded her second-straight multiple-goal game by scoring two goals against USC ... Scored six of UCLA's last 14 goals ... One of only two Bruins with more than one multiple-goal game ... Tied for second on the team in game-winning goals (4) ... Ranks second on UCLA's career scoring (46) and goals scored (19) lists ... Ranked ninth in points and sixth in goals scored in the Pac-10 ... UCLA was 7-1 when she scored a goal or an assist ... Invited to play with the U-20 National team and was a member of the national team pool ... Played with the Women...s Western regional pool.

1997 ... UCLA's second-leading scorer with 25 points (9g, 7a) ... Member of Soccer Buzz...s West Region All-Freshman team ... Scored a goal in UCLA's 3-2 win over the SMU Mustangs in the NCAA second round ... Notched the game-winning goal and recorded two assists against CS Fullerton ... Netted two goals against San Diego ... Scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner in the win over USC ... Scored the game-winniner and assisted on another goal in the 2-0 win over Washington that clinched the Pac-10 crown ... Recorded assists in four of the last five regular season games.

High School ... Named all-league in 1995-97 ... O...Dowd Offensive Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997 ... Named Oakland Tribune...s ...Prep of the Week... twice for soccer and track ... ...Prep of the Month... and ...Prep of the Year... by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce in 1997 ... Recorded 29 goals and 14 assists as a junior and 26 goals and 9 assists as a senior ... Led her team to the league title all four years she lettered ... Club team Lamorinda United won the U-19 Cal North State Cup ... Member of the CYSA State team from 1993-96 and the regional pool in 1993 and 1996 ... Member of the 1997 ODP Regional team ... Lettered in track her senior year ... HAAL League Champ in the 100m and 300m hurdles ... Recorded her best times in the 100m hurdles at 15.2, the 300m hurdles in 45.9 and the 400m in 56.8.

Personal ... Lists the beautiful campus, the weather, being in California and the UCLA tradition as her reasons for attending UCLA ... Full name is Venus Patrice James ... Parents are Walter and Renee James ... Has one brother, Leon ... Born March 21, 1979 in Oakland, CA ... Major is undeclared.

Career Statistics

Year GP GS Min Sh Gls GWG A Pts
1997 22 5 1320 55 9 3 7 25
1998 22 14 1245 39 10 4 1 21
1999 21 21 1667 48 7 2 5 19
Totals 65 40 4232 142 26 9 13 65