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  Sarah-Gayle Swanson
Sarah-Gayle Swanson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Denver, CO

High School:
J.K. Mullen Christian Brothers

Height:
5-6

Position:
Forward

2002 -- Junior: Played in 17 of 22 matches, starting 16 ... Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ...Ranked second on the team in scoring with 19 points (9g, 1a) ...Led the team with nine goals ... Also ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in goals scored ...Led the Bruins and ranked third in the Pac-10 with five game-winning goals ...Started all three matches during the NCAA Tournament ...Had two goals, including the game-winner, in the Bruins' 4-0 first-round victory over Loyola Marymount ...Other game-winning goals were against USD (8/30), Hawaii (9/15), Washington (11/8) and Washington State (11/10).

2001 -- Sophomore: UCLA's only returning first-team All-Pac-10 selection ...Second-team NSCAA All-Far West Region honoree ...One of only four Bruins to start all 23 matches ...Led the team in assists with six ...Also had two goals to finish the year with 10 points ...Ended the season tied for sixth in the Pac-10 in assists (6) and 10th in shots (52) ...Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Syracuse on Sept. 9 ...Also had the game winner in a 2-0 win over Oregon on Oct. 26 ...Recorded an assist in a 3-1 victory over Dayton in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 25.

2000 -- Freshman: Played in 23 of 24 matches, starting 11 ...Soccer America and Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American ...Started the first 11 matches of the season before bruising her MCL against USC on Oct. 8 ...Led the team in goals with 14 ...Finished the season tied for second with Tracy Milburn in scoring with 32 points (14g, 4a) ...Her 14 goals and 32 points also tie her with former Bruin Traci Arkenberg for the freshman record in both of those categories ...Ranked tied for sixth in the Pac-10 in points and tied for third in goals scored ...Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 6 after scoring three goals in an 8-0 victory over Arizona ...Also had a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Baylor at the USC/Fila Challenge on Sept. 10 ...Scored her first collegiate goal against Georgia State in just the second match of the season.

High School/Club:One of the top recruits in the country as a member of the Under-18 U.S. National Team ...Four-year letterwinner at J.K. Mullen Christian Brothers High School in Denver, CO. ...First-team Parade All-American in 2000 ...Three-time all-state and four-time all-conference performer ...Led her high school team to the Colorado State Championship in 1998 and to runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000 ...1998 Rocky Mountain Player of the Year ...Team captain her sophomore through senior seasons ...Helped her club team, the Colorado Rush, capture the U-17 National Championship title in the summer of 1999 ...MVP at the Orange Bowl Tournament in 1998 ...Also lettered two years as a point guard on the J.K. Mullen basketball team and earned all-league honors as a sophomore.

Personal:Daughter of Erle and Gail Swanson ...Has one brother, Asheber and one sister, Nyeema ...Aspires to one day play for the U.S. in the Olympic Games ...Admires former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan ...Born February 19, 1982 in Denver, CO.


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