|| Amelia Mathis
U.S. National Team
Called into camp with the Under-18 U.S. National Team in February of 2008.
Saw action in two matches, taking part in wins over Fresno State and USC.
Appeared in 12 of the team's 23 matches ... Scored her lone goal of the season in a 4-2 victory over Denver on Sept. 17 ... Played in both the midfield and on defense ... Member of a UCLA defense that held nine opponents scoreless ... Also helped the Bruin back line surrender one goal or less in 19 of 23 contests ... UCLA's opponents averaged less than a goal a game (0.84) in 2010.
Appeared as a reserve in 16 matches ... Ended the season with two points on two assists ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over No. 11 Illinois on Sept. 4 ... Other assist came in a 5-1 victory over Oregon on Oct. 23.
Played in 23 of 25 matches ... Lone start came in the season opener against UC Santa Barbara ... Member of a UCLA defense that ranked No. 1 in the country in GAA (0.23) ... Helped the team surrender just six goals in 25 matches ... Team also posted a school record 19 shutouts ... The Bruin defense never allowed more than one goal in any match ... Took three shots on the season.
Excelled at both track and basketball at Buena High School in Ventura, Calif. ... Did not play high school soccer ... Plays for the Eagles Soccer Club out of Camarillo, Calif. ... First-team Los Angeles Times selection for soccer in 2008 ... Helped the Eagles to a pair of U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in 2004 (U-14) and 2007 (U-17) ... Also won a national championship with the Cal-South ODP team in 2006 ... Two-time first-team all-league selection as a point guard on Buena's basketball team ... Named second-team all-county as a senior ... Four-time Defensive Player of the Year ... Four-time first-team all-league selection in track & field ... Ran a 2.14.65 in the 800-meters, breaking Buena's 16-year record ... Placed third in the 400 at the Ventura County Championships in 2007 ... Ventura Chamber of Commerce Female Student of the Year.
Full name is Amelia Rochelle Mathis ... Born March 4, 1990 in Ventura, Calif. ... Daughter of Reece and Elaine Mathis ... Three brothers are Reece, Ronnie and Dewayne ... Sister's name is Veronica ... First cousin Eric Turner played football at UCLA before going on to the NFL ... Other first cousin Derek Swafford played football at Cal ... Enjoys playing basketball, running and hanging out with family and friends ... Would like to someday work in a school and possibly coach.