English Team, Former Pitt Goalkeeper Rachel Brown, to Play United States in Women's World Cup Tournament
The English team is 1-0-2 in the tournament.
Brown played for the Panthers from 2000-2001.
The senior goalkeeper will start for Team Florida in the competition
It is the second consecutive year that Brown has been honored.
Images of the former Pitt goalkeeper competing for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.
Rachel Brown made an immediate impact with the Panthers last year after transferring from the University of Alabama prior to the 2000 season. Now, as a senior, Brown will help anchor the Panther defense by once again being a fixture in the net. She was selected as the 2001 Big East Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year and to the Preseason All-Big East team by the conference's 14 head coaches.
2000: Brown was named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year and to the All-Big East First Team...played in all 19 games for the Panthers and started 17...first Panther to be named as a conference player of the year...posted Panthers' lowest single-season goals against average with 1.73 mark...had 109 saves for the season including a Panther-record 16 stops in a 1-0 loss to Notre Dame (Sept. 24)...also stopped 15 shots in 1-0 loss to Richmond (Aug. 27)...recorded two shutouts in wins over Sacred Heart (Oct. 13) and Duquesne (Oct. 22).
At Alabama: Was named first team All-Southeastern Conference in 1999...led the SEC in saves with 139...started 18 games while playing all 20 for the Crimson Tide and recorded four shutouts...had a 2.24 GAA...named Soccer Buzz's Central Region Freshman of the Year...also named to the first team Freshman All-American and second team All-Central Region in 1998...also earned first team All-SEC and SEC All-Tournament Team honors in 1998...played and started in 21 matches as a freshman...recorded 142 saves to become Alabama's all-time single-season saves leader, eclipsing the previous mark by 17...had a 17-save performance against Baylor...held a 1.43 GAA and six shutouts in her rookie season.
Club Soccer: Plays for the English National Team...started as the No. 2 goalkeeper for the English in a World Cup qualifying match against Germany...also played club soccer for the Liverpool Ladies...youngest player (15 years old) ever to play in Futbol Association (FA) Cup final...Regional All-Star...helped lead Liverpool to the 1996 National FA Cup final...played and started in eight matches for England at the 1998-99 U18 European Championships.
Personal: Born July 2, 1980...daughter of Tim and Margaret Brown...has two brothers...a movement science major.
Brown's Career Stats:
Season GP/GS W L T SO MIN SVS GA/AVG 1998* 21/21 13 7 1 6 1890:00 142 30/1.43 1999* 20/18 6 12 0 4 1691:00 139 42/2.24 2000 19/17 6 10 1 2 1504:59 109 29/1.73 Totals 60/56 25 29 2 12 5085:59 390 101/1.79 Pitt Totals 19/17 6 10 1 2 1504:59 109 29/1.73 *at Alabama
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