Had a breakout season as a member of the Illini defensive unit, starting all 24 games Finished the season third in Illini scoring with five goals and fired 19 shots Sent the Illini to their first Elite Eight appearance by delivering the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in Illinois' 2-1 Sweet Sixteen victory over Nebraska on 11/20 Scored goals in back-to-back contests, providing the first of two game-winning goals on the season against Purdue on 10/15 Followed up by notching Illinois' lone goal in a 1-1 tie with Indiana 10/17 Named to Soccer Buzz's Elite Team of the Week on 10/21.
Saw action in 16 of 22 games as a key defensive reserve during her freshman campaign Scored her first career goal on a header in Illinois' 2-0 win over UW-Green Bay on 10/26 Fired two shots on the season, both of which were on frame.
Became only the second player in North Carolina history to be named All-State all four years Led Ashville to a runner-up finish at the state tournament in 2000 and led the Greensboro Twisters club team to the state title Named All-Conference all four years and was conference MVP in 2001 and 2003 Was the 2001 Region Player of the Year in addition to being named to the All-South team Participated in ODP for five years on the North Carolina State Team and was in the Region III Regional Pool in 2000 High School coach was Mike Flowe.
Born on August 11, 1984 Daughter of Richard Brown and Susan Eggerton Enrolled in the College of Art and Design Member of the National Honor Society Also played tennis for Asheville and was named the team's MVP in 2000.
Getting to know Sarah
Favorite movie: Dirty Dancing Favorite book: To Kill a Mocking Bird Favorite musical group: Jurassic 5 Favorite quote : "You laugh because I'm different, I laugh because you are the same." My advice to young soccer players: Look at the big picture and recognize what will help you in the long run Three words that describe me: tall, shy, artistic I chose Illinois because: It's the complete package...the team, the school, and location.
Coach Rayfield on Brown
"Sarah Brown had a great spring and is well on her way to being a dominant centerback in this conference. She defends well but also has a tremendous composure on the ball that will enable us to build an attack out of the back. With her height and athletic ability, she is also a weapon in the air both on offense and defense."
Brown's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS S SOG G A Pts. GWG 2003 16-0 2 2 1 0 2 0 2004 24-24 19 10 5 0 10 2 Total 30-24 21 11 5 0 12 2