Women's Soccer


Sarah Rowland
Sarah Rowland
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard West

Last College:
Villanova University

Height:
5-4

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/06/1980

2001:
Her only shot was on goal in a 1-0 win at Northwestern ... Placed a shot on goal in the 2-0 loss at Minnesota ... Put a shot on goal against Marquette ... Fired two shots on goal, scoring one, in the double overtime 4-3 victory at Kansas ... Scored the Illini's third goal in the 6-0 blanking of Iowa State.

Game            Sh   SOG   G   A
@ Iowa State     1    1    1   0 
@ Kansas         2    2    1   0
Syracuse         1    0    0   0
Marquette        1    1    0   0
Michigan         0    0    0   0
Michigan State   1    0    0   0
@ Minnesota      1    1    0   0
@ Northwestern   1    1    0   0
@ Wisconsin      0    0    0   0
Ohio State       0    0    0   0
Penn State       0    0    0   0
@ Indiana        0    0    0   0

2000:
Scored one of the Illini's eight goals against Northern Illinois ... Fired six shots, two on goal ... Played in 14 games.

1999:
Started 16 of 20 games that she played in after transferring from Villanova ... Recorded three goals and nine points on the season ... Had two assists in opening night win vs. Marquette ... Scored first goal as an Illini against Duquesne in winning the Mountaineer Cup ... Also recorded goals vs. Wisconsin and at Valparaiso.

1998: Started 18 games at outside midfield for Villanova ... Amassed 20 shots and ranked second on the team in points (17) on six goals and five assists ... Villanova finished 9-9-2 overall and 4-6-1 in the Big East ... Earned conference Rookie of the Week honors Oct. 19 after scoring two goals in a 2-1 victory over Boston College ... Netted the game-winner with only 1:40 remaining ... Had one goal and one assist against Providence ... Coached by Ann Clifton at Villanova.

HIGH SCHOOL...
Ranks 13th all-time in Illinois history with 103 career goals to go along with 34 assists ... Named Team MVP as a freshman ... Received all-state honors four straight years ... Earned West Suburban Silver Conference, all-area and all-sectional accolades all four years ... Holds school record for most goals in a season (34) and career (103) ... Voted team MVP of the Hilltoppers basketball team as a freshman and sophomore ... Coached by Steve Foster at Glenbard West.

PERSONAL...
Daughter of Charles and Patricia Rowland ... Involved in Athletes in Action ... Lists playing basketball as a favorite hobby ... Involved in Spanish Club and was on the honor roll all four years of high school ... Played on the Sparta club team for five years (3-time state champion), Buffalo Grove (state champs 1999) for one season, and the Eclipse for one season ... Majoring in business administration ... Favorite TV Show: Rosanne; Favorite Athlete: Ken Griffey, Jr.; Nickname: Row; Favorite Quote: "It was neither preaching nor praying that made a better man of me; but one or two people who believed in me more than I deserved, and I hated to disappoint them"; Favorite Restaurant: Carl's Restaurant in St. Louis; Favorite Movie I've seen recently: The Hurricane; If I could do anything in my wildest dreams it would be: Go backpacking through Europe for three months; What motivates me most: My love for the game; What I'm passionate about outside of soccer: Drawing, photography, and writing.

Rowland?s Career Statistics:

Year	GP/GS	SOG	G	A	Pts.
1997*	15/1	  5	2	1	  5
1998*	16/13	  9	1	1	  3
1999	20/16	 25	3	3	  9
Total	31/14	 39	6	5	 17

*at Villanova

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