January 23, 1987
Kristin Harkins of La Quinta High School scored three goals Thursday to break the Orange County career scoring record as the Aztecs defeated Rancho Alamitos, 8-1, in a Garden Grove League girls' soccer match at La Quinta. Harkins has 130 goals in her four-year career, one more than Joy Biefeld scored for Edison from 1983-86. Harkins has scored 29 goals this season. Robin Karnes scored her three goals for the second-straight game to give her eight goals on the season.
July 6, 1990
BASEBALL Shawn Green, Tustin BADMINTON Hoang V.
June 10, 1995 |
The forward sprints down the wing, cuts inside, feints one way and heads the other--and is stripped of the ball. The midfielder charges through the center, her eyes fixed on the goal. She unleashes a stinging shot--and it is blocked. The ball is fired from long range, dropping dangerously into the goal area, where strikers wait to pounce--and it is headed clear. Once again, just as they did in China in 1991, opponents are finding that Joy Lynn Fawcett is virtually impossible to beat.
April 19, 1996 |
From her usual spot on the grass, Katelyn Rose Fawcett sits eye-level with thundering cleats and muscular legs. This perspective gives her an interesting take on what "mommy" means. Fawcett is 2 and the daughter of Joy Fawcett, a U.S. national soccer team member and coach at UCLA. Fawcett, originally from Huntington Beach, embodies an issue that is rarely discussed in athletics--motherhood.
January 31, 1993 |
Small crowds at women's soccer games are a familiar sight for Carrie Schmidt. But like most female soccer players, Schmidt, the 29-year-old captain of the Manhattan Beach club team Ajax, doesn't play for the roar of a crowd or fan adulation. Schmidt has been playing for 20 years, 11 for Ajax, because she loves the competitive environment. "I really enjoy the sport," she said. "It's a good way to stay fit. I've met some of my best friends on the team and it's a good way to socialize."
October 5, 2003 |
For Germany, the road to the Women's World Cup final runs right through, over or around Joy Fawcett. Those who think Fawcett is worried about that should think again. "She doesn't get rattled," midfielder Julie Foudy said Saturday. "She's been the best defender in the world for several years, but it's only now that she's getting the recognition," added former coach Tony DiCicco. "When she speaks, we listen," said teammate Catherine Reddick.
July 1, 1999 |
Ask Michelle Akers where her gold medals are and the answer you'll get might be surprising. "The '91 one is framed with my jersey," she said, "and the gold Olympic one is just sitting in a drawer. When people ask me for it, I get it out, but otherwise that's just past. The memories are there."
January 24, 1999 |
For the United States, this is the week that brings two glimpses of its soccer future. The first occurs today, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where Cobi Jones and the rest of the U.S. men's national team plays its first game on foreign soil under Coach Bruce Arena. The second occurs Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where Mia Hamm and the rest of the U.S. women's national team plays the first of 23 games on the road to the Rose Bowl.