May 26, 1993 |
Joy Fawcett, a member of the women's U.S. national team since 1987, was named UCLA's first women's soccer coach.
December 4, 1997 |
Four days after the UCLA women's soccer team was knocked out of the NCAA quarterfinals by Notre Dame, Joy Fawcett resigned as the Bruins' coach Wednesday. Fawcett, a 1991 world champion and 1996 gold medal-winning defender on the U.S. women's national team, has been the only coach in the program's five-year history. She leaves with a 65-24-7 record and two NCAA appearances.
July 9, 1994 |
Joy Fawcett knows the drills. She ought to. She usually is in charge of them, as coach of the UCLA women's soccer team. Here, when she participates in drills, she usually is the best at them, which isn't surprising when you know that she is also a member of the U.S. national soccer team, and for the last two weeks, a member of the Olympic Festival's West team. "It's kind of nice, not to have to coach," Fawcett said with a laugh.
December 8, 2004 |
It is not quite the end of an era but it's close. Tonight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, three of the best players in the history of women's soccer -- Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm -- will bid the sport farewell when the United States plays Mexico in the final game for all three. The result is of no significance, although Hamm begs to disagree. "I've already told the players that we need to be successful because I don't want to be upset for the next 60 years," she said.
August 4, 1996 |
Joy Fawcett is not the star of the U.S. women's soccer team. Never has been, probably never will be. She goes largely unrecognized and, by all accounts, seems to prefer it that way. After all, who wants the prey paying close attention? Fawcett, a defender, prefers to lie in wait, pouncing at the right moment. She does a masterful job. And she has a gold medal to prove it.
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August 8, 1996 |
For the past week, whenever anyone asked 2-year-old Katelyn Fawcett where her mother was or what she did, Katelyn had a simple answer: "She's wearing the gold medal." When Joy Fawcett, the U.S. soccer team's star defender, finally arrived home Wednesday, Katelyn gave the gold a quick once-over and turned her attention elsewhere. It will be a few years before Katelyn understands what "Mama Joy" went through to get it.