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Offline Alan

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Heather Garriock
« on: May 01, 2008, 06:00:53 PM »
Heather Garriock played her 100th international match on Sunday when Australia met the USA.  And it was quite a match for Heather and her teammates.

The USA won 3-2, but had to go to extra time for the win, in the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.  The match started an hour late after heavy rainfall, and even though the Australians played a good match against the American favourites, the USA took the lead with a goal from Natasha Kai in the 35th minute and one from Abby Wambach shortly after the break.

But the Australians did not give up, and in the 86th minute Heather Garriock laid in one of her precise left-foot crosses, and Kate Gill headed into goal.  Three minutes later the Australians got a penalty, and captain Cheryl Salisbury equalised to 2-2.

In extra time Carli Lloyd headed the winning goal for the USA.

"Heather played a fantastic match with skill and insight.  With this milestone she has showed real development into a modern professional international player", said the Australian trainer.

Garriock was due to fly back to Europe to turn out for her club, Fortuna Hjørring, in the Danish Cup Final on Thursday.

http://www.fortunahjorring.dk/scripts/runisa.dll?M2.65836:gp:1475108325.9961:72138+L3/Display+E+NDX+NDX+244546

Photo: Heather Garriock in a duel with Abby Wambach

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« Last Edit: May 01, 2008, 10:44:25 PM by Alan »
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Re: Heather Garriock
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 02:02:42 AM »
An extract on Heather from the WPSL site report on the international players in the League included in the Womens Professional Soccer draft on negotiation rights.
 
From her comments it sounds as if Heather, who was playing for Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark earlier this year, is a lock for starting in the new League with the Red Stars.

Garriock - who was selected in the 2nd Round by head coach Emma Hayes & the Chicago Red Stars and is a starting midfielder for the Matildas - was unable to play with the Adirondack Lynx this past season due to her National Team commitments. However, she was a huge reason for the team's success in their first two years (2006-07) in the WPSL East Conference: which included two All-WPSL selections for Garriock, a Divisional title and a berth in the 2006 Eastern Conference Final. When Garriock wore the Lynx uniform, the team posted an impressive 8-3 record, while she scored 10 goals and 8 assists in 11 matches played.

"I am excited to be coming back to the States for a run in the WPS," said Garriock, who recently earned her 100th cap with the Matildas. "My experience in the WPSL allowed me to continue playing at a high level and return to the Australian National Team rejuvenated. I was actually real surprised when Coach Sermanni gave me the clearance in 2007 to head overseas to play with the Lynx again, especially with the importance of where the Australian National Team was in gearing up for the Olympic Qualifiers and World Cup."


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Re: Heather Garriock
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 12:47:30 PM »
Chicago Red Stars Sign Australia's Heather Garriock
Monday, February 02, 2009

Bridgeview, Illinois - The Chicago Red Stars have signed Australian midfielder Heather Garriock for the 2009 WPS season, General Manager Marcia McDermott announced today.

Garriock, 26, is a 10-year veteran of the Australian National Team, having earned 112 caps and scoring 19 goals.  She made her Australian National Team debut in 1999 at the age of 16, and has competed in two World Cups and two Olympics.

“It’s an absolute dream come true for me to continue my career in the United States, playing with and against some of the best players in the world,” said Garriock.

The Chicago Red Stars selected Garriock in the second round with the 12th overall pick of the WPS International Draft last September.

The Australian midfielder’s international experience, tireless work rate and attacking mentality were qualities Chicago Red Stars Head Coach Emma Hayes was looking for in building her roster.

“She’s a born leader, with a fantastic left foot,” praised Hayes. “She possesses great energy levels to go up and down the flank, and she has a winning pedigree.”

Garriock is the second international player to sign with the Red Stars. She joins English forward Karen Carney, whom the Red Stars signed last week. The Red Stars have the WPS playing rights to Sweden’s Caroline Jönsson and Frida Östberg, as well as Brazilian striker Cristiane. Each WPS is allowed to carry five international players on their roster.

Garriock is the third Australian player to sign with a WPS team. Midfielder Collette McCallum and forward Sarah Walsh, a teammate of Garriock’s at Sydney FC, have already penned contracts with Sky Blue FC of New Jersey. A fourth Australian player, forward Lisa De Vanna has been drafted by and is in negotiations with the Washington Freedom.

The Red Stars kick off the 2009 WPS season on April 5th on the road against St. Louis Athletica at Ralph Korte Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Following a second road game against the Washington Freedom on April 11th, the Red Stars will play their home-opener at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on Sunday April 19th against Sky Blue.

http://www.womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid8422.aspx