Verizon USC Student Athlete Of The Month

Nov. 11, 2000

#12 Ali Fennell
5-6 Sophomore
Santa Ana
Mater Dei High School

  • 3.25 GPA
  • All-America Candidate
  • Plans to pursue a career in communications.
  • Named Mater Dei's Athlete of the Year as a senior and was on the honorroll all four years.


    2000: Started in all 22 games this season...earned All-Pac-10 secondteam honors...recorded goals in back-to-back games on Nov. 3 at Arizona andOct. 29 vs. Stanford...had two goals in a 5-2 win on Oct. 15 vs. OregonState...scored a goal on Sept. 17 vs. Central Florida...had a five-pointnight with two goals and an assist on Sept. 10 vs. Vanderbilt...recorded anassist on Sept. 3 vs. Michigan.

    1999: One of the top freshmen on the West Coast in 1999, Fennell blossomedquickly and started all 20 matches at midfielder...earned 1999 Soccer BuzzFreshman All-American third team, Soccer Buzz Freshman All-West Regionfirst team and All-Pac-10 second team...finished third on USC with 16points on six goals and four assists...named Pac-10 Player of the Weektwice and was the conference's first player ever to win the award insuccessive weeks...her first award came after scoring the game-winning goalagainst then-No. 8 UConn and getting the game-winning assist againstthen-No. 12 Portland, and the second came after scoring two goals in a 2-1win over then-No. 8 BYU...earned a spot on the Soccer America Team of theWeek twice in both cases.

    HIGH SCHOOL: One of the top players in the area over the last few years,Fennell earned three-time (1997-99) All-CIF Southern Section Division IIfirst team honors at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif...two-time(1998-99) Orange County Register All-Orange County first teamer and madethe Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team in 1999...had 23 goalsand 14 assists as a senior, and 26 goals and 11 assists as a junior...alsomade the All-South Coast League first team three times...named Mater Dei'sAthlete of the Year as a senior and was on the honor roll all fouryears...played for the Southern California Blues club team...has been partof Olympic Development Program district, state and regional teams since shewas 14 and played on the Cal-South team this summer.

    PERSONAL: She enjoys spending time with friends...her birthdate is Dec.30, 1980.

    1999 (Fr.)... 20-20 37 6 4 16 2
    2000 (So.)... 21-21 43 7 2 16 3
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