Feb. 26, 2004
CHICAGO (Thursday, February 26, 2004) - U.S. Women's Youth National Team star Ashlyn Harris, who was the youngest player on the USA's 2002 Under-19 World Championship Team, has been named the 2003 Gatorade National High School Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Harris, out of Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Fla., was the starting goalkeeper for the USA at the 2002 U-19 FIFA World Championship in Canada, and at the age of 16, earned a 109-minute shutout in front of almost 50,000 fans in Edmonton in the USA's 1-0 win in the championship final. Now a senior, Harris is once again the No. 1 choice for the U.S. U-19s, who will enter qualifying in May for the 2004 FIFA U-19 World Championship, and was also the starter for the U.S. U-21s at the Nordic Cup last summer.