- U.S. National Team: WNT
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: June 9, 1978
- Height: 5-5
- Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Club: Boston Breakers
One of the USA's most veteran players, the gutsy Mitts earned her first cap in 1999. From 2004-2010 she played in almost every game the USA played, starting most of them, almost exclusively at right back. Mitts made her third appearance in the Olympic Games when she started during the USA's 3-0 victory against Colombia on July 28, 2012, as the U.S. clinched a quarterfinal berth in the London Olympics.
Played at Florida from 1996-1999 and graduated as the all-time leader in games played (95), starts (94) and minutes played (7,547) … Only game she did not start was the very first game of her freshman year … Helped the Gators to it’s first and only NCAA title in women’s soccer in 1998 … Helped Florida win the SEC title all four years of her career … Was named Most Inspirational Player as a freshman at UF and was team MVP as a senior … Was an NSCAA First-Team All-American as a senior and Third-Team as a junior … Named to the NCAA All-Tournament after the NCAA Championship run and All-SEC First-Team as a junior … Was also a SEC All-Academic pick … High School: Was a First-Team All-State selection as a junior and senior at St. Ursula Academy, which went 70-5-10 during her career, winning the 1993 state title.
Full name is Heather Blaine Mitts … Graduated with a degree in advertising … Worked for ESPN as a sideline reporter on college football during the 2005 seasons … Served as a studio analyst for ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 during the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cups and was the sideline reporter for several MLS broadcasts in 2005 and 2006 … Has done color commentary for Sunshine Network and for Fox Sports South on women’s college soccer games … Appeared on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine in June of 2002 as one of the city’s “Sexiest Singles” … Was voted sexiest player in the WUSA on Playboy.com during the 2001 season … Also was voted ESPN.com’s “Sexiest Female Athlete” in 2004 … The first soccer player ever to appear in FHM in a five-page photo spread … Was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated for Women college preview issue in 1999 … Also appeared in the 2005 SI Swimsuit Issue with then-fiancé, now-husband A.J. Feeley, a quarterback with the St. Louis Rams … Was married on Feb. 13, 2010 in Mexico … Co-hosted the “Tailgate Show” on Comcast SportsNet, the pre-game for the Philadelphia Eagles home games in 2004 … Ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain in 1999 … Loves watching and playing sports … Traveling, food and wine are her passions … Loves to play golf, tennis and squash … Has a website at www.heathermitts.com … Father, Don, a cardiac surgeon at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, played basketball at Kentucky under Adolph Rupp … Holds a soccer camp every summer in her hometown of Cincinnati … Is the co-owner of D1 Sports, a sports-specific training facility in Cincinnati.