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Michelle Biehl

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Southampton, Pa.

High School:
Archbishop Wood

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
06/23/1982

VILLANOVA: Team captain...One of the nation's top defenders...Hermann Trophy candidate...Two-time All-American...First player in Villanova women's soccer history named All-American in consecutive seasons...Invited to train with the United States U-21 Women's Soccer National Team this past summer...2004 Preseason All-Big East first team...Villanova program has reached the NCAA Tournament in each of he first three seasons on the Main Line...Plays the game with a deep passion...Extremely disciplined and relentless central defender...Great competitor whose fire drives the entire team...Arguably the most decorated player in Villanova history.

2003: Soccer Buzz second team All-American...NSCAA third team All-American... NSCAA & Soccer Buzz All-Mid Atlantic Region first team...All-Big East second team...Three-time Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 1, Sept. 8 and Oct. 27)...Member of the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz National Team of the Week on Sept. 10...Named to the MAC's Hermann Trophy watch list...Started in all 25 games on the year...Anchored a Villanova defense that led the Big East Conference in both shutouts (16) and goals against average (0.46)...Dished out her first assist of the season on Sept. 7 versus North Carolina State...Assisted on the game-winning goal at Georgetown on Oct. 3... Started in all six Big East Conference games in 2003, tallying one assist...Led the Wildcat defense to four shutouts in six Big East games last season.

2002: Named a third team NSCAA All-American...All-Big East second team performer...Earned NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region first team status...Received All-America honorable mention and All-Mid Atlantic Region first team accolades from Soccer Buzz...Received Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors on September 30...Named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Feet National Team of the Week on October 16...Started and played in 20 games on the season...Registered four assists on the year...Helped the Villanova defense hold opponents to 0.53 goals per game in 2002, including a 0.79 goals against average in conference games...Anchored a defense that posted nine shutouts on the season...Assisted on the game-winning overtime goal in a 2-1 victory over Saint Joseph's...Recorded two assists in a 3-0 win at Miami...Tallied one assist in a win versus Howard.

2001: Named Big East Defensive Player of the Week twice during the season (Sept. 24 and Oct. 8)...Received Soccer Buzz Elite Feet National Team of the Week accolades on Sept. 26 and Oct. 10...Big East Conference All-Rookie Team performer...Named to the NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region third team...Received a number of post-season honors by Soccer Buzz including Freshman All-America second team, All-Mid Atlantic Region second team and Mid Atlantic Region All-Freshmen Team accolades...Started in all games on defense for the Wildcats...Scored one goal and dished out five assists for seven points in 2001...Posted one assist in Big East play...Tallied her first career assist at Manhattan...Scored the game-winning goal against Marist...Assisted on the game-winning goal at Butler...Posted the assist on the game-winning score versus Robert Morris...Had one assist against West Virginia...Tallied one assist versus Penn in the NCAA Tournament. 2000: Missed the entire season with a torn ACL and earned a medical redshirt.

ARCHBISHOP WOOD HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB TEAM: Captain of the 1999 Archbishop Wood team that captured the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship... Led Archbishop Wood to a 1996 PIAA State Championship... Also played lacrosse and softball in high school (1997-1998)...Named the Philadelphia Inquirer Defensive Player of the Year as a senior... Selected to the Southeastern PA All-Star Team in 1999...Two-time first team All-Catholic League performer...One of the top defenders in the Nation...Played on the ODP Eastern Pennsylvania State Select team for five years (1996 thru 2000)...Bucks County Courier Times All Star Team in 1998-1999...United Junior Soccer League All Star Team member in 1999...Member of the Council Rock United/Sting Travel Team from 1992-2000...Captain of the Council Rock team the last four years...Former Villanova teammates Chrissy Dolan and Stephanie Martell were also members of the Council Rock team.

PERSONAL: Sociology major...Daughter of Frank and Patricia Biehl...Has a twin brother, Thomas...Born 6/23/82.

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