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Valerie Grow
Valerie  Grow


Cumberland, R.I.

High School:




On Grow: Versatile offensive player ... Skilled playmaker near the goal but is most dangerous when using long-range shots to break up the defense ... One of the best players on the team in the air ... Strong shot with left foot ... Has the ability to be an impact player in the midfield.

2005: Started two of the 17 games she played ... Scored one goal and had one assist ... The goal came in a victory over Minnesota and was the only score in a 1-0 victory ... Assisted on a goal in a 4-2 loss to West Virginia ... Saw action in all 10 Big East games and made one start ... Logged 423 minutes for the season and took 22 shots.

2004: Played in all 22 games on the season and made 12 starts ... Scored three goals and had one assist for seven points ... Two of the goals were game-winners, coming against Penn on Sept. 12 and Seton Hall on Sept. 26 ... Also scored a goal in season-opening 4-2 win over College of Charleston ... Second on the team with 31 shots.

2003: Came off the bench to play in 21 games ... Showed great improvement during the season and was a clutch penalty kick performer late in the season ... Netted key penalty kicks in postseason games against West Virginia (Big East Semifinals), Boston College (Big East Championship) and Virginia (NCAA Second Round) ... Recorded an assist in a 3-2 victory over Syracuse on Sept. 11 to account for her first collegiate point.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club team is Starts of Massachusetts ... Led the team to State Cup championships in 2001 and 2002 ... The squad advanced to the Region I semifinals in 2001 ... Member of the Region I ODP team since 2001.

Cumberland High School: All-State first team performer in 2001 and 2002 ... Named to All-Division first team all four years ... Led Cumberland to Division 2 state title in 2002 ... Also was a member of the swim team.

Personal: Born 1/4/85 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Younger of two children of Robert and Trudy Grow ... Has an older brother Jason (24) who played soccer at RIT ... Majoring in Human Services.