Siri Mullinix

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Siri Mullinix
Personal information
Full name Siri Lynn Mullinix
Date of birth (1978-05-22) May 22, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Denver, Colorado, USA
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position goalkeeper
Youth career
1990, 1991–92, 1995 '78 Greensboro Twisters
1995–98 UNC Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Raleigh Wings 4 (0)
2001–03 Washington Freedom
National team
1999-2004 United States 45 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Siri Lynn Mullinix (born May 22, 1978 in Denver, Colorado) is an American soccer goalkeeper. As keeper for the 2000 U.S. women's Olympic soccer team, she recorded two shutouts helping the team win the silver medal. In 2010, Mullinix was inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame.[1]

College career[edit]

In her four years with the University of North Carolina, she played 90 games earning 43 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.27. She was named the Defensive MVP in the 1997 NCAA tournament where she earned a 120 minute shutout in the final against Notre Dame.[2] In her four years with the UNC Tar Heels, the team won the ACC title four times and the NCAA title twice.[3]

National team[edit]

Her first start with the U.S. women's national team came in a game against Japan in Atlanta on May 2, 1999. She recorded her first national team shutout on March 12, 2000, against Portugal.[2] In her national team career, she played in 29 games with 28 starts. She set a team record by earning 15 shutouts in 2000 for an 18-5-5 record and a 0.60 goals against average.[4] Mullinix won the silver medal in women's football as a member of the U.S. team at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[5]

Professional career[edit]

At the launch of the Women's United Soccer Association in 2001, Mullinix was allocated to the Washington Freedom where she won 5 of her 18 starts that inaugural season. She won 7 games in the 2002 season and led the league in save percentage that year (80.8%). She played in the league championship game in 2002 and won it in 2003 when she was also named to the WUSA All-Star team.[4] Mullinix and teammate Mia Hamm were the first inductees into the Washington Freedom's "Hall of Freedom".[6]

Coaching career[edit]

On May 23, 2005, Mullinix was named assistant coach under Eddie Radwanski for the UNC Greensboro women's soccer team.[4] In 2009, she became the goalkeeping coach for the Virginia Commonwealth University women's team while also enrolling as a student.[7] After three years at VCU she rejoined Radwanski as an assistant coach at Clemson.[8] On August 15, 2014, Mullinix was named in a lawsuit by Haley Ellen Hunt related to an alleged hazing incident on August 18, 2011.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mullinix Set to Enter North Carolina Hall of Fame". VCU Rams. January 22, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Soccer profile: Siri Mullinix". Soccer Times. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Washington Freedom". WUSA.com. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b c "Siri Mullinix". UNCG Spartans. Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  5. ^ Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad. Volume Two: Celebrating the Games. Fyshwick, ACT: Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. 2001. p. 217. 
  6. ^ "Remembering Mia and Siri". Washington Freedom. April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  7. ^ "Olympic medalist attends SportsCenter". VCU SportsCenter. April 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Siri Mullinix Biography". 
  9. ^ "Haley Ellen Hunt lawsuit".