Tiffany Weimer

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Tiffany Weimer
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Personal information
Full name Tiffany Marie Weimer
Date of birth (1983-12-05) 5 December 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Bridgeport, CT, United States
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2005 Penn State
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Washington Freedom
2007–2008 SoccerPlus Connecticut 21 (24)
2008 Åland United
2008 Santos FC
2009 FC Gold Pride 15 (1)
2010 Boston Breakers 8 (0)
2010 AIK
2011–2012 Vancouver Whitecaps 14 (7)
2012–2013 Fortuna Hjørring
2013 Portland Thorns FC 7 (2)
2014- Washington Spirit
National team
2006–2007 United States U-21 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Tiffany Marie Weimer (born December 5, 1983 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American soccer forward, who plays for the Washington Spirit.

Early life[edit]

During her high school career at North Haven High School in North Haven, Connecticut, Weimer netted 109 goals, a school record. She also garnered the NSCAA's All-American award twice, All-New England award three times, Parade All-American award twice, McDonald's All-American award once and SCC Hammonasset's All-Conference Award four times. Weimer played on South Central Premiere from 1993–1998, which is where her soccer career got its start. She went on to play for World Class Soccer from 1999-2003. The 1999 team won the National Championship and Weimer personally won the Adidas Golden Boot Award in that tournament.

Penn State Nittany Lions (2002-2005)[edit]

After graduating from North Haven High School, Tiffany proceeded to attend Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Her 2002 season at Penn State yielded a Final Four appearance in the Division I NCAA Championship and were Big Ten Champions. She was honored with a spot on the Big Ten All Freshman Team,[1] the Soccer Buzz All Freshman Team (Mid-Atlantic Region)[2] and won the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.[1] In 2003, the Penn State Nittany Lions appeared in the Elite 8 of the Division I NCAA Championship and were the Big Ten Champions. Weimer received a spot on the All Big Ten Team and the NSCAA's 1st Team All-American.[3] She was also a Semi-Finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. The 2004 Nittany Lions were Big Ten Champions with Weimer receiving the Big Ten Offensive Player of The Year,[4] earned a spot on the NSCAA's 1st Team All-American[5] and Runner-Up for the MAC Hermann Trophy.[6] Weimer's final season at Penn State in 2005 drew an undefeated season of 23-0-2.[7] They appeared in the Final 4 of the Division I NCAA Championship and were Big Ten Champions. Weimer received Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, the Suzy Favor Award,[8] Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Year, MAC Hermann Runner-Up[9] and holds the NCAA record for most consecutive games with goals scored, 17 in total. Overall, Tiffany Weimer scored 91 goals, a Big Ten record, and 9th in the NCAA,[10] and 32 assists. Most goals in one season: 32. Most Game-Winning Goals(season): 13.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

In 2007, Weimer joined the SoccerPlus Connecticut Reds of the Women's Premier Soccer League. In the 2007 season, the Connecticut Reds finished third in the league. Weimer was also named WPSL East Player of the Year of 2007.[11] Weimer contributed her expertise and degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and wrote a blog for that team, "Tiff's Journal."[12]

In the summer of 2008, Weimer joined up with Finnish Naisten Liiga team Åland United.[13] Weimer then traveled to Santos, Brazil to play for Santos FC.

On January 16, 2009, Tiffany Weimer was selected as a third round draft pick (17th overall) to play for the FC Gold Pride, a team based in the San Francisco area.[14] In her first appearance with the club, she assisted on the first goal in club history, a cross to teammate Eriko Arakawa for a header.[15] On August 9, 2009, FC Gold Pride wrapped up their inaugural season. Tiffany Weimer tallied a team-high three assists and also added one goal to her professional account.

On September 30, 2009, FC Gold Pride waived the 2010 rights to Weimer[16] and on October 8, it was announced that Weimer had agreed to terms with the Boston Breakers for the 2010 season.[17] On July 28, 2010, Weimer mutually terminated her 2010 contract with the Boston Breakers[18] and announced her plans to travel abroad and play for AIK of Allsvenskan in Sweden.[19]

On March 9, 2011, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a W-League club based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada announced that they had signed Weimer to play for the 2011 season.[20] Weimer will also become Whitecaps FC Women’s Ambassador.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tiffany Weimer Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, http://gopsusports.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/110802aaa.html
  2. ^ Buzzing Honors 2002 Awards, http://www.soccerbuzz.com/2002awards/ma/allregionalsfr.htm
  3. ^ http://www.nscaa.com/downloads/03diwaa.html.
  4. ^ Penn State's Weimer Garners Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Jacobs Named Defensive Player of the Year, http://gopsusports.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/110304aaa.html
  5. ^ Trio of Lions Earn Women's Soccer All-America Honors, http://gopsusports.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/121004aaa.html
  6. ^ Penn State's Weimer Just Misses In MAC Hermann Trophy Balloting, http://gopsusports.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/010705aac.html
  7. ^ 2005 Cumulative Season Statistics, http://gopsusports.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/stats/2005-2006/teamcume.html
  8. ^ A Defining Dynasty: PSU Soccer Posts Nine-Straight Big Ten Titles To Date, http://bigten.cstv.com/sports/wchamp25/spec-rel/102306aad.html.
  9. ^ Hermann Trophy New Release, http://www.mac-hermann-trophy.org/hermann%20trophy%20news%20release.pdf
  10. ^ SoccerPlus CT - Tiffany Weimer, http://www.soccerplusct.com/soccerplusct/roster/weimer.html
  11. ^ Soccerplus Connecticut Information, http://www.soccerpluscamps.com/soccerplusct/info.html
  12. ^ "Tiff's Journal", http://www.soccerpluscamps.com/soccerplusct/journal.html
  13. ^ Aland United Squad, http://women.soccerway.com/teams/finland/land-united/squad
  14. ^ FC Gold Pride Adds Stars To The Roster At Women's Professional Soccer Draft, http://womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid7754.aspx?team=bayarea
  15. ^ Milbrett's strike lifts FC Gold Pride to 2-1 win over Boston Breakers, http://womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid11008.aspx?team=bayarea
  16. ^ Transactions: 2009, http://www.womensprosoccer.com/Home/news/transactions-09.aspx
  17. ^ Teams begin coming to terms with free agents, internationals, http://www.womensprosoccer.com/Home/news/general/091008-free-agent-signings.aspx
  18. ^ Transactions: 2010, http://www.womensprosoccer.com/Home/news/transactions-10.aspx
  19. ^ AIK Fotboll Spelartruppen 2010, http://www.aikfotboll.se/player.aspx,
  20. ^ a b Whitecaps FC sign Tiffany Weimer, http://club.whitecapsfc.com/archive/feature03091101.aspx,

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