Chris Tomek

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Chris Tomek
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-05-19) May 19, 1964 (age 55)[1]
Place of birth United States
Playing position Midfielder[1]
Youth career
Years Team
0000–1982 Wheaton Central Tigers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 George Mason Patriots
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 United States 12 (0)
Teams managed
Years Team
2014 DGN Trojans Boys' JV (assistant)[2]

Chris Tomek (born May 19, 1964) is an American former soccer player who played as a midfielder, making twelve appearances for the United States women's national team.

Career[edit]

In high school, Tomek attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School where she played for the Tiger boys' team until 1982.[3] She was the first woman to score in boy's soccer in IHSA history. There she also played basketball, where she was named to the All-Conference team in 1980 and 1981, and softball, where she was named to the All-State team in 1980, 1981, and 1982. In college, she first played softball for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1983 to 1984,[4] where she was a letterwinner and was selected to the Second Team All-Big Ten in 1984.[5] She later attended George Mason University, where she played soccer for the Patriots from 1985 to 1986. There she helped the team win the 1985 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament.[6] In 1986 she was the team captain, and was chosen as an NSCAA Second-Team All-American. She also was selected in the NSCAA All-Region team in 1985 and 1986, and was an Adidas Academic All-American in 1986.[7] She was inducted into the Wheaton Central Tigers Hall of Fame in 2009.[8]

Tomek made her international debut for the United States on July 7, 1986 in the 1986 North American Cup friendly tournament against Canada. In total, she made twelve appearances for the U.S., earning her final cap on December 19, 1987 in a friendly match against Canada.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

United States[1]
Year Apps Goals
1986 7 0
1987 5 0
Total 12 0

Honors[edit]

United States

  • 1986 North American Cup[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2019 U.S. Women's National Team Media Guide" (PDF). United States Soccer Federation. 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Downers Grove North High School: 2014 Fall Sports Souvenir Program" (PDF). Downers Grove North High School. September 15, 2014. p. 11. Archived from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Tierney, Tim (July 22, 1985). "Games closes the gaps between athletes of all generations". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Iowa Softball 2009 Media Guide" (PDF). Iowa Hawkeyes. 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Letterwinners: Softball". Iowa Hawkeyes. July 26, 2004. Archived from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "Women's Soccer Claims Mason's First National Championship in 1985". George Mason Patriots. October 22, 2015. Archived from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  7. ^ "George Mason Women's Soccer: 2009 Information Guide" (PDF). George Mason Patriots. 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "Class of 2009: Chris Tomek". Wheaton Warrenville South High School. September 19, 2014. Archived from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "This Day in Football from 9–15 July". CanadaSoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. July 9, 2012. Archived from the original on August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2019.