Chioma Igwe
Chioma Igwe

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belmont, CA

High School:
Notre Dame

Height:
5-5

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
1V

CSTV Video Feature: Chioma Igwe

Igwe came to Cal as one of the most-highly touted members of the Bears' 10th-ranked incoming freshman class last year...mainstay in the center mid...plays simple...developed more of an attacking presence in the spring, as she looked to score more...possesses a powerful shot...makes things look easy...good at maintaining possession and calming her team down...plays older than her age...attended the U.S. under-20 national team camp in May 2005 in Carson, Calif.

CAL: 2004: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Freshman West squad...started 13 of the 19 games she played in...scored on a penalty kick in Cal's 1-0 win at Washington State...shared team-high honors with five assists (tied for 9th in Pac-10), including one assist off a corner kick in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Santa Clara...tallied a game-winning assist against Oregon...also connected with goalkeeper Ashley Sulprizio on a corner kick goal in a 1-1 tie against Stanford in the final three minutes of regulation.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: U.S. alternate for the 2004 U19 World Championship in November...competed at a U.S. under-19 national team camp in March 2004 and played for the U19s at the Philips Lighting U-19 Women's Soccer Invitational in April 2004 against teams from Holland, China and Japan...played for the U.S. at the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament May 28-June 6 in Ottawa, Canada...member of the U17 and U14 national team pools...named a 2004 Parade All-American in 2003, a 2004 NSCAA All-American and a 2004 McDonald's All-American...selected one of the Top 25 rookies in the country in 2004, according to Soccer Buzz...named Cal High Sports and High School Sports Focus Player of the Year as a senior...picked as league MVP after leading the league in scoring for the third time as a senior at Notre Dame HS...overall during her prep career, posted 88 goals and 61 assists at Notre Dame...has garnered additional experience with the ODP youth national team pool and with the Northstars club team, which is coached by her father...recognized as the San Jose Mercury News' freshman, sophomore and junior of the year...as a senior, the San Jose Mercury News named her its Player of the Year...undeclared major...her brother, Kelechi, is a senior forward/midfielder on the Santa Clara soccer team...her younger brother, Amaechi, is in US Soccer's residency program in Bradenton, Fla....her parents are Tony and Lisa Igwe...her father played soccer for the Nigerian national team following his career at the University of San Francisco (1975-79), where he was a member of two national championship teams...born July 21, 1986 in San Mateo.

IGWE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year	G	GS	Shots	Goals	Assists	Points
2004	19	13	20	1	5	7
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