January 22, 2010

MULLINIX SET TO ENTER NORTH CAROLINA SOCCER HALL OF FAME

RICHMOND, Va. – This time of year, college women’s soccer coaches usually spend their weekends on the recruiting trail or running through individual workouts.

For Virginia Commonwealth University women’s soccer assistant coach Siri Mullinix, this weekend will be spent being inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame. Mullinix will join the likes of Mia Hamm, Anson Dorrance and Carla Overbeck.

The Greensboro, N.C. native was the goalkeeper for the United States Olympic squad that won the silver medal in 2000. She played in a total of 29 international caps and earned 28 starts.

Mullinix was a three-year starter for the University of North Carolina, appearing in 90 matches during her career. She won two NCAA titles and three ACC championships during her time with the Tar Heels under legendary coach Anson Dorrance. After backing up All-American Tracy Ducar during her freshman season, Mullinix played in 25 games as a sophomore, allowing just six goals in the 1996 season. She earned an NCAA-record 120-minute shutout in the Tar Heels’ national championship victory over Notre Dame.

The following year, she appeared in 26 games and allowed just three goals in the 1997 season, recording a 0.19 GAA and leading UNC to a second consecutive national championship. For her performance in the national semifinals and championship game, Mullinix earned Defensive Most Valuable Player honors. In her senior season, she started all 26 games, leading North Carolina back to the national title game. For her collegiate career, Mullinix had a 0.27 GAA, second-best in school-history.

In addition to her time with North Carolina, she spent three seasons with the WUSA’s Washington Freedom, where she earned a spot on the 2003 All-Star Team.

She just completed her second season with the Black & Gold and, along with Co-Head Coaches Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and Tim Sahaydak, has stocked the Rams for a climb back to the top of the CAA.

The official induction ceremony takes place at the Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 23rd in Greensboro.



 

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