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#1 Michelle Harris
  • 4L
  • Goalkeeper
  • 5-8
  • Clearwater, Fla.
  • (Countryside)

1998: Appeared in five matches...allowed no goals...named to the NSCAA Scholar Athlete All-America Women's Second Team...Academic All-SEC Honor Roll selection.

1997: Started in 16 of the Gators' 24 matches, playing in 21...Combined with Pattishall for eight shutouts...Part of Gator tandem that led SEC in goals allowed with 23...Named to the 1997 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll...Played full 90 minutes in Gators' 3-2 win over Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Recorded solo shutout versus Kentucky...Earned the Gator soccer team's Community Service Award.

1996: Played in all 25 matches, starting 13 for 1,125 minutes...Split time guarding the net with Pattishall throughout the entire season combining for a UF season record 15 shutouts...Tied with Pattishall for the SEC lead in shutouts (7.5)...Member of the 1996 SEC Academic Honor Roll. 1995: 17 games (nine starts) for 885 minutes...Credited with 5.5 shutouts (11 shared)...Ranked eighth nationally with 0.61 goals against average...SEC regular season leader in save percentage (.875), while ranking second in goals against average (0.61)...Tied for third in SEC with 5.5 shutouts...Missed final two regular season matches and post-season due to mononucleosis...Earned SEC Player of the Week honors (Sept. 25) after collecting eight saves and leading UF to back to back SEC shutouts...Earned first career complete game while making career high eight saves in 2 1 SEC opening victory at Kentucky, yielding only one goal on a penalty kick.

High School: 1995 St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune Player of the Year...1995 Florida High School Girls 6A Player of the Year runner up...1995 first team all state selection...Coached by Mike Eccles at Countryside High School...Three time all county and all conference team member...Captained Countryside to 19 1 1 record and 1995 6A state championship title...Recorded 47 shutouts in 60 games as a prep...Allowed only 21 goals in four years (0.35 GAA)...School record holder in shutouts and goals against average...Member of National and Spanish National Honor Societies.

Club: Helped lead Tampa's Town N' Country club team to 1996 U 20 national title, where she teamed with Gator teammates Danielle Fotopoulos and Tracy Ward...Earned goalkeeper MVP honors after leading Town 'N Country club team to U 19 national title at 1995 Athena Cup...Helped lead Town 'N Country to 1993 and 1994 state crowns...Member of Florida state team and Olympic Development Program (ODP) U 19 Region III player pool.

Personal: Born November 10, 1976...Daughter of James and Margie Harris...1995 graduate of Countryside High School...Father played football at the University of Washington...President of UF's Student Athlete Advisory Committee...Also considered Duke and Georgia.

Major: Sports Management with a minor in education.


Harris' Collegiate Statistics
Year G GS Min. SV GA GAA SHO W-L-T
1995 17 9 885 42 6 0.61 5.5 6-1-0
1996 25-13 1125 31 11 0.88 7.5 9-2-0
1997 21-16 1154 31 14 1.092 5 8-3-1
1998 5-0 119 4 0 0.000 1.21 1-0-0
Totals 68 38 3283 108 31 0.850 19.21 24 6 1
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