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      Sue Flamini
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cranford, N.J.

High School:
Cranford H.S.

Height:
5-3

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
06/29/1983

COACH KELLY ON FLAMINI

"Sue is coming off a summer in which she played for the New Jersey Lady Stallions of the W-League. She is training hard each and every day because she wants to close her collegiate career with a flourish. Sue possesses great vision and is an amazing play-maker; we will need her to be our quarterback in the midfield and set the tempo in every match."

AS A JUNIOR (2003): Joined Ali Christoph as the only Lady Vols to start all 24 contests in the midfield...Ranked fourth on the Orange with 16 points on four goals and a career-high eight assists...Placed second on the team with three match-winning goals...Chosen to the All-SEC Tournament squad...Tied the school record by dishing out three assists in the 4-1 conquest of Kentucky...Snapped 2-2 tie against South Carolina by banging home the decisive goal with 4:57 remaining in regulation...Tallied a goal and an assist in 3-0 win over Charlotte that clinched the First Tennessee Classic title...Enters the season rated fourth on the career list in assists (20) and is eighth in shots attempted (140)...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2002): Played in all 25 matches and started 21 outings...Reached double figures with 10 points on two goals and six assists...Ranked sixth on the team with 42 shots...Responsible for the match-winning assist against Florida in the SEC Tournament final when Keeley Dowling headed in her direct kick for the Golden Goal at 108:58...Popped in both of her scores against Furman to kick off NCAA first-round action at the UT Soccer Complex on Nov. 15...Her first tally provided the Orange with a 1-0 cushion and came at 36:18 from the duo of Lyndsey Patterson and Rhian Wilkinson...Second goal came off a free kick with 12:27 left and put the hosts up by a comfortable 4-0 margin...Fed Dowling for the tying goal in the win over No. 22 Cincinnati two days later...Set up Tara Minnax's Golden Goal in 2-1 edging of South Alabama on Sept. 20...Dished out a pair of helpers in the 9-0 shellacking of Arkansas State...

AS A FRESHMAN (2001): Enjoyed a tremendous rookie season as she became the initial Lady Vol soccer player selected to an All-America team when she was chosen to Soccer Buzz Magazine's honorable mention list...In addition, Sue was the inaugural student-athlete from UT named as a first-team Freshman All-American...Was one of 12 finalists for Soccer Buzz's Freshman of the Year...Brought home first-team All-Central Region accolades and first-team All-Freshman Central honors from Soccer Buzz...Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference and NSCAA second-team All-Central Region her debut season, becoming the first Lady Vol to do so...Tabbed as the Lady Vol edsouth Athlete of the Month for September... Accumulated 22 points on eight goals and six assists in '01, including a pair of scores in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal against Kentucky...Those goals represented the first time the Big Orange had scored at the annual event...After leading UT to the program's first-ever tournament crown at the JMU/Comfort Inn Invitational with wins over James Madison and Rutgers, she was named the SEC Player of the Week on Sept. 10...Was just the second rookie from Tennessee to earn that honor...Totaled seven points on two goals and three assists in conference action...Dished out a couple of helpers during her squad's 4-0 blanking of Alabama on Oct. 7 and was credited with an assist on Kim Patrick's Golden Goal that snapped Florida's 50-match league winning streak on Oct. 19...Chipped in with scores in victories over South Carolina and LSU, with her tally against the Gamecocks being the eventual match-winner...Delivered the winning goal in her collegiate opener with a laser from 20 yards out at Brigham Young...

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A stellar performer at Cranford High School for four seasons, Sue propelled her squad to the state championship as a senior and a program-best ranking of second in the nation...Squad compiled a perfect 22-0-1 mark in '00 to become the first undefeated girls' soccer team in school history and also claimed its fourth consecutive Watchung Conference title...A member of the United States Under-17 National Team, she achieved All-America status in 2000 and 2001 and was named first-team All-Union County by the Newark Star Ledger four straight times...Named first-team all-state for all groups as a junior and senior and was first-team Group 3 all-state the other two years...Also earned letters in basketball and track...

PERSONAL: Majoring in logistics & transportation...Earned a spot on the SEC Honor Roll for the second time...Hopes to enter the field of sports marketing...Selected to the National and Spanish Honor Societies and made her high school's honor roll every semester...Served as her class president and was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities...Cites father as biggest sports influence, because he has always supported her and made sure she was enjoying her experiences...Hobbies include running, going to the beach, hanging out with friends, skiing and weightlifting...Her greatest thrill in soccer has been representing the United States in international competition...Always wears pre-wrap in her hair while on the field...Kisses the ceiling of her car when going through a yellow light...Former teammates playing collegiately include Jess Ballweg (Santa Clara), Courtney McCrudden (Kentucky), Shannon Murray (Georgia), Erica Stewart (Villanova) and Jess Trainor (Virginia)...Has a pair of brothers, Christopher, 24, a graduate of UConn, and Nicholas, 19...Susan J. Flamini was born June 29, 1983, in Summit, N.J...Her father is Richard Flamini.

FLAMINI'S CAREER STATISTICS

OVERALL
YearGP/GSShotsGoalsAsst.PointsGWG
200118/175886222
200225/214226101
200324/244048163
Totals67/621401420486
SEC
YearGP/GSShotsGoalsAsst.PointsGWG
20019/8312371
20029/590110
20039/9172591
Totals27/225749172

GETTING TO KNOW SUE

FAVORITES

Dessert: The banana dessert at P.F. Chang's
Ice Cream Flavor: Mint chocolate chip
Vacation Spot: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Knoxville Restaurant: P.F. Chang's
Animal: Dog
Television Show: Sex and the City
Soccer Memory: Playing for the U-16 National Team
Hobby: Fishing
Magazine: In Touch
Athlete: Lance Armstrong
Song: Two Step (The Dave Matthews Band)
Summer Movie: Shrek 2
Actor: Ben Affleck
Actress: Sandra Bullock
Spot at UT: Neyland Stadium on game day
Cartoon Character: Donkey from Shrek

MISCELLANEOUS

Dream Job: Scuba instructor in the tropics
CD in my stereo right now: The Dave Matthews Band
If I could spend a day with anyone, I would: Fly to a tropical island for the beach and sun and do as many water sports as I could
My goal for the season is: To have an impact in every single match I play
Worst movie I have ever seen: Lost in Translation
Where I see myself in 10 years: Either coaching or being a successful businesswoman
Funniest teammate: Talia Wright
Best part of road trips: All of the funny times that we have on the bus
Which teammate will be the biggest surprise in 2004? Lyndsey Patterson

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