Veronique  Maranda

16Veronique Maranda


Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Candada

High School:
College Francais




INTERNATIONAL (2006): Started all five matches for her home country of Canada during the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Qualifying Tournament...Had a goal and an assist in the 7-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago in pool play...Picked up her second assist in the Canadians' 3-2 win over Mexico...Helped the Red and White to a second-place finish in the tourney and a spot in the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Championship in Russia...Also tallied a goal in one of the 2-0 wins during a pair of friendlies against Finland.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Played in all 23 matches as a true freshman, making 14 starts...Tied for fourth on the team with four goals on the year...Also had one assist during the season, coming in the 1-1 tie against No. 25 William & Mary...Scored her only game-winning goal of the season with her first collegiate score in the 53rd minute against Washington in the 2005 First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic on Sept. 18...Drew eight starts in SEC play but did not find the net during the 11-game regular season...Scored her first goal against an SEC team in the SEC Tournament during the 2-0, first-round win over LSU...Found the net twice during the first half against No. 25 Wake Forest, helping the Lady Vols advance into the NCAA Tournament second round for the fourth consecutive year.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A native of Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada, Véronique looks to continue a strong tradition of Canadian players that have made a distinct impression as members of the Orange & White such as Rhian Wilkinson, Melissa Amado and Marie-Eve Nault...As a part of the Canadian World Cup and U20 player pool, the midfielder registered 14 international caps for her home country with the World Cup squad including high-profile match ups with the United States, China and Brazil (two)...In the 2004 Four Nation Women's Tournament, Maranda scored a goal for the World Cup squad in a 2-1 loss to China on Jan. 30...As a member of the U20 program, she earned 14 international caps and found the back of the net on four occasions with goals against Trinidad & Tobago (Jan. 15, 2004, in a 3-1 win), Costa Rica (4-0 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament semifinal win on Nov. 13, 2004), Thailand (7-0 in the FIFA U19 Women's World Champ.) and Germany (3-3 tie in FIFA U19 W.C.)...Her U19 squad fell in the quarterfinal round of the 2004 FIFA U19 Women's World Championship in Thailand...Maranda also helped guide Canada to a silver medal at the 2003 PanAm Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic...She was chosen as the Soccer Player of the Year in the Province of Quebec in 2003.

PERSONAL: Majoring in arts & sciences...Lists participating in the Women's U-19 World Cup in Thailand as her biggest thrill to date in soccer...Enjoys music, playing the guitar, shooting billards, attending concerts and reading... Claims to have modeled herself after former French National Team soccer star Zinedine Zidane...Hopes to play in the Olympics, the Women's World Cup and win an NCAA Championship during her playing career...Has an older brother, Michel, 25; and an older sister, Sophie, 22...Véronique Vallieres Maranda was born Aug. 18, 1986, in Montreal, Quebec...Her parents are Vincent Maranda and Line Vallieres.





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