Cindy Parlow Bio

September 3, 2003

Team: Atlanta Beat
Position: Forward
Status: Active
How Acquired: Founding Player-2001
WUSA Experience: 2
Previous Team: U.S. National Team
College: North Carolina
Hometown: Memphis, TN
High School: Germantown High [TN]
Born: May 8, 1978 Memphis, TN, USA
Height: 5' 11"

2002 WUSA Season:
Finished the season ranked third on the team in scoring with 14 points off five goals and four assists... Started the first two games of 2002 and missed the third, while ruled ineligible due to FIFA rules regarding national team call ups... Notched her first goal of the season on May 18 versus the CyberRays, while playing most of the game with a broken nose suffered in the 5th minute... Scored the game winning goal versus Boston on May 25... Tallied a goal and an assist versus the Power on June 9... Scored her fourth goal of the season, also the game winner, versus the CyberRays on June 22... Missed the July 20 match versus the Breakers due to National Team duty... Scored her final goal of the season on August 4 versus the Washington Freedom in a 3-2 loss.

2001 WUSA Season:
Beat's second leading goal scorer with five goals and ranked first in assists with seven...Tied for third in total assists and ranked tenth in total points in the WUSA...Scored the fastest goal from start of regulation (2nd minute) versus the Philadelphia Charge on May 24...First Beat player to notch a multi-goal game, as she scored two against the San Diego Spirit on June 17...Notched another two-goal game in a come from behind victory on July 22 versus the New York Power... Came to the rescue in the semifinal match versus the Philadelphia Charge ... Down 2-0, she scored the equalizing goal late in regulation, and then scored the WUSA's first ever golden goal in the second overtime period, putting the Beat into the championship match.

National Team:
Has recorded 122 caps and 57 goals to date... Youngest player to win an Olympic gold medal and a Women's World Cup... Ranks in the top ten of three major scoring categories for the U.S. Women's National Team, 5th with 57 goals scored, 9th with 22 assists, and 7th with 136 points... 2003: Played in two of the U.S. Women's four games at the 2003 Algarve Cup in Portugal... 2002: Scored 11 goals in 14 games in 2002... Scored five goals in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, including a hat trick in a 7-0 win over Costa Rica, that earned the U.S. a berth in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup... 2001: Played in three matches for the USA during a limited schedule, starting all three and scoring one goal, that against Germany in the only game of the 2001 Nike U.S. Women's Cup...Recorded her 100th career cap in a 1-0 win over Canada on July 3, in the Independence Day Series... 2000: Led the U.S. Women's National Team with 19 goals and seven assists... 1999: Started all six of the national team's matches in the 1999 Women's World Cup, scoring two goals and recording two assists... Played in 25 games for the U.S. Women's National Team in 1999, scoring nine goals and 10 assists... 1998: Won a gold medal at the Goodwill Games and that year also won the first-ever Chevrolet Youth Female Athlete of the Year award... First appearance and first national team goal: January 14, 1996, versus Russia.

College:
Awarded the Hermann Trophy and the MAC Player of the Year in her senior season at North Carolina... Became only the second two-time winner of the award; other winner was fellow Tarheel Mia Hamm... Won the MAC and Hermann Trophy in her junior season at North Carolina... Led North Carolina to an undefeated regular season and to the NCAA championship game in 1998... In 1998 led the team with 21 goals and 11 assists and was named the ACC Player of the Year... In 1997 led the team to an NCAA championship title, scoring the game winning goal in the final... Named First-Team NSCAA All-American four years in a row (1995, '96, 97 and '98)... Named First-Team All-ACC in 1996, '97, and '98... Ended her career at North Carolina with 68 goals and 53 assists... Entered North Carolina after finishing high school in three years.

Personal:
Full name is Cynthia Marie Parlow... Majored in nutrition... Her favorite movie is "Shawshank Redemption."