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Briana Scurry

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WUSA founding player and US Women's National Team goalkeeper.


Full Name: Briana Collette Scurry

Team: Atlanta Beat

Height: 5'8"

Born: Sept.ember7, 1971, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

College: University of Massachusetts

High School: Anoka Senior High School; Anoka, Minn

Career Highlights:

Currently: Goal keeper for the Atlanta Beat.

WUSA: In 2001, posted a regular season record of 9-3-6. Recorded the league’s best goals against average (0.82) and best winning percentage (66.7%). Notched eight shutouts, the league’s second highest total. Named to the WUSA’s Global 11 second team. Had a seven game unbeaten streak. Ended the regular season with two wins, versus Washington and Carolina. Recorded an assist in the Founders Cup Championship on a Charmaine Hooper goal.

National Team: The number one goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's National Team from 1994 – 1999. Played in only three matches for the national team in 2000 and recorded a 1.19 goals against average. The most capped keeper in USWNT history, as the only goalkeeper to record 100 career appearances for the U.S. Women's National Team. In 1999 led the U.S. to its historic 1999 Women's World Cup victory. Played every minute of the 1999 Women's World Cup allowing only three goals and recording four shutouts. Made a penalty kick save on China's third shot giving the U.S. the chance for the World Cup title. Holds the U.S. Women's National Team career record in appearances for a goalie (103), wins (79), and shutouts (54). Started 20 matches in 1999, recording 17 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie, allowing only 13 goals. In 1998 started 17 games and lost only one, recording 15 wins, 1 loss, and 2 ties. Member of the 1998 gold medal winning Goodwill Games team… In 1997 played in 14 games, allowed seven goals and recorded seven shutouts. Started and played every minute of the five matches at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta in route to winning a gold medal. Played 17 games in 1996 allowing only 11 goals and compiling a record of 15 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. Started in goal for the U.S. Women's National Team at the 1995 Women's World Cup in Sweden. First appearance was March 16, 1994, versus Portugal and first shutout was recorded the same day.

College: Consensus top college goalkeeper in 1993. A 1993 NSCAA Second Team All-American. Helped lead UMass to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament and a 17-3-3 record in 1993. Completed her four year college career with 37 shutouts in 65 starts, a 0.56 goals against average, and a 48-13-4 record. Had the third best goals against average her senior season with a 0.48 GAA. Played in three games at forward in 1992. Started in 19 games for UMass her junior year, recording 12 shutouts and allowing 9 goals.


Named All-American at Anoka Senior High School in Anoka, Minnesota. Voted the top female athlete in Minnesota her senior year.

Starting goalkeeper for the W-League Champion Raleigh Wings during the summer of '98, compiling a 1.36 goals against average. Led the Greater Boston Girl's Soccer Club to the state title in 1990 and 1991.

Graduated in the spring of 1995 with a degree in political science.

Active in volunteer work for Aids awareness and research.  Has volunteered her time with the Make A Wish Foundation.

Has a tattoo of a black panther on her shoulder.


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