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Heather Cooke


California, Md.

High School:




2009 (Senior): Earned All-MAAC First Team after leading a Loyola defense that allowed just over a goal a game... Helped the Greyhounds advance to the NCAA College Cup... Named to NSCAA/adidas All-Northeast Region Second Team... Scored a goal and assisted on two in 23 starts. 2008 (Junior): Earned All-MAAC Second Team honors... Started all 20 games during her junior season... Recorded two shots and one goal... Earned game-tying goal during 1-1 tie at Manhattan... Helped Loyola's defense to a 1.38 goals against average.

2007 (Sophomore): Named to the All-MAAC Second Team after starting all 21 games as a center back... Scored a goal and took six shots during the season... Her goal came against Marquette (9/14) in the Colorado College Tournament off a Lina Staropoli corner kick... Part of a defensive unit that posted a 0.99 goals against average and held 10 teams scoreless.

2006 (Freshman): Played in 18 games, starting nine... Finished with a goal and an assist... Scored her first collegiate point on an assist of a Carolyn Kennington goal against then-No. 1 ranked Florida State... Scored her first goal as a Loyola player in a 4-0 victory over Iona (10/22).

High School: Earned eight letters - four each in soccer and track and field - at Leonardtown (Md.) High School for Head Coach Jen Henderson... Captain of the soccer team as a junior and senior and captain of the track and field squad as a senior... Played as a forward/midfielder in high school... Helped the Raiders win the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) Championship in 2003 and 2005... Scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick with three minutes remaining to secure the 2005 SMAC title with a win over Northern High School... Earned SMAC Most Valuable Player honors as a senior... Named to The Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention as a junior and senior... Also earned All-State and All-SMAC and All-St. Mary's County First Team... Named the soccer team's Most Outstanding Player... Earned Highest Honor Roll mention at Leonardtown and received the school's English Award as a sophomore and Most Spirited Award as a senior... Parlimentarian of the National Honors Society and was active in student council... Was Co-Editor of the yearbook and member of the Peer Development Program... Competed in club soccer for the Bethesda Extreme and Coach Dave Greene, garnering two Maryland State Cup Championships (2005-2006)... Member of Maryland ODP three years (2003-2005), including advancing to Region 1 Finalist in 2004.

Personal: Heather Marie Cooke... Daughter of Terrence and Elsa Cooke... Born in California, Md... Has an older brother, Jason, who played soccer at Pittsburgh, and a younger sister, Jessica... Majoring in international business at Loyola.

Cooke's Career Statistics

YEAR GP GS G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2006 18 9 1 1 3 6 .167 5 .833 0 0-0
2007 21 21 1 0 2 6 .167 1 .167 0 0-0
2008 20 20 1 0 2 2 .500 1 .500 0 0-0
2009 23 23 1 2 4 6 .167 2 .333 0 0-0
TOTAL 82 73 4 3 11 20 .200 9 .450 0 0-0