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#19 Emily Oliver
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Flossmoor, Ill.
High School: Homewood-Flossmoor
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At Stanford: Completed career with a goals-against average of 0.36, the best mark in school history ... fifth on Stanford's career shutouts list, with 27 ... an NSCAA third-team All-America in 2011 ... NCAA College Cup Defensive MVP in 2011 ... three-time College Cup all-tournament selection.

As a Senior in 2013: Started the first three matches of the season, but was injured against Portland on Aug. 31 and took a medical retirement after the latest in a series of concussions ... was a Senior CLASS Award candidate ... finished as the school record-holder in career GAA (0.36) ... remained as a team captain ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 26 after season-opening victories at Boston College and Connecticut, the latter in a shutout, the 27th of her career.

As a Junior in 2012: Named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team for the third consecutive year ... missed the first eight matches with injury, but came back to start final 15 matches, with a 0.54 goals-against average, good for ninth on Stanford's single-season list... named to's Team of the Season first team ... an NSCAA All-Pacific Region second-team choice ... named to the All-Pac-12 first team for the second consecutive season ... a three-time all-conference player ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and to's Team of the Week on Oct. 29 ... the awards followed her performances in a 1-0 overtime victory at USC (Oct. 26) and 2-1 comeback victory over UCLA (Oc. 28) that decided the conference title ... made several spectacular saves against UCLA, including a diving two-handed deflection off a cutback shot that could have tied the score ... made three spectacular saves to preserve a 3-2 victory over Washington State (Oct. 18), including a fingertip push over the crossbar on a late 23-yard free kick that curled over the defensive wall ... was in top form while making 10 saves in a 1-0 College Cup double-overtime semifinal loss to North Carolina.

As a Sophomore in 2011: Named the NCAA College Cup Defensive MVP ... NSCAA third-team All-America ... NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team ... All-Pac-12 first team ... NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... national leader in goals-against average (0.23) ... that figure ranks No. 2 for a season in Stanford history ... five goals allowed ranks No. 2 among the fewest for a starting goalkeeper in school history ... 12 shutouts is the fifth-most in Stanford history ... Stanford Athletic Board Arthur F. Dauer Memorial Sports Performance Award for displaying maximum effort on and off the field and bringing the best out of her teammates ... Our Game Magazine NCAA Players to Watch (Sept. 19) ... Our Game Magazine NCAA Players to Watch (Oct. 3) ... had a 20-0-1 win-loss record ... in NCAA final, leaped high to tip away a hard 28-yard shot that appeared to be dipping under the bar.

As a Freshman in 2010: Named to the Soccer America All-Freshman first team ... received Top Drawer Soccer's All-Rookie Team honorable mention ... named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team ... named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... received All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... season goals-against average of 0.31 was the third-best in the country, second-best in Stanford history, and the best-ever by a Stanford freshman ... had an amazing performance in the NCAA final against Notre Dame, making a season-high six saves, including a series of four spectacular saves in the second half ... "She's absolutely tremendous," said Notre Dame All-American Melissa Henderson afterward. "She made so many great saves and I have so much respect for her and everything she did today." ... had a 20-1-0 win-loss record ... officially had 10 shutouts, but contributed toward 14 ... first collegiate action came when she entered at halftime against Georgia (Sept. 10) and did not allow a goal in 2-1 overtime victory ... started the next match, a shutout against Pacific (Sept. 12), and started ever since ... had five saves, including a reaction two-handed deflection of a free kick, in a 2-0 victory over visiting Oregon State in what was essentially for the Pac-10 title (Nov. 5) ... protected a 1-0 lead in the NCAA College Cup semifinals by turning away a Kristie Mewis header by sprawling to her left and blocking the shot with her left arm, and diving at the feet of another shooter, who sent her shot high, in a 2-0 Stanford victory in Cary, N.C. (Dec. 3).

National Team Experience: Played for the U.S. Under-20 team that beat China in a pair of friendlies in Carson, Calif., in April, 2012 ... called into the U.S. U-23 camp from Oct. 2-7, 2011 that was used to help U.S. full national team coach Pia Sundhage to identify young talent for possible inclusion for Olympic qualifying ... played for the U.S. U-20's at the Ten Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, in March, 2010 ... has been in U.S. national team pools since 2006, at U-14, U-15, U-17, and U-18 ... participated in the U.S. U-18/U-20 Super Camp in Chula Vista, Calif., in Jan.-Feb. 2009 ... competed against Brazil in U-17 camp in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, and against Chile and Canada in U-15 camp in Coral Springs, Fla., in 2007.

High School/Club: A 2010 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill. ... played for her high school team only as a freshman and sophomore, making all-state honors in 2008 ... instead, chose to train with her club's U-18 and U-19 boys teams during her final years in high school ... played club soccer for the Windy City Pride of Plainfield, Ill. ... named NSCAA Youth All-American in 2007 and 2008 ... won the Golden Glove Award at the 2008 adidas Elite Soccer Program camp ... club reached the U.S. Club nationals in 2008 and was the Illinois State Cup runner-up in 2007 and 2008 ... played on the Region II Olympic Development Program team from 2006-10.

Personal: Daughter of John and Elizabeth Oliver ... has an older brother, Jack, who was a downhill mountain bike racer for the University of Vermont club team ... enjoys wakeboarding and riding dirt bikes.

Oliver's career statistics:

Year GP-GS Minutes GA Saves SO GAA
2010 21-20 1,745:28 6 51 10 0.31
2011 23-23 1,941:01 5 65 12 0.23
2012 16-15 1,334:41 8 60 4 0.54
2013 3-3


2 11 1 0.70
Totals 63-61 5,279:57 21 187 27 0.36