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  Natalie Sanderson
Natalie Sanderson

Player Profile

Ventura, Calif.

High School:



Sanderson at Stanford - 2004: Earned Pac-10 All-Academic accolades ... appeared in 20 games, making 17 starts ... missed a pair of mid-season games due to injury ... finished the year with two points ... assisted on the game-winning goal against Oregon, as Stanford won 2-0 ... tallied an assist on the first goal of the season, just 48 seconds into the season-opener against Utah.

2003: Missed the first game of the season, but played in the next 20 contests and started the last 18 matches ... fired off 35 shots, including 19 shots on goal ... scored three goals and one assist to rank third on the team with seven points ... gave Stanford an insurance goal in the Cardinal's 2-0 win over USC with a penalty kick early in the second half ... scored the game-winning goal at Saint Mary's in double overtime ... an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

2002: Took the field in 18 games, including five starts ... made her first career start at USC ... ranked fourth on team with 13 points (five goals, three assists) ... recorded one goal and three assists against Montana at the Santa Clara adidas Classic ... scored the game-winning goal at USC on a penalty kick ... recorded goals against Oklahoma, Tennessee and Tulane ... named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

2001: Saw action in 18 games, including all three matches of the NCAA Tournament ... ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 11 points ... her three goals and five assists were the most for a non-starter ... scored the game-winning goal against Denver in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... added an assist against Saint Mary's in the Second Round ... recorded one goal and one assist against Oregon State ... tallied a goal, an assist and four shots in Stanford's 2-1 win over Fresno State in her first collegiate appearance ... added an assist against Washington and versus Dayton.

High School: Named the 2000 Parade Magazine All-American Player of the Year ... honored as the 2000 California Gatorade Player of the Year ... played for the U-19 U.S. National Team and was a member of the Region IV ODP team ... 2000-01 Los Angeles Times Player of the Year ... an NSCAA All-American ... named the 2001 Ventura County Female Athlete of the Year ... honored as the Ventura Star Player of the Year from 1999-2001 ... finished her high school career as the all-time leading scorer at Buena with 130 career goals ... earned four letters in soccer, two in track & field and one in tennis ... captained her high school soccer team that went undefeated and won the state championship during her junior season.

Personal: Daughter of Reginald and Muriel Sanderson ... father, Reginald, played football for the Stanford squad that won the Rose Bowl in 1971 and '72 ... he went on to play two seasons for the Chicago Bears ... an American studies major.

Sanderson's Year-by-Year Statistics

Year GP/GS


Goals Assists Points
2001 18/0 19 3 5 11
2002 18/5 29 5 3 13
2003 20/18 35 3 1 7
2004 20/17 14 0 2 2
Totals 76/40 97 11 11 33

Last Updated: 4/28/05