20 - Catherine Sigler
Catherine Sigler
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Windsor, Calif.
High School: Ursuline
Previous College: Notre Dame
Position: Defender

AS A SENIOR IN 2005: Started eight of 12 matches in which she appeared ... missed part of the year with a midseason leg injury ... returned to start NCAA Quarterfinal match at Penn State ... assisted on a goal in 2-0 victory over Saint Mary's on Oct. 13.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2004: Started 20 contests in the defense and saw action in 23 contests... assisted on the team's final goal against Rhode Island... defense posted 15 shut outs on the season and held opponents to a 0.62 GAA.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003: Started seven matches and saw action in 13 contests, making Bronco debut at San Jose State... earned first start against California... missed three matches due to injury... returned to action against CS Fullerton... took one shot on the season.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002: A second team Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American at Notre Dame... earned All-Rookie Team honors from the Big East Conference while also being named to Great Lakes West Regional Freshman Team... started all 21 matches and led Fighting Irish to the third round of the NCAA Tournament and a 13-8 overall mark.

OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM EXPERIENCE: Invited to play on the U19 ODP team... invited to the 2001 adidas ESP camp in North Carolina.

CLUB TEAM: A two-year captain of the Santa Rosa Thunder... club team was the subject of Jon Littman's book The Beautiful Game... won two Northern California State Cups ('01 runner-up, '02 semifinalist)... also won 2000 Surf Cup ('01 runner-up) and the 2000 Presidents Day Championship in Phoenix ('01 runner-up)... helped '99 Thunder team reach Western Regional quarterfinals while the 2000 squad won the California Cup.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Ursuline High School... a two-year captain... competed as a junior at ESP national all-star tournament in North Carolina... all-Empire player of the year, with three All-Conference and All-City honor ... two-time regional MVP... helped Ursuline win two conference titles and three sectional titles, plus third-place in 2001... three-year member of nationally-ranked team... Rookie of the Year... named to School Sports Magazine's "Best of the Best" for Bay Area soccer... helped team post 75-9-1 four-year record, including 22-1 as a freshman (12 shutouts), 23-0 as a sophomore (10 shutouts), 18-3 as a junior (12 goals, 9 assists) and 12-5-1 as a senior (five shutouts)... two-year letterwinner as a sprinter on prep track team... school spirit leader, as part of American Student Body program... received St. Bernard Gleason honor roll award and scholar-leadership award... attended CASC Leadership Camp at Stanford...

PERSONAL: Full name is Catherine Elizabeth Sigler... born in Cincinnati, Ohio... parents are Chris and Leslie Sigler ... both were varsity athletes at Springfield College (Chris was a swimmer, Leslie a gymnast)... has one sister and two brothers... is the third sibling in family to play college soccer (CJ played at Cal Poly, Brittany at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University)... grandfather Wesley Henry played football at Cal Poly.

Sigler's Career Statistics

Year M-S Shots Goals GW Goals Assists Points
2002 (ND) 21-21 8 1 0 0 2
2003 13-7 1 0 0 0 0
2004 23-20 4 0 0 1 1
2005 12-8 1 0 0 1 1
Career 69-56 14 1 0 2 4