28 - Chioma Igwe
Chioma Igwe
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Belmont, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame-Belmont
Previous College: California
Position: Midfielder

AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Transfer from Cal started 16 of the 18 matches she saw action in this season ... assisted on goal against Gonzaga on Oct. 22 ... recorded second assist of the season Oct. 13 at Loyola Marymount ... assisted on team's third goal against UCLA on Sept. 22 ... scored first goal as a Bronco on Sept. 8 against Connecticut ... headed in Amanda Poach's corner kick for game-winner in double-OT ... named to Notre Dame adidas Classic All-Tournament team for her solid performance at midfield ... named to Soccer Buzz Elite National Team of the Week and the Santa Clara adidas Classic All-Tournament team for her Opening Weekend performance.  

AS A SOPHOMORE AT CAL IN 2005: Named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention for second year in a row ... started 20 of the 22 matches in which she appeared ... notched a goal and three assists in 2005 ... assisted on game-winner in overtime of Cal's 2-1 win over Saint Mary's on August 26 ... put a shot on frame Sept. 25 at Utah ... assisted on game-winner Oct. 23 in 1-0 win at Arizona State ... set up first goal in a 5-0 rout of Oregon on Nov. 4 in Eugene, Ore. ... capped scoring of a 4-0 win over Oregon State with her only goal of the season on Nov. 6 in Corvallis, Ore.

AS A FRESHMAN AT CAL IN 2004: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Freshman West squad ... started 13 of the 19 games she played in ... scored on a penalty kick in Cal's 1-0 win at Washington State ... shared team-high honors with five assists (tied for 9th in Pac-10), including one assist off a corner kick in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Santa Clara ... tallied a game-winning assist against Oregon ... also connected with goalkeeper Ashley Sulprizio on a corner kick goal in a 1-1 tie against Stanford in the final three minutes of regulation.

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Attended the U.S. Under-20 national team camp in May 2005 in Carson, Calif. ... U.S. alternate for the 2004 U-19 World Championship in November ... competed at a U.S. under-19 national team camp in March 2004 and played for the U19s at the Philips Lighting U-19 Women's Soccer Invitational in April 2004 against teams from Holland, China and Japan ... played for the U.S. at the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament May 28-June 6 in Ottawa, Canada ... member of the U17 and U14 national team pools.  

CLUB TEAM: Played with the Northstars club team, which is coached by her father, Tony. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Belmont, Calif. ... Named a 2004 Parade All-American in 2003, a 2004 NSCAA All-American and a 2004 McDonald's All-American ... selected one of the Top 25 rookies in the country in 2004, according to Soccer Buzz ... named Cal High Sports and High School Sports Focus Player of the Year as a senior ... picked as league MVP after leading the league in scoring for the third time as a senior ... overall during her prep career, posted 88 goals and 61 assists at Notre Dame ... recognized as the San Jose Mercury News' freshman, sophomore and junior of the year ... as a senior, the San Jose Mercury News named her its Player of the Year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Chioma Igwe ... born in San Mateo, Calif. ... her parents are Tony and Lisa Igwe ... her father played soccer for the Nigerian national team following his career at the University of San Francisco (1975-79), where he was a member of two national championship teams ... older brother, Kelechi, played for Santa Clara from 2002-05 ... her younger brother, Amaechi, is a member of the New England Revolution (MLS) ... majoring in combined sciences.

Igwe's Career Statistics

 

Year M-S Goals Assists Points Shots GW Goals
2004 (CAL) 19-13 1 5 7 20 0
2005 (CAL) 22-20 1 3 5 26 0
2006 18-16 2 3 7 16 1
2007 21-21 1 0 2 3 0
Career 80-70 5 11 21 70 1