|Hometown:||Homer Glen, Ill.|
|High School:||Lockport Township HS|
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Terrific in her first season on the Mission Campus, earning co-Freshman of the Year honors by the West Coast Conference ... also collected WCC All-Freshman Team and All-WCC Second Team honors ... she became the first Santa Clara player to earn the WCC Freshman of the Year award since 2003 ... missed the first five matches of the season, making her collegiate debut in SCU's 2-0 victory against No. 5 Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... two days later, scored and assisted in a 3-1 win over No. 7 Purdue at Buck Shaw Stadium, both career first's ... inserted into the starting lineup against Purdue and would start 12 times in the 17 games she appeared to close out the year, including starting in all six matches at season's end ... scored her second college goal as a reserve against WCC rival Pepperdine (Oct. 23 - the game-winner ... started in all three of SCU's NCAA Tournament matches, helping the Broncos advance into the third round ... totaled 19 shots and five points.
NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Member of 2008 U18 U.S. team ... three-time National team player pool and camp participant.
CLUB TEAM: Member of Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ... coached by Douglas Bracken and James Tonner ... four-time state champions ... three-time Midwest region champion ... three-time NSCAA Youth All-American ... SYL National Select team ... two-time Parade All-American ... member of Region 2 ODP Team for the 2008 France tour, 2007 Brazil Tour, and 2006 Europe Tour.
AT LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP: Did not play high school soccer, but competed at the club level.
PERSONAL: Born in Elmhurst, Ill. ... daughter of Timothy and Angela Vernon ... dad graduated from Elmhurst College and mom graduated from Triton College ... has two siblings Victor and Elizabeth ... gave commencement speech at 2009 Lockport Township graduation ... graduated top 10% of class ... member of National Society of High School Scholars ... major is biology.