On Beirne: Exceptionally speedy athlete … had tremendous development in the spring season … expected to see time at forward or at wide midfield … continues to improve tactically … has good ability to get in behind defenses.
Summer of 2001: Played for the Maryland Pride of W-League … had previously played for the Northern Virginia Majestics in 1999, scoring two goals and assisted on one goal for five points.
As a junior (2000): Played in all 19 games, starting 16 … finished third on the team in scoring with three goals and three assists for nine points … after beginning year without a point in 11 games, posted eight points in back-to-back games in early October … scored first goal of the season against No. 15 Virginia (10/6) to give Terps a 1-0 lead … tallied first assist of year also against Virginia on Terri Greer’s goal to put Terps ahead 2-0 for first-career multi-point game (three points) … set career highs with two goals and five points against Howard (10/11) … also added an assist against the Bison … her pass to Greer set up the game-winning goal to upset No. 23 Florida State (10/20) in the Terps’ 2-0 win … member of the ACC Honor Roll.
As a sophomore (1999): Played in all 22 games, starting five at forward, including the first three matches of the season … opened the year strong, recording her only assist of the season in the season-opening win at George Washington (8/29) … helper came on Kim King's first career goal to give the Terps a 2-0 lead in the 75th minute … notched only goal of the season in Maryland's second game -- its home opener against UMBC (9/1) … goal, which gave Maryland a 1-0 lead 19:11 into the contest, was the first of her career … also started at USC (9/4), at Duke (9/19) in the regular season and against the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament (11/4) … recorded seven shots during the season, including career-high three against Long Island (11/10) in Maryland's NCAA first round win.
As a freshman (1998): Saw action in all 23 games, starting 11 … drew starting nod in first two college games, at Penn State (9/4) and Clemson (9/6) … became the first freshman to start a game since Emily Janss started the 1996 opener against St. Mary's (Calif.) … started nine of final 10 games of the season, including both of Maryland's NCAA Tournament games against Fairfield (11/11) and William & Mary (11/15) … recorded three assists … first career point came against NC State (9/20) … recorded assists in back-to-back games with a helper against George Mason (9/23) … third assist came against No. 4 Connecticut (10/11), as she set up Terri Greer's game-tying goal in the 79th minute for a 2-2 tie.
Before Maryland: Played four years of soccer at Westminster High School in Westminster, Md. … All-Westminster County and Central Maryland Conference first-team selection each of her varsity soccer years … led team in scoring all four years … a member of the Olympic Development Program in the state of Maryland for three years … helped lead the Columbia Phoenix club team to the regional finals in 1997 … won the North Atlantic Indoor national championship … played as a member of the Harford Energizers club team which won state championships in 1994 and 1995 … also earned varsity letters in basketball, track and field and lacrosse … a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Courtney Erin Beirne … born Jan. 15, 1980 … daughter of Ann and Jim Beirne … sister of James (25) … majoring in kinesiological sciences.
Beirne's Career Statistics
Year GP GS G A Pt Shots GWG
1998 23 11 0 3 3 12 0
1999 22 5 1 1 3 7 0
2000 19 16 3 3 9 31 0
Totals 64 32 4 7 15 50 0
Goals: 2 vs. Howard, 10/11/00
Assists: 1 on seven occasions
Points: 5 vs. Howard, 10/11/00