On Gustafson: Leading returning scorer in 2001 honors candidate a hard-working forward who has good feel for the game a great defensive presence up top expected to be an offensive force this season a vocal leader on and off the field an incredible desire to win.
Summer of 2001: Spent her second season in the W-League, playing for the Maryland Pride in 2000, was a starting forward for the Delaware Genies and went on to play for U-23 Maryland state amateur team.
As a junior (2000): Named to Mid-Atlantic Region third team by Soccer Buzz after breakout season on offense Marylands leader in goals (nine) and points (20) tied for sixth in the ACC in total goals played in all 19 games, drawing 12 starts at forward had career game in Terps upset win of No. 4 Penn State (8/29), scoring all three goals in the 3-1 victory named to the Soccer America Team of the Week (9/4) and named Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week (9/4) after netting first-career hat trick posted first assist of season against Santa Clara (9/15) in the Stanford Nike Invitational, as she set up Katie Ludwig also added an assist against Virginia (10/6) tied the all-time Maryland record for goals in a game with four against Howard (10/11); record was set by Emmy Harbo at LSU (10/31/98) the four goals and eight points in a game set new Ludwig Field records her four goals in a game also equaled the most by an ACC player during the 2000 season named Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week (10/16) netted both of Marylands goals in a 2-1 win at James Madison (10/17), marking her third game-winning goal of the season overall, her 13 career goals have come in six games.
As a sophomore (1999): Played and started in all 22 games in her first season after transferring to Maryland from Indiana fourth on the team in scoring with four goals, two assists for 10 points second on the team in shots with 39 scored three of her four goals against Duke tallied first multi-goal game in stunning upset of No. 9 Duke (9/19) netted an unassisted goal to give the Terps a 2-1 lead early in the second half came back for game-winner in the 98th minute, lifting Maryland to 4-3 victory recorded first career assist on first goal at William & Mary (10/2) scored the second goal in a 2-0 win over Navy (10/10), giving Maryland three straight shutouts netted third goal against Duke in ACC semifinals (11/4), as she gave Maryland a 1-0 lead on the team's only shot of the first half in a 2-1 win assisted on Terps' fourth goal in 6-0 NCAA Tournament first round win over Long Island (11/10) posted a season-high four shots in two games against Penn (9/12) and Virginia (9/29).
As a freshman (1998): Played in 15 games at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Hoosiers advanced to NCAA Tournament's second round before losing to Penn State and finished with a 14-8-1 record.
Before College: Earned four letters while a member of the varsity at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Md. team captain as a junior and senior a three-time all-state selection earned All-Metro first team honors in 1996 and second team honors in 1995 and 1997 by the Baltimore Sun was the leading scorer in Baltimore County in 1997 with 30 goals and 10 assists for 70 total points scored 83 career goals and added 38 career assists for 204 career points her marks for goals, assists and total points are all school records currently a member of the U-19 Region I team competed at the U-19 regional tournament and participated in the regional ODP camp in Massachusetts during the summer prior to her first year at Maryland a member of the state of Maryland ODP for the seven years.
Personal: Sara Kirsten Gustafson born Jan. 25, 1980 daughter of Cathryn and Paul Gustafson sister of Mike (26), Cara (25), Kevin (24), Lainie (19), Eric (15), David (14), Neil (10) and Brian (7) majoring in physical education.
Gustafson's Career Statistics
Goals: 4 vs. Howard, 10/11/00*