On Viher: Returns from back-to-back redshirt seasons which she missed due to a torn ACL in her left knee ... was “missed dearly” by the Terps in each of the last two seasons according to Higgins-Cirovski, who says “we are fortunate to have her back this year” ... has incredible intensity and tenacity ... provides leadership in the backfield ... a strong left foot ... exceptional in the air ... loves to come forward on the attack ... athletically gifted ... strong hard-nosed player who is difficult to beat in one-on-one situations... a vocal team leader ... last name pronounced VEER.
As a redshirt junior (2002): Missed her second year in a row after tearing her left ACL for second time on Sept. 17, 2002 in practice … underwent surgery on Sept. 27 … began the year sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a miniscus tear in her knee on Aug. 27, 2002 , but was expected to return prior to tearing her ACL again less than a month later.
Summer of 2002: Played for the Maryland Pride of the W-League with Terps teammates Jenny Biscoe, Lindsay Givens, Sally Harrison and Jen Lovecchio ... had played with the Cleveland Eclipse of the W-League last summer.
As a junior (2001): Redshirt season after suffering a torn ACL in her left knee on Aug. 29, two days before the start of the season ... underwent successful surgery on Sept. 13 and went through rehabilitation during the fall and winter months ... had played in all 41 games as a sophomore and freshman, starting 40, prior to her injury.
As a sophomore (2000): Named to the Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team ... played in all 19 games, starting 18 ... scored first college goal to open the season in 1-0 win at Rutgers (8/25) on a header into the upper-left corner ... added an assist against Penn State (8/29) ... also posted helpers against Towson (9/6) on Jen Biscoe’s first college goal and against Virginia (10/6) ... keyed with fellow classmates Sally Harrison, Valerie Lawrence and All-ACC keeper Riki-Ann Serrins to post a 1.42 team goals against average. As a freshman (1999): Started and played in all 22 games as a freshman ... honored by Soccer Buzz on the Mid-Atlantic Region All-Freshman Team along with Givens ... made an important defensive save against Penn State (11/14) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... took six shots.
Before Maryland: Four-year varsity starter at Mentor High School in Mentor, Ohio ... team co-captain as a senior ... NSCAA All-Midwest Region All-American first team in 1998 .. Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Ohio in 1998 ... all-state first team in 1998 ... Cleveland Plain Dealer and News Herald Player of the Year in 1998 ... named the Lake Erie League Player of the Year and was an all-league first team selection in 1998 ... All-Lake County and All-News Herald first team in 1997 ... led team to the state championship tournament final four in 1996 and 1997 ... team won district championships each of her four years and regional championships in 1996 and 1997 ... participated in the U.S. National Camp in 1998 ... a member of the ODP Region II Team in 1997 and 1998 ... played in the state of Ohio ODP team in 1995, 1997 and 1998 ... played in the 1999 U.S. Soccer Festival and was a member of the 1999 USASA Region II Team ... starter for the Internationals club team from 1994 through 1999 ... club team won the Ohio North state championships each of her years on the team ... also helped lead the Internationals to U-16 national championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Personal: Carly Lauren Viher ... born June 29, 1981 ... daughter of Linda and John Viher ... sister of Lance (32) and Tera (31) ... graduated cum laude from Mentor High School and was a member of the National Honor Society ... majoring in physiology and neurobiology ... member of the 2000-01 ACC Honor Roll.
Career Stats Year GP GS G A Pts. Shots GWG 1999 22 22 0 0 0 6 0 2000 19 18 1 3 5 6 1 2001 Redshirt Season 2002 Redshirt Season 2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tot. 41 40 1 3 5 12 1