Player - Carrie Serwetnyk

Born: Hamilton, Ontario, July 17, 1965.Carrie Serwetnyk

Clubs: University of North Carolina, Jeunesse Sportive Feminine de Poissy (France), Fujita Corporation, Yomiuri Soccer Club (Japan). Played 19 times for Canada's full national team. Born in Hamilton of Ukrainian and Scottish parents the family moved to Mississauga where she played for Clarkson in the Peel-Halton Soccer Association. Eventually her soccer skills won her a scholarship to the University of North Carolina where she was the leading scorer in 1985 at the age of 20 with 19 goals and voted the team's offensive MVP. With the Tar Heels she played in three NCAA women's finals winning the title in 1986 and 1987 and finishing on the losing side in 1985. In 1986 and 1987 she also played for Ontario during the summer taking part in the Canadian National Championships and scoring three goals in the 1986 final. A member of the National team at the Taiwan Cup competition in Taipei in 1987 and at the FIFA International Tournament in Guangzhou, China in 1988. Between 1988 and 1990 she played in France and her team reached the national final. She returned home to play for Canada in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament in Haiti in 1991. In late April 1992 she signed for the Japanese club owned by the Fujita Corporation and played in the 10team Japanese Women's League. There she scored 14 of her teams 19 goals and finished as the third leading goal scorer in the league. After one year with Fujita she signed a one year contract with Yomiuri. There she came back from a knee injury and the Ebstein Barr virus to help her team win the championship and the national tournament scoring two goals in each of the finals.