Player - Helen Stoumbos

Born: Guelph, Ontario, October 18, 1970Helen Stoumbos

Clubs: Wilfred Laurier University 1989-1993, Team Canada World University Games 1993, National Team 1994 Helen holds a unique record? she scored the first goal a Canadian player, male or female, ever scored in the finals of the World Cup. The goal came in the 1995 Women's World Cup played in Sweden, when she netted against England. Helen played at Wilfred Laurier University from 1989 to 1993 and represented Canada at the 1993 World University Games. In 1994, she was a member of the national team in the World Cup qualifying rounds in CONCACAF. She was named a Canadian all-star four times while attending university and five times an Ontario all-star. She earned the President's Award as the Female Athlete of the Year three times and was inducted into the Sir Wilfred Laurier Hall of Fame. In total, she played 28 times for Canada in international competition. When her career was over, she began a successful career in television and hosted and produced Direct Kicks: Grassroots Soccer TV starting in 1998 and a similar hockey program for Sportsnet. In 1999 she became a colour commentator with Rogers Sportsnet for Women's Soccer and is now with GOL TV.