2 Emily Cook
Emily Cook

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richardson, Texas

High School:
J.J. Pearce

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
12/20/1982

Experience:
2L



The 27th player to serve as captain of the soccer team ... intimidating defender who will be a valuable contributor in the backfield ... shields well and has good distribution skills ... physical player who is a hard tackler and strong in the air ... has developed the past three years into a very technical and tactical performer capable of playing any position on defense ... vying for starting role following solid 2003 campaign and strong spring showing ... excited about upcoming season and looking to make an impact in leadership role either as a starter or providing quality depth to the back ... will be a stabilizing force for the younger members of the team ... appeared in 73 percent of games the past three years drawing time in 40 of 55 games with starts in 19 of those contests ... two-year letterwinner.

2003: Appeared in 12 straight games and 16 of 19 overall with starts in four of those contests ... defensive effort was instrumental in all five of Army's blankings, including shutouts of Albany and Siena in winning its own Gillette Classic in mid-September ... tournament was first hosted by the Black Knights since the 1987 campaign ... starter during a three-match shutout stretch ... ranked among the team's defensive leaders in shots with career-high eight, but just one was fired in Patriot League play ... took shots in six matches with game-high two against Albany and Marist ... tallied lone assist of season and second in career in regular-season league finale against defending champion American ... set up equalizer that forced overtime issue in 2-1 heartbreaking loss.

2002: Appeared in five games ... helped Black Knights to a perfect 5-0 mark in those matches ... four of the victories were blankings, including back-to-back, 8-0, and, 7-0, romps over Manhattan and Howard, respectively ... instrumental in helping squad to a school mark for fewest goals allowed (9).

2001: Played in all 19 games, drawing 15 starts ... lone assist set up winning tally by Laura Schroeder in 2-0 blanking of Siena early in the season ... integral part of Army's defense that limited opponents to just 19 goals and nine shutouts, both ranked among the top marks in the Patriot League ... one of two freshmen to earn starting nod.

High School: An All-North Texas selection and three-time all-city and all-district performer at J.J. Pearce High ... led high school team to state finals and the district title in back-to-back years ... served as team captain senior year ... five-year member of the Olympic Development Program ... played on four-time North Texas state and regional championship team Dallas Sting 83 squad that was a national finalist in 2000 ... also earned letters in cross country and track.

Personal: Given name is Emily Chancellor Cook ... born Dec. 20, 1982 ... parents' names are Shelton and Jan Cook ... majoring in Law.

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