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#9 Liz Harkin
Position: Defender
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Granite Bay, Calif.
High School: Granite Bay
Experience: 3 Letters

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  • On January 15, 2010 was selected by FC Gold Pride with the third pick of the sixth round (50th overall) of the Women's Professional Soccer Draft


  • One of the top defenders in the country, who started in 78 of the 79 matches she played in her career.
  • Was named First-Team Pac-10 in 2008 and again in 2009 and earned First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic honors three straight years (2007-09).
  • Earned a spot on the USA's U-20 National Team which won a gold medal at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.


  • Started all 20 games in helping lead the Sun Devils back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003.
  • Earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors for the second consecutive year and was a member of the NSCAA/adidas All-Region Second Team.
  • Academically speaking, was named to the NSCAA/adidas Women's Scholar All-America Third Team and earned First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the third consecutive season.
  • Was named defensive MVP of the Sun Devil Desert Classic as ASU went 1-0-1 and gave up only one goal for the weekend in a win over Old Dominion (Sept. 4) and a tie vs. Virginia (Sept. 6).)


  • Earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors following a season in which she started all 19 of the games she participated in.
  • Was also named to the NSCAA/adidas Women's Scholar All-America Third Team and was a member of the Pac-10's All-Academic First Team.
  • Played a big part in helping give the Sun Devils one of the top defenses in the Pac-10.
  • Missed the only game of her Sun Devil career at California (Oct. 24) due to U.S. U-20 National Team commitment.
  • Following the season traveled to Chile with the U.S. U-20 National Team which captured the gold medal in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.


  • Competed in and started all 20 matches on the season.
  • Assisted teammate Carla Scanniello's first goal as a Sun Devil against Idaho State (Aug. 31) in the season opener in Las Vegas.
  • Named to the Academic All-Pac-10 First Team and also earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII second-team honors.
  • Was named the team's defensive MVP at the conclusion of the season.


  • Played and started in all 19 matches as a freshman.
  • Assisted fellow freshman Dante Perea's first collegiate goal at home versus Loyola (Aug. 28) in a 2-0 victory.

High School

  • A 2006 graduate of Granite Bay High School (Granite Bay, Calif.).
  • Lettered in soccer four times.
  • Scored 54 goals in her career.
  • Named MVP of the Metro League twice.
  • First-Team All-Metro three times.
  • Offensive Player of the Year three times.
  • Placer County Player of the Year once.
  • Captained her team her final two years of play.


  • Majoring in Bio & Society.
  • Parents are Paul and Valerie Harkin.
  • Has four siblings - brothers Kyle, Kevin and Will and sister Catherine.
  • Father Paul (Duke) was one of five family members to play lacrosse on a Division I program.
  • Born March 28, 1988 in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Hobbies include cooking, watching TV and spending time with friends.
  • Full name is Elizabeth Ann Harkin.
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