Junior Defender Lisa Gomez Starts For Mexican National Team.

Jan. 12, 2002

Coral Gables, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com) – Lisa Gomez (Boca Raton, Fla.) of the University of Miami soccer team started for the Mexican national team in a match against the United States on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

Gomez, a junior defender, played the entire match broadcasted live on ESPN 2 in a losing cause as the Mexicans fell 7-0 to the defending World Cup Champions.

Gomez, who has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico, faced 1999 World Cup veterans including U.S. captain Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Kristine Lilly and Shannon MacMillian, who scored three goals in the friendly international match against Mexico.

Gomez was recently named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Third Team after leading the Hurricanes to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

She finished the season with four goals, three assists and 11 points. She scored the game-winning goal in Miami’s 3-0 shutout victory over Florida Atlantic (Sept. 4, 2001).