(Courtesy USA Soccer)
Born: February 8, 1968, in Inglewood, California
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
The only player to play every minute of the 1995, 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cups and the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. The highest scoring defender in U.S. Women's National Team history with 26 goals through the end of 2003. Has started all but five games in which she has played for the U.S. through the end of 2003 (219 of 224). Is the fourth most-capped player in the history of the world even though she has had three daughters during her career. The oldest active player in the U.S. Women’s National Team pool, she will turn 36 in 2004. 2003: Named co-captain of the national team, she was the most active player in the pool, tying for the lead in games played (21) and games started (20) and led the team in minutes played with 1,727. Once again had a stellar Women’s World Cup tournament, starting all six games and played every minute on the way to being named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team.
Full name is Joy Lynn Fawcett. Formerly Joy Biefeld, she is married to Walter Fawcett. Joy and Walter have three daughters – Katelyn Rose, born May 17, 1994; Carli, born on May 21, 1997; and Madilyn Rae, born June 5, 2001. Named UCLA's first women's soccer coach May 25, 1993, and in her fifth season at the helm of the Bruins, she led the team to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1997. Resigned her position at UCLA in December of 1997 to concentrate on playing for the national team and spending time with her family. At one point during 1997, she was coaching UCLA, coaching a youth club team and playing for the national team while raising two children, all at the same time, earning the title of the ultimate "Soccer Mom." Graduated from UC Berkeley in 1990 with a degree in physical education.