Hometown: Helsinki, Finland
Very strong and talented player with great experience and leadership ... Extremely crafty ... Exceptionally fast on the dribble ... Great technical skills ... Enters the season as Barry’s all-time assists leader with 40 ... Ranks second in Barry history in career points with 152 and in goals with 56 ... Holds the SSC and Barry records with 19 career game-winners.
JUNIOR (2004): Earned Third-Team NSCAA All-America honors and was tabbed first-team All-South Region ... Received Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named to the All-SSC First-Team for the third straight season ... Led the SSC and ranked 10th in NCAA Division II with 44 points ... Ranked 18th in NCAA Division II with 16 goals ... Was fifth in NCAA Division II with 12 assists ... Led the conference with five game-winning goals ... Named the SSC Offensive Player of the Week on three occasions ... Appeared on the SSC All-Tournament team ... Named to the SSC Commissioner’s Outstanding List of Achievement for September, October, and November.
SOPHOMORE (2003): Named First-Team NSCAA All-Region ... Tabbed both the SSC Player of the Year and the SSC Offensive Player of the Year ... Ranked 24th in NCAA Division II in points per game with 2.7 and 26th in assists per game with .58 per outing ... Led the league in assists with 14, and was second in both points (52) and goals (19).
FRESHMAN (2002): Got her college career off to a fast start being named SSC Freshman of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Player of the Year in her rookie season ... Led the league in all major offensive categories with 21 goals, 14 assists, 56 points and seven game-winning goals ... Ranked fourth in points and assists per game and seventh in goals per game in NCAA Division II ... Scored a goal or had an assist in each of the last 12 games ... Named SSC Athlete of the Month for September and October ... Earned Second-Team NSCAA All-America ... Point, goal and assist totals are Barry freshman records.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Top club player in her native Finland, playing for HJK ... Named “Girl Player of the Year” for HJK in 1998 ... Has 50 caps playing for the U-16, U-19 and U-21 Finnish National teams ... Won five Finnish National Championships and four Cup Championships ... Scored 15 goals in the Finnish Premiere League as a defender ... Reached semifinals in the first UEFA Cup for Women in 2002.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Hans Österberg and Louise Karlsson ... Majoring in criminology.