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#17 Amy Walsh
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: St. Bruno, Quebec
High School: Richelieu Valley
Other College: McGill University
Experience: 3 Letters

Honors and Awards

  • Olympic Participant (Canada, 2008)
  • Women's World Cup Participant (Canada, 1999, 2007)
  • Canadian National Team Member (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • College Soccer Online Third-Team All-American (1999)
  • Soccer Buzz Honorable-Mention All-American (1998)
  • NSCAA First-Team All-Central Region (1999)
  • NSCAA Second-Team All-Central Region (1998)
  • First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (1998, 1999)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference (1999)
  • Honorable-Mention Academic All-Big 12 (1999)

1999 Season
One of the top ball-winning midfielders in the nation, Amy Walsh enjoyed an outstanding senior season with Huskers in 1999. Walsh earned first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors for the second straight season en route to NSCAA First-Team All-Central Region accolades. She also earned a spot on the College Soccer Online Third-Team All-America squad.

Walsh was one of 12 Huskers to produce double figures in scoring with 12 points on five goals and two assists. Among her five goals, Walsh posted game-winners in Nebraska's 2-0 win over Denver and the Huskers' 7-1 win over No. 22 Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament. She added goals against No. 12 Conneticut, Tulsa and Iowa State, while producing assists against Colorado and Baylor.

Statistics only tell a small part about Walsh's importance to Nebraska's success in 1999. Walsh earned team Most Inspirational Player, Aerobic Power, Toughness, Aerial Power and Blue Collar awards in voting by coaches and players at the end of the season. Walsh's five team awards were the most on the squad.

Walsh also joined fellow seniors Lindsay Eddleman, Isabelle Morneau and Sharolta Nonen in the Umbro Select All-Star Classic.

A complete player on the field, Walsh was also an outstanding student, capturing first-team academic All-Big 12 Conference honors.

1998 Season
Walsh filled the gap left by the graduation of All-America midfielder Kari Uppinghouse by earning honorable-mention All-America and first-team All-Big 12 honors of her own as a junior in 1998. Walsh ranked eighth among the Huskers in scoring with 10 points on three goals and four assists, while making 21 starts. The only game she missed was the season opener against Wisconsin-Milwaukee while helping the Canadian National Team qualify for the Women's World Cup.

Walsh scored a season-high four points on one goal and two assists, while adding single goals against Southwest Missouri State and Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament. She added lone assists against Loyola-Chicago and Oklahoma State.

A dedicated worker both on and off the field, Walsh shared the Husker Power Award with Christine Gluck and earned Nebraska's Aerobic Power Award. Walsh also garnered honorable-mention academic All-Big 12 Conference honors.

1997 Season
Walsh had a strong first season with the Huskers as one of the first players off the bench in Nebraska's rotation. She played in 21 of 22 games, including one start at Texas A&M. The only game Walsh did not appear in was the season opener against DePaul because of an injury.

She ranked fourth among the Huskers in goals scored with six and was Nebraska's fifth leading point-getter with 14. She recorded a pair of two-goal performances with the first coming against Arkansas and the second in a win at No. 4 Duke. She added single goals in wins over Missouri and Oklahoma. She posted one of her two assists on the season in the win over Arkansas for a career-high five-point performance. Her first assist came in a win at Colorado.

1996 Season
(McGill University)

Walsh earned All-Canadian honors as a central midfielder for Coach Sylvie Beliveau at McGill University in Montreal in 1996. No statistics were maintained.

High School
Walsh was a standout club player for Coach Yannick Heliou and the City of Brossard, while attending Richelieu Valley High School. She was a club league all-star and was voted the Best Junior Player in Quebec during the summer of 1995.

She earned athlete-of-the-year honors three consecutive years at Richelieu Valley High School. She also competed in basketball, ringette, cross country and track at Richelieu Valley and Champlain College (CEGEP). She won five medals, including a gold, two silvers and two bronze medals as a middle distance runner at Canadian Legion Nationals for 15-17-year olds.

Other Information
Walsh continued her soccer career as a member of the Canadian National Team. A four-year member of the squad, Walsh was one of the team's captains in 2000. She was a starting midfielder for the Canadian National Team in the 1999 Women's World Cup, joining Huskers Isabelle Morneau, Karina LeBlanc, Tanya Franck and Coach John Walker. She joined the same group of Huskers on the Canadian National Team in 1998, helping the Canadians qualify for the 1999 Women's World Cup.

Walsh was a teammate of Morneau on Quebec's Provincial Team and played with Morneau on the Canadian Under-20 National Team in 1996. Walsh also played for the full national team during the summer of 1997.

Personal Information
The daughter of Christopher and Judith Walsh, Amy has one brother, Ian, 27, and three sisters, twins Cindy and Sarah, 20, and Bonnie, 18. Amy was a nutrition major. She was born Sept. 13, 1977.

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