Women's Soccer

Heather Goranson
24

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Wis.

High School:
Germantown

Height:
5-5

Position:
D

Experience:
3L

Heather Goranson


2005:Goranson became Marquette's stopper heading into the season and helped Marquette record 11 shutouts and limit the opposition to 22 goals. She was a two-time regular season all-tournament selection, including an MVP at the Indiana Hoosier Classic. She was named BIG EAST Defender of the Week on October 3 after helping MU to a 4-1 win over Notre Dame (Sept. 30). She was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer national team of the week as well. Goranson also was named tot he NSCAA/adidas College Scholar Athlete Team.

2004: Goranson started all in 21 matches in the Marquette midfield and proved she was an offensive threat. She was second the team in scoring with 14 points, scoring four goals and a team-high six assists. Goranson led Marquette to wins at Memphis (Oct. 22) and against Tulane in overtime (Oct. 24), nailing both game winners. As a result, she was named Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week and was named to the SoccerBuzz Elite Team-of-the-Week. Goranson picked up her first point of the season, an assist against Oakland (Sept. 5). She also recorded an assist against Wis.-Green Bay (Sept. 17) two matches later. She picked up her first goal of the season against Cincinnati (Oct. 8), one match after logging an assist against East Carolina (Oct. 3). She had her biggest match of the season, picking up a goal and two assists against TCU. She also had an assist in the next match against. Houston.

2003: Goranson continued her role as a significant contributor. She played in all 20 matches, earning five starts. She was a valuable two way player, taking 13 shots on the season and serving as a midfielder with defensive abilities. She took shots in 10 matches, proving to be a key member of the MU attack, while she was integral into Marquette's defensive efforts which limited teams to 19 goals on the year. She also recorded a pair of assists on the year. She assisted on a goal against Tulane (Sept. 19) and assisted Lauren Weber's overtime match winner against Northwestern (Oct. 31).

2002: Goranson was Marquette's second leading freshman scorer and was fourth on the team with eight points. She scored a four goals on the season, the highest freshman total since nine by Kate Gordon in the 1999 season. She scored her first career goal against Rhode Island (Sept. 13). She also logged tallies against Southern Miss (Sept. 29), Vanderbilt (Oct. 30) and DePaul (Nov. 2). Her mark against Southern Miss was the match winner. She took 15 shots on the year, 10 of which were on goal.

At Germantown: Goranson was a four-year letterwinner in soccer at Germantown. A busy student-athlete, she was also a three year letterwinner in basketball and a four-year letterwinner in tennis. She also served on the student council for four years, was junior class president and was a member of the German National Honor Society and National Honor Society. On the field, she scored 42 career goals and had 39 career assists. She was named conference player-of-the-year as a senior in which she tallied 10 goals and eight assists. She was second team all-area that year and led her team in scoring. As a junior, she was first team all-conference and led her team in assists with 10. In her second year, she was all-state honorable mention and was second team all-conference. As a freshman, she was all-conference honorable mention. She was a club player for F.C. Milwaukee Nationals, earning state titles five times. She has been an ODP participant for the past seven years. Goranson was also successful in tennis as the was team MVP in her final three years and was a second-team all-state selection. She was also named her basketball team's best defensive player as a senior.

Personal: Heather Lin Goranson was born on April 5, 1984,in Menomonee Falls, Wis., to Kurt and Laura Goranson. She has one brother, Alex. She was a marketing major.

Goranson's Career Stats

Year
GP
GS
G
A
Pts
Shots
Shot%
SOG
SOG%
MWG
2002
24
0
4
0
8
15
26.7
10
66.7
1
2003
20
5
0
2
2
13
0.0
8
61.5
0
2004
21
21
4
6
14
20
20.0
11
55.0
2
2005
24
24
0
1
1
2
0.0
1
50.0
0
Totals
89
50
8
9
25
50
16.0
30
60.0
3
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