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2002: Finding a replacement for Gordon will be a difficult task. Gordon's offensive threat helped her to win a bevy of post-season awards. She was named first-team All-Conference USA for the third straight season. She also was named first-team All-Region by both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Soccer Buzz Magazine. She was also a second-team All-America selection by the NSCAA and third-team All-America by Soccer Buzz. Gordon led the team in 2002 with 13 goals and 32 points. She finished her career with 48 goals and 114 points, both the second highest totals in school history. Thanks to her strong career, Gordon was drafted by the Carolina Courage of the Women's United Soccer Association. Her senior season was every bit worth the accolades. With 13 goals, she became just the second player in MU women's soccer history to have two 10-goal seasons (Kelly Roethe had four 10-goal season). She scored a point in half of MU's matches as a senior and logged a point in 53 of 94 career matches (56.4 percent). She had three match winning goals to bring her career total to 15 (two shy of Roethe's career mark). She had five multiple-point games as a senior and nine for her career. She opened up the year showing that 2002 was going to be a good year for her, collecting two goals and an assist in the season-opener against Ohio (Aug. 30). Two matches later, she scored the first goal and assisted on the second against Ohio State (Sept. 6). In beating 15th-ranked Duke (Sept. 22), she again scored the first and assisted on the second in a 2-1 win. In a 4-0 win over Louisville (Oct. 20), she gathered a goal and an assist for the third time during the year. She closed the year just like she started, scoring two goals and an assist in the regular-season finale against DePaul (Nov. 2). Her strikes won matches against Ohio State, Louisville and DePaul.
2001: Gordon continued to build her impressive collegiate soccer resume with several post-season awards after her junior year. Prior to the C-USA Tournament, Gordon was named the league's Player-of-the-Year, becoming the second MU player to win that award. Gordon was also selected to the first team all-league squad and was a first-team All-Great Lakes Region selection by both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz. Gordon finished the year by being honored as an honorable mention All-American selection by Soccer Buzz. Marquette's second all-time leading scorer, Gordon finished the year with 35 career goals (14 behind Kelly Roethe for the school record) and 82 points (41 behind Roethe for second). On the year, she tallied nine scoring strikes -- tied for sixth in single season MU scoring -- and 22 points. Both totals lead the team for the second-straight season. Gordon started the year slow, as she was heavily marked by the opposition. She did not score her first goal of the season until MU's third contest, a Sept. 5 win over Wis.-Green Bay. Gordon added a goal in every other match for the next five contests, and tallied assists against Central Michigan (Sept. 9) and Illinois (Sept. 17). In the Golden Eagles' 3-1 defeat of the Illini, Gordon scored three points on a goal and an assist. Over the final 12 matches of the year, Gordon was able to score in four contests with five goals. Against Wis.-Milwaukee (Nov. 1), Gordon tied a season high with five points against the Panthers in a 3-0 win. She scored two of the goals and added an assist on the third. She followed up that contest with a goal against Houston (Nov. 7) in the C-USA Quarterfinals. However, defenses were tough on her the rest of the season, not allowing her a point in the final three matches of the year.
2000: Gordon finished her sophomore season receiving two prestigious accolades. She was named second-team All-American and first team All-Great Lakes Region by the NSCAA. Gordon led Marquette in scoring with a school-record 40 points, scoring a school-record 17 goals and adding six assists. With 26 career goals, Gordon became the third all-time leading goal scorer in Marquette history. She was named to the all-Conference USA first-team and was named the C-USA tournament's most outstanding forward. Gordon scored six times in the post-season launching the match-winner in all four post-season wins for Marquette. She scored the match winner in overtime against Wright State in the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 8). She scored the match winner against Cincinnati in the C-USA Championship (Nov. 4) and recorded her first hat trick of career by scoring three goals against Charlotte in the C-USA semifinals (Nov. 2). She also scored the goal that beat South Florida in the C-USA quarterfinals (Nov. 1). Gordon scored a pair of goals against DePaul (Oct. 27) and had a two goal outing against Cincinnati (Sept. 17). She scored a goal and an assist against Louisville (Sept. 15). With seven match winning goals, Gordon was tops in the conference in that stat. She attempted 69 shots on the season, converting 25 percent into goals. She is third all-time at Marquette in career goals and in career points. She followed up her successful 2000 season by running sprint events for Marquette during the indoor track season.
1999: Gordon proved to be a swift striker who made an immediate impact on both Marquette and in Conference USA. She was named to the C-USA All-Freshmen Team after scoring 20 points on nine goals and two assists. Gordon was second on the team with nine goals and played in all 25 games, starting one. She made collegiate debut at Illinois (Aug. 27) and earned first collegiate start at Wis.-Milwaukee (Sept. 21). Against Wisconsin (Aug. 29), she netted first collegiate points on break-away goal. She followed that up by netting the first of three game-winning goals in next match, against Evansville (Sept. 3). Gordon finished with goals in three of Marquette's last four matches, including the first goal in both the C-USA Championship game and the NCAA Tournament First Round contest.
At North: All-state selection following her junior and senior seasons, Gordon was named Sioux City All-Metro selection in each of her four varsity seasons. She was named Sioux City Journal Athlete of the Year and earned team MVP honors as a junior and senior after being selected North's Most Valuable Offensive Player as a freshman and sophomore. Gordon helped team to Sioux City championships in 1995-97. A member of the Iowa State and region II ODP teams from 1995-98, Gordon was featured in the May 1997 Soccer America. An track star in high school, Gordon was the state champ in the 100 meters from 1997-99 and state runner-up in the 200 meters in 1996 and 1998-99. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Council on Youth Leadership and Student Council and participated on the Business Partnership Committee, the Teen Advocacy Program and as a D.A.R.E. Role Model. Gordon was honored as winner of the U.S. Army National Scholar/Athlete Award, the American Legion School Award and the 1999 Sports Woman of the Year Award.
Personal: Born October 25, 1980, Gordon is the daughter of Ron and Anne Gordon and has an older sister. She is ainterdisciplinary major of social science in the college of education.