General: Named a 2009 preseason All-America by Soccer America...one of three Tar Heels tapped for the 2009 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch list...has started at left midfield her first three seasons at Carolina...could also play at the attacking center midfield position for the Tar Heels as a senior...one of the nation's top collegiate midfielders...was named a member of the full U.S. National Team for the first time in 2008 after practicing with the team in 2007... coach Anson Dorrance calls her an American player with Brazilian-like skills...has great one-on-one abilities combined with the attacking mentality of the Brazilian soccer temperament ...Dorrance says Heath would rather nutmeg a player than dribble around her.
National Team Experience: A 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist...was one of just three active collegians chosen to play on the U.S. Team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing...was the youngest member of last year's Olympic Team at age 20...continues as a member of full U.S. National Team in 2009...has 19 caps with the National Team through September 1, 2009 and has scored two goals in international play...earned a spot in the National Team training camp in 2007 as the team prepared to play in the World Cup but did not see any game action...started in the summer of 2007 for the U.S. team which played in the Pan American Games in Brazil...that team claimed the silver medal...played on the U16 Women's National Team from 2002-04 and the U17 team in 2004-05...started on the U.S. U20 National Team at the 2006 World Championship in Russia.
Club Soccer: Played for the PDA Wildcats team that won the 2003 club national championship.
Junior Season (2008): Had a stellar junior campaign in leading the Tar Heels to the NCAA title...missed the season opener while returning from China where she had won a 2008 Olympic gold medal...played in 26 games, starting 25...was among the team's leaders in minutes played with 2,108...was Carolina's third-leading scorer with 24 points on eight goals and eight assists...a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist and Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year finalist...named first-team All-America by Top Drawer Soccer, a second-team Soccer America MVP and a second-team All-America by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz...named a 2008 preseason All-America by Soccer America and Soccer Buzz...first-team All-ACC selection...excelled in both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments...was named to the Women's College Cup All-Tournament Team and the All-ACC Tournament Team...first-team All-Southeast Region by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz...was the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week on September 30...named to the Top Drawer Soccer, Soccer America and Soccer Buzz national teams of the week September 30...had a goal and an assist versus Kentucky...tallied UNC's lone goal in a 1-1 tie at Stanford...had a hat trick in the first half against Clemson on September 25...after the Tar Heels fell behind 1-0, she scored three straight goals in the 18th, 37th and 44th minutes...assisted on Yael Averbuch's game-winner and then scored herself in a 4-0 win over Virginia Tech October 12...scored UNC's second goal in the 2-2 tie with Florida State on October 30...tallied the game-winning goal in the 66th minute of UNC's 1-0 win over Miami in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.
Sophomore Season (2007): Earned first-team All-America honors from the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz and was a second-team Soccer America MVP and a second-team Top Drawer Soccer All-America...appeared in 23 games, missing the NCAA second-round match against UNC Greensboro after spraining her ankle in the NCAA first round game against High Point...started 22 games... scored the first goal of the game against San Francisco and assisted on the other goal in that match... scored her other goal of the season against Virginia Tech... recorded a two-assist match against Ohio State and had single assists against Clemson and Wake Forest... ended the season with nine points... first-team All-ACC selection... one of five finalists for the 2007 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Award... Soccer Buzz Player of the Year finalist and M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist...Soccer Buzz and NSCAA First-Team All-Southeast Region Team choices...in the preseason was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List and to the Soccer Buzz Elite 18 honor list.
Freshman Season (2006): Missed the first five games of the 2006 season while playing with the U.S. U20 National Team at the World Championship in Russia...made her Tar Heel debut against Washington on September 8 and then started the final 22 games of the season beginning with the match at Portland...named a second-team All-America as well as a consensus freshman All-America on UNC's 2006 national championship team...played in 23 matches, starting in 22 of them...was one of Carolina's top point producers with 17 on four goals and nine assists...scored a goal in her Tar Heel debut off the bench against Washington...also scored against Miami, Duke and NC State...had assists in eight different games, including two versus Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament third round...assisted on Heather O'Reilly's first goal in Carolina's regular-season win over Florida State...had her top point game of the campaign with a goal and an assist against NC State...also had assists against Maryland, Wake Forest, NC State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, UNC Asheville and Navy, the latter two NCAA Tournament contests...was a Soccer Buzz National Freshman of the Year finalist...second-team All-ACC honoree and a Freshman All-ACC selection...named to Academic All-ACC Women's Soccer Team...named to All-Tournament Team at NCAA College Cup...a Soccer Buzz second-team All-America...named to Soccer Buzz's first-team freshman All-America squad...also named to Soccer America's first-team All-Freshman honors list....was named second-team freshman All-America by Top Drawer Soccer...NSCAA Southeast Region second-team honoree...first-team All-Southeast Region as named by Soccer Buzz...Soccer Buzz's Southeast Region Freshman of Year.
Prep: Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the nation in the Class of 2006 by Soccer Buzz magazine...graduated from Ridge High School on June 23, 2006...was a four-year letter winner in soccer...was named to the Parade Magazine All-America team in 2005...also named the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year...made the Newark Star Ledger's First Team All-State squad, First Team All-County team...was named the Newark Star-Ledger's New Jersey Player of the Year...was also an honor roll student.
Personal: Given name is Tobin Powell Heath...nicknamed Tobs...was born on May 29, 1988 in Morristown, N.J. to parents Jeff and Cindy Heath...has a younger brother, Jeffrey, 15, and two older sisters, Perry, 23, and Katie, 25...active in Athletes for Action and Champions for Christ.
2008-09 TOBIN HEATH HONORS
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist
M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year Finalist
First-Team Top Drawer Soccer All-America
Second-Team Soccer America MVP
Second-Team NSCAA All-America
Second-Team Soccer Buzz All-America
Soccer America Preseason All-America
Soccer Buzz Preseason All-America
Women's College Cup All-Tournament Team
First-Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
First-Team Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region
Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week (September 30, 2008)
Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (September 30, 2008)
Soccer America National Team of the Week (September 30, 2008)
Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (September 30, 2008)
Academic Major at Carolina: Communications
Career Plans: Follow Jesus
Hobbies: Doing anything fun with friends
Athletes I Most Admire: Rafael Nadal, Messi
Biggest Sports Thrill: It's a thrill to be on this team
People with the Greatest Influence on my Athletic Career: Jesus, family, friends
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Foods: Eggo waffles
Favorite Movie: Searching for Bobby Fischer
Favorite Class I Have Taken at UNC: Public Speaking
If I Could Travel Anywhere, It Would Be: Wherever my family is
What I Would Do on a Saturday Full of Free Time: Play Outside
If I Could Play Another Sport at Carolina, It Would Be: All of them
What I Like Most About Coach Dorrance: His honesty
Year GP/GS Shots G A PTS 2006 23/22 23 4 9 17 2007 23/22 38 2 5 9 2008 26/25 53 8 8 24 Totals 72/69 114 14 22 50
|Hometown:||Basking Ridge, N.J.|