|14 Brittany Bennefield
An excellent ball-winner and fierce tackler... Possesses an attacking flair to break down opposing defenses.
2003: Started 15 of WCU's 20 matches during her junior campaign... Notched an assist early in the season, setting up an own goal in the first half versus Elon (9/12) to give the Cats a 3-0 lead at the break... Scored one goal on the season, blasting a 30-yard shot from her defender position, slipping it past the Liberty goalkeeper to tie the match at 1-1 in the first half.
2002: Split time between midfielder and defender... A dominating back and tough tackler, she added two goals and two assists to her resume... Had a goal versus Delaware State (10/6) and pounded one in from 30 yards out against UTC (10/30).
2001: Contributed right away for the Cats as a back and outside midfielder, starting 14 of 20 games played... Scored the game-winning goal versus Davidson (10/14) with three minutes remaining in regulation... Added two assists for four points on the season.
High School: Named her team's captain at Walton High School... Led her team to the state playoffs in 1998 and 1999... HS teammate of fellow Catamount Casey Davis.
Club: Played for the Atlanta Hot Shots club under Coach Gavino Astegheve... Led her Under-18 team to the State Championship... Named to the Georgia State Team in 1999 and 2000... Club team won the 1999 Dana Cup in Denmark and the Gothia Cup in Sweden.
Personal: Brittany Merrill Bennefield, Parents: Mike and Pat Bennefield, Born: November 11, 1982.