Soccer Standout Marit Foss Invited To All-Star Game

Jan. 9, 2001

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The honors for Jacksonville University women's soccer standout Marit Foss (Hamresanden, Norway) keep rolling as the senior midfielder was selected to play in the 2001 Umbro Select All-Star Classic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The recognition is one of many honors Foss has acquired after leading the nation in assists with 28 and helping the Dolphins to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and a Trans America Athletic Conference Championship.

"I'm very excited for Marit receiving this honor," JU head coach Mike Johnson said. "It's a testament to her ability and productivity throughout her career at Jacksonville University. I have always said that Marit was one of the most talented players in the country, and now she has a chance to showcase her talent among the nation's elite."

Earlier this year, Foss became the first JU player to earn All-America status, being named to the third-team by collegesoccer.com. She also was named first-team all-Southeast Region by Soccer Buzz, second-team All-Southeast Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and first-team All-Trans America Athletic Conference by the league's coaches.

Foss tied an NCAA single-match record with six assists vs. Alabama A&M on Sept. 1, 2000, breaking her own school record of three against Flagler on Oct. 14, 1998. Foss led the TAAC with 44 points, and ranked tied for ninth in the league with seven goals.

Foss finished her career as JU's all-time leader in assists (70), points (146), shots (186) as well as games played and started (80). She also holds the Dolphins' single-season record for assists (28 in 2000), points (52 in 1998) and shots (71 in 1998).

Foss was selected by a special panel of coaches to play in the prestigious event and will suit up for the Central team in historic Lockhart Stadium. The Umbro Select, now in its sixth year, was the first collegiate soccer event to feature both male and female all-star players from all three competitive divisions of the NCAA, as well as the NAIA. The tournament will begin on Thursday, Feb. 1 and will run through Sunday, Feb. 4.