Cathy Ross

Nov 19, 1967
New Westminster, CAN
175 cm
Langara College Simon Fraser University
Where they grew up
Coquitlam, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
34 Appearances
34 Starts
3 Goals
0 Assists


Cathy Ross

Cathy Ross... speaks English... her mother Sharon was born in Saskatoon while her father Bob was born in Winnipeg... she was born at the hospital in New Westminster while her family was living in nearby Coquitlam... grew up participating in soccer, field hockey and softball... she was eight years old when she started playing soccer at Cape Horn... growing up, favourites included Pelé... earned a diploma in Recreation Leadership from Langara College in 1988... earned a degree in General Studies with a major in history from Simon Fraser University in 1992... began her career in law enforcement in 1993...

a Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 1987... a one-time British Columbia provincial championship winner (1987) and one-time Alberta Cup provincial championship winner (1990)... a one-time NAIA All-American (1990)...

one of six original members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in 1986 that also participated in Canada’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1995 (Annie Caron, Carla Chin, Geri Donnelly, Charmaine Hooper, Michelle Ring and Cathy Ross)...

wrote Sylvie Béliveau in 1995, “experienced player at the international level since she had played from 1986 to 1991... she proved to be able to handle an international game; her positioning, tackling skills and heading made her a starter even if she had not been playing for a few years”...

For Country

she was one of 23 footballers that participated in the first-ever Canadian women’s national camp in July 1986 in Winnipeg... she was 18 years old when she made her debut for Canada (7 July 1986)... represented Canada at the 1988 Women’s International Tournament in China PR... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 3 June 1988 in Foshan, CHN (FIFA International Women's Tournament)… won a silver medal with Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 1991... she played in a career-high 24 consecutive Canada matches from 1986 to 1991, at the time a national record (surpassed by Charmaine Hooper)... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995... 


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