tobins high school career with the Ridge High Red Devils

tobin graduated from ridge on june 26, 2006 as an honor roll student

2002: (freshman season) lettered as a midfielder while leading her team to the state championship…also named a parade all-american

 

2003: (sophomore season) led her team to a 22-0 mark that included an NJSIAA Group III State Championship

 

2004: new jersey player of the year

 

2005:  As her senior year at Ridge neared, Heath had accepted a full scholarship to play at the University of North Carolina. But she faced a quandary. At the national level, she was battling for a spot on the under-20 team that would play in the World Cup the following summer. Heath felt that to make that team, she needed to commit to a rigorous training regimen that would consume much time through the fall. As a result, she decided to forgo her senior season at Ridge. “It was a very hard decision because I enjoyed playing with my high school teammates,” she recalled. “But I had to look at the big picture and keep my priorities in order. I knew that I needed a different training environment where I could do a lot of individual things.” Under the direction of Anderson and PDA trainers Mike O’Neill and Sam Nellins, Heath worked out every day through the fall at the PDA complex. Each day she worked to sharpen a different facet of her game, such as finishing, passing, one-on-one skills, and fitness training. Heath also played regularly against boys, an experience that elevated her game. At 17, Heath became the youngest player to make the under-20 squad 

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Ellis Names WNT Roster for Matches in Europe against France and England

GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers)


DEFENDERS (9): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)


MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Tori Huster (Washington Spirit), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)