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2001-2002 Women's Soccer Roster


Veera Viljakainen

Class: Jr.
Position: MF
Height: 5-4
Weight: 0 pounds
Previous School: Jamsa HS
Hometown: Lahti, Finland

2001 (Junior)
Did not play due to injury ... Had season-ending ankle surgery September 20.

2000 (Sophomore)
Midfielder who played in 10 matches during her sophomore season, drawing one start ... Only shot of season came versus Appalachian State (9/8), and start was against South Alabama (9/24) ... Named to SunBelt Academic Honor Roll.

1999 (Freshman)
Played in eight games during her freshman season ... Took one shot against Jacksonville State (10/31).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
Has progressed through the Finnish leagues since nine years of age ... Played for Ilves junior team from 1991-1995 before moving up to women's team JypK from 1996-1998 ... Played in Finnish league in hometown of Lahti for the team Kuusysi as a defender ... Selected to Middle Finland County team from 1992-1995 ... 1997 squad placed fifth at A-girls Finnish Championship.

PERSONAL
Veera Maria Viljakainen ... Daughter of Esa Matti Juhani and Leena Viljakainen ... Born January 14, 1977 ... Plans to major in physical education ... Also serves as a ski instructor.