We’re highlighting all the New Jersey Olympians this summer because there are so many to watch for. Tobin Heath will once again be representing the United States on the U.S. Women’s National Team in Rio. This will be her third Olympics!
Tobin Powell Heath lives in Morristown and hails from Basking Ridge. She began playing soccer at age four at the Somerset Hills YMCA. She played throughout school and graduated from Ridge High School in 2006, where she was a Parade All-American in soccer. She also played for the PDA Wildcats team that won the 2003 Club National Championship. Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the nation in the Class of 2006 by Soccer Buzz magazine. Tobin was also named Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year; Newark Star Ledger’s First Team All-State squad and the Star-Ledger’s New Jersey Player of the Year.
She attended the University of North Carolina majoring in Communications and was a member of the UNC team that won the 2006, 2008 and 2009 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship.
She currently plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.
We can watch US Women’s Soccer beginning August 3rd and the medal games are on August 19th on NBC.
We’ll keep you apprised of when each NJ athlete will compete so stay tuned to YDKJ for all the NJ Olympian news you can handle!
[photo and bio info via wikipedia.org]
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