Outlook: Great first touch and excellent at holding the ball in tight spaces ... able to get teammates behind opposing defenders with her vision and creativity ... relied upon for her playmaking abilities, to dictate the speed of play and to maintain possession ... ability to raise her game to meet any challenge ... excellent technical skills and tacticial ability.
2004: Turned in six points on a goal and four assists in the 20 contests in which she played ... earned 13 starts, including the Mids' season opener at Connecticut ... also started the final three games of the year that included the Penn State contest in which the Mids' lost a 1-0 overtime decision to the NCAA Tournament-bound Nittany Lions ... scored her her first-career goal, the only goal of the season, against Mount St. Mary's which turned out to be the game-winning score ... served teammate Katie Eames for the game-winning goal against Stony Brook.
2003: A starter in more than half of Navy's contests ... saw action in 22 games and earned starting nods in 14 contests ...got off 13 shots, including six on goal, but was held scoreless ... produced her lone assist of the year in the Mids' 3-0 victory over conference foe Lafayette.
2002: Posted two points on a pair of assists ... produced goals against Arkansas and Delaware ... saw action in 20 games, earning starts in shutout victories over Mount St. Mary's and Drexel.
Personal: Earned four varsity letters in soccer at Arroyo Grande High School ... guided her prep team to four-straight league championships ... a three-time first-team all-league selection, as well as all-county honoree ... earned scholar-athlete recognition for having the highest grade-point average on the team her junior and senior seasons ... served as team captain as a senior ... her club team, the Santa Anita Strikers, won the Surf Cup Championship in 2001 and `02 ... the Strikers won the 2002 Coast Soccer League Premier Championship ... has been a member of the Commandant's List the last three semesters ... majoring in history ... full name is Heather Olivia Thomas ... daughter of James and Melinda Thomas ... born June 6, 1984.
Thomas' Career Highs
Points: 2 vs. Mount St. Mary's (9/21/04)
Goals: 1 vs. Mount St. Mary's (9/21/04)
Assists: 1, seven times; last vs. The Citadel (10/24/04)
Shots: 5 vs. Marist (9/13/02)