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Vanesha Bailey
Vanesha Bailey


Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Cimarron-Memorial HS





Club Team:
Las Vegas Tabagators

General: On the UA career lists, is tied for seventh in career assists (6), tied for seventh in total points (22), tied for seventh in games started (55) and is tied for ninth in goals scored (8)...

2003: Started all but one match... Finished fifth on the team in scoring, with two goals and one assist (five points)... Logged 20 shots on the season... Racked up three shots at Washington (11/9/03), two on-goal... Had one shot against Oregon State (10/31/03), at USC (10/24/03) and against Stanford (10/10/03)... Logged Arizona's only goal against UNLV (9/27/03)... Had three shots in that match... Racked up four shots, with two on-goal, against San Francisco (9/21/03)... Had two shots against Kentucky (9/19/03)... Assisted the game-winner in a 2-1 victory at Northern Arizona (9/14/03)... Her first strike of the season was Arizona's lone goal in a loss at Missouri (9/7/03)... Had one shot against Arkansas (9/5/03) and Kent State (8/31/03)...

2002: Moved to the backfield from a spot up front... Starter in all 19 matches, helping Wildcat defense log 5 shutouts... Helped UA defense hold 7th-ranked UCLA (10/18/02) scoreless from the field -- the Bruins won on a penalty kick... 1 shot against Saint Louis (10/6/02)... Helped Cats register 7-0 shutout against Youngstown State (10/4/02)... Had 1 shot at Belmont (9/28/02)... Registered 1 shot at Oklahoma (9/15/02)... Named to the All-Tournament Team and selected the tournament Defensive Most Valuable Player at Iowa State Cyclone Classic... Part of a defense that opened the season with shutouts against both Cal Poly (9/1/02) and Drake (8/30/02)...

2001: Finished the season second on the team in scoring with 6 goals and 5 assists (17 points)... Scored or assisted at least one goal in 10 of the season's 18 matches... One of three Wildcat freshmen to start all 18 matches... Assisted the first goal and scored the second in 3-2 overtime loss to Arizona State (11/9/01)... Assisted the UA's only goal against No. 23 California (11/2/01)... Scored the Cats' only goal at Washington State (10/28/01)... Set up the game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over Oregon (10/19/01)... Scored the UA's only goal at Utah (9/30/01)... Was part of a double-assist on the third goal in a 4-1 win over UNLV (9/23/01)... Scored the first goal of a 2-2 overtime tie with Pepperdine (9/21/01)... Had 3 shots and assisted the final goal of a 9-1 win over Southern Utah (9/9/01)... Collected 3 shots and scored the second goal of a 3-0 shutout of New Mexico (9/7/01)... Her first collegiate goal was the Cats' second tally of a 4-2 loss at No. 5 Nebraska (8/31/01)...

Prep: Graduated from Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas... 2000-01 Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year... Four-time All-Nevada, All-Sunset Region, All-Las Vegas and all-conference honoree... As a senior, racked up 34 goals and 26 assists while leading Cimarron-Memorial to a berth in the regional playoffs... Team was Nevada state champion in 1999-2000... Played for Las Vegas Tabagators club team... MVP of the '99 Norway Cup in Oslo after leading squad to the Cup title... Club was Silver State Girls Soccer League U-19 state champion in 2000... Member of ODP regional pool from 1997-99.

Vanesha Bailey's Stats at Arizona

Year    GP  GS  Sh  G  A  Pts  GWG
2001    18  18  26  6  5   17   0
2002    19  19  3   0  0    0   0
2003    18  18  20  2  1    5   0
Totals  55  55  49  8  6   22   0