Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Naomi Chu
Naomi Chu


Thousand Oaks, Calif.

High School:
Westlake HS





Club Team:
Santa Anita Sting

General: Began the spring season in a reserve role but played her way into a starting spot... Has solidified her role as a central midfielder... Should provide leadership... Hardest-working player on the squad... Relentless in her commitment on and off the field... Expected to have the best season of her career... Could also play in a reserve capacity as a forward because of her incredible fitness... Has started 40 of her career’s 45 matches...

2001: Played in 12 games with seven starts during the season... Collected four shots on the year... Came off the bench for one shot against Arizona State (11/9/01)... Had one shot on-goal against No. 23 California (11/2/01)... Had a shot on-goal at No. 16 Washington (10/26/01)... Had one shot on-goal against UNLV (9/23/01)... Came off the bench against Pepperdine (9/21/01)... Started the first three matches of the season... Helped Wildcat defense shutout New Mexico, 3-0 (9/7/01)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award...

2000: Finished the season sixth on team in scoring, with one goal and two assists (four points)... Was fifth in shots, with 18... One of six players to start all 20 matches... One shot each versus Washington (10/15/00) and Washington State (10/13/00)... Took one shot at Oregon (10/8/00)... Had four shots and assisted first goal of 2-1 overtime win over Long Island (9/29/00)... Tallied two shots at New Mexico (9/14/00)... Assisted the UA’s only goal of the Utah (9/10/00) game and had two shots... Notched her first collegiate goal and had four shots against Pittsburgh (9/8/00)... Had team-high three shots at Tennessee (9/1/00)...

1999: Was a starter for the Wildcat defense before a foot sprain ended her season... Played in 14 matches, starting all but one... Helped UA record two shutouts... Had five shots on the season... Took two shots in 2-0 win over Arkansas-Little Rock (9/25/99)... Had one shot each against UCLA (10/10/99), USC (10/8/99) and Texas-El Paso (9/23/99)...

Prep: Four-time All-Marmonte League selection and two-time all-area choice at Westlake HS... Second team all-region and All-CIF... Team’s Most Inspirational Player and co-captain as a senior... Helped Westlake to a 19-2-2 mark, a Marmonte League championship and a spot in the state quarterfinals... Also a cross country standout, was team MVP her senior year and was chosen second team All-Marmonte League and all-county... Club team, Santa Anita Sting, was a finalist in the 1998 Surf Cup and was the Coast Soccer League U-18 Premiere champion... Involved in state ODP team for two years...

Naomi Chu’s Stats at Arizona

Year   GP   GS   S   G   A   Pts   GWG
1999   14   13   5   0   0   0      0
2000   20   20  18   1   2   4      0
2001   11    7   3   0   0   0      0
Totals 45   40  26   1   2   4      0