Three Former Patriot Women’s Soccer Players Drafted
Posted: December 14, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Former George Mason women’s soccer players Jaime Pagliarulo, Jen Mead, and Tammy Pearman got the chance to play professional when they were selected at the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) draft Monday at Florida Atlantic University. The WUSA will begin play in April, 2001. The league consists of eight teams: Atlanta Beat, Bay Area CyberRays, Boston Breakers, Carolina Tempest, New York Power, Philadelphia Charge, San Diego Spirit and Washington Freedom.
The Spirit selected Pagliarulo in the sixth round, the CyberRays took Mead in the seventh round., and the Power picked Pearman in the 10th round.
Pagliarulo was a three-time NSCAA second-team All-American and four-time All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) goalkeeper for the Patriots from 1995-98. She holds the Mason record for career saves (375) and minutes played (7,005) and ranks second in all-time shutouts (20.75).
Mead spent one season at George Mason after transferring from Providence College. The goalkeeper earned NSCAA first-team All-America and All-CAA honors in 1994 as the Patriots advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Mead made 104 saves and registered a school record of 10.5 shutouts while posting a 0.54 goals against average.
Pearman, who played for the Patriots from 1991-94, ranks fourth on Mason’s all-time scoring chart (95 points) and third in goals (41). In 1994, she was named the CAA Player of the Year and earned second-team NSCAA All-America accolades.