Amber Swinehart will join Jennifer Nobis as senior forwards that will lead the Tigers' attack ... she also has played in the midfield, giving her the ability to see passing lanes and start an attack towards the goal.
Junior (2004): Played in all 20 games, starting 17 times ... recorded a season-high 104 minutes played against Florida on September 12 ... scored the game-winning goal against No. 6 Texas A&M on October 15 ... recorded a goal in the spring matchup with Oral Roberts.
Sophomore (2003): Moving from the forward line to the half field, she effectively incorporated her scoring ingenuity with a powerful defensive presence ... helping Missouri earn a Big 12 Tournament berth, she played some of her most impressive minutes of the year against Iowa State ... keeping momentum in the Big 12 Tournament, she played an influential role in Mizzou's victories over Colorado and Nebraska and aided the Tigers with an assist against Oklahoma State in the championship game ... started 18 of her 24 games played ... proving herself as one of Mizzou's most efficient play makers, she dished three assists on the year against Arizona, Iowa and OSU.
Freshman (2002): Opened her freshman season scoring a goal in Mizzou's first match against Illinois ... scored one goal against Ohio State and an assist against Bowling Green to help Missouri to the Ohio State Invitational title and earned OSU all-tournament team honors ... followed up scoring six goals on the year and dishing out three assists for 15 points--fourth on the team ... had an impressive .548 shot on goal percentage taking 17 of her 31 season shots to the net to rank third on the team ... played two perfect games against Texas Tech and Baylor with 2-of-2 shots on goal ... played in all 20 Mizzou games, starting 15 ... played dual role on both the forward and midfield lines.
Prep: At Arapahoe High School (Colo.), she scored 19 goals and 18 assists ... named two years running to the All-Colorado state first team from 2001-02 and was the league's Most Valuable Player in 2002 ... also named Arapahoe's Offensive MVP and team MVP as a senior and junior ... highlighted sophomore season as Arapahoe's Offensive MVP and as a first team all-league selection ... was an honorable mention all-league pick as a freshman ... helped Arapahoe to the Colorado state championship title in 2000 ... played for the Olympic Development state team from 1998-2000 ... was a member of the regional team in 2000 and attended both the regional and national camps ... as a member of the Colorado Girls Soccer Academy, she led the team to both a regional and national championship title in 2002 ... club team also won the Colorado U17 State Cup and finished second in the Region IV tournament in 2001.
Personal: Amber is the daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Swinehart ... born Dec. 20, 1983 ... majoring in elementary education ... sister Shanna was a goalkeeper for Northern Colorado.