This Season: Maybe one of the best natural goal scorers in the history of the program . . . Great speed and great knack in finding the back of the net.
2003 (Sophomore): Saw action in 18 matches, with 13 starts . . . had 16 shots on the year, with three on goal, one assists and one point . . . her 16 shots on the season tied her with teammate Sarah Fisher for the fourth-highest total among the Houston squad . . . had three shots, including one on-goal, in Houston's 2-0 loss to North Texas on Aug. 29 and against Georgia on Sept. 12 . . . lone assist came on Meghan Moreo's goal in the Cougars' 3-3- double-overtime tie with Southern Miss on Oct. 24.
2002 (Freshman): Named to the 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman Team... played in 17 games with 14 starts... earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Nov. 3 after lifting the women's soccer team to a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Tulane on Nov. 3. to help the Cougars secure a spot in the C-USA Tournament for the fifth straight year... the goal was Golden's fourth of the year--her second game-winner--and also pushed her point total to 10 on the year, good for second on the team... led the Cougars with 51 shots overall on the season, including 26 shots-on-goal... her four goals on the year were tied with teammate Sara Hemmer for the second-most on the Cougar squad... had a combined five shots against TCU (Nov. 1) and Tulane (Nov. 3)... her .510 shot-on-goal percentage was fourth on the squad amongst the starters.
Club:Played for the No. 4 ranked Challenge Soccer Club... coached by Tom Dolan... was a member of the South Texas Olympic Development program.
High School: Attended Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas... leading scorer for State Championship team... invited to be an ESP All-Star... maintained a 3.5 GPA.
Personal: Born to parents Harry and Deborah Golden in Metairie, La. on December 23, 1983... majoring in education... also recruited by LSU, Florida, North Carolina and Mississippi State... spent four years working with Kingwood Hospital Volunteer program.