RHIAN'S SOCCER AND MEDIA
RHIAN WILKINSON MAKES 100TH
APPEARANCE FOR CANADA
On Tuesday 14th June 2011, Rhian Wilkinson
made her 100th appearance for Canada, in a friendly match
against Korea DPR. The match is part of Canada's
preparations for the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Rhian is in her ninth consecutive season with
Canada’s Women's National Team, having made her debut on
26th April 2003 against the United States in Washington, DC.
She was 20 years old at the time. Less than
three months later, she made her second
appearance, this time against Brazil, in front of friends
and family in Montréal. Fast forward to 2011, and Rhian
becomes only the eighth player to reach the 100 cap
Wilkinson’s experiences include participation in the 2008
Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, four CONCACAF women’s
championships and two Pan American Games. In November 2010,
she helped Canada win the CONCACAF championship
in Cancún, Mexico. This year's FIFA Women's World Cup in
Germany will be the third time that Rhian has contested the
FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Rhian has most recently been named Québec’s
female player of excellence in 2007 and 2008, and received a
"Maurice" at the 2008 Quebec Sports Gala as Athlete of the
year in a team sport. She was named CanadaSoccer.com Fans’
Choice (most popular) player in 2006.
In 2008 - 2010, Rhian played her Club soccer
in Norway with Team Strommen and LSK Kvinner.
With the Ottawa Fury of the W-League,
she was the league’s scoring champion in 2005 and then a
playoff finalist in 2006 (when the Fury lost to the
At the University level, Rhian was a star
forward for the Tennessee Lady Vols soccer team.
June 16, 2011
University of Tennessee press release
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations
FORMER UT SOCCER STANDOUT RHIAN WILKINSON
Receives 100th INTERNATIONAL CAP:
Will Help Lead Canada in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup