Heather Mitts - Early Life

Heather Blaine Mitts Feeley is an American professional soccer player who is a defender in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league.

Mitts played college soccer for the University of Florida, and thereafter, she has played professionally for the Philadelphia Charge, Boston Breakers and Philadelphia Independence of WPS. She is also a member of the United States women's national soccer team, and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Heather Mitts
She attended St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, where she played high school soccer.

 She received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and played for coach Becky Burleigh's Florida Gators soccer team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1996 to 1999.

Mitts was part of the defensive line that helped the Gators win their first-ever NCAA Women's Soccer Championship in 1998.

She was named a third-team All-American in 1998 and a first-team All-American in 1999, and became the Gators' all-time record holder in appearances (95), starts (94), and minutes played (7,547). She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in advertising in 2000.

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