Assistant Coach: Joy Fawcett 2017-07-04T08:15:48+00:00

CoachJoy

US DEAF WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

JOY FAWCETT

ASSISTANT COACH

DATE OF BIRTH: June 16, 1991

HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, Ca

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Coach of the US Deaf Womens National Soccer Team, which will be competing in the 2016 World Cup and 2017 Womens Deaf Olympics

Playing Career

  • Was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1987 to 2004, playing on the team that won the first women’s World Cup in 1991
  • US Women’s National Team: 239 CAPS:
  • Inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame: 2009
  • In 1991, Fawcett and Jennings helped the U.S. national team win the first women’s World Cup that were held in China. She was the only WNT member to play all minutes of the 1995, 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cups, as well as the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. She retired from the WNT in 2004 as the highest scoring defender for the U.S.WNT
  • Fawcett grew up in southern California where she attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. Her high school team won four league championships. She then attended the University of California, Berkeley where she played on the women’s soccer team from 1987 to 1989. She was a three-time, first team All-American

Personal

  • Joy and her husband Walter Fawcett have three daughters, Katey (22), Carli (19), and Madi(15). Their oldest daughter Katey currently plays soccer for the University of Washington. Joy’s brother Eric Biefeld had a brief career with the United States men’s national soccer team.
      • Joy and her husband Walter Fawcett have three daughters, Katey (22), Carli (19), and Madi(15). Their oldest daughter Katey currently plays soccer for the University of Washington. Joy’s brother Eric Biefeld had a brief career with the United States men’s national soccer team.
      • Biggest obstacle face coaching soccer for the USDWNT: Communication
      • Best part about DWNT: I love this team. They are friendly and fun. They are also very patient with me as we try to communicate. Great group of girls and I am extremely proud to be connected with.
      • If you were in front of a crowd of people, what is the ONE thing you would want people to know about you: “That I don’t bite. Come up and say Hi!!!”