COACH MCMANUS ON BELAK-BERGER: “We’re expecting her to do what she’s always done. She has a great work rate, scores the big goals and we hope she’ll step up as a leader for this team.”
AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Started in every UCSD match, pacing the offense with her six goals and four assists for a team-leading 16 points... netted four game-winning goals while 22 of her 39 shots were on goal... during the CCAA season alone, she accumulated three goals and three assists... her one CCAA game-winner came at home on Sept. 16 as she opened up the scoring during a 3-0 win over San Francisco State... after being named to the All-CCAA First Team, she also took home All-West Region First Team honors.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Played in 23 matches for the Tritons, getting the starting nod five times... scored two goals and assisted on five others... first goal of the year came in the 5-0 victory at Cal State Stanislaus on September 15... added the fourth goal in UCSD’s 4-0 victory over Chico State in the CCAA Championship match on October 29... had two assists in the 4-1 win over Sonoma State at home on September 29.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Played in 20 matches for the Tritons, coming off the bench in each contest... ranked in a tie for second place on the team in points scored with 21... netted eight goals and assisted on five others in rookie season... scored first collegiate goal in the 3-2 victory over Humboldt State in the season opener... scored two goals in the 4-2 win over No. 2 Seattle University at home on Sept. 10... dished out two assists in the 3-0 win at Cal State San Bernardino on Oct. 26... had a big week at home on Oct. 5 and 9, scoring a goal and assisting on one other in each of the two victories over CSUSB and CSUMB... had a .421 shot percentage, making eight of the 19 shots she took on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School... led team to a 16-3-3 overall record, 9-3-2 in league play, and a CIF semifinal appearance with her 22 goals and seven assists in 2005.
PERSONAL: Born March 23, 1987... parents are Martin and Kathryn Belak-Berger... has two younger siblings named Martin and Lauren... is a Human Biology major in Marshall College... aspires to be a doctor... enjoys playing ping pong in her spare time.