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Born: August 10, 1980
San Jose, CA
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Ht: / Wt: 5'5" / 127 lbs
Olympics: 2004
Event(s): Women's soccer
Position: Midfielder

Century club
In July 2006, Wagner became the 18th U.S. women's player to reach 100 international caps. Injuries in 2007 limited Wagner to only three appearances, although she did start in the third-place match against Norway at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. Since her December 1998 national team debut, she has endured surgeries on the anterior cruciate ligaments of both knees and a double sports hernia in January 2008.

Bucking Bronco
In 2001, Wagner capped off a championship season during her freshman season at Santa Clara by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over North Carolina in the final. One of the Bronco athletes in attendance at that match was Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash. She was later awarded the Hermann Trophy as the top female collegiate player in the country.

Spirit of ‘03
2003 was a big year for Wagner on the club and national team levels. She was the number-one overall pick in the final WUSA draft, by the San Diego Spirit. She scored two goals in 20 matches, led the Spirit to their first-ever playoff appearance and was selected to the All-WUSA Second Team. Later that year, she made the roster for the FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted by the United States. She played in four matches, starting two at midfield, as the U.S. finished third.

Golden distributor
An alternate in 2000, Wagner made her first Olympic team in 2004. That year, she suited up 27 times for the U.S. squad, scoring six goals and adding six assists. She appeared in four matches in Greece, as the United States captured the gold medal.

Eyre apparent
In December 2006, Wagner married Adam Eyre, a former soccer player with Santa Clara and, briefly, with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

Tri-ing a second sport
After watching her brother Jeff compete in triathlons, Wagner may have found her second Olympic calling. She finished second in her age group in the Wildflower triathlon in April of 2005, finishing 25th out of all of the women and 184th overall out of around 5000 participants. If she decides to take a page out of Sheila Taormina's book remains a question.

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