Lipka on McCrudden: "Courtney transferred to UK and then had to sit out last season due to injury. She is coming back this season and we are excited to see her progress."
General: Transferred from Wake Forest... Natural left-footer... Played on the US Youth National team... Comfortable up front and in the midfield... Runs all day long... Very clean and smart player that loves the game.
2002: Redshirt season.
2001: Saw time in 14 matches and drew starting assignments in two for the 23rd-ranked Demon Deacons of Wake Forest... Fired eight shots... Collected her first collegiate point when she assisted a WFU goal in a 6-0 shutout at Davidson (10/9)... Served a helper in a 4-2 win over No. 19 Florida State (10/20).
Pre-College: Originally recruited by UK out of Eastern Regional High School in Vorhees, N.J... National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American in 2001... A two-time All-State selection... First athlete to have uniform retired at high school for two different sports... Led her team in scoring three times, setting records for career goals and goals in a season... Courier-Post 2001 Offensive Player of the year... South Jersey Offensive Player of the Year in 2000... Voted Eastern Regional's MVP three times in soccer and was a state champion in track in the 800-meter run... Member of the Olympic Development Program state team for five years... Earned a spot on the Region I Team four straight years and the National Team in 2000... Earned All-Conference honors twice... Led Roxbury MC Dynamo club team to four state championships... Traveled to Iceland with Region I team in 2000 and toured Europe with the club in 2001... Collected 10 varsity letters at Eastern Regional... Runs the 800m in 2:21... Honor Roll student... Active with student council and Varsity Club in high school... Voluteered at a pediatric home, works as a USSF referee and serves as a counselor at youth soccer camps.
Personal: Full name is Courtney Erin McCrudden... Born Jan. 20, 1983... Parents are John and Jill McCrudden.