16-year-old Christine, pictured here at Sydney Football Stadium, makes her senior level debut. She scores her first international goal at the Algarve Cup. The same year, she’s named BMO Canadian Player of the Year. (She’ll go on to receive this honour 11 more times, every year from 2004 to 2014.)
At the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, she is awarded the Golden Shoe (for most goals scored) and the Golden Ball (for the best player). She also plays in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup (pictured), helping the team qualify for the following year’s World Cup.
Christine competes in her first of four FIFA Women’s World Cups, where she scores three goals.