In her second collegiate season, forward Sam Barker left her mark in a big way. Barker finished tied fourth in total goals (25) and tied for fifth in total points (57) among the nation’s elite players. In 22 games, she also added seven assists.
Tranferring from Newbury, sophomore forward Briana Tomaselli was second in the nation in points per game (3.34), tied for 23rd in total assists (12) and tied for 21st in total points (48). She did all this while appearing in just 14 games in 2011.
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As a freshman, goalkeeper Hillary Brondsema showed plenty of room for improvement. Although she did not tally a win in 2011, she piled up the third-most saves in the nation (230). From Huron, S.D., Hillary hopes to record her first win in 2012.
As a freshman, forward Dessi Dupuy broke Lynchburg’s single-season record for total goals in a season with 27. That mark placed her tied for third-best in the nation. She was ninth in goals per game (1.174) and fourth in points (60). She appeared in 23 games and garnered Old Dominion Athletic Conference Rookie-of-the-Year honors.
Senior Elaine Gerry, from Prairie du Sac, Wis., put on a show in 2011. In 20 games, she finished tied for seventh goals (24), tied for 13th in points (52) and eighth in the nation in goals per game (1.200). She looks to duplicate her success in her final season.
In just one year so far at Johnson State, forward Chelsea Hofstetter has already left some large footprints on the playing field. Chelsea appeared in only 13 games while tallying an impressive 15 goals and seven assists in limited playing time. She was 11th in the nation in goals per game (1.154) and eighth in points per game (2.85).
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Sophomore goalkeeper Marcelina Kopec played exceptionally well in her first season protecting the Bloodhounds’ net. Kopec appeared in 21 games, recorded four shutouts and finished fifth in the nation with a remarkable mark of 214 total saves. Starting all but one game, she proved to be an extremely durable asset to the John Jay team.
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Sophomore Brandi Peltier returns to the Ripon Red Hawks after having an impressive freshman showing. The forward finished seventh in the nation in total points (56), sixth in points per game (3.11) and tied for fourth in total goals (25) in just her freshman year. In 18 games, she also distributed six assists to her teammates.
Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Vega hopes to finish her collegiate career off on a strong note. If 2011 is any indication of how she will do, she might do just that. From Oceanside, N.Y., Vega appeared in 23 goals while allowing only 11 goals. She finished with a total of 117 saves and was second in the nation with an astounding save percentage of .914.
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In 20 games, senior goalkeeper Meghan Wright tallied 111 saves while allowing only 12 goals. She finished eighth in the nation with a .902 save percentage. During that same span, she recorded 10 total shutouts. With three seasons under her belt and one remaining, Wright looks to continue her dominance as the protector of the Engineers’ net.