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31 Christen Piersanti

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week: 10/13/15, 9/6/16
NFHCA National Player of the Week, Honorable Mention: 9/7/16
ECAC Defensive Player of the Week: 10/14/15
2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Goalkeeper of the Year
2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-MAAC First Team
2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year
2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-MAAC First Team

2016 NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team
2016 ECAC All-Star First Team
2016 ECAC Defensive Player of the Year

2016 (Junior): Tabbed as the MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year… Named to the All-MAAC and All-Mid-Atlantic First Teams… Named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year… Started all 20 games in cage, playing in all but one half… Finished the year ranked first in the country in shutouts per game (0.50), third in goals against average (1.20), fourth in goalie win-loss percentage (.850) and 14th in save percentage (.742)…  Set the new Monmouth record with 10 shutouts on the year… Made five saves in the first of three-straight shutouts against Lehigh (8/28)… Turned away six Lafayette shots in the 3-0 win over the Leopards (9/2)… Forced to make two saves in the blanking of Georgetown (9/4)…  Named the NFHCA National Player of the Week Honorable Mention… Made nine saves in the opening half against No. 19 Iowa (9/10)… Made a save on a penalty stroke on the only shot on goal in the win over Saint Joseph’s (9/16)… Posted five saves in the victory at Temple (9/18)… Made eight saves in the shutout win over Bucknell (9/25)… Tied the Monmouth record with her sixth shutout after five saves against Siena (10/7) to open MAAC Play… Broke the program’s shutout record against LIU Brooklyn (10/9)… Registered a pair of saves in the 2-0 win over Bryant (10/21)… Turned away four shots in the regular season championship clinching game against Fairfield (10/23)… Posted five saves against Rider (11/4) in the MAAC Championship semifinals.

2015 (Sophomore):
Named the MAAC Co-Goalkeeper of the Year and tabbed to the All-MAAC First Team… Became the first Hawk all-time to earn conference goalkeeper of the year honors... Started all 19 games in cage… Posted 2.32 goals against average, 82 saves and .651 save percentage in 1329:54 minutes of action… Finished the season with eight victories and one shutout… Made four saves in the Hawks’ first victory of the season against Lehigh (9/4)… Turned away five shots at Rutgers (9/9)... Compiled seven saves in the setback at Cornell (9/13)… Recorded a career-high 20 saves at Northeastern (9/25), her first double-digit save total… Made a combined 13 saves in games against No. 5 Albany (9/27) and No. 2 Syracuse (10/2), including nine against the Orange… Opened MAAC play with eight saves in the win at Fairfield (10/10), including a stop with time expired on a corner… Named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for efforts against the Stags… Made six saves in victory over Rider (10/18)… Posted six saves and blanked Bryant (11/1) in the MAAC Regular Season Championship clinching game. 

2014 (Freshman):
Earned the starting job in all 18 of her contests, compiling over 1221 minutes of action in cage… Recorded a 12-6 record in cage for the Hawks…Compiled a 1.89 goals against average, 76 total saves, .697 save percentage and three shutouts… Was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week twice throughout the year (10/7, 10/21)… Made her collegiate debut against Missouri State (8/29) making three saves for the shutout win… Made season-high eight saves in one half of play in the road win at Lehigh (9/7)… Turned away four shots against Fairfield (9/26) in the Hawks’ first overtime win since 2011… Made seven saves in the setback against Cornell (9/28)… Compiled a combined 13 saves in a weekend split against No. 20 Michigan State (10/4) and at Villanova (10/5)… Matched a season-best eight saves in a win at Penn (10/9)… Helped the Hawks’ end the non-conference slate with a winning record with four saves against Rutgers (10/12)… Posted six saves in MAAC opener at Rider (10/17)… Posted the second clean sheet of the season with a pair of saves at Sacred Heart (10/19)… Turned away six shots in the come-from-behind overtime win at Quinnipiac (10/26)… Earned the final shutout in the MAAC Regular Season Championship clinching win over Bryant (11/2)… Made three saves in the MAAC Championship Semifinals victory over Sacred Heart (11/7)… Posted a pair of saves in the NCAA Tournament Play-In game against Princeton (11/12).

2013 (Freshman):  
Did not see action due to recovering from an injury.

High School:
 Three-year letter winner at Bridgewater-Raritan High School under head coach Kathie DeBonis… Started 72 of her 74 career games in cage for the Panthers, compiling a 66-8 record… Registered  317 career saves,  good for a .852 save percentage, and 44 shutouts… Named to the first team all-area, All-Skyland Conference, Delaware Division and North Jersey Coaches Association in 2012… Added to the Third Team All-New Jersey… Tabbed to the USFHA All-Region squad...  Member of the USA Women’s Junior National Indoor squad in 2011, 2012 and 2013… Named the 2013 MVP of the Junior Premier League… Selected to participate in the 2012 and 2013 Futures Elite Program… Also lettered in lacrosse.

: Daughter of Jim and Jolene Piersanti… Major is criminal justice.








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2013 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 18 18 1221:55 33 1.89 76 .697 12 6 3
2015 19 19 1329:54 44 2.32 82 .651 8 11 1
2016 20 20 1403:03 24 1.20 69 .742 17 3 10
TOTAL 57 57 3954:52 101 1.79 227 .692 37 20 14
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bridgewater, N.J.
High School: Bridgewater-Raritan
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