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#9 Sara Spaventa
Position: Defender
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Santa Barbara, CA
High School: San Marcos HS
College: Muir
Major: Psychology
Experience: 3 Letters
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AS A SENIOR IN 2011: Started all 20 matches at right defender for a Triton back line that boasted the lowest goals against average in NCAA DII (.211) and had the lowest amount of goals allowed in the regular season with four ... Registered a career-high with two assists on the year ... Both assists came in back-to-back wins over Humboldt State and Sonoma State on October 21 and 23, respectively ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 Team and the UC San Diego All-Academic Team ... Her 1824 minutes on the pitch were second-most on the squad... Named to the CCAA All-Academic team.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: Started all 25 matches for the Tritons at right back, finishing with the second-most amount of minutes played (2,307) on the team ... Totaled three shots, one on frame ... Was a solid part of a Triton defense that shutout 16 opponents in 2010, including four consecutive opponents in the NCAA Tournament.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009:
Started in each of UCSD’s 22 games and finished fourth on the team in minutes played, with 1,903 ... Earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team as a result of her strong performances on the field and in the classroom ... Tallied her first career goal during a road game against Cal State Los Angeles on Oct. 19 ... totaled four shots on the season ... Ended the school year on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at the Gold Level (includes GPAs above 3.500).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008:
Started in 21 of UCSD’s 23 matches, also earning another apperance off the bench ... Earned her first point as a Triton with in assist in the season opener, a 2-0 road win on Aug. 28 against Central Washington ... Concluded the school year on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at the Gold Level.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Helped her soccer team to CIF, City and league championships during her senior year ... Included on the All-Channel League First Team ... Played high school volleyball for two years.

PERSONAL:
Born Jan. 19, 1990 ... Is a Psychology major and Communications minor at Muir College ... Parents are Jon and Sharon Spaventa ... Father played collegiate basketball at Long Island University ... Has an older brother, Drew, who played basketball at UCSD ... Also has a twin sister named Juli ... Aspires to pursue a career either in law or medicine. .. Enjoys going to the beach and playing a variety of sports in her spare time.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP MIN
G A PTS SHOTS SHOT%
SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT
2008 22 1920 0
1 1 1 .000 0
.000 0 0-0
2009 22 1903 1 0 2 4 .250 4 1.000 0 0-0
2010 25 2307 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0-0
2011 20 1824 0 2 2 6 .000 2 .333 0 0-0
Totals 89
7954
1
3
5
14 .071 7
.500 0 0-0


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