Field Hockey Honors Duo at Annual Banquet, Announces Spring Schedule
Field Hockey's NCAA Tourney Run Ended by No. 1 UNC
Week #11: No. 1 Seed U-M to Begin Big Ten Tournament Play Friday
Field Hockey's Home Win Streak Ends in Shutout Loss to No. 9 Stanford
Sticking With It: Kim Sheaffer
Senior (2011)... Started all 22 games in the backfield this season ... Had two defensive saves at Maryland (Sept. 4) ... Became the first Wolverine to collect two defensive saves in a game since 2005 ... Helped the U-M defense to six shutouts, including 2-0 wins over Iowa (Oct. 1), Penn State (Oct. 16) and Michigan State (Oct. 21) ... Attempted one shot in the Penn State game in the Big Ten Tournament championship (Nov. 6) ...
Junior (2010)... Played and started all 22 games for the Wolverines defense ... Named an NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year ... Helped a defense that had six shutouts and a 1.71 goals against average ... One of six Wolverines to start all 22 games.
Sophomore (2009)... Started in all 21 games as a defender... did not record a goal or an assist on the season and only fired one shot (Oct. 11 vs. New Hampshire).
Freshman (2008)... Appeared in all 20 games, starting 12 in the U-M backfield ... Fired two shots -- the first of her career -- vs. Central Michigan (Oct. 14) ... Contributed to Michigan's shutout performances vs. Michigan State (1-0, Oct. 17), Northwestern (3-0, Sept. 27) and Saint Louis (10-0, Sept. 13) ... Made collegiate debut vs. North Carolina (Aug. 30) at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Prep... Graduated from Eastern Regional High School (2008) ... Named to the 2007 NFHCA High School All-America first team ... Two-time NFHCA High School All-MidAtlantic Region team (2006, '07) ... Named 2007 Defender of the Year by the Field Hockey Club of South Jersey ... Two-time All-Group IV selection (2006, '07) ... Selected to the Camden Courier Post All-South Jersey team on two occasions (2006, '07) ... Twice named to the Newark Star-Ledger all-state teams (2006, '07) ... Two-time All-Olympic Conference first team selection (2006, '07) ... Eastern Regional HS captured four state titles during her tenure (2004, '05, '06, '07) and won the 2006 New Jersey State Tournament of Champions ... EHS was crowned the 2004 Top of the Circle national champion.
Club/Junior Team... Junior National Camp (2007, '08) ... Participated in the CanAm Challenge (2007) ... Claimed silver at the 2006 AAU Junior Olympics ... Four-time participant of the USFHA Futures Tournament (2004, '05, '06, '07).
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in history ... Born on July 20, 1990 ... Daughter of David and Karen Dawson ... Sisters, Natalie (1997-2000) and Sarah (2001-05), played field hockey at the University of Iowa and were members of the U.S. National Team ... Sister, Rachel, played field hockey at the University of North Carolina (2004-07), won the 2007 Honda Broderick Award and was a member of the 2008 Olympic team ... Sister, Meghan, is a senior on the North Carolina field hockey team ... Sister, Melanie, is a redshirt freshman on the North Carolina field hockey team ... Brother, David, played football at Monmouth University (1995-97) ... Brother, Andrew, played football and baseball at Williamson Trade School (1999-2002).
Thomas, Swenson Named NFHCA All-Americans
Thomas Named NFHCA West Region Player of the Year
Wolverines Place Five on NFHCA All-Region Teams
NCAA Central: Syracuse Tops North Carolina for Championship
Wolverines Fall to No. 1 UNC in NCAA Quarterfinals
Ellis, Thomas to Play in Senior Game Nov. 21 at Ocker Field
Two-Goal First Half, Late-Game 'D' Carry U-M into NCAA Quarterfinals