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#5 Kristina Edmonds
Position: Back
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Emmaus, Pa.
High School: Emmaus
Experience: 4 Letters

International Experience: Participated in the Junior Olympics in 2000 and 2001, winning a Gold Medal in 2001 ... an alternate for the Under-20 National Team in 2003 ... named to the Under-16 National Team in 2001, traveling to Holland and Australia, and was a Pool A winner... played in the National Futures Tournament in 2000, 2001 and helped to lead her team to the 2002 championship title ... selected to the 2004 U.S. Under-19 team following A Camp team trials at the USA Field Hockey Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. ... in 2005 was named to the Under-21 U.S. National Team and was selected an alternate on the Junior World Cup squad ... participated on the 2006 USFHA EPTC Maryland Thundersticks squad and was named to Junior National Team pool.

As a senior in 2006: As a senior in 2006: A co-captain, ended her career earning second team All-American honors by both the NFHCA and www.womensfieldhockey.com ... was a first team Mid-Atlantic All-Region selection for the second time ... also voted All-ACC for the first time ... a starter on defense in every game, was the anchor in the backfield which posted a 0.70 goals against average, the best in the nation, and the third-best shutout ratio in the country at 0.48 ... converted on her only penalty stroke attempt of her career against Boston College (Sept. 16) ... handed out a career-high two assists in the rout over Albany (Oct. 15) ... also assisted on the game-winning goal on Senior Night against Appalachian State (Oct. 27) ... had five assists on the season, a career best ... had an assist and a defensive save in the NCAA Tournament first-round game vs. Richmond ... Academic All-ACC for the second-consecutive year.

As a junior in 2005: A key defender starting in every game last season, helping the Maryland backfield post a 1.01 goals against average, the second-lowest in the nation ... in the Terps' 2-0 regular-season win over No. 3 Duke (Oct. 8) in Durham, N.C., protected a 1-0 first-half lead posting her first-career defensive save ... had a shot and a defensive save in the win over Delaware (Oct. 16) ... has another critical defensive save in the first half of the ACC Championship game against Wake Forest (Nov. 6), a game Maryland eventually won, 3-2 ... had an assist in the win over Rutgers (Oct. 2) ... named to All-ACC Academic team.

As a sophomore in 2004: A physical and strong defender who helped the Maryland backfield limit opponents to 1.36 goals per game, which ranked 15th in the nation ... recorded first-career point, dishing out an assist in the 6-0 romp of Old Dominion (Sept. 4) ... notched another assist in the very next game vs. Drexel (Sept. 5) ... ACC Honor Roll honoree.

As a freshman in 2003: A rookie midfield and defensive replacement, saw playing time in 15 games, including against ranked teams Michigan (Sept. 20), Harvard (Sept. 21), Delaware (Oct. 19), at Duke (Oct. 11) and in the NCAA Tournament semifinals vs. the Blue Devils (Nov. 21) ... made first-career appearance in the red, white, gold and black in the win over New Hampshire (Aug. 30) in Amherst, Mass., ... attempted only shot in the 5-1 win at Virginia (Nov. 6) in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

Before Maryland: Named high school first team All-American in 2002 and second team in 2001 ... regional high school All-American in 2001 and 2002 ... earned all-conference and all-state in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ... all-area selection in 2000 and 2002 ... scored 29 goals and 34 assists ... led her team to the state championship in 2001 and back to the finals in 2002 ... helped squad capture the District II championship as well as conference championships from 1999-2002 ... participated in the Pennsylvania Prides League team in 2002 and 2003.

Personal: Kristina is the daughter of Susan and Michael Edmonds ... has one brother, Andy (19), and two sisters, Shelly (17) and Kerrie Anne (15) ... coached a youth field hockey team from 1999-2002 ... member of high school yearbook editorial staff in 2002 and 2003 ... a psychology and kinesiology major.

EDMONDS' CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS
2003 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
2004 19 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0-0
2005 25 25 0 1 1 1 0 3 0-0
2006 25 25 1 5 7 1 0 1 1-1
TOTAL 84 55 1 8 10 4 0 4 1-

EDMONDS' SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Goals: 1, Boston College (Sept. 16, 2006)
Assists: 2, Albany (Oct. 15, 2006)
Points: 2, Albany (Oct. 15, 2006)
Defensive Save: 1, four times (last vs. Richmond, Nov. 11, 2006)


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