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#1 Christina Restivo
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Parkton, Md.
High School: Hereford
Experience: 4 Letters

International Experience: In the cage in the semifinal penalty-stroke win vs. five-time champion Southern Charm, helping the Tidewater Tempest reach the U.S. Field Hockey Summer League championship game ... participated in the AAU International Tournament from 1999-2002, beating Mexico in 2000 making a save on a stroke to protect a 1-0 lead ... selected to the 2005 USFHA EPTC Maryland Thundersticks squad.

As a senior in 2006: Specialized in penalty strokes, her skill paid off in the national semifinal game vs. No. 7 Connecticut, earning a spot on the All-NCAA Tournament team ... stopped two penalty strokes against the Huskies, helping the Terps advance to the championship game ... also made an important stop earlier in the season, turning away a second-half penalty stroke in the second meeting at third-ranked Old Dominion in an eventual 1-0 win ... also made appearances in games vs. Northwestern, Albany and Appalachian State, making starts against the Great Danes and the Mountaineers on Senior Day ... played nearly 126 minutes without allowing a goal ... recorded a shutout against ASU, helping the Terps to a 5-0 victory.

As a junior in 2005: Posted a career-best 1.27 goals against average during the Terps' national championship season ... helped the team post nine shutouts on the season, earning a solo-blanking in the 3-0 victory at Boston College (Sept. 17) to open the ACC season ... had a season-high five saves, including critical stops, in the 2-1 overtime victory over Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. (Sept. 4) ... also had four saves in the win over California (Sept. 10) in the Terrapin Invitational ... saved a first-half penalty stroke at Duke, protecting a 1-0 lead, in the eventual 2-0 win, helping to shutout the then-top scoring team in the nation (Oct. 8) ... made two saves in the stroke off in the regular-season loss to Wake Forest (Sept. 24) ... the Maryland defense was ranked second in the nation, posting a miniscule 1.01 goals against average.

As a sophomore in 2004: Made a career-high 12 starts, including the first 10 games of the season ... posted a career-best four shutouts on the season, including back-to-back blankings of Boston University (Aug. 29) and Old Dominion (Sept. 4) ... thwarted away a number of good Princeton opportunities, including several diving stops, en route to a career-high 11 saves in the 7-1 victory over the Tigers (Sept. 17) ... posted five saves in the 4-3 win at Delaware (Sept. 19), closing out the Tigers-Blue Hens weekend with two victories and 16 saves ... seventh in the ACC with 1.71 saves per game, second with 0.29 shutouts per game and fourth in goals against average ... helped the Maryland defense limit opponents to just 1.36 goals per game, which tied for 15th in the nation.

As a redshirt freshman in 2003: Picked up first-career win in first-career start against No. 7 Old Dominion (Oct. 18, 2003), making a then-career high five saves ... helped Terps to seven combined shutouts ... strung together a streak of 138:35 scoreless minutes over seven games played from Aug. 30-Oct. 11 ... faced Maryland's only two penalty strokes against, going 1-for-2 in back-to-back games at No. 4 North Carolina (Oct. 25) and vs. No. 19 American (Oct. 28) ... posted a save against the Eagles' penalty stroke in the regular-season home finale, protecting the Terps' shutout and 2-0 lead.

As a freshman in 2002: A redshirt season.

Before Maryland: Earned all-state, all-county and Baltimore Sun Metro Player of the Year honors after leading her squad to the Maryland state championship as a senior in 2001 ... team also captured the state title in 1998 with Restivo in goal ... posted a .930 save percentage as a senior and earned an invite to the state all-star game ... joined U.S. Field Hockey's National Futures program in 2002 ... participated in basketball, lacrosse and track, in addition to field hockey at Hereford High.

Personal: Daughter of Eileen and Tony Restivo ... has one sister, Lena (23) ... president of H.O.P.E. and a member of the National Honor Society and the women's math and science club ... a public and community health major.

RESTIVO'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Min. GA GAA Saves SV% ShO
2002 Redshirt Season
2003 11 1 212 4 1.32 11 .733 0
2004 14 12 763 15 1.38 24 .615 4
2005 9 9 497 9 1.27 13 .591 1
2006 5 2 126 0 0.00 4 1.000 1
TOTAL 39 24 1598 28 1.23 52 .650 6

RESTIVO'S SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Saves: 11 at Princeton (Sept. 17, 2004)
Minutes: 70:49 at Boston College (Aug. 28, 2004)


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