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Player bio: Dawn Christensen :: Field Hockey



  Dawn Christensen
Dawn Christensen
Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Columbia, Md

High School:
Oakland Mills

Height:
5-8

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1 VL

On Christensen: An attacker with a knack for the goal … possesses an uncanny awareness and riskiness in front of the cage … will see playing minutes on the forward line … joined the squad as a walk-on prior to the 1999 season.

As a redshirt freshman in 2000: Appeared in eight games as a midfielder/forward … scored her first career goal only minutes into her first career game at Delaware (Sept. 9) … converted a long upfield pass from Carla Tagliente to cap the 8-0 victory … logged postseason minutes in Maryland’s first-round NCAA Tournament win over New Hampshire (Nov. 11).

As a freshman in 1999: A redshirt season.

Before Maryland: Named first-team all-county as a senior and second-team all-county as a junior at Oakland Mills ... named the field hockey team MVP her senior year ... was the lacrosse team MVP as a junior and senior ... also played indoor field hockey on the club level in the offseason ... participated in the 1998 indoor national tournament … a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1981 ... Dawn is the daughter of Veronica and Frank Christensen ... a communication/marketing major.

Christensen’s Career Statistics


Year  GP  GS  G  A  TP  Shots  GWG  DS	PS

2000   8  0   1	 0   2	  3     0   0   0-0

Christensen’s Single-Game Highs Goals: 1 vs. Delaware (Sept. 9, 2000)
Points: 2 vs. Delaware (Sept. 9, 2000)

Christensen Up Close
Favorite food: sandwiches and Chipotle.
Favorite quote: “The arrow that hits the bullseye is the result of a hundred misses.” – Jerry, of course.
Since coming to Maryland I’ve learned: That you can't always trust everyone.
Who is your favorite athlete at Maryland? Jen Adams and Rachel Hiskins.
What do you want to accomplish this season? Be in the best shape of my life, and play.



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