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#17 Alexis Pappas
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mount Joy, Pa.
High School: Donegal
Experience: 3 Letters

International Experience:
Named to the 2009 U.S. Junior World Cup Team...a member of the U.S. Junior National Team... won gold with the U.S. Junior National Team at the 2008 Pan-American Games in Mexico City...started all five games of the team's run to gold...tallied a goal in the opening victory over Bermuda...a member of Pennsylvania's Lancaster squad which won a gold medal at the 2006 National Futures Championship and was selected to the Junior National team pool...competed in the 2008 USFHA National Championship as a member of the Maryland Thundersticks.

As a senior in 2009:
Her performance on the field earned her a spot as a Second Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Third Team by womensfieldhockey.com ...First Team All-Mid Atlantic Region...named to the All-ACC team...notched 26 assists on the year, which makes her tied for third in single-season assists in the Maryland record books... had four assists in the Terps' 10-1 over Towson (Sept. 13)...had two assists in five games and had at leadt one assist in 15-of-24 games...finished tied for second in the ACC in assists (26) and third in assists per game (1.08)...helped lead team to first 18-0 perfect regular season and program-best 23-1 record...winner of two NCAA national titles and two ACC titles.

As a junior in 2008:
Named a Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region first team performer...selected to the womensfieldhockey.com All-America Third Team...ranked 39th in the nation in assists per game (0.55)...dished out a career-high 12 assists, including an assist on the game-winning goal of the national championship game against Wake Forest (Nov. 23)...selected to the All-ACC First Team...starter in all 22 games in which she played, missing two games to help the USA to gold at the 2008 Pan-American Games in Mexico City...dished out two assists in the NCAA quarterfinal victory over Duke (Nov. 16)...assisted on a goal in the first round NCAA victory over Albany (Nov. 15)...had a goal and an assist in the 7-0 victory over No. 5 North Carolina on Oct. 25...scored her first goal of the season in the 8-1 triumph over Old Dominion (Sept. 5)...assisted on a career-best three goals in the 10-1 drubbing of Northwestern on Sept. 14...dished out assists in four of the next five games, victories over American, Boston College, Richmond and at Virginia.

As a sophomore in 2007:
Started all 21 games, splitting time in the midfield and forward lines...dished out four assists for the season, doubling her assist total from her freshman campaign...a season-high two assists in a 3-1 win over No. 14 Boston University (Oct. 7), assisting on the Terps' final two tallies, including the game winner...also had assists in the 6-0 win at Northwestern (Aug. 27), as well as, the 7-0 win at Delaware (Oct. 14)...notched the game-winning score in the win over Temple (Sept. 30)...also had a goal in the first round NCAA Tournament win over No. 10 Old Dominion (Nov. 10)...helped the Maryland offense rank in the top five in three offensive categories, including scoring average (3rd), goals per game (3rd) and scoring margin (5th).

As a freshman in 2006:
Played in every game, starting on the forward line 15 times...made first-career start at Stanford (Aug. 27)...scored first-career goal in the following game at California (Aug. 29)...the tally against the Bears was the game winner...had a career-high four points and two assists in the win over Northwestern in the Terrapin Invitational, also knocking in a goal (Sept. 10)...tallied a pair of goals in the 5-1 victory over local-rival No. 19 American (Oct. 18), also claiming the game-winning goal...only shot attempt in the 4-0 triumph of No. 17 Richmond in the first round of the NCAA Tournament was good for a goal.

Before Maryland:
Lettered in field hockey four times at Donegal High...led the Indians to a 24-4 record and to the state tournament...named second team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association in her final season...a three-time first team all-star, she led the conference in scoring three times...a second team all-state selection as a junior, was an all-region and first team all-state pick as a senior...also lettered in soccer twice and in track as a senior...reached the district tournament in track...posted personal bests of 27.3 in the 200m and 62.03 in the 400m.

Personal:
Majoring in letters and sciences...voted vice president of the student council and varsity club secretary...one of two children of Dawn and John Pappas...has a younger brother Arias (16)...Alexis Pappas was born in Lancaster, Pa., on January 20, 1988.

PAPPAS' CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS
2006 25 15 5 2 12 24 2 0 0-0
2007 21 21 2 4 8 23 1 0 0-0
2008 22 22 2 12 16 15 0 0 0-0
2009 24 24 1 26 28 15 0 0 0-0
TOTAL 92 81 10 44 64 77 3 0 0-0

PAPPAS' SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Assists: 4, Towson (Sept. 13, 2009)


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