Meharg on van Leeuwen
"Janneke was sidelined all of spring training because of a medical problem. We expect her to recover for the fall season, which will be important for us. Janneke has played a major role since her arrival as a freshman. Her natural leadership from a variety of positions will be a key to our success."
As a junior in 2006
Voted second team Mid-Atlantic All-Region for the second-straight year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association ... tied a career high with 14 assists for 39 for her career, tying for seventh all-time in the Maryland record books ... ranked 23rd in the nation with 0.56 assists per game, while leading the team in total assists ... dished out a career-high tying three assists three games into the season at California (Aug. 29) ... earned first national honor and was selected to the NCAA All-Tournament team, helping the Terps capture its second-straight championship crown ... scored a career-best eight goals, double the total from the previous season, and 30 points, which ranked third on the team ... had a pair of assists against Delaware (Sept. 13) and Albany (Oct. 15), as well ... opened the season with a career-high tying two goals and season-high five points vs. Pacific (Aug. 26) ... responsible for three game-winning goals, a career best, in games vs. Temple (Sept. 9), Northwestern (Sept. 10) and #13 James Madison (Sept. 17) ... assisted on the only goal in the 1-0 triumph over #7 North Carolina, helping the Terps clinch a share of the conference regular-season crown.
As a sophomore in 2005
A starter in every game in the midfield, earning second team National Field Hockey Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region nods ... second on the team and 11th in the nation in assists ... collected a career-high three assists against Big Ten power Michigan, leading the Terps to a 4-0 victory (Sept. 2) ... scored a goal in back-to-back wins against Rutgers (Oct. 2) and Duke (Oct. 8) ... her tally against the Blue Devils gave the Terps a 2-0 cushion in the eventual regular-season victory ... gave Maryland a 1-0 lead in the championship game vs. Wake Forest, just over four minutes into the contest (Nov. 6) ... broke a 1-1 tie in the NCAA semifinal game against Old Dominion, giving the Terps a 2-1 advantage in the eventual 3-2 win to advance to the championship game (Nov. 18) ... assisted on the game-tying penalty corner goal at No. 5 American (Oct. 26) ... assisted on Susie Rowe's game-winning tally in the ACC opener at Boston College (Sept. 17) ... also had an assist in the NCAA Tournament win over Richmond (Nov. 12).
As a freshman in 2004
ACC Rookie of the Year, becoming the fifth player in school history to earn the honor ... served as the push-out on penalty corners ... earned first-career start vs. Northwestern in the second game of the Terrapin Invitational (Sept. 12) and went on to become a permanent fixture in the starting lineup at Delaware (Sept. 19) ... named National Rookie of the Week by www.womensfieldhockey.com after combining for three goals and two assists at Princeton (Sept. 17) and No. 14 Delaware ... tallied two goals on two shots and added two assists for six points in the 7-1 victory vs. the Tigers, posting career highs in each category ... went on to score the game-tying goal in the eventual win at Delaware ... also had two goals and an assist in the 4-1 win at Michigan (Oct. 17) ... scored a goal in the 3-2 ACC Tournament win over Duke (Nov. 5) ... had an assist in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... tied for ninth in the ACC with 0.48 assists per game ... second on the team in assists.
Played for the Hilversum Ladies First team which won its division in 2004 ... at age 14, was the youngest player to ever start for the club squad ... member of the regional Dutch team of the Mid-Netherlands.
Majoring in economics ... one of three daughters of Joke and her late father Jan van Leeuwen ... sisters, Marieke (24), a goalkeeper, and Anneloes (22), are both members of the First Ladies Hilversum Club team ... Janneke van Leeuwen was born in Hilversum, Netherlands.
VAN LEEUWEN'S SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Goals: 2, three times (last vs. Pacific, Aug. 26, 2006)
Assists: 3, twice (last at California, Aug. 29, 2006)
Points: 6, at Princeton (Sept. 17, 2004)