On Venechanos: Goalie who is entering her senior season and her third year as the full-time starter player who has gotten better with each successive campaign and seems to play her best lacrosse at the end of the season has the knack for coming up big in games when it matters most has good reaction time and quick feet has worked hard in the offseason to improve on her eight-meter goaltending has a 31-10 career record as the Terps starter.
2002 (Junior): Played in all 21 games, starting in 18 posted a goals against average of 9.91 and a .476 save percentage allowed 176 goals while making 160 saves made season-high and a career-high tying 14 saves against No. 7 Syracuse (3/10) and at No. 1 Princeton (4/24) excelled at the end of the season, averaging 11.2 saves per game had a .552 save percentage in the last five games of the season and a .580 mark in the four games headed into the season-ending loss at Cornell outdueled All-American Tricia Dabrowski in Marylands 13-8 NCAA win at Loyola (5/9) as she posted 11 saves while allowing just eight goals.
2001 (Sophomore): Started all 23 games finished 11th in the nation with a 7.60 goals against average average was also the second-best in the ACC made 119 saves and allowed 149 goals for a .444 save percentage had a career-high 14 saves in the national championship win over Georgetown (5/20) was outstanding in that games final minutes, coming up with save after save with the game tied including a stop of a free position shot with less than a minute remaining had nine saves and allowed just two goals against Ohio State (4/1) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge made 12 saves against Loyola (4/28).
2000 (Freshman): Saw action in three games notched three saves in five shots taken on goal against her played a total of 11 minutes in 00 had a 10.91 goals against average in her limited playing time.
Prep: A three-sport athlete at Yorktown High School was a lacrosse All-American her senior year a North/South game participant, she was a Gannett Newspaper All-Star also lettered in basketball and soccer a 1,000-point scorer in basketball earned all-section honors in soccer.
Personal: Alexis Nicole Venechanos was born on February 23, 1981 is the daughter of Leonard and Constance Venechanos a member of Yorktowns yearbook staff, she was active in SADD majoring in communications attended the New Orleans Cooking school in the offseason.
Year GP Svs. GA GAA Sv.% 2000 3 3 2 10.90 .600 2001 23 119 149 7.60 .444 2002 21-18 160 176 9.91 .476 Career 47-41 282 327 8.71 .463