2012: Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... First-Team All-Ivy ... All-Region First Team ... Ivy Rookie of the Week on Sept. 18 and Oct. 23 ... only newcomer to start every game played in, starting 21 games and only missing NCAA Championship game due to injury ... scored seven goals, including a pair of game-winners, and dished seven assists for 21 points ... led team with four defensive saves ... was 1-for-1 in penalty strokes ... recorded first career defensive save at then-No. 8 Penn State on Sept. 6 ... made first career assist in 4-1 victory vs. Dartmouth on Sept. 15 ... dished two assists and made first career goal in 10-2 win over Delaware on Sept. 16 ... dished an assist in 8-0 win over Yale on Sept. 22 ...had a goal in 6-0 win over Brown on Oct. 13 ... recorded first mult-goal game, netting a pair in 7-0 win over Harvard on Oct. 20 ... scored game-winning goal in 4-1 victory over then-No. 4 UConn on Oct. 21 ... dished an assist in NCAA Play-In Game on Nov. 6 versus then-No. 13 Lafayette ... notched a goal versus then-No. 15 Drexel in NCAA Tournament First Round on Nov. 10 ... tallied two assists in 5-2 comeback victory over then-No. 7 Virginia in NCAA Quarterfinals on Nov. 11 ... scored game-winning goal off first career penalty stroke in overtime versus then-No. 6 Maryland in NCAA Semifinals on Nov. 16.
Oak Knoll School: A 2012 graduate of Oak Knoll School ... four-year starter at OKS ... a 2011 All-America Third Team selection, Regional All-America and team Offensive Player of the Year ... was a 2011 All-State, All-Group One, All-North Jersey, all-conference, all-county first team selection ... notched school record for most points in a season with 37 goals, to lead Union County, and 19 assists ... team was conference and county champions ... in 2010, earned All-America Second Team and Regional All-America honors ... was Royals' team MVP and a finalist for New Jersey State Player of the Year ... earned All-State, All-Group One, All-North Jersey, all-conference and all-county first team honors ... during that year, squad won the Tournament of Champions, Group One State, conference and county championships while going a perfect 27-0 ... in 2009, was tabbed an all-conference and all-country second team ... Oak Knoll was conference champion that season ... as a freshman, Royals won Group One State, conference and country championships ... earned one letter in lacrosse and track and field.
Club/National Team: Played club field hockey for Xcalibur Field Hockey Club for one year in 2011-12 and for The Edge Field Hockey Club for four years previously ... with Xcalibur, she was a team captain and tournament MVP at the Junior Premier Indoor League tournament, where squad won gold ... team won gold at International Indoor Championship/BAHF/Field Hockey America and USFHA National Indoor Tournament ... won bronze at 2011 USFHA National Club Championship ... between both clubs won gold in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at USFHA National Hockey Festival ... captained both teams at several tournaments ... played for U.S. Field Hockey Junior National U14 through U19 teams before being named to U21 squad in Spring 2012 ... won silver medal in 2008 and 2010 at AAU-USFHA Junior Olympics ... team captain of U.S. Scotland Tour in 2012 ... went on tours with U21s to England in 2012 and U17s to Holland in 2011 ... won gold at 2011 Women's Junior National Championship with Team New Jersey in 2011 ... part of Team New Jersey championship team at 2012 Field Hockey Women's National Championship ... named to Senior High Performance training squad in 2011 and 2012, along with Futures Elite Academy in 2012 ... won gold with U14s and U16s at National Futures Championship.
Personal: Full name is Teresa Adele Benvenuti, born May 31, 1994 ... she is the youngest child of Eve and Eric Benvenuti ... has an older brother Michael, who is on the crew team at Notre Dame, and an older sister Christina, who plays field hockey at Ivy rival Penn ... aspires to be a veternarian ... was an NFHCA High School National Academic Squad selection in 2011, an AP Scholar and part of the Cum Laude Society, in addition to other academic accolades ... will attend Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts in Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program during Summer 2012 ... was selected to attend Penn's Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program, as well.
Shots - 9 at Yale on Sept. 22, 2012
Goals - 2 vs. Harvard on Oct. 20, 2012
Assists - 2 - 2x MR at Virginia on Nov. 11, 2012