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#8 Michelle Cesan
Position: Midfield/Striker
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Harding, N.J.
High School: Oak Knoll School
Major: Politics

At Princeton:

2012 - All-America Second Team ... First-Team All-Ivy and All-Region ... named to NCAA All-Tournament Team ... started all 21 games played in ... scored eight goals, including a pair of game-winners ... dished eight assists and had 24 points on the year ... scored game-winner in overtime at then-No. 8 Penn State on Sept. 6 ... notched a goal in 4-1 win over Dartmouth on Sept. 15 ... tallied two goals and two assists in 10-2 win versus Delaware  on Sept. 16 ... dished an assist at Yale on Sept. 22 ... scored game-winner in 8-0 rout of Columbia on Sept. 28 ... scored a goal versus then-No. 5 Maryland in 3-2 win on Oct. 2 ... made an assist in 6-0 win versus Brown on Oct. 13 ... tallied a pair of goal versus Harvard on Oct. 20 ... dished an assist in 4-1 win over then-No. 4 UConn ... tallied two assists at Cornell on Oct. 27 ... dished an assist in 7-0 win over Penn on Nov. 3 ... was fouled in the circle in both NCAA semifinals and championship games, setting up game-winning penalty strokes.

2011 - Taking the 2011-12 school year off to train with the U.S. National Team … was on the team for the Champions Challenge I in Ireland in June … will travel with the team to Germany and Belgium in August ... was an alternate for Team USA at 2012 London Summer Olympics.

2010 - Started all 19 gamesin her sophomore campaign … scored 12 goals and added five assists for 29 points … a first-team All-Ivy and a second-team NFHCA All-America selection … had two assists in a season-opening win over Bucknell … added an assist in a win at Richmond … scored the game winner on a penalty stroke against VCU … had a goal and an assist in a win over Dartmouth … scored the game winner to snap a scoreless tie with a minute left to defeat Syracuse … added a goal and assist in a win over Yale … scored three times in Princeton's win at Columbia … scored on a penalty stroke in a 3-0 win over Louisville … added a goal in Princeton's win over Brown … scored in Princeton's 4-0 win over Harvard … added a pair of goals in the Tigers' 10-0 blanking of Penn in the regular-season finale at Class of '52 Stadium.

2009 - Started all 19 games as a freshman … scored 14 goals and added 11 assists for 39 points to rank third on the team in scoring … a first-team All-Ivy and third-team NFHCA All-America selection … made first collegiate start and appearance in a win over Ohio State … scored her first college goal and added an assist in a win at Syracuse … named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week following the season-opening sweep … added a goal in a win over William & Mary … had an assist on the game winner against Richmond … added an assist in Princeton's Ivy opener against Dartmouth … scored in a 2-1 loss at Providence … had a goal and an assist in Princeton's win over Penn State … added an assist in the team's win over Columbia … had her third three-point game of the season in a win at Brown … added an assist on a goal scored on a direct corner at Harvard … scored three goals and added an assist in a win over Cornell … named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week following the win … recorded her second-straight three-goal game in a win at Penn … scored in Princeton's 4-0 win over Stanford in the NCAA First-Round … had a goal and two assists in Princeton's NCAA Quarterfinal win over Syracuse … scored Princeton's first goal and assisted on its second in the NCAA Semifinals against Maryland … a member of the New Jersey team that won the USAFH National Championship in June ... also a member of the U21 National Team.

Before Princeton:
a member of the U.S. U-21 National Team ... was a member of the New Jersey team that won the 2009 USAFH National Championship ... was a teammate to fellow freshman Julia Reinprecht and returning Tigers Kathleen Sharkey, Katie Reinprecht and Kaitlyn Perrelle on the U.S. U-21 team that won the 2008 Junior Pan Am Cup ... also competed at several U.S. Field Hockey NITs, festivals and future tournaments ... was a four-time first-team all-conference selection at Oak Knoll School and is a two-time NFHCA first-team All-America ... also lettered in high school in indoor track and lacrosse.

Personal:
full name is Michelle Cesan ... birthday is March 18 ... daughter of Liliana and Raul Cesan ... has three siblings, Alex, Ana and Esteban.

Career Stats:

Year GP G A Pts Sh SOG GW PS-ATT
2009 19 14 11 39 46 34 0 0-0
2010 19 12
5
29
47
26
3 2-2
2012 21 8 8 24 44 31 2 0-0
Total 59 34 24 92 137 91 5 2-2

Career Highs:

Goals: 3 (3 times) - Most Recent, Oct. 1, 2010 at Columbia
Assists: 2 (4 times) - Most Recent, Oct. 27, 2012 at Cornell
Points: 7 - Oct. 29, 2009 vs. Cornell (3G,1A) 
Shots: 8 - Oct. 24, 2009 at Harvard

 

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