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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:

2013 - Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year ... First-Team All-Conference, All-Region and All-America selection ... two-time Ivy Player of the Week (Nov. 5, Nov. 12) ... led the league in assists (10) ... fourth in the conference in points (30) and tied for seventh in goals (10) ... factored into the scoring in 12 of the team's 19 games ... had a goal in eight contests and an assist in eight appearances ... matched a career-high with three helpers against Fairfield on Sept. 7 ... recorded a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory at Delaware on Oct. 13 ... had five points (2 G, 1 A) at Brown on Oct. 19 ... tallied two scores and a helper in a win at Penn on Nov. 9 ... picked up an assist against Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2012 - All-America Second Team ... First-Team All-Ivy and All-Region honoree... named to NCAA All-Tournament Team ... started all 21 games ... scored eight goals, including a pair of game-winners ... dished out eight assists and had 24 points on the year ... scored game-winner in overtime at then-No. 8 Penn State on Sept. 6 ... tallied two goals and two assists in 10-2 win versus Delaware on Sept. 16 ... scored a goal versus then-No. 5 Maryland in 3-2 win on Oct. 2 ... tallied a pair of goals versus Harvard on Oct. 20 ... was fouled in the circle in both the NCAA semifinals and championship games, setting up game-winning penalty strokes.

2011 - Took 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 … traveled with the team to Germany and Belgium in August ... was an alternate for Team USA at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

2010 - Started all 19 games … had 29 points on 12 goals and five assists … a first-team All-Ivy and second-team NFHCA All-America selection … had two assists in a season-opening win over Bucknell … scored the game winner on a penalty stroke against VCU … scored the game winner to snap a scoreless tie with a minute left to defeat Syracuse … netted three goals in Princeton's win at Columbia … added a pair of goals in the Tigers' 10-0 shutout of Penn in the regular-season finale at Class of '52 Stadium.

2009 - Started all 19 games as a freshman … ranked third on the team in scoring with 39 points (14 G, 11 A) … first-team All-Ivy and third-team NFHCA All-America selection ... two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week ... made college debut by starting in a win over Ohio State … scored her first career goal and added an assist in a win at Syracuse … posted three goals and an assist in a win over Cornell … recorded her second-straight three-goal game in a triumph 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.

Before Princeton:

Former member of the U.S. U21 National Team ... was a member of the New Jersey team that won the 2009 USAFH National Championship ... was a teammate to fellow Tigers Julia Reinprecht, Kathleen Sharkey, Katie Reinprecht and Kaitlyn Perrelle on the U.S. U21 team that won the 2008 Junior Pan-Am Cup ... 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 ... also lettered in indoor track and lacrosse.


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

Career Stats:

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
2013 19 10 10 30 48 32 4 0-0
Total 78 44 34 122 185 123 9 2-2

Career Highs:

Shots - 8 at Harvard on Oct. 24, 2009

Goals - 3, 3x MR at Columbia on Oct. 1, 2010

Assists - 3 vs. Fairfield on Sept. 7

Points - 7 vs. Cornell on Oct. 29, 2009 (3 G,1 A)

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