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#12 Teresa Benvenuti
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
High School: Oak Knoll School

At Princeton:

2013 - First-team All-Ivy selection ... All-Region first team ... All-America third team ... started all 18 of her appearances ... finished tied for seventh in the conference in assists (8) and eighth in points (24) ... had a goal in five games and an assist in six contests ... factored into the scoring in nine of the squad's outings ... tallied 15 points in Tigers' first five games ... recorded a career-high three goals at Dartmouth on Sept. 21, while also adding an assist ... registered a personal-best 16 shots to finish with a goal and two assists at Brown on Oct. 19 ... had an assist against Maryland in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Nov. 17.

2012 - Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... First-Team All-Ivy ... All-Region first team ... Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 18 and Oct. 23 ... only newcomer to start every game she played in, making 21 starts and only missing the NCAA Championship game due to injury ... had 21 points on seven goals and seven assists ... 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 ... had first career assist in 4-1 victory vs. Dartmouth on Sept. 15 ... dished two assists and scored her first career goal in 10-2 win over Delaware on Sept. 16 ... recorded first multi-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 ... recorded 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.

Before Princeton:

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 a Union County-best 37 goals and 19 assists ... team was conference and county champions ... earned All-America Second Team and Regional All-America honors in 2010 ... 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 while squad (27-0) won the Tournament of Champions, Group One State, conference and county championships ... in 2009, led team to league title and was tabbed all-conference and all-county second team ... as a freshman, Royals won Group One State, conference and county championships ... also earned one letter in lacrosse and track and field.

Club/National Team - Played club field hockey for Xcalibur Field Hockey 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 also captured 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 the spring of 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 (2012) and U17s to Holland (2011) ... won gold at 2011 Women's Junior National Championship with Team New Jersey ... 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 was on the crew team at Notre Dame, and an older sister Christina, who played field hockey at Ivy rival Penn ... aspires to be a veterinarian ... 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 ... attended Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts in Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program (Summer 2012) ... was selected to attend Penn's Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program.

Career Stats:

Year GP G A Pts Sh SOG GW PS-ATT
2012 21 7 7 21 58 29 2 1-1
2013 18 8 8 24 78 46 3 1-1
Total 39 15 15 45 136 75 5 2-2

Career Highs:

Shots - 16 at Brown on Oct. 19, 2013

Goals - 3 at Dartmouth on Sept. 21, 2013

Assists - 2 - 4x MR at Brown on Oct. 19, 2013

Points - 7 at Dartmouth on Sept. 21, 2013 (3 G, 1 A)

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