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Natalie Balthrop

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Lake Forest

Position:
Back

Birthdate:
02/07/1984

VILLANOVA

2004: A member of the NFHCA Division I All-Academic Squad ... A consistent defensive threat ... Played in all 19 games, starting in 17 ... Came up with one assist, the first of her career, in the team's 6-1 win over Monmouth on Oct. 6 ... Took seven shots.

2003: Missed most of the 2003 season due to a knee injury sustained Sept. 10 versus Drexel...Started two games.

2002: Saw action in 10 games, with one start to her credit...BIG EAST All-Academic Selection.

High School: Three year starter for head coach Tammy McHaney and compiled a 55-4-1 record ... Led the team in assists as a senior and scored six goals ... Received the Lake Forest High School's Gayla Clemons Award presented to the best female athlete ... National nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... Two-time state champions (2000, 01) and runners-up in 1999 ... As a senior, served as team captain and was selected to the All-State First Team and voted Team MVP ... Three-time All-Academic state team selection ... Also played three years of varsity lacrosse for head coach Steve Dunn ... Had 19 goals and 32 assists guiding her team to a State Championship in her senior season ... Two-time All-State First Team member in lacrosse.

Personal: English major ... Daughter of Patrick and Mariterese Balthrop ... Youngest of three children ... Sister, Elizabeth, graduated from Princeton in 2001 and currently works for the Chicago Cubs Marketing Department ... Brother, Patrick, is pursuing a bachelors of music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. ... Father, Patrick, played football at Princeton in mid-70's ... Born on 2/7/84.

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