Eleven Wildcats named to National Field Hockey Academic Squad
Jordyn Clipstone has won a conference award in consecutive weeks
With eight saves, Clipstone break triple digits on her freshman campaign
Clipstone Named Player of Week, Kenney to Honor Roll
Villanova freshman goalkeeper Jordyn Clipstone talks about her transitional life from Zimbabwe to America
2016: Made three appearances in goal for the Wildcats…Registered a total of 85:05 minutes with a .533 save percentage…Made six saves against Michigan State (8/28)…Made two saves against #1 UConn (10/7)
2015: Made two appearances in the net for the Wildcats this season...Had seven saves at UConn (10/3)...Played a total of 42:30 minutes with a .583 save percentage...Named to the Zimbabwe National Team.
2014: Started all 18 contests in the cage ... Played in a total of 1203:29 minutes with a 3.14 goals against average, 117 saves and a .684 save percentage ... Played the full game in 14 starts ... Owned a 4-14 overall record ... Lead the BIG EAST with 117 saves and 6.50 saves/game in the regular season ... Awards: Selected for three BIG EAST Conference Awards throughout her freshman campaign ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the second time of the season (10/27) ... Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (10/20), the first major weekly conference award for VU since 2012 ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (9/1) in the first week of reporting, also the first of her career ... Game-by-game: Made a save in the first half in the final game of the year against Quinnipiac (11/2) ... Tallied six saves against Providence in the first 54:20 minutes (11/1) ... Stopped nine shots against Penn (10/28) ... Made eight stops against Connecticut (10/24) ... Earned her fourth victory (first in OT) and made four saves, including two in the last 90 seconds, in her first conference win over Georgetown in overtime (10/17) ... Set a career game-high with 12 saves at Saint Francis (10/12) ... Accumulated 11 saves for her first double-digit total of her career at Temple (10/10) ... Made seven saves in a loss at home to Monmouth (10/5) ... Started and played the first half at Old Dominion (10/3) ... Made five saves at Rider (9/28) ... Earned her third victory in a 5-2 win over Saint Joseph's where she faced 22 total corners and 25 total shots while only allowing two goals across 70 minutes (9/21) ... Started and made even saves against Delaware (9/19) ... Started and played 59:57 minutes at Columbia before being relieved from the cage for the final 10 minutes (9/13) ... Started and made eight sevens at La Salle (9/10) ... Moved to 2-2 with a 2-1 victory over Siena, only allowing one goal with three saves (9/7) ... Made eight saves in a loss at Fairfield (9/5) ... Earned her first collegiate win over Missouri State, 4-1, at home (9/1) ... Made her first career start at Sacred Heart (8/29).
Hellenic Academy: Zimbabwe National Team's U-18 goalkeeper ... On the Hellenic Girls First Team for water polo ... Represented Zimbabwe as a water polo goalie at the 2012 Junior Fina World Championships ... Hellenic Sportswoman of the Year in 2010 and 2012 ... Also competed for Hellenic in cross country, indoor hockey, swimming and water polo ... Prefect and youth leader ... Member of Toastmasters International.
Personal: Born May 29, 1995 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe ... Parents are David and Kim Clipstone ... One younger brother, Benjamin... Chose Villanova for its academic reputation and high level of academics ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a Biology major ... Hopes to become a wildlife veterinarian.