VILLANOVA: Experienced player?Four-year starter?Tremendous work ethic?Outstanding on the ball?Dangerous when she gets in behind defenses? Terrific leader on and off the field.
2001: Played in 22 games, starting in 18...Scored two goals and finished tied for second on the team with seven assists... Recorded one goal and one assist in Big East play...Assisted on one goal versus St. Bonaventure...Had one assist against UMBC... Scored the Wildcats? lone goal in a 1-0 win at Butler... Assisted on the game-winning goal versus Seton Hall...Posted one goal against Pittsburgh... Dished out a season-high two assists against Navy...Recorded one assist versus Boston College...Had the assist on the game-winning goal in the NCAA Tournament first round against Penn.
2000: Started in 18 games...Set new career highs in goals (3), assists (6) and points (12)...Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Fairfield...Posted two assists against Manhattan...Had one goal and one assist versus UMBC...Tallied one goal against Mt. St. Mary?s...Assisted on the game-winner versus Rutgers...Had one goal and one assist at UPenn.
1999: Played in 22 games as a freshman, starting in 20 contests...Scored one goal and added four assists for six points...Had an assist in her first career game against Syracuse...Scored her first career goal versus JMU...Assisted on the game-winning goal against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in soccer...Received Brockton Enterprise Patriot Ledger All-League honors in each of her four seasons...An Eastern Massachusetts All-Star in 1996-98...Named All-State by the Boston Globe as a junior and senior...Scored 125 career goals.
PERSONAL: Communications major...Youngest of three children of Gerald and Aida Battista...Born 11/29/80.