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Rachel Breton

Player Profile
Hometown:
Manalapan, N.J.

High School:
Freehold Regional

Height:
5-4

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
08/04/1990

Experience:
Junior

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On Breton: Terrific overall athlete who is capable of playing anywhere on the field ... Sees most of her time at forward ... Strong on the ball and has great quickness ... Has shown steady improvement during her career ... Has a bright future.

Awards: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2008).

Career: Appeared in 29 games off the bench over two seasons ... Has one goal, two assists and four points ... Tallied 14 shots (.071 shot percentage) and four shots on goal (.286 shot-on-goal percentage).

Big East Regular Season: Has seen action in 13 games off the bench, with two shots attempted and one shot on goal (.500 shot-on-goal percentage).

Big East Championship: Came off the bench to play in the first round of the conference tournament against Connecticut and the quarterfinals at Marquette in 2009 ... Registered one shot in the game versus the Golden Eagles.

NCAA Tournament: Tallied one shot in a first round NCAA Tournament game against Washington State in 2009.

2009: Saw time in 20 games off the bench and posted totals of one goal, two assists and four points ... Scored her first collegiate goal in a 3-2 road win at Charlotte ... Dished out assists against Temple and Nebraska, the latter of which came on a game-tying goal with only nine seconds to play in regulation ... Fired 13 shots (.077 shot percentage) and managed four shots on goal (.308 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST: Played in nine conference games and attempted two shots, including one shot on goal (.500 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Played a total of 31 minutes as a reserve in the conference tournament against Connecticut (first round) and Marquette (quarterfinals) ... Took one shot against Marquette; NCAA Tournament: Logged 21 minutes of action against Washington State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, taking one shot.

2008: Played in nine games off the bench and played as both a forward and a defender ... Registered one shot against New Hampshire ... Saw a season-high 45 minutes in season finale at Louisville; BIG EAST: Appeared in four games as a substitution.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club team is the Manalapan Shooting Stars ... Team was 2007 and 2008 NJ National Championship (State Cup) semifinalists and the 2005 3-v-3 national champions ... Member of New Jersey State ODP and Region 1 teams since 2002 ... Has been selected to participate in numerous national and international showcase events over the past three years.

Freehold Regional High School: Four-year letterwinner and starter who also lettered three years for the indoor track team ... Team captain who earned all-county, all-district, all-division and All-Shore honors during her career ... Named the 2006 New Jersey Star Ledger Most Unsung Player ... Made honor roll status all four years while completing all honors and AP courses ... 2004 Monmouth University Women's Academic and Athletic Excellence Award ... Recipient of the United States Achievement Academy Award for English ... Participated in the 2007-08 Lead for Diversity and the National Youth Leaders Conference, as well as the Relay for Life.

Personal: Born 8/4/90 in Kearny, N.J. ... Only child of Homere and Lillian Breton ... Father played soccer and was a team captain at Syracuse from 1981-85, where he was selected to the Senior Bowl as one of the top 22 seniors in the country ... He went on to play professionally with the Houston Dynamos and has been active in a semi-pro league for over 20 years ... Has an uncle that played professional soccer and for the Haitian National Team and is now the director of the Wellington Soccer Youth Academy program in Florida ... Chose to attend Villanova for the soccer team's tradition of excellence and the school's outstanding academic reputation ... Majoring in English.

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