Wildcats Increase BIG EAST Record to 2-1 with Win
Kranich Matches Career-High with Nine Saves
Villanova Looks to Rebound vs. St. Francis (Pa.) on Sunday
Villanova Concludes Three-Game Week with First Season Win
Sophomore Rhea Barghash Nets Game-Tying Goal to Keep Wildcats Alive
Awards: 2012 All-BIG EAST Rookie Team... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Oct. 22, 2012).
2012: Appeared in all 19 matches while making 17 starts as a forward, earning All-BIG EAST Rookie Team accolades following the conclusion of the season... Posted two goals and one assist for five points during her freshman campaign... Tied for fourth on the team with five points on the year... Was second on the team with 36 shots including 12 shots on goal, averaging 1.89 shots per game... Notched two game-winning goals vs. Providence (Sept. 21) and nationally-ranked No. 11 Georgetown (Oct. 19), the former solidifying the Wildcats place in the BIG EAST Tournament... Notched an assist in her first collegiate match vs. American (Aug. 17). BIG EAST: Appeared and started in all 10 conference matches for the season... Registered two goals for four points... Attempted 24 shots and had eight shots on goal... Both of her scores in BIG EAST play were game-winners... Tied for second on the team with four points in conference action... Was second on the team with 24 shots and eight shots on goal. BIG EAST Championship: Started in the Wildcats first round game against the DePaul Blue Demons, which resulted in a 3-0 loss to conclude the 2012 campaign... Registered five shots and three shots on goal for the contest.
Pingry School: Earned four varsity letters in both soccer and lacrosse, as well as three in basketball ... Leading scorer on the soccer team three straight years from sophomore through senior seasons ... Four-time all-state, all-county and all-area selection ... Led the basketball team in scoring and set school records for blocked shots and steals ... Was named all-state, all-county and all-area as a sophomore and a junior ... Three-time all-state, all-county and all-area lacrosse player who led her team in scoring as a junior and a senior.
Personal: Born 11/30/93 in Livingston, N.J... One of three children of Ken and Patti Damstrom... Has an older brother, Matt and a younger sister, Meg... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.