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Grace Hawkins

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northport, N.Y.

High School:
Northport

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/20/1988

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On Hawkins: Solid contributor on the front line ... Creative player who finds scoring chances in the box ... Has an outstanding work ethic ... Part of Villanova's NCAA Tournament teams in 2006 and 2009.

Awards: BIG EAST Honor Roll (Sept. 8, 2008) ... Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 5/7, 2008) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2009).

Career: Played in 61 games with 22 starts ... Totaled 11 goals and two assist for 24 points ... Scored three game-winning goals ... Took 56 shots (.196 shot percentage) and had 30 shots on goal (.536 shot-on-goal percentage).

BIG EAST Regular Season: Appeared in 32 games with 13 starts ... Tallied five goals, one assist and 11 points with two game-winning goals ... Registered 25 shots (.200 shot percentage) and placed 16 shots on goal (.640 shot-on-goal percentage).

BIG EAST Championship: Earned a start in quarterfinal game at Marquette in 2006 and came off the bench in 2009 in a first round game against Connecticut and a quarterfinal matchup at Marquette ... Tallied two shots (one shot on goal) during the 2009 conference tournament.

NCAA Tournament: Played in a first round game against Toledo in 2006 and registered one shot in a 5-1 victory ... Also came off the bench to play valuable minutes in a first round game against Washington State in 2009, taking two shots and recording one shot on goal.

2009: Saw action in all 22 games and earned three starts during the season ... Netted one goal and one assist for three points ... Scored the first goal of the game in an eventual 3-2 road win against Charlotte ... Dished out an assist in a 2-2 tie at home against Big 12 opponent Nebraska in the Villanova Classic ... Took 18 shots (.056 shot percentage) on the season and managed seven shots on goal (.389 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST: Earned all three of her starts on the season in conference play and appeared in all 11 regular season league games ... Had eight shots, including three shots on goal (.375 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Totaled two shots, including one shot on goal, in games against Connecticut (first round) and Marquette (quarterfinals) of the conference tournament; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Gave the Wildcats valuable minutes off the bench in a first round NCAA Tournament game against Washington State, playing 58 minutes and attempting two shots (one shot on goal).

2008: After missing the 2007 season, returned to tie for the team lead in scoring with eight goals ... Added one assist and was third on the squad with 17 points ... Played in all 19 games and started 17 ... Fourth on the team in shots with 30 and led the Wildcats with a .267 shot percentage ... Tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals, including tallies against La Salle, Seton Hall and DePaul; BIG EAST: Started 10 of 11 games and led the team with five goals and 11 points in conference play ... Netted a pair of goals against DePaul in a 3-0 win and had a goal and an assist versus Notre Dame ... Scored on five of her 13 shots on goal.

2007: Redshirted the season with an injury.

2006: Played in 20 games for the year and made two starts ... Scored goals in wins over Fairleigh Dickinson and Robert Morris ... Made her first collegiate start in the game against Robert Morris; BIG EAST: Appeared in 10 games off the bench; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Earned a start against Marquette in a quarterfinal game; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Attempted one shot in a 5-1 victory over Toledo in the first round.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club team is Cold Spring Harbor Lady Riders ... Region I Northeast Premier League champions in 2005 ... Has been on the roster of the W-League Lady Riders since 2004 ... SYL ODP team member since 2005.

Northport High School: All-State (2005), all-county (2003) and all-league (2002) performer ... Led her team in scoring three times and was the 2005 League 2 Player of the Year ... Team won four straight league championships from 2002-05 ... Team captain ... Played against current Villanova teammates Erin Byrnes and Kelly Eagan ... Also was a two-year letterwinner in indoor track and a one-year lacrosse letterwinner ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll and a Scholar-Athlete ... Along with 16 other students, raised $137,000 to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).

Personal: Born 2/20/88 in Huntington, N.Y. ... Younger of two children of Bernadette Hawkins ... Has a brother, Joseph, who graduated from Villanova in 2008 ... Chose to attend Villanova due to its academic excellence and highly competitive soccer program ... Also enjoyed the campus and location of the school ... English major.

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