Wildcats Increase BIG EAST Record to 2-1 with Win
Senior Goalkeeper Earns First Conference Laurel of the Season
Kranich Matches Career-High with Nine Saves
Wildcats Start Strong in BIG EAST Conference Play
Villanova Improves to 3-3-2 with the Win
Awards: Member of the U20 U.S. Women's National Team... 2012 Third Team All-BIG EAST... 2012 BIG EAST Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year... BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (Oct. 22, 2012)... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Oct. 10, 2011)... 2011 William & Mary All-Tournament Team (Sept. 2/4, 2011)... 2010 Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 17/19, 2010).
Career: In three collegiate seasons has started in 45 games and played a total of 4003:32 in goal ... Made 188 saves while allowing 74 goals for a .718 save percentage and a 1.66 goals-against average ... Owns a career 18-24-3 (.433) record with eight shutouts.
BIG EAST Regular Season: Started 29 conference games while logging 2,571:29 in goal ... Owns career league marks of a .726 save percentage and a 1.71 goals-against average with 130 saves and 49 goals allowed ... Has a 3-3-1 (.642) record with four shutouts.
BIG EAST Championship: Started in the 2012 first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, registering two saves in the 3-0 defeat.
2012: Returned as Villanova's starting goalkeeper following her stint with the U.S. Women's National Team in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the fall of 2012, where the United States took home the championship after defeating Germany in the final match... Logged 748:35 in goal while making eight starts for the year... Registered a 0.84 goals against average and a .841 save percentage with 37 saves and seven goals allowed... Ranked first in the BIG EAST averaging 0.50 shutouts per game, fifth with a 0.84 goals against average, fifth with a .841 save percentage and fourth in the conference averaging 4.62 saves per game... Tallied a 3-4-1 record and four shutouts for the season while facing an average of 14.5 shots per game... Tallied a career-high nine saves in a 1-0 loss to No. 24 Notre Dame... Registered at least five saves in four of eight games for the year. BIG EAST: Started in seven conference games and played 665:52 in net versus league opponents... Posted a .897 save percentage and a 0.54 goals against average in conference action... Made 35 saves and allowed just four goals against BIG EAST opponents... Recorded a 3-3-1 record with four shutouts... Registered at least five saves in four of eight games for the year. BIG EAST Championship: Started in the 2012 first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, registering two saves in the 3-0 defeat.
2011: Only player on the team to play every minute of all 19 games during the season ... Logged 1,773:43 in goal while starting all 19 contests ... Registered a 1.78 goals-against average and a .682 save percentage with 75 saves and 35 goals allowed ... Ranked eighth in the BIG EAST in saves ... Tallied an 8-9-2 (.474) record and one shutout for the season while facing an average of 13.6 shots per game (6.1 shots on goal per game) ... Matched a career high with eight saves in a tie at William & Mary which helped her earn All-Tournament Team honors at the Nike Tribe Fairfield Inn & Suites Invitational ... Also had seven saves in a double overtime win against Virginia Commonwealth in the first game of the tournament ... Recorded five or more saves eight times during the year; BIG EAST: Started all 11 conference games and played 1000:48 in the net versus league opponents ... Posted a 1.98 goals-against average with a .676 save percentage ... Made 46 saves and yielded 22 goals while recording a 4-7-0 (.364) record with one shutout ... In conference only games was tied for seventh in the BIG EAST in saves and ranked 10th in saves per game (4.18) ... Notched her only shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati in the final home game of the year ... Collected six games with at least five saves in BIG EAST action and reached at least five stops in five of the last six games of the season.
2010: Started all 18 of her appearances and played 1480:54 in goal, allowing 31 goals and making 73 saves ... Posted a 1.88 goals-against average and a .702 save percentage ... Tallied three shutouts and an overall record of 7-11 (.389) ... Ranked 10th in the BIG EAST Conference in saves per game ... Stopped a career-high eight shots at James Madison ... Registered her first collegiate shutout in a 1-0 win over Charlotte ... Earned a win in her collegiate debut in the season opener against Temple, playing the first 65 minutes and making two saves without allowing a goal; BIG EAST: Started all 11 conference games and played 904:29 in goal ... Compiled a 2.29 goals-against average and a .681 save percentage with 49 saves and 23 goals allowed ... Owned a 2-9 (.182) record and posted two solo shutouts in wins over Rutgers and DePaul ... Made seven saves against both Rutgers and Notre Dame.
US Soccer: Member of the U.S. Women's National Team roster for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the fall of 2012 ... Traveled to Japan with the U.S. squad in August and September after previously taking part in six training camps with the U-20 team from December through June ... Also was a part of the U.S. travel squad for a pair of exhibition games in Japan in June for the team's final preparations for World Cup play ... First Villanova player to participate in a World Cup event while an undergraduate and follows in the footsteps of former Wildcats goalkeeper Jillian Loyden, who was on the U.S. team for the Women's World Cup in 2011 and was chosen as the team's alternate goalkeeper for the London Olympics.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Has played for the Connecticut Football Club (CFC) since 2002 ... The team won the Connecticut State Cup each year from 2005-09, advancing to the Region 1 Championship each year ... Region semifinalist and Disney Showcase semifinalist in 2007 ... US Club Soccer national finalist in 2008 ... Teamed with fellow Villanova incoming freshman Kelly Mahoney with CFC ... Played for the CFC Passion in the W-League (2009) and WPSL (2010) ... Member of the Connecticut state ODP team each year since 2007 ... The team was a Region 1 semifinalist in 2008 ... Member of the Region 1 pool each year since 2008 ... Played in the 2008 and 2009 Inter-Regional tournament and was a member of the 2009 squad that traveled to Portugal.
Hamden High School: Played varsity soccer for three years (freshman, sophomore and senior) and earned two letters as a goalkeeper ... Named one of the nation's Top 100 `Players to Watch' by Top Drawer Soccer, which also listed her as a Top 100 recruit in the Class of 2010 ... Achieved High Honors status every semester in high school ... Named a Scholar-Athlete ... Inducted into the Spanish Honor Society and was a Science Scholar.
Personal: Born 5/27/92 in New Haven, Conn... Older of two children of James and Nancy Kranich... Has a younger brother, Kyle... Father played football and was a defensive back at American International College (1981-85)... Enrolled as a Sociology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.