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Jillian Loyden
Jillian  Loyden


Vineland, N.J.

High School:




On Loyden: Vocal team leader and top goalkeeper in the BIG EAST Conference ... Possesses outstanding athleticism in goal and has very good footwork and instincts ... Exceptional command of the penalty area ... Team leader on and off the field ... Fifth-year player who took a redshirt as a freshman in the 2003 season ... Last remaining player on the roster from the 2003 BIG EAST Championship squad.

Career Stats: Started all 62 career games and played 5630:23 in the net ... Owns career marks of 0.74 goals-against average and .859 save percentage ... Tallied 280 saves while allowing just 46 goals ... Career record of 38-15-8 (.689) with 25 solo shutouts ... Ranks second in school history for goals-against average, victories, winning percentage and shutouts ... Ranks third in games started and save percentage ... Ranks fourth in games played and minutes played ... Ranks fifth in saves.

2006 Honors: NSCAA All-America first team ... NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region first team ... BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year ... Second player in eight year history of the award to be a repeat winner ... All-BIG EAST First Team ... Third Villanova player to win first team honors twice in her career ... Named conference Goalkeeper of the Week three times in 2006 ... Selected to the weekly league honor roll on three other occasions ... Honored at annual Philadelphia Sportswriters' Banquet.

Career Honors: 2005 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year ... 2005 All-BIG EAST First Team ... 2004 and 2005 NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region second team selection ... 2004 All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Has been named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week a total of six times throughout her career and has four weekly honor roll selections to her credit ... Named the ECAC Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 13, 2004.

2006: Established new team records for a single-season with a 0.45 goals-against average and 16 victories ... Started all 22 games in goal and played 96.5% of the team's minutes in the net ... Logged 1990:42 and allowed just 10 goals while making 93 saves ... Had a .903 save percentage ... Registered 11 solo shutouts and four combined efforts ... Was scored on in just six of 22 games ... Made a season-high nine saves in a 1-0 win over Louisville on Oct. 6 ... Averaged nearly five saves per game in BIG EAST play and had a 0.51 goals-against average with a .900 save percentage and seven shutouts in 11 games ... Tallied her first and only collegiate point when she assisted on a goal in a win over Robert Morris ... Sent a long goal kick down the field that was blasted into the net from just outside the top of the box.

2005: Started all 18 games played and logged 1657:07 in goal ... Allowed 20 goals and had 85 saves ... Owned an .810 save percentage and 1.09 goals-against average ... Averaged 4.7 saves per game ... Tallied six solo shutouts and played one half of a seventh shutout ... Overall record in goal was 8-5-4 ... Established her season high and tied a career high with 10 saves against Notre Dame ... Made at least six saves in a game eight times ... Played every minute of all 10 Big East games and owned a 6-1-3 record with four shutouts ... Produced goals-against average of 0.94 and save percentage of .831 ... Allowed 10 goals and made 49 saves.

2004: Took over role of starting goalkeeper and flourished during her sophomore campaign ... Started all 22 games and played 97 percent of the team's minutes in the net ... Registered eight shutouts on the season and allowed a mere 16 goals ... Ranked among the nation's best goalkeepers with a 0.73 goals-against average and .864 save percentage ... Made 102 saves for the season, including season-high 10 against Notre Dame (Oct. 8) and Princeton (Nov. 14) ... In one stretch of the season, limited opposition to just two goals in a span of nine games, including shutout wins over Boston College, No. 9 West Virginia and Seton Hall ... Wildcat opponents were kept off the scoreboard for 360:00 during the stretch of nine games.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Member of the New Jersey state ODP team and the regional team since 1999 ... Also a part of the national team in 1999 and 2000 ... Member of the Mount Laurel Shockwaves and also played for the Ocean Shooting Stars club team ... Helped lead the Stars to the Raleigh Shootout championship ... The team also captured a Region I Premier League championship in 2001 and advanced to the finals in 2002.

Vineland High School: First team All-State selection ... Chosen as the Player of the Year by the Atlantic City Press and the Daily Journal ... Was also the Daily Journal Player of the Year in 2001 ... Three-time All-South Jersey and All-Cape Atlantic League performer ... Also a member of the school's basketball team.

Academic and Community Honors: National Honor Society inductee as a senior in high school ... Winner of the Charles J. Niely Award for academics as a sophomore in high school.

Personal: Born 6/25/85 in Boston, Mass. ... Oldest of three children of Tracy Freese ... Siblings are Brittan (18) and Cody (10) ... Majoring in Comprehensive Science.