Wildcats Increase BIG EAST Record to 2-1 with Win
Kranich Matches Career-High with Nine Saves
Wildcats Travel to Drexel on Friday
Wildcats Open 31st Year of Varsity Soccer on August 23rd vs. Radford
Villanova Looks to Advance to Quarterfinals of Conference Tournament
Career: Has played in 20 games with 19 starts on defense, earning a starting position in her sophomore season... Has tallied one shot and one shot on goal during her two years with the squad.
BIG EAST Regular Season: Appeared and started in all 10 conference matches she's played in, all during the 2012 season.
BIG EAST Championship: Started and played all 90 minutes in the 2012 first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, resulting in a 3-0 defeat.
2012: Played and started in every contest for the Wildcats as a mainstay on the Villanova backfield, appearing in 1,798 minutes... Was tabbed with defending some of the top offensive players in the nation throughout the season... Major player in the 1-0 defeat of No. 11 Georgetown that vaulted the Wildcats into the postseason and handed the Hoyas their first conference loss of the year... Tallied the only shot of her career vs. Drexel (Aug. 24). BIG EAST: Started all 10 conference games and played all 938 minutes on defense. BIG EAST Championship: Started and played all 90 minutes in the 2012 first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, resulting in a 3-0 defeat.
2011: Came off the bench in the second game of the season against Saint Joseph's and played 59 minutes on the back line in a 2-1 victory.
Needham High School: Earned four varsity letters ... Named her team's Rookie of the Year as a freshman and went on to be a four-time Bay State All-Star and 2011 E-Mass All-Star ... Achieved High Honors status academically as a freshman and was also on the Honor Roll each year from 2008-11.
Personal: Born 6/17/93 in Needham, Mass... Youngest of four children of William and Jeanne Rayner... Siblings are Sarah, William, and Andrew... Mother played soccer and lacrosse as a midfielder at Harvard... Brother, William, plays hockey at Sacred Heart while Andrew is on the football team at Tufts... Enrolled in the School of Nursing.