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Candace Ruff

Player Profile
Hometown:
Hinsdale, Ill.

High School:
Fenwick

Last College:
Missouri

Height:
5-7

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
10/15/1990

Experience:
Junior

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On Ruff: Transfer from the University of Missouri who has two years of eligibility remaining ... Established midfielder with NCAA Tournament experience.

University of Missouri: In her two years on the team, the Tigers had a combined record of 29-11-5 (.700) ... Missouri won the Big 12 Championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2008, and also won the Big 12 regular season title in 2009.

Awards: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring, 2009).

Career: Played in 36 games with five starts over two years at the University of Missouri ... Tallied four goals, one assist and nine points for the Tigers ... Her first collegiate goal was a game-winner against Baylor in 2008 ... Attempted 25 shots (.160 shot percentage), including 10 shots on goal (.400 shot-on-goal percentage).

NCAA Tournament: Came off the bench in the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2008 while at Missouri ... Scored a goal in a 2-0, first-round win over Evansville ... Tallied two shots in that game.

2009: Saw action in 13 games and made four starts ... Scored two goals and had four points ... Attempted 11 shots (.182 shot percentage) and placed five shots on goal (.455 shot-on-goal percentage) ... Scored her first goal of the season in a non-conference win over Rhode Island; BIG 12: Appeared off the bench in two conference games, tallying four shots and two shots on goal ... Scored a goal in a 5-0 win over Nebraska; BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP: Came off the bench in both of Missouri's conference tournament games, seeing a total of 17 minutes of action.

2008: Played in all 23 team games and made one start ... Tallied two goals, one assist and five points ... Earned her first career start against Butler ... Attempted 14 shots (.143 shot percentage) and managed five shots on goal (.357 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG 12: Came off the bench in all 10 regular season conference games ... Tallied one goal and one assist for three points ... The goal she scored was the first of her collegiate career and a game-winning against Baylor ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 3-0 upset win over sixth-ranked Texas A&M; BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP: Appeared off the bench in all three conference tournament games for the Tigers ... Tallied three shots, including one shot on goal, in the tournament; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Came off the bench to play a total of 70 minutes in games against Evansville in the first round and Illinois in the second round ... Scored a goal in a 2-0 first-round victory ... Had two shots, including one shot on goal in that game.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Has played for the Eclipse 90 team since 2005 ... The squad has been runner-up at the national championships in each of the last two years (2009, 2010) and finished third at nationals in 2008 ... Was named to the 2007 ODP team ... Attended the Region II camp and was a member of the Eclipse 90 state team ... Traveled to Italy to play in the San Marino Cup in the summer of 2006.

Fenwick High School: Earned three varsity letters in soccer and two in basketball ... Three-time all-conference selection in soccer and a two-time Team MVP ... Nominated for Player of the Year honors as a senior and was an honorable mention all-sectional pick that year ... Tallied 28 goals and 42 assists during her career ... Won a AA state championship in basketball as a senior ... Achieved First Honors status three years in high school while maintaining a 3.65 GPA.

Personal: Born 10/15/90 in Chicago ... One of four children and only daughter of Edward and Susan Ruff ... Has three brothers, Edward, Michael and Daniel ... Brother, Edward, played collegiate ice hockey for two years at Illinois ... Majoring in Biological Sciences.

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