Kranich Matches Career-High with Nine Saves
Wildcats Start Strong in BIG EAST Conference Play
Junior Midfielder Earns Conference Laurels
Villanova Improves to 3-3-2 with the Win
Wildcats Improve to 2-2-2 with the Victory
VUWSOC vs. St. John's, 10.12.2014 Senior Day Higgins Soccer Complex Villanova, Pa.
Career: Has appeared in 55 games while making 52 starts through her junior season... Totaled 4,680 minutes on the pitch in her three-year career thus far... Tallied seven goals and six assists for 20 points... Recorded three game-winning goals... Taken 69 shots while placing 38 on goal for a .551 shot on goal percentage... Ranks 8th all-time with a .690 shot on goal percentage... Tied for 9th all-time with 38 shots on goal... Also tied for 10th all-time at Villanova with three game-winning goals.
2013: Appeared and started in all 19 games for the Wildcats in 2013... Totaled 1,651 minutes on the pitch during the season... Registered two goals and two assists for six points... Took 29 shots and placed 14 on goal for a .483 shot on goal percentage... Tallied one game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over St. Francis (Sept. 15)... Took a career-high four shots vs. Butler (Sept. 26)... Tied for 4th on the team with two goals on the season... Tied for 3rd on the team with two assists... 4th on the team with 29 shots... Tied for second on the team with 14 shots on goal... Tied for 2nd on the team with one game-winning goal on the year... Averaged 1.53 shots per game, 0.11 goals per game, 0.11 assists per game and 0.32 points per game. BIG EAST: Appeared and started in all nine conference contests... Recorded one goal for two points vs. Butler (Sept. 26)... Took 11 shots and placed five shots on goal for a .455 shot on goal percentage in BIG EAST action... Totaled 760 minutes on the pitch in conference contests... Averaged 1.22 shots per game, 0.11 goals per game and 0.22 points per game in BIG EAST contests... Tied for 4th on the team with two points in conference play... 4th on the team with 11 shots against BIG EAST opponents... Tied for 3rd on the team with five shots on goal in conference. BIG EAST Championship: Started in the Wildcats first round game against the DePaul Blue Demons which resulted in a 1-0 loss to conclude the 2013 season.
2012: Played and started in all 19 contests as a midfielder for her sophomore season, playing 1,603 minutes... Posted four goals and two assists for 10 points... Second on the team with 10 points on the year... Attempted 11 shots while placing seven shots on goal... Averaged 1.37 shots per game, 0.21 goals per game, 0.11 assists per ame and 0.53 points per game... Notched the game-winning goals in a 3-2 victory over La Salle (Sept. 9) and a 2-1 win over Pitt (Sept. 28)... Posted a career-high four points via two goals vs. La Salle (Sept. 9) and Pitt (Sept. 28)... Registered at least one point in four of 19 games... Took a career-high three shots vs. Richmond (Aug. 31), VCU (Sept. 2) and La Salle (Sept. 9). BIG EAST: Appeared and started in all 10 conference matches for the season, appearing for 890 minutes... Registered two goals for four points in BIG EAST play... Tied for second on the team with four points during conference action... Notched both of her BIG EAST goals and the game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Pitt (Sept. 28)... Attempted 11 shots and placed seven shots on goal. BIG EAST Championship: Started and played all 90 minutes in a first round game vs. DePaul at Villanova Soccer Complex, registering one shot in the 3-0 loss.
2011: Played in 17 games with 13 starts and saw time at every position on the field ... Scored one goal with one assist and took 13 shots while placing nine shots on goal ... Tallied her first collegiate point with an assist versus Princeton; BIG EAST: Appeared in all 11 conference games and made 10 starts ... Scored her first collegiate goal in a win over Pittsburgh ... Attempted nine shots and had seven shots on goal.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Plays for the Bethesda Soccer Club Dragons ... Team earned a top-10 national ranking each year from 2007-11 ... Won the Premier League Region 1 South championship in 2010 and 2011 ... Played in the Elite Clubs National League and was ranked No. 6 in the nation in 2011 ... Has been a teammate of fellow incoming freshman Katie Sanquist for eight years ... ODP experience includes being a member of the Maryland State Team each year from 2005-2010, where she was a teammate of fellow incoming freshman Caitlin Forte for four years ... Her 2008 squad was coached by John Byford ... Selected for the Region 1 Player Pool in 2009 and 2010 ... Attended the Interregional Camp in 2010 ... Her teams have traveled to play internationally in Sweden, Denmark and Italy ... Competed at the ECNL national finals in Colorado in July, 2011.
Bethesda Chevy Chase: Received four varsity letters in both soccer and swimming, where she competed in the butterfly and freestyle events ... Helped lead the soccer team to a record three consecutive state championships from 2008-10 and an overall record of 65-4-1 in her four years on the team ... Two-time NSCAA All-State selection and also an NSCAA All-Region pick as a senior ... ESPN Mid-Atlantic first team honoree as a midfielder in the fall of 2010 ... Three-time All-Met pick by the Washington Post, including first team as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... First team All-Met choice by the Gazette as a junior and senior, second team as a sophomore ... Chosen as a player to watch by the Washington Post in August, 2010 ... Senior year team captain and MVP ... Her team's Most Valuable Offensive Player as a junior ... Totaled 64 goals and 22 assists over four years, including a team-high 20 goals to go along with four assists as a senior ... Registered a hat trick in the state championship game in 2010 and assisted on the game-winning goal in the 2009 championship game ... As a swimmer qualified for the 2007 Junior Olympics in the breaststroke ... Academically carried a 4.3 weighted GPA and was a member of the Principal's Honor Roll all four years ... Chosen as a National Scholar Athlete by the U.S. Army Reserve ... Member of Minds in Motion (2007-11) and the Tri-M Music Honors Society (2009-11).
Personal: Born 7/31/93 in Washington, D.C... Youngest of five children of Dr. Elliot Gersh and Lynne Foltz... Siblings are Rena, Emily, Alex and Gabrielle... Gabrielle was a member of the triathlon team at USC... Enrolled as an Accountancy major in the Villanova School of Business.