13 Katrina Nietsch
Katrina Nietsch: Unmatched Achievements Among Women's Lacrosse Peers (Feature / 11/16/10)
2011 First-Team All-Patriot League
2010, 2009, 2008 Second-Team All-Patriot League
2010, 2009, 2008 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2011, 2010 Patriot League All-Tournament Team
2011 Patriot League All-Academic Team
2011 CoSIDA All-Academic District II Second Team
2010 WomensLacrosse.com National Team of the Week Honor Roll - 5/12
2010 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week - 4/5
2008 Patriot League Rookie of the Week - 4/14
Named to the Patriot League First Team ... named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team ... scored game-winning goal in Patriot League Championship win over Colgate with 28.8 seconds to go ... became the first Midshipmen to earn four All-Patriot League honors ... became the first Midshipmen to score 25 goals in four straight years ... selected to the Capital One All-District II Second Team ... presented with the Cheryl Dolyniuk Award. This award is given to the female midshipmen of the graduating class that has excelled in athletics, leadership and academics during her four years at the Academy. The award is presented by the Trustees of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship programs.
Named to the Patriot League Second Team ... chosen as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (4/5) ... selected to the Patriot League All-Tournament team in helping Navy win its first-ever league championship ... named to the WomensLacrosse.com National Team of the Week Honor Roll (5/12) ... selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... appeared in all 21 games and started the final 19 games of the season ... scored 31 goals and had 13 assists for 44 points ... had 30 ground ball and seven caused turnovers ... scored five free position goals on 14 attempts ... claimed 27 draw controls ... scored three or more goals in five games ... scored a season-high four goals and had an assist in 24-4 win over Bucknell (4/24) ... recorded three goals against Howard (2/4), Manhattan (3/18), Colgate (4/3) and American (4/7) ... against Howard, three goals came on three shots ... scored two goals and had an assist in the Patriot League Championship Game victory over Lehigh (5/2) ... netted two goals and had an assist in NCAA Tournament Play-In Game win over Sacred Heart (5/8) ... scored one goal in NCAA Tournament First Round loss to North Carolina (5/15) ... scored two goals against Monmouth (3/5) and Holy Cross (3/27) ... scored at least one goal in each of the last nine games of the season ... credited with a season-high three assists in 23-2 win over Fresno State (3/7) ... grabbed a season-high four ground balls in wins over Lafayette (3/13) and Colgate (4/3).
Earned all-league laurels for the second-straight season, producing 36 (26 g, 10 a) points in 13 games ... produced four hat tricks (two in conference play), 10 multi-goal games and 11 multi-point efforts ... scored 10 goals and had four assists in five Patriot League contests ... her 10 goals in league play were the second-most on the team ... her 2.0 goals per game is tied for seventh-best amongst league players, while her 2.77 points per game ranked 10th overall ... rose to the occasion in a crucial mid-season league game at American (4/1), erupting for three unanswered goals in a 3:10 span, to erase a second-half deficit and pave the way for Navy's 8-6 win ... assisted on Dani Vivonetto's goal seven seconds into win over Davidson (4/4), which set an NCAA record for fastest goal to start a game ... goal scored at least one goal in 12 of 13 contests ... scooped up at least four ground balls in four games on the spring ... converted six of her 14 free-position shots ... drew the most free-position shots on the team.
Enjoyed a breakout freshman campaign ... her 40 goals ranked third on the team and sixth in the Patriot League ... was one of only five Patriot League freshmen to earn all-league honors ... played in all 17 games, earning 16 starts ... finished among Navy leaders in points (47, 5th), ground balls (39, 2nd), draw controls (35, 4th) and caused turnovers (8, 3rd) ... also among Patriot League's top-10 in goals per game (2.35, 8th) and shots per game (4.94, 8th) ... additionally her 2.35 goals per game ranked 58th nationally ... one of three Mids to score at least 40 goals ... recorded a point in 16 of 17 contests, including 14 multi-point efforts ... earned league rookie of the week honors on April 14, after scoring a career-high six goals in a win over Bucknell, a victory that secured Navy's spot in the Patriot League Tournament ... the six-goal effort was one of 13 multi-goal games she registered on the spring ... dished out a season-best two assists and had five points (3 g, 2 a) in win over St. Francis (Pa.) ... closed the season with points in nine consecutive games ... recorded seven hat tricks on the season ... tallied 15 goals and added two assists in six league contests ... served a vital role in Navy's success in its clearing game, helping Mids convert 85.1 percent of all clear attempts ... scored on seven of 11 free position attempts.
High School / Personal:
A 2007 graduate of New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Ct., where she lettered three times in lacrosse, ice hockey and soccer ... was a 2007 All-State and All-County selection in lacrosse, while serving as the team captain ... was an All-County selection in ice hockey ... was the Rotary Club Athletic School Service Award winner, as well as Bob's Sports Outstanding Athlete Award ... was a member of the National Charity League and National Honor Society ... full name is Katrina Sheehan Nietsch ... daughter of Rick and Patti Nietsch ... born Dec. 6, 1988, in Greenwich, Conn. ... father, Rick, played four years of lacrosse at Hobart ... named to the Dean's List four times and the Commandant's List seven times ... majoring in quantitative economics.
Nietsch's Career Statistics
Yr GP/GS G A Pts Sh Shot% GW GB DC CT
2008 17/16 40 7 47 84 .476 2 39 35 8
2009 13/12 26 10 36 75 .347 1 26 23 7
2010 21/19 31 13 44 74 .419 1 30 27 7
2011 21/21 29 8 37 91 .319 4 27 19 16
Total 72/68 126 38 164 324 .389 8 122 104 38