Pacific and Iowa make their way to Evanston for weekend showdowns
2011: Saw action in six games for the Wildcats as a reserve midfielder.
2010: Played in eight games, primarily as a reserve midfielder ... Recorded the first goal of her career in 4-1 win over Colgate (8/30) ... Took two shots ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.
2009: Redshirted ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.
High School: Key contributor on three consecutive Division II state championship-winning teams at Moses Brown ... Scored 16 goals and had 13 assists in helping her team to a 17-0-1 record her senior season ... Named the Division II state tournament MVP in 2008 and to the all-tournament team as a sophomore ... Rhode Island Interscholastic League and Providence Journal first-team all-state and all-division II selection ... Named team MVP senior season and represented Moses Brown in the Alice Sullivan Memorial All-Star game ... Finished career with 28 goals 23 assists ... Member of Futures program in 2008 ... Five-year member of club team--Lead the Way Field Hockey--with which she won the Bay State Games tournament in 2006 ... Also played lacrosse and was a two-time U.S. Women's Lacrosse High School Academic All-American.
Personal: Born Sherilyn Marie DeStefano ... Daughter of Debbie and Peter DeStefano ... Began playing field hockey at Dollar Academy in Scotland (three years) ... Majoring in sociology.
Getting to know Sherilyn
Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod: 1901 - Phoenix, Uncharted - Sara Bareilles, Such Great Heights - Postal Service
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
Describe Tracey in five words or less: hard-core, fiery, no-nonsense, inspiring, intense
What's the best part of playing Northwestern Field Hockey? There are a lot of great things - The competitive yet fun team atmosphere, the opportunity to constantly challenge yourself, the fun road-trips all over the U.S., to name a few
Favorite food: baked brie and apricot
Favorite TV show: Covert Affairs
Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite book: Once a Runner by John L. Parker
Favorite vacation spot: Tuscany, Italy
Favorite place to shop: Marshalls
If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: Foosball
If I could be any character from a TV show or movie I'd be: Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's
Pregame superstitions: Don't think I have any
Best NUFH memory so far: Any of our overtime wins. There's nothing like the intense feeling of excitement and joy that follows a hard-fought win.
Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team? April
Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey? Bake
Dream job: Exercise researcher or sports medicine physician
Best thing about Northwestern: The feeling of school pride you get when cheering with hundreds of other students at football or basketball games.