2009: Played in all 20 games, starting 16 at defensive midfield ... Scored a career-best four goals on the season ... Tied a career high with five assists ... Scored a goal in three consecutive games beginning on 8/31 against top-ranked Maryland ... Notched the first goal in NU's 3-2 overtime win vs. Yale ... Recorded two helpers in 12-1 win against Saint Louis (10/4) ... Last goal came in the first half of NU's Big Ten Tournament game vs. Indiana when she deflected in a shot by Courtney Plaster-Strange.
2008: Started all 20 games in 2008 ... Scored two goals and recorded five assists for nine points ... Tallied goals against Saint Louis (9/19) and in a 3-1 win against Indiana (11/1).
2007: Saw key minutes in all 17 games, starting 13 of them ... Scored first career goal on a deflection against Iowa (10/25) ... Nearly scored on a shot off the post against Michigan (10/21) ... Took six shots on the year.
2006: Started in every game played ... Second-most starts for a freshman (11) in 2006 ... Did not register any statistics during 2006 season.
High School: Morning Call All-Area first team 2005, second team 2004 ... 2004 Mountain Valley Conference first team ... 2003 and 2005 Mountain Valley Conference second-team selection... Academic all-state first team 2005 ... Won 2005 district championship ... Class president ... National Honor Society secretary ... Garnered four varsity field hockey letters.
Personal: Born Stephanie Elizabeth Fortson ... Daughter of Kenneth and Robin Fortson ... Majoring in political science and international studies.
Getting to know Stephanie
Q: My nickname is:
Q: My favorite thing about Northwestern is:
A: The team
Q: The last book I read was:
A: Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Q: My biggest athletic role model is:
A: Katie Grant
Q: The most interesting class I've taken at Northwestern is:
A: An anthropology class called Attending to Culture.
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: I like poetry.
Q: My pregame rituals include:
A: Breakfast at Le Peep!
Q: If I could only listen to one song right before a game starts it would be:
A: Teddy Geiger -- Look Where We Are Now
Q: My favorite vacation spot is:
A: Lehighton -- I'm never home so it feels like vacation.
Q: If I were not playing field hockey, I would be:
Q: My favorite food is:
Q: My favorite TV show is:
A: America's Best Dance Crew
Q: The job I hope to have 10 years from now is:
A: Senator or something in government.