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    Stephanie Fortson
    Stephanie Fortson


    Lehighton, Pa.

    High School:



    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:
    A: Steph
    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:
    A: Bored
    Q: My favorite food is:
    A: Pierogies
    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.

    Fortson's Stats

    Year G/GS Shots G A Pts. GWG
    2006 11/11 0 0 0 0 0
    2007 18/14 6 1 1 3 0
    2008 20/20 21 2 5 9 0
    2009 20/16 14 4 5 13 0