2008: Started all 20 games ... Recorded the sixth-highest single-season save total in school history with a Big Ten-leading 139 saves ... Finished her career in fourth place on NU's all-time saves list with exactly 400 ... Ended her career with a .681 save percentage ... Posted a season goals against average of 3.27 ... Named Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week on 9/8 ... Notched the first two shutouts of her career vs. Georgetown (9/11) and vs. Robert Morris (9/21) ... Season-high 12 saves at Maryland (9/14) ... Nine saves vs. Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament ... Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree.
2007: Played in and started all but one game on the year ... Made 93 saves, with a 3.22 goals against average ... Recorded a season-high 12 saves against Maryland (8/27) ... Recorded at least seven saves in 11 contests ... Led the Big Ten in saves and saves per game ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second time ... Selected to the US Field Hockey High Performance Midwest Regional Team.
2006: Started and played the entire game in all but one of NU's contests ... Stopped 123 shots on the year, which moved her into eighth place on the all-time save list at NU ... Started all seven games the Wildcats won ... stopped a career-high 17 shots at Maryland (9/10) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2005: Appeared in six games, starting two ... Saw more action toward end of season ... Got the nod as starting goalie for NU's Big Ten Tournament match versus Indiana (11/4) ... Logged 267:34 between the pipes ... Made 40 total saves ... Made 10 saves versus No. 2 Duke (10/28) ... Was fantastic in NU's Big Ten Tournament match versus Indiana, recording 15 saves ... Finished eighth in the Big Ten in saves.
High School: League MVP in 2004 ... 2003-04 team MVP ... First-team all-league 2003-04 ... Second-team all-league in 2002 ... USFHA Futures Elite 2003-05 ... Won Junior Olympics gold in 2002 ... Participated in Holland international tournament with Futures Elite in 2003 and was named Best Goalkeeper ... Participated in Barcelona European Hockey Federation Camp of Excellence during the summer of 2004 ... Club team finished first in its pool at the USFHA National Festival in 2003 ... Also played varsity soccer, softball and lacrosse.
Personal: Born Emily Lucie Kyle ... Daughter of Russell and Athena Kyle ... Majoring in communication studies.
Getting to know Emily
Q: If I could make an assist on a goal to any one person, it would be:
A: Um... I want to score, Is that selfish?
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: The campus
Q: My favorite book is:
A: Pride and Prejudice
Q: My dream job is:
A: To be a movie extra with Alison
Q: The song I'd sing on karaoke night would be:
A: Summer loving from Grease
Q: My favorite food is:
A: Chocolate chip cookies and mac and cheese
Q: In the movie about the 2007 NU field hockey team, the actor that would play me is:
A: Amanda Bynes
Q: My favorite pregame ritual/superstition is:
A: To dance and do a knee slide
Q: My favorite TV show is:
A: Sponge bob
Q: If I could dine with any three people in history, they would be:
A: Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Sherman, da Vinci
Q: The biggest joker on the team is:
A: Christina Foley
Q: The top three songs on my iPod right now are:
A: Anything from Hairspray
Q: My nickname is: