2009: Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Played and started in 18 games ... Ranked second on the team and tied for seventh in the Big Ten during the regular season with a career-high 10 goals (0.59 per game) ... Ninth in the league during the regular season with 25 points ... Totaled 74 shots ... Scored four game-winning goals, including an overtime goal vs. Ohio (8/29) ... Posted hat tricks against Missouri State (9/18) and Saint Louis (10/4) ... Key contributor on penalty corner unit ... Finished career with 23 goals and 10 assists (56 points) ... Academic All-Big Ten and NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.
2008: Played in all 20 games, starting 17 ... Set career highs with seven goals, three assists and 17 points ... Her seven goals were third on the team ... Recorded a team-best 46 shots ... Posted a goal and an assist against Georgetown (9/11) and Saint Louis (9/19) ... In a 4-3 overtime loss to her hometown team, No. 12 Louisville, she scored two second-half goals ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2007: One of three players to start all 18 games ... Went on a late-season tear, scoring five goals in the final eight games ... Finished second on team in goals scored ... Scored first goal of season against Iowa (10/5) ... Scored two goals, including the game-tying goal, and recorded an assist against Providence (10/7) ... First of two goals against Stanford (10/13) proved to be game-winner ... Took 19 shots on goal ... Played most of the season on the penalty corner unit ... Earned first Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Selected to the US Field Hockey High Performance Midwest Regional Team.
2006: Saw action in 14 games ... Scored one goal against Missouri State in a 3-2 victor (9/1) ... Took 15 shots on the season.
High School: 2005 All-American ... 2006 Regional All-American ... 2005 Regional All-American ... All-American nominee 2006 ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Captain of field hockey squad ... Second in school history with 57 total goals and 36 career assists ... Member of school's high honors throughout high school ... Member of High School National Academic Squad.
Personal: Born Courtney Brooke Plaster ... Daughter of Dr. John and Becky Strange ... Majoring in economics.
Getting to know Courtney
Q: If I could make an assist on a goal to any one person, it would be:
A: Emily Kyle
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: The field hockey team, of course. Being apart of a smaller athletic community, especially all the support that goes along with this.
Q: My favorite book is:
A: Harry Potter
Q: My dream job is:
A: No idea.
Q: The song I'd sing on karaoke night would be:
A: Kelly Clarkson or anything country.
Q: My favorite food is:
Q: In the movie about the 2007 NU field hockey team, the actor that would play me is:
A: Someone blond and short. Haha I have no idea.
Q: My favorite pregame ritual/superstition is:
A: Team breakfast and singing in the locker room.
Q: My favorite TV show is:
A: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Entourage
Q: If I could dine with any three people in history, they would be:
A: Oprah, Gandhi, Audrey Hepburn
Q: The biggest joker on the team is:
A: Cassie Miller
Q: The top three songs on my iPod right now are:
A: "Apologize" by Timbaland, "Crash" by Dave Matthews Band, anything country, the entire Maroon 5 CD
Q: My nickname is: