2009: Fifth-year senior ... Played in all 20 games with two starts ... Scored goals in victories against St. Joseph's (9/20) and California (10/6) ... Also had an assist vs. St. Joseph's ... Played key reserve role in midfield ... Finished her career 20 goals--including six game-winners--and six assists (46 points).
2008: Sat out the season due to injury ... Served as a coach of the offensive penalty corner unit.
2007: Played in all 17 games, starting all but one ... Recorded a point in three of team's first four games ... Scored game-winning goal against Central Michigan (8/25) ... Notched an assist against both Northeastern (8/31) and against Ball State (9/3) ... Took 12 shots on the year.
2006: Played in 18 of team's 19 games as a sophomore, starting in 14 ... Scored six goals on the year ... Scored two goals against Michigan State (9/30) and had the game-winning goals against both Ball State (8/27) and Kent State (10/16) ... Tallied 13 points on the year, the second most on the team ... Her 44 shots were also good for second most on NU ... Scored at least one point in four of the Wildcats seven wins.
2005: Started 18 games in her outstanding freshman campaign ... Was the nation's leading freshman goal scorer for much of the season ... Led team in points (24) and goals (11) ... Recorded two assists ... Second on team with 49 shots ... Had two game-winning goals ... Finished third on the team in shooting percentage (.224) ... Scored multiple goals in three matches, including two goals to help NU to a 4-3 win at Fairfield (9/3), two goals to lead NU to a 4-2 win versus Central Michigan (9/9) and two goals in NU's 4-3 loss to No. 12 Iowa (10/4) ... Scored eight points in three-match span from Sept. 3-Sept. 9 ... Scored the 'Cats lone goal versus Michigan ... Had the game-winning goal at Bucknell (9/25) and versus Central Michigan (9/9) ... Tallied both of her assists on the season in NU's 5-0 win over Lindenwood (10/9) ... Scored 16 points in eight games from Sept. 18 through Oct. 16, knocking in seven goals and dishing two assists in that span ... Finished season tied for sixth in the Big Ten in goals per game (.61), tied for eighth in shots per game (2.72), tied for ninth in points per game (1.33) and tied for ninth in total goals.
High School: High school All-America second-team selection ... Four year All-Northern League selection ... All-Western Massachusetts Scholastic Team from 2001-04 ... Team's leading scorer all four years ... Springfield Union Athlete of the Week selection in 2001-02 ... News 40 Athlete of the Week in 2002 ... Named to Senior All-Star game ... Named team MVP and best offensive player in 2004 ... Scored winning goal to win Western Massachusetts championship in 2001 ... Scored overtime winning goals in Western Massachusetts semifinal and championship games in 2002 ... Scored 180 points during her career with 75 goals and 30 assists ... Club team won gold medal at the National Field Hockey Festival in 2003 ... Also played four years of softball and was team captain ... Played two years of basketball ... Class representative from 2002-05 ... Earned highest honors from 2001-04 ... National Honor Society member ... Ranked fourth in class of 117.
Personal: Born Jillian Page Putnam ... Daughter of Stephen and Nancy Putnam ... Sister, Kate, played field hockey for Massachusetts, where she was Rookie of the Year ... Majoring in art theory and practice.
Getting to know Jill
Q: If I could make an assist on a goal to any one person, it would be:
A: Kelly Doton
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: My friends and teammates
Q: My favorite book is:
A: Bridge to Terribithia
Q: My dream job is:
A: Neonatal doctor/nurse
Q: My favorite food is:
A: Filet mignon and sweet potatoes
Q: My favorite pregame ritual/superstition is:
A: Listening to "Man in the Mirror" on my ipod with Quinny (Alex Quinn)
Q: My favorite TV show is:
A: I Love Lucy
Q: If I could dine with any three people in history, they would be:
A: Lucille Ball, Grampa Bob, Grandma Jeanie
Q: The biggest joker on the team is:
A: Christina Foley
Q: The top three songs on my iPod right now are:
A: What if She's an Angel; My Wish; Haven't Seen in Awhile.
Q: My nickname is:
A: Jilly or Putty