Puffenberger nets a hat trick to pace Northwestern
2012: Made three saves and allowed just one goal to earn a victory over Pacific (9/2).
2011: Played in five games with one start ... Recorded a shutout in her lone start, a 4-0 win over Miami (Ohio) (8/28) ... Tallied 10 saves with an .833 save percentage.
2010: Played in 17 games, starting 16 ... Finished the season with 68 saves ... Tallied a season-high 13 saves vs. Virginia (9/6) ... Recorded shutouts in a 10-0 win over Saint Louis (9/12) and a 5-0 win over UC Davis (10/7) ... Allowed 35 goals in 17 games ... Finished the season with a .660 save percentage.
2009: Played in nine games and started seven in her freshman campaign ... Recorded 37 saves and posted shutouts against Sacred Heart (9/6) and Missouri State (9/18) ... Credited with a season-high 15 saves in win over Central Michigan (9/12) ... Combined with Katie Lynch to post the third-highest team saves total (91) in the Big Ten ... In cage for six Northwestern victories, including a Big Ten road win at Penn State.
High School: Started and played in every varsity game all four years ... Three-year captain and team defensive player of the year ... Set school records for shutouts in a season (10) and in a career (25) ... Participated in 2007 Regional Rumble ... Received All-South Jersey second-team honors from Newark Star-Ledger ... Named an all-star by the Daily Journal and a first-team all-star by Today's Sunbeam ... Played Level I Futures and competed at National Futures Championship ... Also ran varsity indoor and outdoor track, finishing 13th in the state in the 2008 Indoor 3,200-meter race ... Member of her school's Relay For Life committee ... National Honor Society student.
Personal: Daughter of Brian and Kathryn Wirth ... One brother, Christopher ... Majoring in human development and psychological services.
Getting to know Amanda
Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod: This Man by Jeremy Camp, I Refuse by Josh Wilson, Breakfast by Newsboys... And so many more.
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
Describe Tracey in five words or less: A Great and Fun Coach!
What's the best part of playing Northwestern Field Hockey? The great friends that you play with and have fun with, and the many memories!
Favorite food: Mac and Cheese
Favorite TV show: Survivor
Favorite movie: I can't choose!
Favorite book: The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
Favorite vacation spot: Somewhere warm!!!!!
Favorite place to shop: Old Navy
If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: training in distance running hopefully for a marathon.
If I could be any character from a TV show or movie I'd be: I think it would be cool to try Survivor, but that would be crazy!
Pregame superstitions: Listening to music to get me focused!
Best NUFH memory so far: Having our bus get stuck in the grass and having all of the band come running to move their illegally parked cars so we could get out! And every time we get DQ!
Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team? I don't know if I can choose we have a couple jokesters on the team!
Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey? Many different outdoor activities, including hiking, taking pictures, rock climbing...
Dream job: Christian Counselor; while being able to help people that were never given a chance in life!