Team USA seeking to defend 2009 world championship
4th on NU's all-time list with 71 career assists.
6th on NU's all-time list with 199 career points.
7th on NU's all-time list with 128 career goals.
2006: Team captain ... Started all 21 games ... IWLCA and Insidelacrosse.com First Team All-America ... IWLCA First Team Midwest/West All-Region team choice for the second straight year ... ALC First Team selection for the second year in a row ... womenslacrosse.com Honor Roll (3/27) ... Led the team with 57 ground balls, was second with 65 draw controls, sixth with 50 points and fifth with 35 goals ... recorded the game-winning goal in the dramatic overtime win over top-seeded Duke in the NCAA semifinals ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Recorded five points (3g, 2a) at the NCAA Finals, earning her Tournament MVP honors ... Tallied at least one point in 19-of-21 games ... Finished 14th nationally with 3.1 draw controls per game ... Ranked 66th nationally with 2.71 ground balls per game ... Helped the NU offense lead the nation in scoring with 15.8 goals per game ... Helped the Wildcats set school records for goals (333), assists (165) and points (498) in a season ... Scored eight points on a career-high six goals and two assists in the win at No. 18 Stanford (3/25) ... Had season-bests with eight ground balls and six draw controls in that game as well ... Had her second-best statistical game of the season also against Stanford (5/14) in the NCAA Tournament with five points (4g, 1 a) ... Scored four goals in the win at Rutgers (2/26) ... Had three goals and one assist in the regular-season finale win over Vanderbilt (5/5) ... After being held scoreless for three straight games during the middle of the season, she rebounded to score 18 goals over the last nine games of the season ... Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals.
2005: Played 21/started 20 ... One of the Wildcats captains ... IWLCA second-team All-America and first-team All-Region ... womenslacrosse.com second-team All-America ... Inside Lacrosse third-team All-America ... Second-team All-ALC ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after scoring 10 goals in final three games ... Third on the team with 20 assists (tied for seventh on NU's single-season list), fourth with 57 points, and fifth with 37 goals ... Also third with 33 draw controls and fourth with 25 caused turnovers ... Scored a goal in all but three games and had a point in every contest ... Had four-goal games vs. ALC rival Johns Hopkins (4/22) and NCAA semifinal vs. Princeton (5/15) ... Also had four draws vs. Tigers ... Had three goals in NCAA semifinal vs. Dartmouth (5/20) and three more in title game vs. Virginia (5/22) ... Six-point game (2g, 4a) vs. ALC rival Ohio State (5/5) ... Five points apiece at ALC foes Ohio (3/5) and Vanderbilt (5/1) ... Eleven games with at least two draws ... Seven games with two or more caused turnovers.
2004: One of the Wildcat tri-captains ... Started every game on attack ... Second-team All-ALC ... Finished second on the team with 50 points (28g, 22a) ... Her team-leading 22 assists is fourth on NU's single-season chart ... Finished second on the team with 35 ground balls ... Fifth on squad with 15 caused turnovers ... Eight multi-goal games, four with three or more goals ... Finished among the ALC regular-season leaders in assists (3rd) and points (9th) ... insidelacrosse.com National Player of the Week after scoring three goals in ALC win over No. 15 Ohio State (3/7) ... Tied modern record with nine points (4g, 5a) in season-opening ALC win at Davidson (2/20) ... Scored eight points (4g, 4a), added three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers in ALC win vs. Ohio (4/30) ... Three points in loss at No. 4 Duke (2/22) ... Scored three goals in win over Rutgers (2/28) ... Had two goals and six draw controls in NCAA Tournament first-round game vs. Notre Dame (5/13) ... Regular-season two-goal games came against Cal (4/11), Penn State (4/17) and Notre Dame (4/20) ... Three-point games (1g, 2a) at Connecticut (4/4) and vs. Vanderbilt (5/6) ... Had two or more GB in 12 of NU's last 14 games, including seven with three or more.
2003: Redshirted after suffering a season-ending injury during the preseason.
2002: One of the Wildcat tri-captains ... Started in all 15 games ... Led team in all scoring categories (28 goals, 14 assists, 42 points) ... Led team with 25 caused turnovers ... Tied for third on the team with 14 draw controls ... Also had 27 ground balls ... Scored in all but one game ... Led team with four three-goal games (Marist, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Penn State) and had 10 multiple-goal games ... ALC Player of the Week (April 16) ... insidelacrosse.com Honorable Mention Player of the Week (April 23) ... Tied for team high honors with three goals vs. No. 15 Johns Hopkins (3/26) ... Scored six points (2g, 4a) in 13-5 win over Sacred Heart (3/30) ... Had three-point day, including game-winning goal, in 9-8 ALC win over Ohio University (4/12) ... Led team with four points (2g, 2a) and figured in all three second-half goals in 7-6 ALC win over Davidson (4/20) ... Led all scorers with six points (3g, 3a) and had three unassisted goals in 13-10 loss to No. 15 Penn State (4/21) ... Tied for team-high honors with three points (2g, 1a) vs. No. 10 Vanderbilt.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse ... Second team All-America in 2001 ... 2001 Team captain and Team MVP ... Independent School League (ISL) All-Star in 2000 and 2001 ... 2001 Patriot Ledger All-Star ... Had 38 goals, 16 assists and 58 ground balls as a senior ... Led team to second-ever ISL title ... Thayer was ranked third in New England and 21st nationally her senior season ... Had 32 goals, five assists and 49 ground balls as a junior ... Lacrosse coach was Laurie Geromini ... Also lettered four times in soccer and three times in basketball ... ISL All-Star and all-state pick in soccer as a senior ... Honorable mention ISL All-Star in basketball.
Personal: Born Sarah Nicole Albrecht on 6/28/83 ... Daughter of Ling and Edward Albrecht ... Both brothers play college athletics (Timothy - hockey/baseball at Williams; Dan - baseball at St. Lawrence) ... Attended same high school as teammate Laura Glassanos and NU head lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller.