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    Bridget Bianco
    Bridget Bianco

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Moorestown, N.J.

    High School:
    Moorestown

    Height:
    5-3

    Position:
    GK



    2014: Second-year starter after garnering IWLCA third-team All-America honors as a sophomore ... One of the 25 final nominees for the 2014 Tewaaraton Award ... Second-team All-ALC honoree ... Recipient of three ALC Defensive Player of the Week awards ... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... Recorded 142 saves, sixth-most in NU single-season history ... Team-high 34 ground balls ... Began the year with a remarkable 14-save performance in a 13-12 win over No. 8 Virginia, setting a career high and finishing one shy of the NU single-game saves record ... It was the highest saves total by a Wildcat goalie since Morgan Lathrop had 14 against Maryland on April 16, 2007 ... Named ALC Defensive Player of the Week and Baltimore Sun National Player of the Week (Feb. 10) ... Four stops in one-goal victory at Duke ... Turned in eight saves against Notre Dame and nine at Ohio State ... Made seven saves at Syracuse with one caused turnover ... Five stops with two ground balls at No. 10 UMass ... Six saves on 11 shots-on-goal in NU's upset of No. 1 North Carolina on March 31, earning ALC Defensive Player of the Week honors after the win ... Recorded six first-half saves and finished with eight on the game in 5-4 win vs. Penn State ... Stopped eight of 10 shots on goal she faced in 7-2 defeat of Penn en route to a second straight ALC Defensive Player of the Week honor ... Recorded 11 saves (and 12 goals against) in double-overtime loss to Johns Hopkins ... Eight stops vs. No. 4 Florida ... Five saves and three ground balls vs. USC at Wrigley Field ... Made eight saves in 12-9 win over Vanderbilt in ALC Tournament ... Six stops and four ground balls in NCAA quarterfinal upset of No. 4 Florida.

    2013: Named IWLCA third-team All-American and first-team All-West/Midwest Region in her first season as a starter ... Posted a season goals against average of 7.63 -- good for fifth nationally -- and a .433 save percentage ... Stellar 12-save performance vs. Team USA in preseason Champion Challenge ... Made her first career start and recorded six saves in win over UMass on Feb. 8 ... Six saves and three ground balls at No. 5 UNC ... Career-best nine saves against Vanderbilt, which she matched each of the ensuing two games vs. Boston College and Johns Hopkins ... Made six stops vs. Navy ... Eight saves in 9-8 victory over Ohio State ... Again came up big in a one-goal win, with eight saves vs. No. 5 Syracuse ... Four stops, two ground balls and a caused turnover vs. Penn State ... Recorded six saves at Virginia ... Five saves, two ground balls and only four goals against in win over No. 9 Duke ... Recorded her third nine-save effort vs. Stanford and once again matched that total at Notre Dame on April 24 ... Posted six saves vs. Penn ... Three saves in ALC title game win vs. Florida, helping hold the Gators to program-low three goals ... Four stops in NCAA Tournament debut vs. Stanford ... Six saves in semifinal loss to North Carolina.

    2012: Served as backup to senior Brianne LoManto and appeared in seven games ... Made three saves against Team England in her debut at preseason Champion Challenge event in Orlando ... First regular season action came in win over Oregon where she made one save ... Made relief appearance in win at Louisville, recording three saves and one caused turnover ... Also appeared in wins over William & Mary and UMass ... Notched two saves with one goal against while playing the final 10:03 of a win over Navy ... Made two saves vs. Notre Dame in 13:42 of action ... Saw time in ALC championship game vs. Florida.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in the cage for Moorestown ... 2011 Under Armour All-American ... Two-time South Jersey Goalie of the Year, two-time Burlington County Times Player of the Year and two-time Philadelphia InquirerPlayer of the Year ... First-team all-state, all-South Jersey and all-county in her career ... Compiled 449 career saves, 61.2 career save percentage and 4.8 lifetime goals against average ... Helped Moorestown to three Group III state championship and two Tournament of Champions titles ... Team captain ... Played in South Jersey Senior All-Star game as well as Under Armour All-American game ... Played for six years as a member of South Jersey Select club team, helping them to Lax by the Sea championship in 2008.

    Personal:Born Bridget Theresa Bianco ... Daughter of Danny and Tracey Bianco ... Chose Northwestern over Boston College and Notre Dame ... Majoring in human communication studies.

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    Bianco's Career Highs

    Saves 14, vs. Virginia (2/9/14)
    Shots Faced 28, vs. Florida (5/20/13)
    Save Pct. (min. five shots) .800 (8-of-10) vs. Penn (4/6/14)
    Ground Balls 4, vs. Syracuse (3/30/13)
    Caused Turnovers 1, four times, most recent vs. Syracuse (3/23/14)