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    Christy Finch
    Christy Finch


    Hudson, Ohio

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    Medal of Honor Memories: Christy Finch celebrates the Big Ten Medal of Honor's 100th anniversary by catching up with past recipients


    'Cats Pound Penn State, Punch Ticket to Philadelphia

    Northwestern set for ninth consecutive trip to championship weekend


    Conference Rivals Fight For Semifinal Berth Saturday on BTN

    Northwestern, Penn State meet for third time this season at 7 p.m. in Evanston


    Northwestern Begins NCAA Title Defense Sunday in Evanston

    Stanford earns second-round date with Northwestern after topping Notre Dame, 8-7


    Northwestern Kickstarts Postseason at ALC Tournament in Baltimore

    Live stream of all five ALC Tournament games available on

    Elected team captain for the 2008 season.

    2008: A Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and a first-team All-American selection ... Named Defender of the Year by Inside Lacrosse, and ... Named to the American Lacrosse Conference and NCAA All-Tournament teams ... Led the nation in caused turnovers with 70, and ranked second nationally in caused turnovers per game (3.18) ... Caused 183 turnovers in her Wildcat career, ranking fourth all-time in the NCAA record books ... Caused a career-high eight turnovers in the victory over Penn State (4/13) ... Also registered five CT's each in the wins over Georgetown (3/28) and Vanderbilt (3/30), earning her ALC Player of the Week honors ... Tops on the Wildcats in ground balls, scooping up 58 on the year, including six in NU's victory over North Carolina (4/20) ... Scored the game-winning goal in the Wildcats' season-opening victory at California (2/17) and finished her career with a crucial goal in the NCAA Finals against Penn (5/25) ... Recorded five ground balls on three other occasions ... Captured ALC Player of the Week honors on March 31 and April 16 and was named an Inside Lacrosse pre-season All-American ... Part of a Wildcat senior class which finished their careers with an overall record of 83-3 (.965) including a 43-0 record at home and four national championships ... Northwestern's female recipient of the Big Ten's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.

    2007: A first-team IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse All-America selection after finishing second in the NCAA ranks with 59 caused turnovers and 53 ground balls ... Inside Lacrosse and IWLCA Defender of the Year ... ALC and NCAA All-Tournament team selection ... A first-team all-conference choice, she wrecked havoc for opposing teams all season with her ability to strip the ball ... Ranked fourth in the NCAA and first in ALC with 2.7 caused turnovers per game and was 30th with 2.4 ground balls ... Part of a defensive unit that ranked first in the NCAA in fewest goals allowed (6.1 per game) ... Enjoyed her best game of season when she caused six turnovers and scooped up nine GB's in the win over Rutgers (4/23) ... Also had six CT's in the regular-season win over Penn (3/9) ... and National Player of the Week April 10, highlighted by 10 CT's and nine GB's in three wins, including five in the win over Duke (4/7).

    2006: Played in all 21 games, making 19 starts from her defender position ... Part of a defensive unit that allowed just 7.9 goals per game, seventh-best in the nation ... Led team with 33 caused turnovers ... Caused a season-high four turnovers in the wins over UConn (4/2) and Ohio State (4/28) ... Third on team with 50 ground balls ... Had a season-high five ground balls vs. Denver (4/30) ... Scored one goal in the win over No. 14 Notre Dame (3/19) ... Recorded one assist in win at Penn State (4/16).

    2005: Only freshman to appear in all 21 games, and making 13 starts ... National All-Rookie Team ... Rookie of the Week (2/21) ... Scored seven goals ... Only assist came in NCAA championship game vs. Virginia (5/22) ... Had four caused turnovers in first collegiate game, at North Carolina (2/20) ... First goal came at Denver (2/27) ... Two-goal game vs. Rutgers (4/1) ... Five contests with two or more ground balls ... Had three caused turnovers at Ohio (3/5) and New Hampshire (3/24) ... Three GB and four draw controls vs. California (3/20).

    High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Captain as a senior ... 2004 All-America ... 2003 honorable mention All-America ... First-team All-Ohio and first-team North Region ... North Region Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-time HGT Defensive Player of the Tournament ... Second-team North Region pick in 2002 ... Three-time Team MVP ... Team advanced to state semifinals in 2001 and 2003 and district final in 2002 and 2004 ... High school coach was Joya Mitchell ... During summer of 2003, earned Galaxy League Second-Team All-America honors ... Also lettered in soccer ... Two-time first-team Western Reserve Conference selection ... Helped team to 2001 state final, 2002 district semifinals, and 2003 regional final ... 2004 Hudson High School Female Athlete of the Year.

    Personal: Born Christy Marie Finch on 10/9/85 ... Parents are Ann Marie and Gaylon Finch ... Majoring in communication studies with a minor in business institutions.