Five NU players now eligible for 2013 All-America honors
2013: Versatile two-way midfielder who excels at creating turnovers and on the draw circle ... Named first-team All-ALC, first-team All-West/Midwest Region and was the MVP of the ALC Championship ... Her 41 caused turnovers rank third on NU's single-season record list ... Ranks sixth on NU's career caused turnovers list (83) and 10th in career ground balls (128) ... Recorded two draw controls and two caused turnovers against both UMass and USC ... At UNC, recorded two ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover ... Posted four caused turnovers at Vanderbilt, also adding four draw controls, four ground balls and one goal ... Posted a second straight stellar outing vs. Boston College, setting a career high with six caused turnovers -- tied for the second-best single-game total in NU history -- and adding five ground balls, a goal and four draw controls ... At Johns Hopkins, set another career high with six ground balls while scoring two goals and causing three turnovers ... Led NU with five ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers at Navy ... Named ALC Defensive Player of the Week on March 12 ... Two caused turnovers vs. Syracuse ... Scored one goal and came up with three caused turnovers in win over Virginia ... Posted four ground balls, three caused turnovers and three draw controls vs. Stanford ... Collected four draw controls vs. Florida ... Three ground balls and two draw controls against Notre Dame ... Recorded one assist, two ground balls and four draw controls vs. Penn ... In two games of ALC Tournament, recorded 10 draw controls -- with a career-best seven vs. Penn State -- 5 ground balls and five caused turnovers en route to MVP honors ... Fielded three ground balls and caused three turnovers in the second round of the NCAA tournament against Stanford.
2012: Midfielder who came on in the second half of the year with aggressive defense ... Started 20 of 23 games ... Scored eight goals while ranking fourth on the team with 40 ground balls and third with 41 draw controls ... One assist and two ground balls at No. 5 Duke ... Scored game's first goal in 11-9 win at Syracuse ... Recorded two goals and two draw controls vs. Oregon ... One goal and one assist at Louisville ... One draw control and one ground ball vs. UMass ... Two draw controls against Vanderbilt ... Tied a career high with four ground balls against both Navy and Penn State, also adding two caused turnovers vs. the Nittany Lions ... One assist and three ground balls at Penn ... Had three ground balls and four draw controls in win over Johns Hopkins ... Set a career high with five draw controls while adding three ground balls and a goal vs. Florida ... One goal and four draw controls vs. Virginia ... Named to ALC All-Tournament Team after recording four caused turnovers, five ground balls and one goal over two games, including a career-best three caused turnovers vs. Florida in the championship game ... Matched that in her next game with three caused turnovers while adding three draw controls and two ground balls in NCAA Tournament win vs. Notre Dame ... One goal and two ground balls vs. Duke in quarterfinals ... Two ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Maryland in semifinals ... Won five draw controls in title game win over Syracuse ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Filled several roles as a versatile midfielder, starting nine of NU's last 10 games ... Scored seven points (five goals, two assists) and also made significant contributions on defense ... First career goal came in a two-goal game vs. Navy on March 3 ... Also had an assist in that game to set a career-best with three points ... Recovered 22 ground balls and 18 draw controls ... Caused a single-game-best two turnovers in two of NU's NCAA Championship games, including the 11-10 semifinal win over North Carolina when her caused turnover gave the 'Cats the ball back with two minutes remaining ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Made her mark in the second half of her freshman campaign, starting the final nine games of the season with 14 appearances overall ... Finished with 15 ground balls on the year, including four in the NCAA semifinal victory over North Carolina (5/28) ... Scooped up a pair in her collegiate debut against Massachusetts (2/6) as well as at California (2/28), against Florida (5/2) and against Vanderbilt (5/8) in the ALC title game where she also caused a pair of turnovers and won a draw control ... Also had a pair of caused turnovers against the Tar Heels in the semifinals ... Named to ALC all-tournament team.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Groton School ... Honorable mention All-American as a senior ... Served as team captain and named MVP as a senior ... Two-time first team All-Independent School League selection ... NEPSWLA All-Star in 2009 ... All-Independent School League honorable mention as a sophomore ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Competed at Cohasset High School as a freshman, leading the team in scoring with 98 points and being named a Patriot Ledger All Star ... Competed for Mass Elite club team for four seasons ... Member of Lower New England team two, which won the 2008 national championship in the Seneca Division ... Also captured four varsity letters in basketball and soccer, giving her a total of 12 letters during her prep career ... Served as team captian for both soccer and basketball ... 2009 recipient of Groton School's Frothingham Award given annually to the top female athlete ... 2006 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic selection.
Personal: Born Gabriella Flibotte ... Daughter of Mark and Lucia Flibotte ... Competed with current Wildcat Alex Frank on Mass Elite club team ... Majoring in communication studies.
Flibotte's Career Highs
2, four times, most recent at Johns Hopkins (3/9/13)