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    Sara Harrington
    Sara Harrington

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westwood, Mass.

    High School:
    Westwood

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    M/D



    Career: Played in 89 games in her Northwestern career with 51 career starts ... Key member of the Wildcat defensive backfield all four years ... Finishes with 61 career ground balls, 29 draw controls and 25 caused turnovers.

    2010: Played major role in Northwestern defensive backfield, seeing action in all 22 games with 14 starts ... Team captain ... Helped the Wildcats hold opponents to just 8.78 goals per game, the ninth-lowest total in the country ... Had a senior day to remember against Florida (5/2), converting a free position attempt with 1:54 remaining for her first career goal, giving her a perfect 1.000 shooting percentage for her career ... Recorded 18 ground balls on the year, including thee each at California (2/28) and against Notre Dame (3/30) ... Also forced three turnovers against the Fighting Irish ... Won six draws on the year while causing six turnovers.

    2009: One of the leaders of the Wildcat defensive unit, saw action in all 23 games with 12 starts ... Played a key role in helping Northwestern to the nation's second-ranked defense, allowing just 6.83 goals per game ... Recorded 17 ground balls on the year, including a pair against Denver (1/23) and against Rutgers (3/14) ... Caused eight turnovers, led by a pair against the Pioneers in the season-opening victory ... Also won four draw controls.

    2008: One of the constants in the defensive zone for the Wildcats, starting all 22 games ... Part of a second-ranked unit which held opponents to just seven goals per game ... Picked up a career-high 20 ground balls, including four in the victory over Georgetown (3/28) ... Also recorded three in the win at Ohio State (3/14) ... Set a new personal-best with 13 draw controls with three of those coming in the victory against Duquesne (3/7) ... Caused 10 turnovers on the year, including a pair each against the Hoyas and Vanderbilt (3/30).

    2007: Played in all 22 games as a freshman with three starts, two of those starts coming against Johns Hopkins in which she held Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Mary Key to a combined two goals and one assist in the two games ... Recorded six GB's and six DC's on the season.

    High School: A three-year letterwinner for Westwood High School ... 2006 team MVP ... Recorded 100 goals and 66 assists in her career ... All-America honorable mention for junior season ... Member of the 2003 and 2005 Massachusetts state champions ... 2006 Eastern Massachusetts Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association First-Team All-Star ... Helped her team to a 23-0 record in 2005 and a 24-1 record in 2004, losing only in the state championship game ... Recorded 16 goals and 10 assists for 26 points as a sophomore in 2004 and 44 goals and 18 assists for 62 points in 2005 ... High school coach was Leslie Frank ... 2006 George Bader Memorial Award (most athletic female at Westwood High School) ... Two-time Tri-Valley League All-Star recipient ... Galaxy Award Team I recipient ... Also a member of the 2005 Lower New England Tournament Team I ... Member of the Mass Elite Club Team ... Member of the basketball and soccer teams ... Member of the Spanish National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society ... Honor Roll all four years ... President of the Westwood High School student council ... Also played soccer and basketball.

    Personal: Born Sara Jean Harrington ... Daughter of Lynne and Brian Harrington ... Father Brian played soccer at Bentley ... High school teammate of former Wildcats Meredith Frank, Kristen Kjellman and Ali Jacobs and current Wildcat Alex Frank ... Major is communication studies.

    Harrington's Career Statistics

    Year GP-S G A PTS GB DC CT
    2010 22-14 1 0 1 18 6 6
    2009 23-12 0 0 0 17 4 8
    2008 22-22 0 0 0 20 13 10
    2007 22-3 0 0 0 6 6 1
    Totals 89-51 1 0 1 61 29 25

    Harrington's Career Highs

    Goals 1, vs. Florida (5/2/10)
    Assists N/A
    Points 1, vs. Florida (5/2/10)
    Ground Balls 4, vs. Georgetown (3/28/08)
    Draw Controls 3, vs. Duquesne (3/7/08)
    Caused Turnovers 3, vs. Notre Dame (3/30/10)