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    Aly Josephs
    Aly Josephs

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Reisterstown, Md.

    High School:
    Franklin

    Height:
    5-3

    Position:
    A

    Birthdate:
    05/11/1985



    Career Highlights: Finished her career fourth on the school's all-time list with 187 goals and sixth with 208 points ... Scored 13 goals in four NCAA games in 2007, tying her for second on the all-time list with 37 career goals in NCAA Championship play ... A two-time all-conference selection and 2006 Third-Team All-American ... Helped the Wildcats to three-straight NCAA titles, a remarkable 77-5 record during her four years (13-1 in NCAA Championship play) and a 62-2 mark over the last three.

    2007: Started all 22 games, helping the Wildcats set NCAA single-season records with 361 goals, 168 assists, 529 points and a 16.4 goals per game average ... Second-team All-ALC selection ... Finished fourth overall on the team with 52 goals -- one of five players with 50 or more goals ... Totaled 22 ground balls, 18 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers ... Scored at least one goal in all but one game and had 15 multiple-goal games ... After a slow start to the season, she busted out with four goals in the win over No. 15 Penn (3/9) ... Came up big later in the season, scoring a season-high six goals in the national showdown with No. 4 Duke ... Scored five goals in the NCAA semifinal win over Penn (5/25) ... Also had four-goal games against California (4/9) and Ohio State (4/27) ... Finished the year strong, scoring 13 goals in four NCAA Championship games, three against Holy Cross (5/13) and Syracuse (5/19) and five and two against Penn and Virginia, respectively, in the finals ... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament team for the second-straight year ... Led the team with 133 shots ... Scooped up three ground balls in back-to-back games against Johns Hopkins (4/20) and Rutgers (4/23) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.

    2006: Played in all 21 games with 20 starts ... Second on the team with 55 goals, good for seventh on Northwestern's all-time single-season list ... The only Wildcat to score at least one goal in all 21 games ... Recorded 19 multiple-goal games, best on the team ... One of only three Wildcats to score at least one point in every game ... Also had eight assists for 63 points, third best on the team ... Took 107 shots, second on the team ... Fourth on the team with 43 ground balls ... Finished 42nd nationally with 2.62 goals per game ... IWLCA and Insidelacrosse.com Third Team All-America selection ... IWLCA First Team Midwest/West All-Region choice ... ALC Second Team selection ... Helped the NU offense lead the nation in scoring with 15.8 goals per game ... Named the NCAA Championship Game MVP after scoring four of NU's seven goals in the win ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team selection after scoring a total of six goals in the two wins over top-seeded Duke and Dartmouth ... Scored a total of 12 goals in the four NCAA Tournament games ... ALC Player of the Week and womenslacrosse.com Honor Roll selection after scoring a season-high six goals in the win over No. 14 Notre Dame (3/19) ... Had four goals in the win at Hofstra (2/24) ... Tallied eight points (6g, 2a) in wins at Syracuse (3/31) and UConn (4/2) ... Came up big in two wins over No. 5 UNC (4/21) and No. 8 Johns Hopkins (4/23) with six goals and one assist over the weekend ... Scored three goals in the win over Denver (4/30) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2005: Played 21/started 20 ... Third on team with 49 goals ... 2.33 GPG average was eighth in ALC ... Fifth on team with 54 points ... Scored in all but three games ... Had 14 multi-goal games including eight with three or more ... Led team with 25 unassisted goals ... Recorded two goals, two assists and two ground balls in NCAA title-game win over Virginia (5/22) ... Scored seven goals in NCAA win against Mount St. Mary's (5/12) ... Five goals in regular-season win at Notre Dame (3/3) ... Ended ALC season with consecutive four-goal games at Vanderbilt (5/1) and vs. Ohio State (5/5) ... Also had two assists, two GB vs. Buckeyes.

    2004: Played in every game, starting all but one (3/24 at Delaware) ... Tied for second on the team with 31 goals ... Added four assists for 35 points, good for fourth on the squad ... Recorded 11 multi-goal games including six with three or more ... Also had 17 ground balls ... Recorded a hat trick in first collegiate appearance, at Davidson (2/20) ... Had two more goals, added an assist, and scooped up two GB two days later at No. 4 Duke (2/22) ... Scored three more times in 14-13 win at Rutgers (2/28) ... Broke four-game scoreless drought with three points (2g, 1a) and added two GB at Connecticut (4/4) ... Three goals, one assist at Cal (4/11) ... Two goals apiece in consecutive ALC wins over No. 18 Penn State (4/17) and No. 9 Johns Hopkins (4/25) ... Added three GB and two caused turnovers in win over Blue Jays ... Season-high four goals, one assist in ALC win over Ohio (4/30) ... Three goals vs. Denver (5/2) ... Four goals in regular-season finale vs. No. 11 Vanderbilt (5/6) ... Scored twice in NCAA Tournament win over Notre Dame (5/13).

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and soccer ... Captained both squads ... In lacrosse, second-team all-state in 2003 ... First-team all-division ... Two-time all-county ... All-city ... Baltimore Sun All-Star ... Led team in scoring and ground balls senior year ... Helped team to regional title and state semifinals as a senior ... High school coach was Dee Mullineaux ... Won All-Star Express varsity title with Sky Walkers ... National Honor Society member ... Member of school's Dean's List.

    Personal: Born Alyson Hammer Josephs on 5/11/85 ... Daughter of Lydia and Marty Josephs ... Father ran track at the University of Maryland ... Major is communication studies.