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    Kristin McCandlish
    Kristin McCandlish

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Upper Arlington, Ohio

    High School:
    Upper Arlington

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    M



    Career: Saw action in 72 games during her Northwestern career, starting 15 times ... Finished with a pair of goals while registering 29 ground balls, 19 draw controls and causing 10 turnovers.

    2009: One of the key components of the Wildcat defense, saw action in all 23 games with 14 starts ... Part of a defensive unit which held opponents to 6.83 goals per game, the second-lowest total in the nation ... Tallied a career-best 16 ground balls, including three at Massachusetts (3/25), a new personal high ... Also scooped up a pair against California (4/4), at Johns Hopkins (4/17) and against Vanderbilt in the ALC semifinal (5/1) ... Won 11 draws controls, winning a pair each at Notre Dame (2/20), at Vanderbilt (2/27), at Virginia (4/19) and against Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinals (5/16) ... Caused eight turnovers on the year, led by a pair against Penn State (4/12) ... Second team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Played in all 22 games and earned the first start of her career in the NCAA quarterfinal against Princeton (5/17) ... Scooped up a career-high nine ground balls including a pair in the victory over Georgetown (3/28) ... Recorded a ground ball in both of the ALC Championship wins over Penn State (5/3) and Vanderbilt (5/4) and in the NCAA final against Penn (5/25) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Saw action in 20 games off the bench ... Scored two goals on the season, one against Penn State (4/14) and the other against Rutgers (4/23), making good on her lone free-position attempt of the year ... Totaled four ground balls and seven draw controls ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Played in a total of seven games in her first season ... Played in both home NCAA Tournament wins over Stanford (5/14) and UNC (5/20).

    High School: 2004 first-team All-America ... Scored 110 points in 2004 (59 goals, 61 assists) and 82 points in 2003 (53 goals, 29 assists) ... Ohio State Lacrosse Association (OSLA) South Region Most Outstanding Midfielder in 2004 ... OSLA South Region Best Offensive Player in 2003 ... State tournament MVP in 2003 ... All-tournament in 2004 ... Helped team to state titles in 2002 and 2004, runner-up finish at 2003 ... High school coach is Wendy Gallapoo ... Also letters in soccer, where she was a two-time second-team All-OCC ... Club lacrosse team is X Team ... Second-team at 2004 Galaxy Tournament ... Honor roll student ... Academic All-Ohio.

    Personal: Born Kristen Michelle McCandlish ... Daughter of Betty Flowers and Mike McCandlish ... Sister, Lynda, was on the Wildcat lacrosse team ... Major is economics.

    McCandlish's Career Statistics

    Year GP-S G A PTS GB DC CT
    2009 23-14 0 0 0 16 11 8
    2008 22-1 0 0 0 9 1 1
    2007 20-0 2 0 2 4 7 1
    2006 7-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 72-15 2 0 2 29 19 10

    McCandlish's Career Highs

    Goals 1, two times (most recent vs. Rutgers, 4/23/07)
    Assists N/A
    Points 1, two times (most recent vs. Rutgers, 4/23/07)
    Ground Balls 3, at Massachusetts (3/25/09)
    Draw Controls 2, four times (most recent vs. Princeton, 5/16/09)
    Caused Turnovers 2, vs. Penn State (4/12/09)