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    Laura Janowitsch
    Laura Janowitsch

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Grafton, Wis.

    High School:
    Grafton

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    D



    2008: Second-team All-Big Ten ... Continued to anchor Wildcat defense in senior season ... Aided a back line that recorded five shutouts ... Showed offensive touch in senior year with two goals and three assists for seven points ... Scored first-career goal in season-opening win over Nebraska on 8/22 ... Also recorded assist against Nebraska for three-point performance ... Scored overtime game-winning goal against Pepperdine on 9/7 ... Notched two assists against Iowa on 10/24 ... Recorded three multi-point games ... Took 11 shots and landed six on goal ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Started all 20 games on defense ... Took part in nine shutouts ... Tied a career high with four assists and nine points ... Tied for team lead with four assists ... Assisted on Kelsey Hans' goal against Florida Atlantic on 9/9 ... Registered an assist against Indiana on 9/28 ... Assisted on Sam Greene's goal against Michigan State on 10/21 ... Notched fourth assist of season against Wisconsin on 11/2 ... Took eight shots with six on goal ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Started 19 games ... Key component to a Wildcat defense that tallied four shutouts ... Attained career highs in assists (4), points (4), and shots (3) ... Four assists were good for second on team ... Logged two assists in 5-1 victory over Western Michigan (9/17) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2005: Made major contributions on defense in her first season ... Started all 19 games ... Selected to Big Ten All-Freshman Team, just the fourth Wildcat in history to claim that honor ... Helped anchor a defense that recorded four shutouts ... Registered first career assist in 4-1 win at Texas Tech (9/2).

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... Team captain ... Scored 44 goals and had 32 assists during her final three seasons ... 2004 North Shore Conference Player of the Year ... First-team all-conference ... All-state and all-area ... Team advanced to state semifinal round in 2003 and 2004 ... Scored two goals and added an assist in 3-2 sectional final win vs. Green Bay Notre Dame ... High school coach was Don Arnold ... Also lettered in basketball ... Member of FC Milwaukee club team ... Six-time state cup champions and two-time Region II semifinalist ... Member of Wisconsin ODP and Region II Team ... High honors student ... Excellence Award ... Student Achiever Award.

    Personal: Born Laura Anne Janowitsch ... Daughter of Mary Lou and Harry Janowitsch ... Father played football at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and later played club soccer for Milwaukee Bavarians ... Sister, Melissa, plays soccer at St. Joseph's (Ind.) ... Majoring in psychology.

    Janowitsch's Stats

    Year GP/S Shots G A Pts GWG
    2005 19/19 0 0 1 1 0
    2006 19/19 3 0 4 4 0
    2007 20/20 8 0 4 4 0
    2008 20/20 11 2 3 7 1
    Totals 78/78 22 2 12 16 1