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    1  Gretchen Lear
    Gretchen Lear

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Virginia

    High School:
    West Springfield

    Position:
    Goalkeeper


    * 2003 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship * 2002 Henry M. Beamer Endowed Scholarship * 2002 Verizon Academic All-America Third Team * 2002 Verizon Academic All-America First Team All-District III * 2002 SoccerBuzz Elite team * 2002 ACC Player of the Week

    As a senior: Played and started in all 19 matches ... recorded five shutouts ... finished with a GAA of 1.66, while making 87 saves ... tied a NC State and ACC record for her 19 saves in the win against No. 1 North Carolina ... earned numerous top accolades (mentioned above) ... was co-captain.

    As a junior: Tabbed as the starting goalkeeper, was forced to sit out five games in mid-season due to injury ... Recorded three shutouts against Virginia Commonwealth (1-0), Campbell (1-0) and Minnesota (3-0), making nine for her career ... Posted a 1.37 goals against average ... The Wolfpack went 2-3 in her absence ... Named to the third team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar Athlete South Region Team ...Boasts a 4.0 in civil engineering.

    As a sophomore: Was the Wolfpack?s starting goalkeeper in 2000 despite missing nine games due to injury ? Posted a 1.01 goals against average and six shutouts ? Recorded shutouts against Charlotte, Maryland, Elon, Florida State, Clemson and Campbell ? Was named ACC Player of the Week following a 3-1 victory over No. 11 Duke and a 0-0 tie against No. 2 Clemson Led the Wolfpack to a record of 5-4-2 in her 11 starts.

    As a freshman: Saw extensive playing time as a true freshman, performing well and compiling a 1.30 GAA ? NC State was 4-3-1 in games she started, including a pair of shutouts ? Won a 2-0 shutout September 1 vs. Davidson, and a 1-0 shutout October 9 at Wofford ? Had a season-high eight saves in a 2-2 tie October 22 at Florida State .

    High school and personal: Earned all-metro honors in the D.C. area as a senior in 1998 from The Washington Post ? Was named first-team all-district ? Was a starter for the Team America Club team, leading Team America to a regional championship and a third-place national finish in 1998 ? Majoring in civil engineering.

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