NC State lost 1-0 in overtime to Virginia in the 99th minute. (Photos by Tim Shelley)
As a Senior (2011): Started all 20 games as a forward ... Tied for team lead with six goals and was second with 14 points ... Scored game-winning goals in victories against VCU and Clemson ... Scored a goal in victories over Old Dominion, Colorado College and Longwood ... Also scored the lone goal in a loss against Penn State ... Picked up two assists in victories over Old Dominion and North Florida ... Led the team with 62 shots and 35 shots on goal ... Earned ACC postgraduate scholarship ... Named to ACC All-Academic Team for a third time ... Also a Capital One Academic All-District second team honoree.
As a Junior (2010): Followed up her impressive sophomore season with a notable junior campaign by once again finishing third on the team in scoring with 12 points on four goals and four assists ... Scored the winning goals in victories over Florida International and Clemson ... Posted a goal and assist in back-to-back wins against Pittsburgh and Loyola (Md.) ... Saw time in all 19 games and started 17 ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team, the NSCAA Scholar All-Region team and the ACC All-Academic Team.
As a Sophomore (2009): Started all 19 games at forward for the Wolfpack ... Finished third on the club in scoring with 11 points on four goals and three assists ... Was named ACC Player of the Week after scoring four goals in wins over Davidson and Clemson ... Had her first career three-goal game in a 4-1 win over Davidson and had the game winner earlier that week at Campbell ... She also earned assists in wins over Stony Brook, No. 14 Virginia and Francis Marion ... Her 20 shots ranked third on the club ... Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America All-District second team and to the ACC All-Academic team.
As a Freshman (2008): Provided scoring depth upfront in her first season at NC State ... Scored three goals in 20 games ... Made five starts ... Tied for fifth on the club with six points ... Scored her first two collegiate goals in a 4-0 victory over Campbell ... Also scored against No. 19 Wake Forest ... Started the final four games of the season.
High School, Club and Personal: Latanya Cain ... Prefers Tanya ... Born in Pinebluff, N.C. ... Grandfather, James Griffin, ran track at NC State ... Played four years at Pinecrest HS for coach Larry Martin ... The four-year captain led Pinecrest to four conference titles ... Scored 171 goals and had 69 assists in leading team to a 73-16-6 varsity record ... Two-time North Carolina Coaches Association All-State member (2007, 2008) and was a four-time all-conference and all-region selection ... Competed in the North Carolina East-West All-Star game ... Played club from 2004-07 for Charlotte Soccer Club 89 Blue and was a member of the Olympic Development Region III team (2004-07) ... Also competed in basketball ... Once made nine 3-pointers in a basketball game as a freshman ... Academic Honor Roll selection... Also involved with FCA and volunteered for Special Olympics ... Majoring in accounting.