Jen Sanderson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Poway, Calif.

High School:
Poway HS '03

Height:
5-6

Position:
Mid

Major:
History

2006: Started 17 games at D-wing, ranking among team leaders in ground balls (29), draw controls (33) and caused turnovers (18)... Committed just 12 turnovers, matching Nicole Frantz for team's best giveaway-takeaway ratio... Won season-best 6 draw controls in 9-7 triumph at Longwood (3/26)... Scored twice: vs. Long Island (3/13) and in MPSF Tournament game against Saint Mary's (5/6)... Lone assist was to Patrice Clark in wild second half of Stony Brook win (4/7)... Earned Academic All-MPSF honors.

2005: ALL-MPSF... Started all 19 games, mostly at D-wing... Finished 2nd on team with 23 caused turnovers, 3rd with 37 ground balls... Also won 22 draws... Had 6 steals with 4 ground balls and her first collegiate goal at Saint Mary's... First career assist was to Tiffany Lee at Oregon... Matched season high of 6 CTs in finale vs. Denver... Named to Academic All-MPSF squad.

2004: Started 16 of 17 games played... Led Aggie defenders with 29 ground balls... Added 6 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers... Recorded season-best 5 GBs on three occasions: vs. Lehigh, at Bloomsburg and vs. Denver in MPSF tournament.

POWAY HS '03: Captured All-America honorable mention as a senior... Named to All-San Diego Section first team in 2003, second team in 2002... Two-time All-North San Diego League honoree, including MVP as a junior... Team went 49-1-1 and won two CIF-SDS titles in her two years... Also won all-league honorable mention as a goalie in soccer.

PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif.... History major... Parents are Sam Sanderson and Janice Larson... Career highlight was making the All-MPSF squad in 2005... Best athletes she faced are Katie McMahon and Alden Monger... Member of university's U.S. Army ROTC program... Plans to become a teacher after completing her four-year active duty in the Army... Plays keyboards for team band, the Untitleds.