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    Jennifer Kleinhans
    18 Jennifer Kleinhans
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mannheim, Germany

    High School:
    Karl-Friedrich Gymnasium

    Position:
    Back

    Career Highlights

    • 2007 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
    • 2007 NFHCA Second Team All-America
    • 2007 ECAC All-Star Team
    • 2007 Women's Field Hockey.com First Team All-America
    • 2007 All-BIG EAST First Team
    • 2007 All-Mideast First Team
    • 2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
    • 2007 NFHCA National Academic Team
    • 2006 NFHCA First Team All-America
    • 2006 All-BIG East First Team
    • 2006 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
    • 2006 All-Mideast Region First Team
    • 2006 NFHCA National Academic Team
    • 2006 BIG EAST Academic All-Star
    • 2005 All-BIG East First Team
    • 2005 BIG EAST Academic All-Star
    • Two-Time BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

    2007
    Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading UConn's defense to the top ranking in the BIG EAST and eighth nationally while allowing a scant 1.16 goals per game and notching eight shutouts...is the first player in UConn history to win the award in back-to-back seasons....was also recognized with NFHCA Second Team All-America status...earned third consecutive All-BIG EAST First Team honor...also selected to 2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team... tallied five goals and four assists while starting all 25 games...three of her five goals scored on the season were game winners...registered game-winning goal in 2007 NCAA quarterfinal win over Boston University (11/11)...ripped decisive goal in 2-1 win at Rutgers (10/13)...scored lone goal in 1-0 win over Yale (9/5)...named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career following season-opening wins against Maine (8/25) and Towson (8/26).

    2006
    Earned NFHCA First Team All-America status...the anchor of UConn's defensive unit that ranked first in the BIG EAST and fourth nationally in opponents' goals allowed...honored as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the fifth UConn player to earn the honor...selected First Team All-BIG EAST for the second consecutive season... named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 22 after guiding UConn to back-to-back shutouts over Boston Univ. (10/18) and Syracuse (10/21)...tallied five goals on the season while dishing out seven assists...named to NFHCA National Academic Team...earned BIG EAST Academic All-Star status for the second straight season...scored the squad's only goal in NCAA National Semifinal match vs. Maryland (11/16)...notched an assist and a goal vs. Georgetown (10/8)...netted a goal in shutout win at Massachusetts (9/23)...posted a career-best three assists vs. Sacred Heart (9/9)...scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Michigan (9/1).

    2005
    Only freshman to start and play all 23 games...developed into the leader of the UConn defensive unit...registered 13 points, five goals and three assists...was the team's second leading scorer in BIG EAST games with three goals...the only freshman to be named to the All-BIG EAST First Team...named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star squad...notched an assist in NCAA Quarterfinal vs. Duke (11/13)... registered single tallies in wins over Northeastern (10/12) and Providence (10/29)... scored season-best two goals vs. Villanova (9/17)...added one goal and one assist in victory over Maine (8/28)...named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending August 28.