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Kristyn Gaines
Kristyn  Gaines

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockville, Md.

High School:
Academy of the Holy Cross

Height:
5-3

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
09/05/1996


02/23/2018

Nolan, Leary Push UConn Past California, 12-8

Seven different players recorded points in the win.

04/12/2017

UConn vs Butler

UConn vs Butler (photo by Stephen Slade)

04/21/2016

UConn vs Georgetown

UConn vs Georgetown (photo by Stephen Slade)

AS A SENIOR (2018): Started all 17 games for the Huskies … collected a career high 22 ground balls, 14 caused turnovers and three draw controls … on three occasions she scooped up a career-best three ground balls … forced a personal- and team-high three turnovers in a win against California (Feb. 23) … her two draws won against Marquette (Apr. 28) marked a career best.

AS A JUNIOR (2017):
 Made seven starts in 12 appearances … collected 11 ground balls … forced five turnovers … earned one draw control.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016): 
Saw action in 16 games, earning nine starts…picked up two ground balls and caused one turnover against JMU (Feb. 21)…caused two turnovers and grabbed one ground ball against Villanova (March 26)…generated two caused turnovers against Cincinnati (April 2)…had one ground ball and two caused turnovers in the overtime win at Temple (April 13)…caused one turnover against Georgetown (April 20).

AS A FRESHMAN (2015): Appeared in 12 games in her first season at UConn... Ranked fourth among freshmen with two caused turnovers... Ended the year with one ground ball and a draw control.

BEFORE UCONN:
Played four years at the Academy of the Holy Cross, earning All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) First Team honors as a senior and Second Team honors in her sophomore and junior seasons...Was an All-American Honorable Mention in 2013, and named to the All-Gazette First Team in 2013 and 2014... Tabbed as an Under Armour All-American in Washington, D.C. following her 2013 season... All-Met Honorable Mention as a junior and senior... Played two years of field hockey at her high school, receiving Team MVP honors in 2012 and 2013... Earned All-WCAC First Team honors in 2012 and was named the WCAC Player of the Year as a junior.

PERSONAL: Kristyn N. Gaines... Daughter of John and Vera Gaines... Has one sister, Kailyn Gaines (19)... Born Sept. 5, 1996.

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