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Liz

O'Sullivan

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Goalkeeper
Height: 5'10"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
High School: New Canaan/University of Notre Dame

Bio

Feature Story

Saint Joseph's program recordholder in single-season goalkeeper wins (12)
Eighth all-time in career saves at SJU (198, through 21 career games)
Second-most saves in a season in program history (176 in 2018)

Two-time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week (4/24/18, 5/1/18)

2018: Made all 19 starts as SJU's starting goalkeeper... One of just five total Hawks to make all 19 starts... Put together a 12.22 goals against average (seventh in A-10) and .466 save percentage (sixth in A-10) in 991:59 on 176 saves (second in A-10) vs. 202 goals allowed... Made double-digit saves in eight games for an average of 9.26 saves per game (fourth in A-10)... Went 12-7 overall and 7-2 in A-10 action with non-conference wins over Central Connecticut State (8s, 8ga), Temple (9s, 11ga), Vanderbilt (9s, 10ga), and Wagner (13s, 10ga), A-10 regular-season wins over VCU (9s, 4ga), Davidson (9s, 9ga), St. Bonaventure (3s, 3ga), Duquesne (8s, 4ga), George Washington (12s, 10ga), George Mason (9s, 9ga), and La Salle (10s, 6ga), and an A-10 postseason quarterfinal win over George Mason (11s, 9ga)... Held Vanderbilt to its lowest goal-scoring total of the season at that point... Registered a 10.71 goals against average and .523 save percentage through nine A-10 games... Made double-digit saves in four A-10 regular-season games and held opposition to nine goals or less six times... Made a career-high 19 saves and forced a pair of turnovers vs. UMass in the A-10 opener... Held George Washington to just two second-half goals in one-goal road win... With 10 saves vs. six goals allowed in the first 48:32 at La Salle in the regular-season finale, broke the program record for single-season goalkeeper victories, with 11... Went on to earn her final collegiate win with an outstanding 11-save, full-game effort in A-10 quarterfinal victory over George Mason... Had 25 ground balls and seven caused turnovers on the season... Scooped up a career-high four ground balls at Davidson... Added three ground balls against Duquesne.

2017: SJU's starting goalkeeper for the first 120:00 of the season before missing the remainder of the year due to injury... Went 1-1 with a 10.50 goals against average and .512 save percentage on 22 saves and 55 shots faced... Made SJU debut against American, making 10 saves, six in the second half, and allowing just seven goals, all in the first half, in the full 60:00 for first win as a Hawk... Made a season-high 12 saves in the full 60:00 in following game vs. Temple... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015 (University of Notre Dame): Made all 20 starts... Went 11-9 with a 9.68 goals against average and .412 save percentage... Made seven saves in win over Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament First Round (5/8)... Made 12 saves in win over Virginia in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals (4/23)... Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week (4/25)... Earned additional wins over Cincinnati, Detroit, California, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Marquette, Virginia, Syracuse, and Michigan in the regular season.

2014 (University of Notre Dame): Made 14 appearances with five starts... Went 3-4 with a 10.08 goals against average and .389 save percentage... Set new school record for most minutes of action played by a second goalkeeper (523:37)... Made collegiate debut in season opener vs. Cincinnati (2/12)... Earned first collegiate win over Louisville (3/8)... Added wins over Marquette and High Point.

High School/Personal: Began work on her MBA with a concentration in data analytics from Saint Joseph's in January 2017... Entered 2017 spring season at SJU with two remaining years of eligibility... Graduated from Division I University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. in December 2016 with a degree in accounting... 2013 High School All-American First Team selection... Three-time All-Connecuticut State selection, earning back-to-back First Team honors during junior and senior seasons... Three-time All-FCIAC First Team pick... 2012 MSG Varsity All-Connecticut pick as a junior... MSG Varsity Connecticut Goalkeeper of the Year... Capped high school career with a 76-14 record and three state championships... New Canaan recordholder for career saves... Four-year varsity letterwinner and senior team captain... Was ranked the No. 2 goalkeeper recruit and No. 41 overall recruit by ESPN in 2013... Played club lacrosse for the Connecticut Chargers... Recipient of the New Canaan High School Senior Leadership Award... Father, Peter, played rugby for Notre Dame... Mother, Mary, played tennis at Montclair State... Grandfather, Peter O'Sullivan II, played lacrosse at Army.


Single-Game Career Highs:  
AT SJU
Saves:
19 vs. UMass (3/29/18)

Goals Allowed (Lowest, minimum 60:00): 7 vs. American (2/18/17)
Ground Balls: 4 at Davidson (4/8/18)

Caused Turnovers: 2 (2x) last vs. UMass (3/29/18)

CAREER
Saves: 19 vs. UMass (3/29/18)
Goals Allowed (Lowest, minimum 60:00): 4 at Virginia (4/4/15)
Ground Balls: 5 vs. Cincinatti (2/13/15)

Caused Turnovers: 2 (2x) last vs. UMass (3/29/18)


Saint Joseph's Career Statistics:

YEAR GP-GS MIN GA GAA SAVES PCT. SF W-L GB CT
2017 2-2 120:00 21 10.50 22 .512 55 1-1 1 1
2018 19-19 991:59 202 12.22 176 .466 479 12-7 25 7
TOTAL 21-21 1111:59 223 12.03 198 .470 534 13-8 26 8


Overall Career Statistics:

YEAR GP-GS MIN GA GAA SAVES PCT. SF W-L GB CT
2014 14-5 523:37 88 10.08 56 .389 191 3-4 12 0
2015 20-20 1136:31 183 9.68 129 .413 402 11-9 22 1
2017 2-2 120:00 21 10.50 22 .512 55 1-1 1 1
2018 19-19 991:59 202 12.22 176 .466 479 12-7 25 7
TOTAL 55-46 2772:07 494 10.69 383 .437 1127 27-21 60 9

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