October 23, 2006

Friedlander Selected for NFHCA Senior All-Star Game

Oct. 23, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Friedlander (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been selected to participate in the NFHCA Division I Senior All-Star game, set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at Wake Forest's Kentner Stadium. Friedlander currently leads the Ivy League in saves (132, 49 more than her closest competitor) and has a .737 save percentage. Her saves per game (9.43) place her third in the country.

Friedlander has started all 14 games for Yale this season and has appeared in 31 for her career. She has reached double figures in saves six times so far this year, including 18 at Harvard Oct. 14 and 14 against Holy Cross on Oct. 1. She has come through with some of her best performances in league play, posting an .814 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average against Ivy opponents.

A two-time NFHCA All-Academic selection, Friedlander has participated in U.S. Field Hockey's Olympic Development A-Camp and has trained at U.S. Field Hockey's Elite Performance Training Center.

An architecture major, Friedlander is also a member of the senior a capella singing group Whim `n Rhythm.

Friedlander is the first Bulldog to be selected for the Senior All-Star game since Anne Rippetoe in 2000. Only one other Ivy League player, Brown's Samantha Lloyd, made the 38-player roster for the game.

Game time on Nov. 18 is 7:30 p.m. at Kentner Stadium. Wake Forest hosts the NCAA semifinals on Nov. 17 and the NCAA Championship on Nov. 19.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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