10 Jess Champion
10 Jess Champion
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.
High School: Moorestown
Position: D
2007: Unanimous First Team All-Ivy ... Top defender on Yale's seventh-ranked defense (8.13 goals per game) ... regularly assigned to cover opponent's best player ... Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week Mar. 26 ... has started all 16 games ... combines solid and consistent 1v1 defensive ability with knack for changing game with a timely interception, caused turnover or draw control ... also adept at chasing down ground balls, including 28 on the season and six in 6-5 win over Princeton ... has career-high 20 caused turnovers ... 18 draw controls ... 2005: Second Team All-Ivy ... started 16 games, registering 18 ground balls, 18 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers ... 2004: Appeared in 14 games, starting five ... 15 ground balls, nine draw controls and seven caused turnovers. Before Yale:As a member of four New Jersey state championship teams, Champion was a two-time all-South Jersey selection at defense for Moorestown.