Minutewomen enter postseason as the tournament's No. 1 seed
Field hockey goes to Lock Haven on Friday, Saint Francis on Sunday
UMass to host Spiders on Friday, Rams on Sunday at Garber Field
UMass meets the Explorers on Friday, Hawks travel to Amherst on Sunday
Minutewomen total most goals in a single game in program history since Oct. 25, 1979
2013 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Saw time in 15 games ... Recorded two points on a pair of assists while putting three of her five shots on-target ... Made her first appearance of the year and attempted one shot against UMass-Lowell as the Minutewomen claimed the inaugural Kennedy Cup on Sept. 3 ... Helped out on one goal against Hofstra (9/22) while providing another assist at Saint Louis (10/12).
2012 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Made 10 appearances as a freshman, notching two points on her first collegiate goal ... Tallied her lone mark of the season on her only shot attempt, doing so against Temple on Oct. 26.
Before UMass: Led Exeter High School in scoring in 2009 and 2010 and assists in 2011 ... Served as team captain for the Eagles in 2011 ... Played indoor club and was part of the X-Calibur team that took third at the 2011 U.S. Field Hockey Association (USFHA) Club Championship ... 2011 X-Calibur USFHA U19 NIC Championship squad member ... USFHA Futures from 2008-2011 ... Also played lacrosse for Exeter and won a county championship in 2011 ... Academically, earned all-honors from 2009-12.
Personal: Born Courtney Elizabeth Spleen on Jan. 20, 1994, in Reading, Pa. ... Daughter of John and Patty Spleen ... Has two siblings, Taylor and Logan.
Tagliente on Spleen: "Courtney possesses great skill on both sides of the ball. She has very sound tackling fundamentals and excellent footwork. Both will enable her to get a lot of minutes in the midfield. Her vision and distribution skills will also be vital to our growth and development as a team. As captain of her team in high school, Courtney has shown that she possesses strong leadership qualities and tremendous character."
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