Shea On Sanders: "Going into her first full season without any lingering effects from her knee injury ... moves well off the ball and knows how to put the ball in the net ... brings lots of emotion and enthusiasm to the field and keeps us all light-hearted."
As A Senior In 2006: Has started in all 18 games ... Tallied one goal which proved to be the game winner versus Harvard ... Also has an assist giving her a total of three points on the season.
As A Junior In 2005: Named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall semester ... Played in all 21 games, making 20 starts ... Tied for seventh on the team with seven points ... Had three goals and an assist while also taking 25 shots, 16 of which were on goal ... Scored the game-winning goal against La Salle (10/14) ... Also scored at New Hampshire (9/17) and vs. Richmond in the A-10 Championship game (11/5) ... Dished out her assist at Saint Louis (10/9) ... Tied for third in the A-10 with one game-winning goal in conference play.
As A Sophomore In 2004: Played in all 22 games, making 12 starts ... Had one goal and two assists for four points ... Took 16 shots, 12 of which were on goal ... Scored against Dartmouth (10/20) ... Dished out assists against West Chester (10/9) and Rhode Island (10/30).
As A Freshman In 2003: Appeared in 19 games, making 17 starts ... Scored one goal for two points ... Lone tally of the year came against Saint Joseph's (10/12) ... Attempted 26 shots, 16 of which were on goal.
Before UMass: Played for her father, Michael Sanders at Live Oak (Calif.) High School ... Recorded 45 points as a senior captain while leading Live Oak to a 10-2-2 record ... Tallied 135 points in career while capturing two league championships ... 2002 West Region All-American ... 2002 Live Oak High School/Morgan Hill Times Female Athlete of the Year ... 2002 Blossom Valley Athletic League Senior of the Year ... Two-time BVAL first team All-League ... Two-time All-Santa Clara County ... Member of the 2002-03 Futures Elite Team ... Two-time team Most Valuable Player ... Three-time member of the Festival Field Hockey team ... Three-time member of the Cal Cup Field Hockey team ... Also participated on the 2002 Futures Elite Australian Tour team, the 2001 AAU Junior Olympic team and the 2001 and 2002 National Futures Tournament ... Also played four years of varsity soccer.
Personal: Gina Marie Sanders ... Born April 14, 1985 ... Daughter of Michael and Janice Sanders ... Sister of Jeffrey and Anthony ... A Communications major and also minoring in Psychology.
Gina Sanders' Career Statistics