WLAX VS. GW (SENIOR DAY)
Photos by Thom Kendall '93
As a senior in 2015:Game-By-Game Statistics
Had a historic season leading UMass to a 19-2 overall record as the nation's No. 1 ranked goalie ... Was the backbone of a defense that was ranked for much of the year as No. 1 in the NCAA ... Started all 21 games in cage with a 5.77 goals-against-average and a .523 save percentage ... Named to the IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team ... Named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and was a member of the A-10 All-Conference First Team ... Selected to the A-10 All-Tournament Team ... Named the A-10 Defensive Player of the Week on four occasions (2/23, 3/3, 3/30 and 4/13) ... Invited as one of 108 players to tryout for the U.S. Women's National Team ... Made 124 saves in 1,175 minutes played ... Finished the season ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in save percentage and No. 2 in goals-against-average ... Also led the Atlantic 10 in both categories ... her 5.77 goals-against-average was the 11th-best in NCAA history for a single-season ... Finished her career with a 6.77 goals-against-average which ranks as the 8th-best in NCAA history ... Ranks second all-time at UMass for career wins (48) and goals-against-average (6.77) ... Finished her career at UMass with a 48-6 overall record, a 6.77 goals-against-average and a .461 save percentage in 3,322 minutes of work over 70 games ... Had eight games during 2015 where she allowed three-or-fewer goals ... Made a season-high 11 saves in Atlantic 10 semifinal win over George Mason (5/1) ... Matched her season-high with 11 saves in NCAA Tournament Second Round loss at No. 1 Maryland (5/10) ... Made six saves in NCAA Tournament First Round win over Jacksonville (5/8) ... Made nine saves and allowed just two goals in win at Boston University (2/25) ... Made nine saves in a 7-4 loss at No. 20 Albany (3/19).
As a junior in 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics
Stared in all 20 games and recorded a record of 18-2 ... Finished the season with a .444 save percentage and 6.26 goals against average ... Turned away 7-of-14 shots in 7-5 win over Connecticut (2/15) ... Tallied six saves in the win versus Vermont (3/18) ... Had season-high eight saves on 15 shots in 14-6 rout of Southern California (3/22) ... Had another eight saves against Northwestern (3/25).
As a sophomore on 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics Started in 14 of her 17 games played ... Won 10 games and only lost two ... had a goals against average of 8.45 while she recorded a save percentage of .380 ... 63 total saves ... Recorded six saves in win at New Hampshire (2/23) ... She picked up her first win of the season against USC (2/10) having eight saves ... Had her first career start against Northwestern (2/8) with 10 saves and two groundballs.
As a freshman in 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in 12 games in net with 46 saves for the season ... Played in her first collegiate game in win over Marist (2/25) ... Had six saves and three groundballs in win at George Washington (4/1) ... Also recorded eight saves and one groundball in win over St. Bonaventure (4/15).
Before UMass: Four year goalkeeper for the Schoool of the Holy Child in Rye, NY ...Earned four Varsity Letters as the Goal Keeper for the Gryphons ... 2011 Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) All League/All Conference Award recipient ... United States Women's Under 19 Training Team ... Reebok High School Player of the Year Nominee 2011 ... ESPN Rise Girls Top 20 On The Rise Goalies.
Personal: Rachel Ann Vallarelli ... Born April 7, 1993 ... Daughter of John and Deborah Vallarelli ... Enjoys photography, reading, music, and drawing ... Most admires her coaches here guide her how to be not only a better player, but also a better person as well ... Most admired athlete is Herb Brooks because of his motivational skills and attributes and how he believed in a group of college kids to accomplish the impossible ... Majored in Sport Management.