Venechanos On Twichell: Kristina is very crafty using her size well to help her get open ... we are looking for her to be a scoring threat from the midfield and the attack.
2007 (Junior): Game-By-Game Stats
Played in 16 games making 14 starts ... finished the season with an eight game scoring streak in place ... led team in assists with 20 to go along with 11 goals for 31 points ... also had eight draw controls, five caused turnovers and four groundballs.
Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with her career-best 31 points.
Her 20 assists on the year is the 9th-best single-season total in program history.
Finished the year ranked 46th nationally in assists per game (1.25).
Ranked third in the Atlantic 10 in assists per game as well.
Scored one goal, tallied three assists, and had one groundball, one draw control and two caused turnovers in season finale against LaSalle (4/29).
Tallied a goal and an assist in game against St. Joseph's (4/27).
Scored her ninth goal, dished out an assist and four shots, three on goal at St. Bonaventure (4/22).
Tallied a goal and two assists in first A-10 win at Duquesne (4/20).
Scored a goal against George Washington (4/8).
Recorded an assist at Temple (4/6).
Assisted one goal at Yale (3/28).
At Boston College (3/25), scored a goal, had an assist, caused two turnovers and picked up a groundball.
Recorded a career-high four assists at New Hampshire (3/20) and scored a goal ... also had a groundball and two draw controls.
Scored a goal and had a career-high three assists and four points against Albany (3/10) ... did not start for first time in 17 games.
Against Dartmouth (3/7), had one draw control and one caused turnover.
Had an assist and a draw control at Harvard (3/3).
Scored two goals and added an assist and a groundball at Vermont (2/28).
Scored her first goal of the season at Boston University (2/24).
Recorded an assist at Holy Cross (2/21/07).
2006 (Sophomore):Game-by-Game Statistics Had a fantastic second half of the season where she scored 14 of her 19 points ... finished the season ranked fifth on the team with 19 points on 13 goals and six assists ... played in every game starting 13 ... had the highest shots on goal percentage on the team at .833 ... had two assists in win at George Washington (4/30) including her pass to Kerri Connerty who scored the gamewinner ... tallied three goals on five shots in win over Duquesne (4/28) ... scored a goal and posted an assist against Temple (4/23) ... had her third assist of the season in win at La Salle (4/15) where she also collected three groundballs and caused one turnover ... posted a career-high three goals in loss to St. Bonaventure (4/7) for her first career hat trick ... had two goals, an assist, and three groundballs against Boston College (4/1) to tie her career-high for points and groundballs ... had two goals and an assist in win over Vermont (3/29) ... her three points also tied her career-high ... picked up a career-high three groundballs in loss to No. 9 Dartmouth (3/8) ... scored her first goal of the season in win over Harvard (3/4).
2005 (Freshman):Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 11 games drawing five starts in her rookie season ... scored three points on one goal and two assists ... collected five groundballs and controlled two draws on the season ... recorded an assist in loss to Boston College (4/2) ... made her third consecutive start in that game ... made second consecutive start, fourth of season, in win at New Hampshire (3/26) ... posted her first career assist in her third start of the season against No. 10 Hofstra (3/23) ... season-high three groundballs against Harvard (3/5) ... scored a goal on her only shot - a free position shot - of the Holy Cross (2/26) game ... also drew her first career start against Holy Cross.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner on the lacrosse and soccer teams at Fayetteville-Manlius ... as a senior was named to the all-league first team and the All-Central New York Second Team ... as a junior was named to the all-league first team and was a member of the New York State National Team ... was a second-team all-league member as a sophomore and an honorable mention as a freshman ... led the Hornets to a state championship title in 2004 as well as a sectional title ... league champions from 2000-04 ... served as captain during her senior season where she recorded 39 goals, 12 assists and led the team in groundballs.
Personal: Kristina Lee Twichell ... born Sept. 10, 1985 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... daughter of Mary Twichell ... majoring in sociology ... nickname is "Bean" ... hobbies include writing song lyrics and singing in a band, `Agurro', with teammates Kathleen Typadis and Julie Papaleo.
GETTING TO KNOW KRISTINA Nickname: Bean Favorite TV show: Full House Favorite sports movie: Little Giants Favorite website: U-Mail Favorite ice cream flavor: chocolate chip Second home on campus: Boyden Favorite day of the week: Friday Favorite place to eat in Amherst: Loose Goose Favorite UMass athletic (non-women's lacrosse playing) moment: Watching and traveling to the boys games in the NCAA tournament Favorite lacrosse moment: Beating George Washington to make it to the A10 tourney Favorite place to play: The Dome in Syracuse Favorite road trip: Philly last year Dream job: To be a star singer Something nobody knows about me... I had pallet expanding head gear, and only my front four teeth had braces on them When I'm not playing lacrosse, I am... mostly relaxing, doing some homework, and cooking dinner in the kitchen with Jue Papaleo.
Twichell's Career Highs
Goals: 3 vs. St. Bonaventure (4/7/06); vs. Duquesne (4/28/06)
Assists: 4 at New Hampshire (3/20/07)
Points: 5 at New Hampshire (3/20/07)
Groundballs: 3 at Dartmouth (3/8/06); vs. Boston College (4/1/06); at La Salle (4/15/06)
Caused Turnovers: 2 at Boston College (3/25/07); vs. La Salle (4/29/07)
Draw Controls: 2 vs. St. Bonaventure (4/7/06); at New Hampshire (3/20/07)
Multi-Goal Games: 5; Hat Tricks: 2; Multi-Point Games: 14