COACH RUDY ON PATRY: "A wonderful, gifted talent who is becoming the player that we thought she would be when we recruited her. We intended on playing her in the central midfield role, but with the injury to Syd Stoll last spring, it's pushed us into a position of playing her as a frontrunner this year. An excellent talent, [she is] creative, plays with flair, and a certain joy that you don't see in a lot of players. She lifts our playing spirits by her personality of play. I expect her to have a really good year; she's really developed into a quality high-level D-1 player."
AS A SENIOR IN 2008: Game-By-Game Stats
AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Named Team MVP at annual end-of-year banquet ... Finished third on the team in points (12) and third in goals (4) and assists (4) ... Had 29 shots (also third on team), 19 of which were on goal (second) ... Named an Honorable Mention All-Conference Performer ... Scored a goal in 4-0 win over Hartford (9/16) ... Picked up an assist on Britt Canfield's game-winning goal at Dartmouth (9/20) ... Tallied an assist at Saint Joseph's (9/28) ... Scored a goal late in the second half against Duquesne (9/30) to tie the score at two ... Tallied two assists at Xavier (10/7) ... Picked up a goal late in the first half to give UMass the lead vs. Rhode Island (10/11) ... Scored UMass' last goal of the season in 2-2 tie vs. George Washington (11/4).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Was named a third team all-Northeast region pick by SoccerBuzz.com ... Started and played in all 17 games and had 11 points (four goals, three assists) on the year ... Tied for second on the team in points, goals, and assists ... Was fourth on the team in shots with 21 (12 on goal), and led the team in shooting percentage, converting 4 of 21 shots for a .190 success rate ... Had one goal against Boston University (8/30) ... Had five points (two goals and one assist) against Iona (9/3) ... Was named UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athlete of the Week for her efforts vs. BU and Iona ... Assisted the game-winning goal against Albany (9/10) ... Had a goal against La Salle (10/1) ... Assisted the only goal in the season-finale victory at Duquesne (10/29).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Played in all 18 games and started in 17 ... Registered eight points on the season on a goal and six assists ... Had three points in conference play with a goal and an assist ... Scored first-career goal vs. Hartford (8/26) in 3-0 win ... Assisted on two goals vs. Marist (9/2) and Duquesne (10/14) ... Had one assist in each game vs. St. John's (9/11) and Charlotte (10/28) ... Took a season-high four shots vs. Vermont (9/18) ... Recorded three shots vs. Holy Cross (9/16), St. Bonaventure (10/2), and LaSalle (10/23) ... Totaled 23 shots on the entire season, with ten coming in conference play.
BEFORE UMASS: A 2005 graduate of Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, N.Y., Patry lettered five years for coach Tom Rogan ... Tallied 51 points (15 g, 21 a) during her senior campaign and finished as Bethlehem Central's all-time leading scorer with 239 points (82 g, 75 a) ... Team was a 2000, 2003 and 2004 Section II New York State finalist and the 2002 champs ... 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Suburban Council champs ... Was selected as All-State (three times), All-Suburban Council (five times), All-Area (six times), Adidas All-East (twice), Section II All-Star (three times), Section II Player of the Year, Suburban Council Player of the Year, Time Union Player of the Year, Troy Record Player of the Year and NSCAA/Adidas All-America ... Was named team MVP (Offensive) three times and was a two-time captain ... Also lettered twice in basketball ...Played for the Capital United Premier club team for eight years, including the 2003 National Director Cup finalists and the two-time New York State Cup finalists ... Member of the National Honor Society ... High Honors throughout high school.
PERSONAL: Vanessa Renee Patry ... Born September 17, 1987, in Albany, N.Y. .. Daughter of Bill and Doreen Patry ...Has an older brother Matt ... A double-major in Biology and Neuroscience.
Career Statistics Year GP GS G A Pts Shots GWG 2005 18 17 1 6 8 23 1 2006 17 17 4 3 11 21 1 2007 17 17 4 4 12 29 0 2008 18 18 5 3 13 29 2 Career 70 69 14 16 44 102 4