Rita Craven

#12 Rita Craven

POS. MF
HT. 5-9
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Frankfort, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Lincoln-Way North

2013: Started all 18 matches for Valpo during her sophomore campaign ... ranked fourth on the team with 1,398 minutes played ... finished the year tied for the team high with seven points, tallying two goals and a team-best three assists ... opened season with match-winning goal in 1-0 victory over DePaul Aug. 23, the Crusaders' first win in program history over a major-conference opponent ... picked up all three of her assists within Horizon League play, including helpers Sept. 28 at Milwaukee and Nov. 1 in a draw with Green Bay ... also was in on both goals Oct. 19 at Youngstown State, scoring the eventual match-winner to open Valpo's account that day before assisting on an insurance tally ... registered 33 shot attempts on the season, 10 of which were on target ... named to the Horizon League Academic All-League Team ... member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Started all 19 games at midfield in her rookie season with the Crusaders ... made her collegiate debut on Aug. 17 versus IUPUI and recorded four shot attempts...her first goal as a Crusader was a match-winner at IPFW on Sept. 16 ... logged 1,474 minutes and 22 shot attempts on the year ... named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner with the Phoenix ... an All-State selection in Illinois as a junior ... earned All-Midwest accolades as a senior ... led team to the Southwest Suburban Red Conference and regional championships as a sophomore and junior ... team won sectional title in 2012 ... an All-Area selection in 2010 ... named to the All-Sectional Team as a freshman ... selected to the Pepsi Showdown All-Tournament Team as a junior ... earned Southtown Star Player of the Week honors as a sophomore and junior ... had 17 assists as a senior ... played club soccer for Darien Soccer club ... also lettered in volleyball and basketball.

Personal:  Rita is the daughter of Jim and Carla Craven ... major is biology ... born April 11, 1994.