Vanesa Abad

#21 Vanesa Abad

Pos. F/MF
Ht. 5-4
Yr. So./Fr.
Hometown Barrington, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Lake Zurich (Ohio State)

2015: Saw action in all 18 matches during her sophomore season, starting 17 times ... played a total of 1,222 minutes ... finished season with a goal and three assists ... tied for team lead in assists ... found the back of the net with game-winning goal in Horizon League play against UIC Sept. 30 ... also tallied an assist in the victory over the Flames ... registered assists in back-to-back victories Oct. 11 and Oct. 17 over Loyola and Green Bay ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2014: Appeared in all 20 matches in her first year at Valpo, starting 12 times ... named Horizon League Freshman of the Year by the league, as well as a member of the All-Freshman Team ... also tabbed HL Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness, where she was additionally named a Second Team All-League honoree ... ranked second on the team with six goals and tied for second with 13 points ... six goals is most by a Crusader rookie since 2009 ... tied for fourth in the Horizon League in goals and tied for eighth in points ... opened her Valpo account Aug. 29 at Grand Canyon with the Crusaders' lone goal in a 1-1 draw ... registered insurance goal in Sept. 7 win at Western Illinois ... scored the Crusaders' first goal in a come-from-behind win at Eastern Illinois Sept. 19 ... knocked home match-winner at Wright State in Horizon League play Oct. 18 ... helped spur Valpo's quick start in regular season finale Oct. 31 at Green Bay, scoring just 1:46 into the match with the eventual match-winner ... goal was the back end of two goals in a span of 1:14, the fifth-shortest span between goals in program history ... also assisted on an insurance goal in the seventh minute against the Phoenix ... found the back of the net midway through the second half of HL semifinal win over Green Bay Nov. 6 ... named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team.

2013: Spent season at Ohio State ... did not see action for the Buckeyes.

Prep: Two-time All-Area, All-Sectional and All-Conference honoree for Lake Zurich H.S. ... two-year team captain ... tallied 31 goals and 26 assists over first three seasons ... played club for Sockers F.C. ... four-year member of ODP Illinois state team and Region II pool.