Natalie Graf

#2 Natalie Graf

Pos. D
Ht. 5-6
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Williamsburg, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) St. Francis

2021: Appeared in all 18 matches for Valpo, starting on 16 occasions ... an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection ... played a total of 1,418 minutes, third-most among Valpo field players ... went the distance in eight matches ... part of a defensive unit which posted eight clean sheets, five of which came in MVC play ... tallied eight shot attempts, four of which were on goal.

Spring 2021: Saw action in 11 matches for Valpo, starting five times ... earned starting assignment in MVC Tournament semifinal and final ... played a total of 648 minutes ... notched match-winning goal in 1-0 win over Illinois State April 7 in regular season finale, a win which secured Valpo's berth in the MVC Tournament ... stepped up in the fourth spot in penalty shootout following draw against Evansville in MVC Tournament opener April 11 and knocked home her PK, helping Valpo advance to the semifinals ... tallied seven shot attempts on the season, including three on goal.

2019: Appeared in all 18 matches, starting 17 times, as a freshman for Valpo ... played a total of 1,555 minutes on the season ... netted two goals and tallied one assist ... ranked second on the team in points ... recorded first career point with an assist on the opening goal in draw with Wright State Sept. 1 ... found the back of the net in the 10th minute against IUPUI Sept. 15 to open the scoring ... recorded insurance goal in Nov. 1 win over UNI which secured MVC Tournament berth ... posted 14 total shot attempts, six of which were on goal.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Gladiators ... a Second Team All-State selection as a sophomore after receiving Honorable Mention All-State honors as a freshman ... earned First Team All-Conference, All-Region and All-District recognition both years as well ... following sophomore year, decided to pursue club soccer year-round as a member of the Midwest United FC team competing in the US Development Academy league ... helped team to DA national title in 2019 ... also a member of the Michigan ODP.

Personal: Daughter of Nicole and David Graf ... biology and chemistry double major.