Bryanne Gilkinson on the team: "My favorite thing about our team is our genuine love for one another. We continually support each other throughout all aspects of our lives. Whether it means encouraging each other on the field, giving directions to a lost teammate over the phone, tutoring in chemistry, lending out a car, setting up a teammate on a date, or helping each other through personal struggles- we are ALWAYS there for one another. There is a bond that exists on this team that I have not felt under any other circumstance my entire life."
As a Junior in 2006: Appeared in all 18 matches for the Cardinal and started 11...An MPSF All-Academic selection...Named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll...Top-scoring defender with four goals and three assists...Finished the season with 15 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers and 12 draw controls...Scored first career goal in season-opener versus Oregon...Also notched goals against Ohio State, Saint Mary's and UC Davis...Registered two key draw controls in Cardinal win over No. 10 Cornell...Registered a career-high two assists in MPSF First Round victory over California.
As a Sophomore in 2005: Redshirted...Academically, received the Chappell-Lougee Scholarship and the Shultz Grant in Canadian Studies in 2005...While injured, using a collection of letters that were written to her great-grandmother from a WWI soldier, investigated the most effective means of preserving, understanding, and contextualizing historical documents of this nature...Visited England, France, and Belgium for the research.
As a Freshman in 2004: Contributed immediately in her first season, appearing in 17 games and making 13 starts on defense...Assisted on two goals and attempted one shot...Recorded 12 ground balls and four draw controls...Contributed four caused turnovers...Registered assists in back-to-back games, being credited with assists against Vanderbilt (3/7) and Dartmouth (3/20)...First career shot attempt came against Ohio (3/23)...Started in the Cardinal defense in all of the season's last six contests.
High School: Graduated from Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada...Participated on the Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association club team and was named captain in 2000 and 2002...Selected to the U-19 Canadian National Team, which participated in the 2003 World Championships in Towson, Maryland...Awarded Most Sportsmanlike Player in 2002 while on the Brampton club team...Member of the U-19 Ontario women's lacrosse team in 1999 and 2000...Selected to the U-20 Ontario All-Star team in 2001...Helped the Canadian U-19 National Team to the bronze medal in the world cup with a 16-10 win over England...A two sport athlete who also played basketball...Was named MVP of her high school basketball team in 1999 and 2000...Received the Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association Citizenship Award in 2003, the City of Brampton Sports Achievement Award in 1998 and 2003, and was a provincially rated lacrosse umpire in 2003.
Personal: Parents are Paul and Mary Gilkinson...Father, Paul, coached the 1982 Canadian women's lacrosse team that captured the bronze medal at the World Cup...Aunt, Marie, was a member of the 1982 Canadian women's lacrosse team...An undeclared major with an interest in psychology...Coach of the U-15 Brampton Girls Lacrosse Rep team...Traveled to England and Wales with the U-19 Canadian National Team to compete against high schools, universities and national teams...Hobbies include photography, drama, basketball, writing, playing the violin and spending time with friends.
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