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  Michelle DeChant
Michelle DeChant

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Annapolis, MD

High School:
Annapolis Senior HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Attack

Michelle DeChant on the uniform: "To wear a Stanford uniform to me is tradition. I'm not only representing my team, my school, my sport, but I'm also representing all the girls who have played Stanford lacrosse before me. They have worn my number before me, and girls will wear it after me, but I want to show how proud I am to get to wear my uniform each and every time I get to put it on."


As a Junior in 2006: Started all 18 matches for the Cardinal...Finished the season fifth on the team in scoring with 20 goals and six assists...An MPSF All-Academic Selection...Tied a career-high with five goals against Ohio State on February 24, good for sixth on the Cardinal single-game scoring chart...Recorded hat tricks at No. 15 Dartmouth and against California in the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament...Notched five multiple-goal matches...Scored in five straight matches midway through the season...Scored in all three of the Cardinal post-season matches, including a goal in the NCAA First Round against No. 1 Northwestern...Recorded a career-high five draw controls against UC Davis...Finished the season with 18 ground balls, six caused turnovers and 18 draw controls.

As a Sophomore in 2005: Started 18 games for the Cardinal...Scored 10 goals and three assists for a total of 13 points...Recorded 27 shots on goal, five ground balls, 15 draw controls...Earned MPSF Academic All-Conference Honors...Scored a career-high five goals in the Cardinal win over Denver...Tallied the game winning goal against Cal.

As a Freshman in 2004: Showed excellent offensive potential in first season on The Farm...Provided exceptional depth in the attack and midfield...Appeared in 15 games with seven starts...Ranked eighth on the team with 10 goals and was the top scoring freshman on the team...Was also credited with two assists...Attempted two free position shots, scoring one free position goal...Scored two goals in her collegiate debut against UC Davis (2/14)...Also scored two goals against both Ohio State (2/27) and Denver (3/28)...Recorded first two career assists against Davidson (4/18)...Added 18 ground balls, six draw controls, and three caused turnovers.

High School: Graduated from Annapolis Senior High School...Lettered in lacrosse and field hockey for three seasons while in high school...Was named First Team All-County in lacrosse in 2002 and 2003...A First Team All-American in 2002...Named First Team All-Metro in 2003 and Second Team All-Metro in 2002...Was selected as team captain as a senior...Scored 52 goals and registered 24 assists in 2003...Tallied 49 goals and 25 assists in 2002 and 21 goals and 13 assists in 2001.

Personal: Born in Takoma Park, Maryland...Parents are Tom Dechant and Linda Kirk...An undeclared major...Member of the National Honor Society...Has volunteered at Maryland Therapeutic Riding and various nursing homes...Toured the United Kingdom in 1998 for lacrosse...Hobbies include listening to music and hanging out with friends.

DeChant's Career Statistics

YearG-SGShAPtsFPGBCTDC
200415-7102421221836
200518-18102731305015
200618-182049626618618
Career51-43401001151841939

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