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#8 Catherine Swanson
Position: Defense
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Potomac, Md.
High School: Holton-Arms School

As a Junior in 2011: Saw action in 19 games, including 14 starts ... a key member of the Cardinal defense that moved into the midfield when necessary ... scored seven goals and tallied one assist, all in the final five games after changing from a starting defender to a reserve midfielder ... was second for Stanford with 34 draw controls, including a career-high four in wins over Harvard (2/27) and Louisville (3/24) ... had a hat trick in Stanford's 21-9 win over UC Davis (4/20) ... collected 19 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers on the season.

As a Sophomore in 2010: Played in 19 games, including 14 starts ... had 16 goals and an assist for the year ... a versatile player that saw time in the midfield and defense ... had four multi-goal games, including a pair of goals in the first round of the NCAA tournament, a 9-8 loss to James Madison (5/15) ... recorded 22 ground balls and 21 draw controls on the season.

As a Freshman in 2009: Competed in 12 games during her rookie season in the Cardinal defense ... totaled two ground balls on the season ... came off the bench to help the stingy Cardinal defense allow just 8.83 goals per game.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Md. ... lettered three years in lacrosse and four in soccer ... a lacrosse Academic All-America selection ... earned honorable mention All-America, and All-Metro recognition by the Washington Post ... won the Coach's and Most Inspirational awards for her team ... in soccer, earned multiple All-Independent School League and All-Montgomery County honors ... set school career scoring record in soccer with 75 goals and 35 assists ... was a soccer forward who converted to defense in lacrosse.

Personal: Born in Chicago ... daughter of Tom and Christie Swanson ... has two sisters, Nina and Kirsten ... interested in becoming a sports broadcaster ... hobbies include cooking, golf, yoga, pilates, going to sporting events and spending time with friends and family.