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  Nina Pantano
Nina Pantano

Player Profile
Hometown:
Wayne, PA

High School:
Radnor

Height:
5-7

Position:
Midfield

Experience:
3V

Seasons at Stanford:
2002-05


As a Junior in 2004: Dynamic three-year letterwinner was among the team leaders in several offensive categories ... Provided physical presence and exceptional stick skills to the Stanford midfield ... Started all 18 contests ... Tied for fourth on the team with 18 goals, bringing her career total to 78 and putting her into sixth place on the Cardinal career chart ... Also ranked fourth on the team with 45 shots and sixth on the squad with 18 points ... Proved to be dangerous on free positions, finishing second on the team with a pair of free position goals despite attempting just six free position shots ... One of four Cardinal players named to the All-MPSF team ... Also received MPSF Academic All-Conference honors ... Earned IWLCA Academic All-American recognition along with teammate Kelsey Twist ... Produced five multiple goal games, tallying a pair of goals in four of those contests ... Tied for second on the team with 19 draw controls ... Had a season high four draw controls in win over Saint Mary's (2/15) ... Assisted on two goals in wins over Denver (3/28) and California (4/2) ... Scored a pair of goals in the Cardinal win over UC Davis (2/14), and recorded a hat trick in MPSF semifinal win over Aggies (5/6) ... Also had multiple goal games against Ohio State (2/27), California (4/2), and Davidson (4/18) ... Added 18 ground balls and five caused turnovers.

As a Sophomore in 2003: Played in and started all 18 games for the second straight season ... Followed up an outstanding freshman campaign with another solid season ... Moved into eighth place on the Stanford career goals list ... Named to the 2003 Mountain Pacific Lacrosse League (MPLL) All-Star team ... Ranked third on the team in goals with 31, giving her 60 goals in her two season on The Farm ... Finished fourth on the team in points (40) with 31 goals and nine assists ... Attempted 75 shots on the season, good for fourth most on the team ... Played extremely well down the stretch, scoring four or more goals in the Cardinal's last three games ... Scored a team-high five goals in the Cardinal's 19-3 win over UC Davis in the semifinals of the MPLL Tournament ... Key player in the Cardinal's 15-14 win over California in the MPLL Championship game, scoring 4 goals ... Ranked third on the team in caused turnovers with 21 ... Also added 18 free-positions, 33 ground balls and 11 draw controls.

As a Freshman in 2002: Started all 18 games as a freshman for the Cardinal in 2002 ... Played an integral part in Stanford's defensive corps ... Was second on the team with 30 goals and ranked third on the squad with 35 points ... She scored three goals in six games and scored at least one goal in 14 of the team's 18 games ... Also recorded 10 free-positions, 15 ground balls, 13 caused turnovers and 11 draw controls.

High School: A highly decorated two-sport athlete at Radnor High School, she finished her prep lacrosse career with 203 goals, including 69 goals her senior year ... Also led her field hockey team in assists and total points as a senior ... Her lacrosse accolades include being a three-year member of the PASLA national tournament team ... In 2000, she was named All-American Honorable Mention ... In both 2000 and 2001, she was named an Academic All-American, All-Delco, All-Central League, All-Main Line Life All-Star and a Pixie Hamilton Award winner ... In 2001, she was named All-American, Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Player of the Year and won the Jean Farley Award ... Her high school was the AA State Champion in '99 and '00 and the AAA State Champion in '01 ... She was an MVP in field hockey during both her junior and senior seasons and she was a captain of both her field hockey and lacrosse squads ... Won her school's Most Outstanding Female Athlete Award in 2001 as well as the Honor "R" Award.

Personal: Parents are James and Nancy Pantano ... Father, James, played college football at Norwich University.

Year GS/GP G Sh A FP GB CT DC
2002 18/18 29 73 6 10 15 13 11
2003 18/18 31 75 9 18 33 21 11
2004 18/18 18 45 2 6 18 5 19
Total 54/54 78 193 17 34 66 39 41


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