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#3 Natalie Griffen
Position: Defense
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
High School: Amador Valley
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As a Senior in 2013: Started 21 matches, all at outside back ... has five assists ... took over the starting position in the second match, against Connecticut and held it the rest of the year ... named to the Capital One Academic All‐District 8 first team ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

As a Junior in 2012: Played in 21 matches and started eight ... tied for fifth on the team in goals, with five ... scored Stanford's only goal with a chip over the goalkeeper from 14 yards in a 1-1 draw with visiting Boston College (Aug. 31) ... started the first six matches of the season and had two goals ... opened the scoring in a 3-0 victory over Arizona State (Sept. 23) ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

As a Sophomore in 2011: Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... key player off the bench, playing in her most extensive action as a collegian ... scored on a breakaway in the final minute of a 3-0 victory over USC (Oct. 7) ... tallied first collegiate assist on a cross that Marjani Hing-Glover first-timed in a 3-1 victory at Arizona State (Oct. 14) ... played season-high 44 minutes in 4-1 victory over Colorado (Oct. 23).

As a Freshman in 2010: Played in 11 matches, all off the bench ... scored first collegiate goal when she blocked a Washington State goalkeeper's clearance attempt in the 84th minute and deflected the ball into the goal ... limited in training camp by injury, made her collegiate debut Sept. 23 against Hawai'i ... played season-high 26 minutes in consecutive matches, at Arizona State (Oct. 22) and Arizona (Oct. 24).

High School/Club: A 2010 graduate of Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif. ... lettered four years in soccer and one in track and field ... captained of the Dons' soccer team as a senior ... three-time North Coast Section playoff participant ... was unable to play soccer for six months after breaking her leg in her first varsity match ... won the East Bay Athletic League titles in the 400 meters and the 1,600 relay in her only season in track, in 2009 ... played club ball for the Mustang Earthquakes of Danville, Calif. ... reached the Cal-North State Cup semifinals in 2007 and 2009 ... Surf Cup champions in 2009 ... was named to the Elite Clubs National League Las Vegas Invitational All-Event Team in 2010.

Personal: Daughter of Christopher and Lupe Griffen ... has three younger siblings, Nicholas, Anthony, and Sofia ... uncle Jose Badillo played soccer for Santa Clara University ... majoring in product design ... had a goal of attending Stanford since she was 8 ... enjoys playing electric and acoustic guitar, drawing, creative writing, cooking, and baking.

Griffen's career statistics:

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2010 11-0 4 1 0 2
2011 25-0 19 1 1 3
2012 21-8 44 5 3 13
2013 21-21 17 0 5 5
Totals 78-29 84 7 9 23
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