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Ducks Lacrosse BIO
Anna Poponyak
Player Profile:
Anna Poponyak 17327
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'4"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon HS
Experience: 2 Years

AS A JUNIOR 2008: For the second straight season shared team MVP honors with Jen May...started all 20 games for Oregon in between the pipes, finishing the year with a 12-7 record, helping the Ducks to their most wins (13) in program history...played the most minutes (1084:39) in goal for any keeper in Oregon program history...helped the Ducks set a new program record with a 9.81 goals against average...finished the season making 140 saves (fourth in the MPSF) and with a .439 save percentage (fourth in the MPSF)...her 9.86 goals against average was third in the MPSF...made double-digit saves seven times during the season, including a season-high 16  in the season opener at Stanford on Feb. 8...made 10 saves in a one-goal, 14-13, victory over Virginia Tech (Feb. 22)...also made 14 stops in a 12-11 overtime victory at Vermont (April 18)...was also a MPSF all-academic selection.

AS A SOPHOMORE 2007: Led Oregon in goal, starting 13 games...finished the year with a 9.24 goals against average, making 77 saves and finishing the year with a 7-5 record...named to the MPSF All-Academic team with a 3.43 gpa, majoring in Economics...fought through a knee injury much of the year, splitting time in goal with freshman Sam DeBow...was voted team co-MVP by her teammates along with Jen May.

AS A FRESHMAN 2006: Started in the goal for all 19 games...had 167 saves for the Ducks...faced with 412 shots but only allowed 184 goals... earned a spot on the MPSF All-Tournament Team after making 46 saves in three tournament games...helped out defensively with 26 ground balls and three caused turnovers...had 16 saves against Vermont...made a game-sealing save with 30 seconds remaining to cement the Ducks’ victory over California and secure a third-place conference finish.

2005: Redshirt

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner, she led her team to the league title her senior year ... selected first-team all-county and second-team by the North County Times ... also lettered one time in field hockey ... played with Duck teammates Kate Fleming and Jana Bradley ... honor roll member who received the English Honors and People to People Eisenhower awards.

PERSONAL: Born Anna Kate Poponyak on July 31, 1986, in San Diego, Calif. ... hobbies are cooking and surfing.

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