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15 - Kristen Bilney
Kristen Bilney
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Mt. Hebron
Position: M

2013: Earned America East All-Conference First Team honors… Team captain… Started all 16 contests for the second-straight season… Led the squad in ground balls (26) and caused turnovers (14)… Recorded 28 goals and 10 assists, one of three members of the Retrievers to record double-digit goals and assists… Her 38 points ranked third on the team… Ranked fourth on the team with 15 draw controls… Placed 79.4 percent of her shots on goal… Tied for second in the America East with four game-winning goals… Connected on five-of-14 free position attempts… Scored at least one goal in each of the first eight games of the season… Tallied four points on three goals, including the game-winner, and one assist in the season opener against American… Recorded a hat trick versus Towson… Scored a career-best five goals against Mount St. Mary’s and added a career-high five ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover… Grabbed five ground balls at Boston University… Placed eight of her nine shots on goal versus Binghamton, including five shots which found the back of the net… Finished with a career-best six points against the Bearcats… Pulled in four draw controls and added two goals and an assist versus Vermont… Earned UMBC Athlete of the Month honors for April... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2012: Started in all 17 contests on the year… Accumulated a career-best 23 goals and 25 points… Recorded seven multi-goal games… Placed 84.4 percent (38-of-45) of her shots on goal… Led the team with 51 draw controls… Tied for second on the team in ground balls (24)… Connected on four-of-eight free position shots… Recorded a career-high eight draw controls at George Mason… Sprinkled the stat sheet with two goals, – including the game-winner – one assist, three draw controls, two ground balls and one caused turnover versus Colgate… Scored a hat trick against Albany, including the game-winner en route to an 8-5 win… Tallied a season-high seven shots, placing six on goal, against the Great Danes… Racked up a career-high five points versus Boston University, scoring four goals on six shots and adding an assist… Also chipped in four draw controls, two ground balls and one caused turnover against the Terriers… Recognized on the America East Honor Roll.

2011: Selected to the America East All-Rookie Team… Scored nine goals and added three assists for 12 points on the season… Ranked second on the team with 20 draw controls… Also collected 11 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers… Saw action in all 18 games and made 15 starts, including the first eight games and final seven contests of the season… Recorded two assists and added a draw control and a caused turnover in her collegiate debut against George Mason… Scored her first career goal against 17th-ranked Florida… Posted her only multi-goal game of the season against American, scoring twice on two shots, and also picked up her first career ground ball and caused two turnovers… Tallied two points on a goal and an assist at Vermont… Recorded a season-high four draw controls, as well as two ground balls and two caused turnovers in the regular-season finale at No. 8 Albany… Set up the game-winning goal in overtime of the America East semifinals, as she caused a turnover off the opening draw and picked up the ground ball… Scored one of UMBC’s four goals in the loss to the Great Danes in the title game.

BACKGROUND: Earned First-Team All-County accolades from the Baltimore Sun in 2010… Named a Player to Watch as a junior and senior… Helped lead the Vikings to the regional and county titles in 2007 and 2009 and to the 2007 state championship… Mount Hebron was also the state runner-up in 2009… Played for UMBC co-head coach Tony Giro on the M&D Black 2010 club team that won back-to-back Galaxy national championships… Also lettered in basketball and helped lead the Vikings to the 2008 state title… An honor roll student… A member of the FRIENDS Club, which helped special education students… Daughter of Jim and Karen Bilney… Has three older brothers, JR, John and Brian… Born Jan. 7, 1992… Majoring in psychology… Aspires to be a special education teacher.

 

 Year

 GP/GS

G

 A

 Pts.

 SH

 Pct.

 GW

 FPG-FPS

 GB

 DC

 TO

 CT

2011

18/15

9

3

12

21

.429

0

1-5

11

20

16

11

2012

17/17

23

2

25

45

.511

2

4-8

24

51

20

9

2013

16/16

28

10

38

63

.444

4

5-14

26

15

18

14

Career

51/48

60

15

75

129

.465

6

10-27

61

86

54

34

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