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NFHCA National Academic Squad (2005)
Academic All-Big Ten (2006, 2007)
COACH MORETT ON DUDEK: "Christine is another fifth-year returner; we look for her to make significant contributions on our attacking line. She had a very strong spring and I feel that she can do a good job of putting the ball into scoring positions. She has a smooth drive for dangerous cross balls."
AS A R-SENIOR IN 2009: Game-By-Game Statistics
Finished senior season with a career-high 13 points (3g, 7a) ... The assist total led the team and came after none in her first three seasons combined ... The point total was good for second most on the team while goals were tied for fourth ... Named Penn State's Sportsmanship honoree at the Big Ten Tournament banquet ... Her three goals came on only 11 shots for a 27.3 percentage, tops on the team among those with 10+ attempts ... Recorded an assist vs. Ohio State (11/5) in the Big Ten Opening Round win ... Was honored on Senior Day - prior to regular season finale vs. No. 8 Michigan State (10/31) ... Recorded an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Pacific (10/24) ... Finished with a goal and assist (for the second time in 2009), doing so against No. 18 Northwestern (10/9). Had a hand in both Penn State goals in a 3-2 defeat ... Recorded an assist on eventual game-winning goal vs. No. 14 Stanford (10/5). Also had two shots, one on goal ... Posted a goal and assist vs. West Chester (9/20), including the game-winning goal ... First goal of year came at defending national champion and No. 1 Maryland (9/12) ... First three shots of the season came at that Terrapin Invitational (9/12-13) ... Second assist of season (and career) came in home opener vs. Lock Haven (9/4) ... Assisted on Amy Bonenberger's season-opening goal at No. 16 Old Dominion (8/28).
AS A R-JUNIOR IN 2008: Finished the season with five goals, fourth most on the team ... The 10 points were also tied for sixth on the squad (with Bethany Marvel) ... Her 20 shots were fifth best, 12 of which were on goal ... Was one of only eight Nittany Lions to start all 20 games ... Recorded an impressive .250 shot percentage, scoring on five of her 20 shots ... Tallied two game-winning goals ... Scored Penn State's second goal of the game on its way to a 4-0 win at Northwestern (10/19) ... Had the game's only goal in 1-0 home victory over No. 10 Virginia (10/12) ... Capped off a strong start with the Nittany Lions' third goal in the game's first 20:17 vs. Lafayette on 10/1 ... Scored twice as part of team's six-goal onslaught against Georgetown (9/19). The goals were the first of her career.
AS A R-SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Was one of two redshirt sophomores on the team ... Played in seven games as a reserve forward ... Appeared in regular season games vs. Bucknell (10/23), Syracuse (10/3), Northwestern (9/30), West Chester (9/14), Temple (9/12), and James Madison (9/7) while also playing in the Big Ten Tournament game at Ohio State (11/1) ... Took two shots on the year, one vs. West Chester (9/14) and Bucknell (10/23), respectively.
AS A R-FRESHMAN IN 2006: Played in six games off the bench in her first season of action after redshirting in 2005 ... Appeared in the games vs. Northwestern (10/20), Penn (9/20), West Chester (9/17), Lafayette (9/15), Northeastern (9/2) and Ohio (8/28) ... Took one shot on the year, which came at Northwestern ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Redshirt Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Scored 14 goals and had 11 assists senior year to lead Souderton to the league championship ... Led the Indians to a third place district finish and the first round of the state tournament ... Named Team MVP senior season ... Honored as First Team All-League and First Team All-Area performer senior year ... Recognized as a Pennsylvania First Team All-State selection in 2004 ... Helped Souderton place third in states sophomore year ... Also lettered in lacrosse.
PERSONAL: Christine Dudek ... Born on June 22, 1987 in Sellersville, Pa. ... Parents are Kim and Steve Dudek ... Has two siblings, Nicole (24), who played field hockey at Duke, and Stephen (18) ... Grandfather played football at Penn State for three years ... An animal science major.
CAREER STATISTICS Season GP-GS G A Pts. Shots GWG 2006 6-0 0 0 0 1 0 2007 7-0 0 0 0 2 0 2008 20-20 5 0 10 20 2 2009 18-17 3 7 13 11 1 Career 51-37 8 7 23 34 3
CAREER HIGHS Goals: 2 vs. Georgetown (9/19/08) Assists: 1 seven times; last vs. Ohio State (11/5/09) Points: 4 vs. Georgetown (9/19/08) Shots: 7 vs. Georgetown (9/19/08) Multi-Goal Games: 1
GETTING TO KNOW CHRISTINE
Nickname: Tina or Tine
Major & Why: Animal Science. I love animals, but I will be going to grad school to be a Physician's Assistant
Favorite Food: Pizza or Chicken and Waffles
Favorite Color: Pink!
Favorite Musical Artist: James Morrison
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Favorite TV Show: House
Favorite Website: Foodnetwork.com
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Stuart Scott
Favorite Pro Team: Phillies
Favorite Athlete: Rafael Nadal
Childhood Idol: My sister
Hobbies: Crafts, cooking, playing with kittens and puppies
Biggest Fear: Getting attacked by a shark
Teams I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, Louisville
Best Player I Ever Played With: Jen Long
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
Place I'd Like To Visit: Fiji
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: That was my Aunt's number in college and all of my siblings are that number
If I Didn't Play Field Hockey, I Would Play: Lacrosse
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Travel the world in my private yatch
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Go to grad school and become a Physician's Assistant