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PENN STATE CAREER
2007 (Junior): Played in a career-high 14 games, earning the first starts of her career versus Colgate (3/4) and Princeton (3/17), both wins...Collected 11 ground balls and totaled four caused turnovers.
2006 (Sophomore): Recognized on ALC Academic Honor Roll...Appeared in seven games...Totaled eight ground balls, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers.
2005 (Freshman): Saw action off the bench in four games.
Nine-time letterwinner at Northport High School in Northport, N.Y. (three for field hockey, track, lacrosse)...Named the Most Valuable Defender during senior and junior lacrosse seasons...Earned the Most Improved award during sophomore lacrosse season...Led the Tigers to the county championship in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and the state semifinals in 2003 and 2004...Team was the Long Island Champions in 2003 and 2004...Named all-conference in field hockey, all-league in track...The Newport H.S. record holder in the 300 and 55 meters......Named the Most Valuable Senior Athlete at Newport...Also earned All-America defender honors and was named an Academic All-American...Played club lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets, earning the Brine Choice Award in 2004.
Born Christina Nicole Buttle on July 7, 1986 in Huntington on Long Island...Parents are Greg and Rita Buttle...Has one sister, Allegra (13), and one brother, Gregory (17)...Father, Greg, was an All-American linebacker at Penn State and played for the NFL's New York Jets for eight seasons.
QUOTING COACH ISIDOR
"Christina's work ethic, attitude, and determination are second to none. She constantly works to improve her game and is one of the most coachable players on the squad. She sets a great example for her teammates and will be looked upon to make big things happen in the defensive end."