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#12 Courtney Bennett
Position: Midfield/Defense
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Darien, Conn.
High School: Darien
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Bennett's Career Stats
YEAR GP-S G A Pts GB DC CT
2010 11-3 3 1 4 4 8 4
2011 14-12 14 6 20 18 26 9
2012 17-17 9 3 12 12 15 8
TOTALS 42-32 26
10  36
34
49
21

Junior (2012):
•  Recipient of The 1980 Award, presented to the woman who best represents themselves, the team, the College and community through their academics, athletics and community involvement 
Started in all of Dartmouth's 17 games in 2012...Sixth on the team in scoring with 12 points on nine goals and three assists...Scored a season-high two goals against Vermont as part of the team's 13-9 win...In season opener against UNH, scored once and posted two assists for a season-best three points...Matched her career high with four draw controls at Brown on March 31...Had back-to-back games of three draw controls against BU (March 7) and Vermont (March 14)...Added two caused turnovers against the Catamounts for her most compete statistical game of the season...Ended the year with 12 ground balls, 15 draws and eight caused turnovers...Her 15 draw controls ranked third on the team, while her eight CTs were fifth.

Sophomore (2011):
Made 12 starts in 14 appearences as a sophomore ... Her 14 goals were tied for sixth on the team ... Finished the season with five times as many points in her sophomore season than in her freshman campaign (20 vs. 4)... Scored twice
and added two assists for a career-high four points against Yale on March 5 in New Haven ... Scored three goals and had four points in a home rout of Brown on April 2 ... Also added three draw controls and two ground balls against the Bears ... Finished with a career-high five points on three goals and two assists against Harvard on April 29 ... Scored a goal in the Big Green's upset win over No. 1 Maryland on May 1 ... Picked up a career-best three ground balls, forced a career-high two caused turnovers and added a goal and assist against Cornell on April 9 ... Had a career-high four draw controls against Princeton to go along with two goals scored.

Freshman (2010):
Saw action in 11 games with three starts as a rookie, playing her best lacrosse toward the end of the season ... Scored two goals in the season-ending loss at #1 Maryland, eventual national champion, on May 8 ... Came in off the bench to take the draw against Penn in the Ivy Championship and grabbed two draw controls of her own but won enough in the circle to help her team to a five-goal run to tie the game, May 2 ... Tallied two ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover in the win at Harvard, April 21 ... Scored her first collegiate goal in the win over Columbia on March 17 ... Made her first collegiate start and tallied her first point, an assist, in the win over Vermont, March 3.

Before Dartmouth
Accomplished four-year athlete at Darien in both lacrosse and soccer, serving as team captain in both sports as a senior ... Led the lacrosse team to FCIAC titles in 2006 and 2007 and won the state championship in both 2007 and 2008 … US Lacrosse First Team All-America as both a junior and senior … Under Armour All-America in 2009, represented the North squad … First Team All-FCIAC and all-state as a junior and senior … Named Connecticut State Championship MVP her junior year … Three-time first team All-FCIAC and two-time first team all-state in soccer.

Personal
Daughter of Jay and Mary Bennett … Has one brother and two sisters including older sister Eliza Bennett ’10, a captain of the lacrosse team this spring … Uncle, Alfred Munkenbeck ’69 is a Dartmouth graduate.

Patton on Bennett:
Like her sister, Courtney is a strong and fast player. She is a tenacious and confident athlete who is aggressive both defensively and throughout the midfield.

STICK CHECK
What is the most adventurous thing you've ever done?
I have gone into an enclosure of 17 wild cheetahs and fed them by hand.

What was it that drew you to the Dartmouth Lacrosse Program?
The love the team had for the game and one another.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Dirt cowboy lattes semi-daily or perusing blogs while in-class.

Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?
The new foco- DUH . All you can eat? Sounds good to me.

What is your major & why?
Psychology, because I am interested in the way people interact with one another and their environment in order to dictate their behavior and choices.

Three words to describe the coaches

Strategic, organized, competitive

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