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#8 Grace Best
Position: Defender
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
High School: Downington East
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Junior (2011)
Saw action in 12 games with nine starts in the Dartmouth backline ... Tallied two shots on the season ... Had one in the season-opener against Texas A&M (9/2) and one at Yale (10/8) ... Lone shot on goal came against Texas A&M ... Helped the defense to three shutouts.

Sophomore (2010)
Best played in a career-high 16 games, starting all 16 on the back line for the Big Green ... Recorded her only point, an assist, in a 2-1 home victory over Brown, 9/26 ... Part of a defense that recorded four shutouts and allowed a 1.12 goals against.

Freshman (2009)
Dartmouth Larry Garrity Rookie of the Year Award
Played in 12 games on defense with four starts, making an immediate contribution to the back line ... Helped the defense to a 1.15 goals against average, playing in four shutouts including starts against Vermont, 10/20 and Columbia, 10/25 ... Had made her first collegiate appearance in the win over Maine, 9/4, recording an assist ... Made her first start against UNH, 10/11.

Before Dartmouth
Four year member of the varsity squad at Downingtown East ... Led her team to Chesmont League titles in 2005 and 2006 ... Team advanced to the district finals and state semifinals in each of her last three seasons ... Earned All-Chesmont League honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named all-area first team and all-region second team as a senior ... Played club soccer with the FC Delco Storm, winning a host of tournaments including the Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament, Las Vegas Showcase and US Club Soccer Champions Cup.

Personal

Daughter of Kelly and the late Gregory Best ... Both parents were college athletes at Baker University where her mother played volleyball and her father played football.

Best's Career Stats

Year GP/S    G    A    Pts  
2009 12/4 0 1 1
2010 16/16 0 1 1
2011 12/9 0 0 0
Totals 40/29 0 2 2

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