March 23, 2009

Former UConn Standout Named to Team Canada

from press release

STORRS, Conn. (March 23, 2009) - University of Connecticut lacrosse alum Kristen Haldeman was among 18 players chosen to compete for Team Canada in the 2009 World Cup. Haldeman graduated with a bachelors of science degree in biomedical engineering in 2006.
She finished her four-year at Connecticut with a career 11.07 goals-against average (GAA) and .438 career save-percentage. She is second on UConn's all-time career GAA list. Haldeman made 191 saves in the 2006 season, ranking second in single-season record goalkeeping efforts.

Haldeman was the team's starting goalkeeper as a senior and finished with a career-best save-percentage (.507) in the 2006 season. Prior to her senior year, she was the 2005 World Cup Canadian National Team goalkeeper.

Following her senior season, Haldeman was named the IWLCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. She was named to the All-BIG EAST second team after finishing the season with an 11.55 GAA and five wins in the cage.

The Women's World Cup for lacrosse has been held every four years beginning in 1982. Team Canada has finished as high as third in the 27-year history of the event and will arrive in 2009 ranked fourth. The team's initial ranking is based upon the 2005 World Cup results.

World Cup competition for Team Canada begins on June 18th with an opening-round game against Australia. Team Canada defeated four-time NCAA Division I Champion and Connecticut head coach Angela McMahon's alma mater, Northwestern in a competition held in San Diego, Calif. Team Canada also won a game over then-ranked No. 19 University of Denver.

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