24 - Sarah Gibbons
Sarah Gibbons
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Monroe Township, NJ
High School: Monroe Township
Position: M
Major: Occupational Therapy

Four-year letterwinner who played in 67 career matches in the midfield. ... Finished with 13 goals and four assists for 30 career points. ... Scored seven goals against conference opponents.

Senior Year (2012): Played in 13 games, including 10 as a starter, in the midfield despite being slowed by injury. ... Scored three goals, including one game-winner. ... Took 21 shots, including 12 on goal. ... Scored a goal in a 3-0 victory against Delaware Valley on Sept. 15 at Fitzpatrick Field, her first match of the season. ... Scored the game-winner 10 days later in a 1-0 victory at Muhlenberg on Sept. 25. ... Scored Scranton's second goal in a 3-0 victory over Juniata in the regular-season finale on Oct. 27 at Fitzpatrick Field. ... Played all 110 minutes and finished with one shot on goal in a 0-0 tie in double overtime against Bowdoin in an NCAA Tournament first-round match on Nov. 10 in Ithaca, N.Y.

Junior Year (2011): Started all 20 matches as an attacking midfielder. ... Scored a career-high eight goals to go along with two assists for 18 points. ... Her eight goals were tied with teammate Samantha Russo for the team lead and fifth in the conference. ... Her 18 points were seventh-best in the Landmark Conference. ... Had three game-winning goals. ... Scored five goals against Landmark Conference opponents. ... Finished the season with 30 shots for a shot percentage of .267. ... Scored a goal in a season-opening 4-0 victory at York (Pa.) on Sept. 1. ... Had a goal in a 2-2 tie against Kean on Sept. 14 at Fitzpatrick Field. ... Scored both Scranton goals in a 2-0 victory at Goucher on Sept. 24. ... Had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Farmingdale State on Oct. 1. ... Scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Susquehanna on Oct. 8 at Fitzpatrick Field. ... Tallied the game-winner in 1-0 victory over Catholic on Oct. 22 at Fitzpatrick Field that gave the Royals home-field advantage in the conference playoffs. ... Picked up an assist in a 3-0 win over Moravian on Nov. 2 in a Landmark Conference semifinal match. ... Scored the insurance goal late in a 2-0 victory over Catholic on Nov. 5 in the Landmark Conference championship at Fitzpatrick Field.

Sophomore Year (2010): Appeared in 20 matches at defensive center midfield, after earning a starting role midway through the season. ... Sat out the final two matches of the season due to an injury. ... Finished the season with two goals, both of which were match-winners, and one assist for five total points. ... Scored an unassisted match-winning goal in the Royals’ 1-0 victory over Misericordia University on Sept. 18. ... Headed home Scranton’s only goal off of a corner kick served up by fellow sophomore Sydney Parker in Scranton’s 1-0 victory over Catholic University on Oct. 16. ... Assisted on first-year forward Samantha Russo’s match-winning goal in the Royals’ 2-1 victory over Drew University in the championship match of the Landmark Conference tournament on Nov. 6 at Fitzpatrick Field.

Freshman Year (2009): Saw action as a reserve in 14 matches at center midfield. ... Finished the season with one assist, setting up fellow first-year forward Caila Zappala’s first goal of her career in a 6-0 victory over King’s College (Sept. 15). ... Ended the season with four shots.

High school: Multi-sport athlete who earned 11 varsity letters in soccer, basketball and softball. ... Member of soccer program that went 50-27-2. ... Two-time all-state selection in soccer. ... Was named first-team all-area by the Home News Tribune her senior year. ... Also received the Greater Middlesex County sportsmanship award. ... Was honorable mention all-area by the Home News Tribune her sophomore year. ... Served as team captain of the softball team and was a second-team all-area selection her senior year. ... Her brother, Tim, played soccer for the Royals from 2001-2004 and her sister, Laura, was a member of the Royals’ women’s soccer team from 2004-2007 and was named Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a second-team all-Middle Atlantic region selection in 2007. ... Another brother, Kevin, graduated from the University in 2012. ... Another brother, Dan, played soccer at King’s College in nearby Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ... Her father is a graduate of Rutgers University and her mother is a graduate of Saint Francis College (Pa.).

Awards & Honors
CoSIDA District IV All-Academic Team (2011)
NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team (2011)
Landmark Conference 1st Team Selection (2011)
Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011, 2012)
University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (Oct. 23, 2011)
University of Scranton Father Fitzpatrick Award co-recipient for community service (2013)

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