5  Natalie Turgeon
Natalie Turgeon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Raleigh, NC

High School:
Cardinal Gibbons HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
M/F


Notes: Enters senior season tied with teammates Moore and Pierce with 57 career games played, 14th all-time at WCU ... Of the active Catamounts, has started the most matches (56), which is all but one of her career matches ... Ranks in top 10 in goals (11, t-8th) game-winning goals (4, t-5th), points (27, 9th) and shots (60, 9th).

2004: Ranked second on the team in shots (31), points (11), goals (4), and assists (tied, 3) ... All four of her goals came in SoCon competition - at ETSU and in home matches versus Wofford, Georgia Southern, and The Citadel ... Named to SoCon TIAA-CREF Fall Academic All-Conference Team ... Received the Schrader Scholarship for the second-consecutive year.

2003: Named to the TIAA-CREF Academic All-Conference team for fall sports with a 3.74 GPA ... One of only three Catamounts to play and start every match ... Scored on a header to give the Cats a 1-0 lead at halftime versus Appalachian State (10/21/03) ... Netted a goal at the College of Charleston (11/2/03) to tie the match and send it into overtime ... Was the Schrader Scholarship recipient for 2003-04.

2002: Started in all 19 matches ... Recorded five goals and two assists from her midfield position to rank third on the team in points (12) ... Three of her five scores were game-winning goals, which tied for second in the SoCon and ties for third on WCU's single season list ... Was one goal short of a hat trick versus Delaware State (10/6/02) ... Scored a game-winning goal vs. UTC (10/30/02) in the 2nd OT.

High School: Voted the team captain her senior year as well as MVP by her teammates ... Varsity starter all four years ... Led her team to a regular-season conference championship ... Was All-State, All-conference and All-region as a junior and senior ... Awarded the "Extra Effort" award by WRAL News ... Led her team in assists and scoring as a sophomore as well as ranking second in assists and scoring as a freshman when the team finished as the state runners-up.

Club: Played for the CASL Spartan Elite ... Led her team to four North Carolina State Championships, a Region-3 Championship, two WAGS and two Raleigh Shootout championships ... Was her team's assist leader and second leading scorer throughout her club career.

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