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44 All-American Selections


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#18 Linda Ruutu Midfield Senior Espoo, Finland

Ruutu’s Career Highs

Points: 4 (Central Connecticut, 9/7/09) Goals: 2 (Central Connecticut, 9/7/09) Assists: 1 (Eight Times, last vs. Boston U., 9/9/11) Shots: 7 (Colgate, 8/25/11)

2011 (Junior Season): Played in all 17 games for the Huskies, starting 12… Ranks fifth on the team in points with six on two goals and two assists… Scored a goal in a 2-2 tie against Cincinnati (Sept. 25)… Notched the game winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Pittsburgh (Oct. 14)… Registered assists in wins at Wake Forest (Sept. 2) and against Boston University (Sept. 9). 2010 (Sophomore Season): Finished the season with three goals and two assists for eight points… Notched goals in three-straight games from October 10-October 17… Scored the game-winning goal in UConn’s 3-0 victory over USF (Oct. 10)… Scored the game-tying goal at home against No. 5 Notre Dame (Oct. 15)… Named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team. 2009 (Freshman Season): Played and started in all 21 games on the season... Led the team in goals scored (8) and points (20)... Recorded a point in four-straight games from Sept. 5-13... Recorded the first goal of her career against Harvard (Sep. 5) while adding an assist... Put home two goals against Central Connecticut (Sep. 7) including the game winner... Dished out two assists against Boston University (Sep. 11) and No. 8 Wake Forest (Sep. 13)... Scored her fourth goal of the season as the game winner against Syracuse (Sept. 27)... Recorded the first goal of the game in threestraight games (Sept.27-Oct. 4) knocking in the game winner against Villanova (Oct. 2) and the first goal of the game for the Huskies against Georgetown (Oct. 4)... Knocked in the Huskies lone goal at No. 7/8 Notre Dame (Oct.16) and scored at DePaul (Oct. 18)... Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-BIG EAST Rookie Team... Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. Before UConn: Graduate of the Makelanrinne Sports High School in Helsinki... Has experience at the international level... In 2008, competed in the UEFA European Women’s U-19 Championship... Is currently competing with the national team, helping her team to the second round of the UEFA European Women’s U-19 Championship... In addition to the national team, she competed with HJK Helsinki. Personal: A sociology and women’s studies major... born February 17, 1990. Year 2009 2010 2011 Career

Career Statistics

GP/GS 21/21 23/14 17/12 61/47

Shots 41 36 22 99

G 8 3 2 13

A 4 2 2 8

Pts. 20 8 6 34

GW 3 1 1 5

2012 UConn women’s soccer media guide


2012 UConn Women's Soccer Media Guide  
2012 UConn Women's Soccer Media Guide  

Information and the history of the UConn women's soccer program with biographies on the coaches and athletes