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Elissa Unger
Elissa Unger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reading, Pa.

High School:
Exeter

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
05/28/1988


2009: A Second Team NFHCA West Region and All-Big Ten selection who competed in all 22 games for the Spartans, posting a 18-4 record ... Played 1555:13 minutes in the Spartan net, recording 102 saves while registering a 1.74 goals against average and a .773 save percentage ... Named the Big Ten Tournament MVP after registering 14 saves over the two games ... A two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (9/28, 10/12) ... Finished the Big Ten regular season as the conference leader in goals against average and save percentage ... Recorded four shutouts on the season (Rutgers, Central Michigan, Iowa and Delaware) ... Stopped a season-high 11 shots in NCAA quarterfinals vs. Virginia ... Finished career at Michigan State ranked eighth all-time in saves with 264 ... An Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2008: Started all 23 games, posting a 17-6 record ... Played 1,664:38 minutes, recording 88 saves while posting a 1.39 goals against average and a .727 save percentage ... Finished the season ranked 15th in the country in goals against average (1.39) and 32nd in save percentage (.727) ... Allowed one goal or less in 14 games and made four or more saves in 12 contests ... Recorded three shutouts, including a 2-0 win over No. 18 Boston University on Sept. 13, topping two ranked teams in that span ... Stopped a season-high nine shots in a 9-0 win over Temple on Oct. 5 ... Had a nine-game win streak that began on Sept. 13 ... Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 15 for the first time in her career after shutting out No. 18 Boston University and recording a 6-1 win over New Hampshire ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten Team ... Finished second in the Big Ten in save percentage (.727), third in saves (88), goals against average (1.39), tied in shutouts (3) and was fourth in saves per game (3.83).

2007: Started all 22 games ... Posted a 15-5 record ... Played in 1438:39 minutes, recording 66 saves while posting a 1.32 goals against average and a .695 save percentage ... Recorded six shutouts ... Finished regular-season ranked 17th in the country in goals against average (1.25) ... Garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Team ... Finished second in the Big Ten in shutouts (6), third in goals against average (1.41) and fifth in saves (66).

2006: Played in three games, starting two ... Had eight saves for the season ... A member of the NFHCA National Academic Team.

Prior to MSU: Three-year letterwinner under Tammy Ferguson at Exeter Senior High School ... Captain her senior season ... Was selected to the Division I All-County Team and earned Division I All-County Academic Award in 2005 ... Had a .930 save percentage her senior year ... Named second-team all-state as a senior ... Goalkeeper for the gold medal-winning National Futures Tournament team in 2005 ... Also goalkeeper for the 2004 and 2005 National Futures indoor team ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Outstanding Scholar-Athlete ... Received the Gold Eagle Award.

Personal: Born May 28, 1988 ... Daughter of Larry and Eileen Unger ... Hospitality business major.

Elissa Unger

CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR
GP/GS
W-L
Min.
GAA
SVS
SVS%
ShO
2006
3/2
0-3
119:16
6.46
8
.421
0
2007
22/22
15-5
1438:39
1.32
66
.695
6
2008
23/23
17-6
1664:38
1.39
88
.727
3
2009
22/22
18-4
1555:13
1.74
102
.773
4
TOTALS
70/69
50-18
4857:46
1.48
264
.715
13

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