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Joelle van Ierland
Joelle van Ierland

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Den Dolder, Netherlands

High School:
Nieuwe Lyceum

Position:
Back

Birthdate:
02/03/1988


2010: One of seven Spartans to play in and start all 21 games ... Tallied three goals and nine assists as a defender ... Her nine assists tied her with classmate Jantine Steinmetz for a team best ... Registered two defensive saves in both a 6-4 win over Ohio and in a 2-1 win over Northwestern ... Scored against Central Michigan in MSU's 4-2 win ... Registered two assists in a 3-2 victory at Stanford ... Netted a goal at Pacific in a 10-0 shutout ... Assisted on Kristen Henn's game-winning goal against Providence College ... Also assisted on Jantine Steinmetz's game-winner in MSU's 1-0 victory over Iowa ... Notched a goal against Northwestern in a 3-2 win.

2009: One of five Spartans to play in and start all 22 games ... Played 70 minutes or more in 19 games ... Finished the season with 10 points on a goal and eight assists ... Led the team with four defensive saves ... Recorded her second career goal and an assist in NCAA Tournament action against Delaware ...Named to the womensfieldhockey.com Weekly Honor Roll (11/9) after recording three assists and two defensive saves during Big Ten Tournament play ... Recorded two assists vs. Indiana ... Registered defensive saves vs. Northwestern and Old Dominion.


2008: Started all 23 games ... Recorded a career-high seven assists on the season ... Posted two assists on Oct. 3 vs. Indiana helping MSU to a 3-2 overtime win ... Notched a season-high four shots against Ohio in the Spartans 2-1 double overtime win (Oct. 18) ... Led the team and tied for the lead in the Big Ten with three defensive saves ... Named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.

2007: Started 18 contests, and played in 19 games ... Helped to a 1.32 team goals against average, ranking the team 15th nationally and 3rd in the Big Ten.

2006: Took a medical redshirt season.

Prior to MSU: Captain of her club ... Helped lead the team to a second place finish at the 2005 Dutch National Championships ... Was a Dutch Champion in 2003 and 2006 ... Played for the SCHC club team in the Nertherlands, and helped the team to a league championship in 2003 and a second-place finish in 2004 ... Also played for the Midden Nederland District B and A teams from 2001-2005 ... Selected for the national U-16 team in 2003.

Personal: Born Feb 3, 1988 ... Daughter of Gerard and Els van Ierland ... An interdisciplinary studies major with a focus in human resources.

Joelle van Ierland

CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR
GP/GS
SH
G
A
TP
DS
2006
3/1
0
0
0
0
0
2007
20/19
7
1
0
2
0
2008
23/23
5
0
7
7
3
2009
22/22
9
1
8
10
4
2010
21/21
12
3
9
15
2
TOTALS
68/65
33
5
24
34
9