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#1 Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakewood, Wash.
High School: Charles Wright Academy
Club: Eastside FC
Experience: 1 Letter

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University of Washington
2011 (Senior): Second-Team All-Pac-12 ... Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic ... named team Defensive MVP and Player of the Year ... earned the Efficiency Award at the team banquet ... named Student-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 12 by being named the Portland/Nike Invitational Defensive MVP, tying for the tournament championship with the host Pilots with a 1-0-1 record ... she made 13 saves vs. the No. 24 Pilots and allowed just one goal ... started in 17 out of 18 games in goal ... logged 1,882:54 minutes, allowing 20 goals (0.96 goals against average) ... made 75 saves with a .789 save percentage ... posted a 6-7-4 record with seven shutouts ... had a shutout against Utah University (Oct. 9) and at Arizona (Oct. 28) in 4-0 wins ... made 11 saves vs. BYU in the first regular season game (Aug. 19) ... took No. 1 Stanford into overtime while making nine saves ... tied for seventh in goalkeeper saves (86) and ninth in goals against average (1.04) in UW individual single-season records for the 2011 season ... ends her career ranked in UW career records, ranked first in goals against average (1.00), fifth in goalkeeper saves (169), and tied for fifth in goalkeeper shutouts (9) ... held top-ranked teams such as Stanford, UCLA, Wisconsin, Cal and Portland to just one score each.

2010 (Junior): In her first full season at UW had one of the best seasons in school history by a goalkeeper ... named Third-Team All-Pacific Region ... Second-Team All-Pac-10 ... Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 12 ... the Student-Athlete of the Week on Oct. 11 and Nov. 15 ... the Primetime Peformer of the Week on Nov. 17 ... played and started in 21 games in goal ... logged 1,959:50 minutes, allowing 21 goals (0.96 goals against average) while making 94 saves ... had a .817 save percentage ... posted a 10-9-2 record with seven shutouts ... had her first career assist at UW on Alex Webber's game-winning goal at UCLA on Oct. 29 ... earned her first start as a Husky at UMass on Aug. 27, earning the shutout while making five saves ... also had shutouts at San Francisco (Sept. 26), vs. Arizona State (Oct. 10), vs. Oregon (Oct. 22), at UCLA (Oct. 29), vs. Oklahoma in the NCAA First Round (Nov. 12) and at UC Irvine in the NCAA Sweet 16 (Nov. 20) ... made 10 saves at No. 1 Stanford on Oct. 17 ... made 13 saves in the NCAA Second Round at No. 2 Portland on Nov 14 which ranks second in a single-game in UW history ... also made two stops during the penalty shootout at Portland, including the winning save ... took the ninth shot in the shootout, making her attempt ... at UW in the single-season records, she ranks third in shutouts, fourth in saves and fifth in goals against average ... in the UW career record books after just one season, she ranks seventh in both shutouts and saves ... in the Pac-10 rankings for all games, she finished the season ranked second in saves, third in save percentage and saves per game, fourth in goals against average and fifth in shutouts per game ... in conference only games, ranked third in saves, save percentage, saves per games and fourth in goals against average, shutouts and shutouts per game ... her 13 saves against Portland in the NCAA Tournament were the most in a single-game by a Pac-10 keeper this season ... finished the year ranked 83rd in the NCAA rakings in goals against average.

2009 (RS-Sophomore): Redshirted the 2009 season after transferring from Cal.

2008 (Sophomore): Missed the end of the 2007 season and the entire 2008 campaign after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

2007 (Freshman): Participated in five games and made two starts in goal ... allowed two goals in 261 minutes in net for a 0.69 goals-against average ... chosen the team's Most Inspirational Player ... earned a redshirt year after being diagnosed with her illness.

Charles Wright Academy:
Recognized by Soccer Buzz as the No. 12 recruit in the nation coming out of high school ... 2007 Parade Magazine All-American ... in 2006, named an NSCAA All-American and first-team all-state at Charles Wright Academy.

Jorden Nikohl LaFontaine-Kussmann ... born in Kirkland, Wash. ... rated the top keeper coming out of Region IV in 2007 ... has an impressive list of Olympic Development experience to her credit, dating back to 2003, including participation at a U.S. Under-17 National team camp in Carson, Calif., in 2006 ... in 2005, competed for the Under-16 National team on a Japan tour, in a game against Germany's U17 team and in a camp in Boca Raton, Fla. ... captained her ODP team in 2006 ... played club soccer for the Eastside Red 88, helping her team finish in third place at the Far West Regionals ... proud to have two fathers, Roy Kussmann and biological father Gib LaFontaine ... mother is Deanna Kussmann ... has four sisters, Victoria, Karin, Erika, and Kristen.


Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann In Her Own Words
I grew up in Lakewood, Washington where I went to the same small school for fourteen years. I probably have the longest last name in history along with a very complicated, large family who take up half of the cheering section. My three dogs have replaced me as the focal point of the family. Transferring from Cal last year was one of the best decisions I've ever Coach Amy and I like to say, "better late than never". I can't stand reality TV, but I love movies and quote them all the time. My life seems to have a general direction in the field of Science and I hope to visit each continent at some point in my life. And I don't care what they say, the rain isn't that bad.

Favorite songIt changes all the time but right now `Alright' by Darius Rucker
Guilty pleasureBorders or Barnes & Noble bookstores
Strangest thing a coach ever said to youWhen I was younger, I had a coach call me Mighty Mouse because I didn't talk enough when I was in goal.
Favorite dance moveIf only I could dance...
Most embarrassing soccer momentI had a back pass that I swung too hard for and the ball went over my foot and was going into the goal. I sprinted back to try and save it off the line but as I went to slide tackle it out with my feet, the forward ran onto it and knocked my clearance in for a goal.
Favorite part of being a HuskyBeing part of an amazing family
Favorite restaurant in SeattleI have yet to find one
Favorite place to hang out in SeattleThe U-Village. It has everything and more.
Favorite place on UW campusThe Quad in the Spring time when the trees are in bloom
Current cell phone ring tone"Party for Two" By Shania Twain and Billy Currington
Zodiac sign and one trait you possess typical of that signCancer - I guess I identify most with the "Loving/Nurturing" trait.
If you could guest star on a TV show, what would it be?The Office
Biggest celebrity crushWill Smith...he's funny, good looking, a great dad and a great husband.
Store where you would like to spend a $10,000 gift cardBarnes & Noble
If you could have dinner with one person, who would it beWill Farrell
Why did you choose the number you wearI didn't
Random fact people wouldn't know about Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann I have to sleep with a fan on at night to drown out any noise because I'm such a light sleeper
If you could trade places with a teammate for a day, who would it be and whyVeronica, because she is an amazing player and I do missing being the one scoring the goals rather than having to save them all the time.
Best thing about playing for Coach GallimoreShe is so straight forward. A compliment from Lesle goes so much further than from anyone else. Plus she's super funny.

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