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4 Tori Howe
4 Tori Howe
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
High School: Mountain View
Position: D
Major: Health Sciences-Community Health Promotion

Academic Notes: Majoring in health sciences with an emphasis in community health...2010 NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team selection and Scholar All-West Region First Team selection…2009 and 2010 Big Sky All-Academic selection...Four-time Golden Eagle Award Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

Career Notes: Started and played in 79 matches, recording four assists for four points…NAU all-time leader with 79 career starts…Tied for NAU record with 79 career matches played.

2010 (Senior): All-Big Sky first team…Started and played every minute in all-19 games during the season at defense…Totaled three shots…Anchored Lumberjack defense that broke school and Big Sky records with a six game shutout streak that lasted 569 minutes and two seconds…Helped NAU allow only 16 goals in 19 games and only three goals in seven regular-season Big Sky games…One of two Lumberjacks to play all 1,737 minutes of the season.

2009 (Junior): All-Big Sky second team...Started and played in 20 of 21 games at defense...Played every minute in 19 of 20 games played...Attempted seven shots for the season, placing two on goal...Anchored Lumberjack defense at outside back, helping team allow only 35 goals in 21 games and recording five shutouts...Named to Big Sky Championship All-Tournament team...Played every minute of NAU's Big Sky Championship and NCAA Tournament games.

2008 (Sophomore): All-Big Sky second team…Played and started in 21 out of 22 games for Lumberjacks at outside defender…Recorded three assists…Took three shots with two on goal…Played 1,888 minutes, the second most on the team… Earned Big Sky Championship All-Tournament Team honors…Nominated NSCAA/adidas College Scholar All-America…Played all 90 minutes of the Lumberjacks' three postseason games.

2007 (Freshman): All-Big Sky honorable mention…Immediate starter for Lumberjacks during freshman season… Started all 19 games at outside defender…Only player on 2007 roster to play in every minute of every game...Recorded first career point with assist against Embry-Riddle.

High School: Attended Mountain View in Mesa, Ariz. from 2004-07…Played freshman season at St. Mary's in Mesa…Named all-region honorable mention in 2003-04…Leading scorer during the 2003-04 season at St. Mary's…Received all-region honorable mention in 2004-05 after transferring to Mountain View…Collected second team all-region in 2005-06...Attended NAU soccer camp.

Club: Integral part of the No. 17 nationally-ranked Southbank Ladybugs squad…Won seven Arizona State Championships…Competed on the Las Vegas Showcase Championship winning team…Celtic Cup champions in 2004…Member of the Arizona ODP team…U16 AZ Team Region IV Championship in 2005…Attended AZ ODP Region IV Camp in 2003 and 2004.

Personal: Victoria Taylor Howe was born May 6, 1989 in Mesa, Ariz.…Daughter of Kent and Sheila Howe….Has one brother, Justin, and one sister, Megan…Enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, fly fishing, Irish step dancing, and hiking…Most admires her grandfather "because he made his way in life starting out with nothing and created an amazing life for him and his family."