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8 Jen Gardner
  • 5-10
  • Senior-RS
  • Goalkeeper/Defender
  • Ft. Myers, Fla. (Ft. Myers H.S.)

2005: Started in goal for first six matches of the season… Fractured left Maxilla bone against FSU and missed two weekends of action following reconstructive surgery…Returned to action in second half versus Kentucky…Shared goalkeeping duties with Brittni Goodwin, handling second-half duties in goal in seven of the last eight matches…Recorded a season-high saves (5) twice against Connecticut and FSU…Owns two solo shutouts (Loyola College, Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and four shared shutouts (Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, South Carolina).

2004: Registered 15 starts in goal for the Gators…Made first collegiate start at goalkeeper versus Rutgers…Opened UF goalkeeping career with three consecutive shutouts…Second in the Southeastern Conference with a 0.697 goals against average…Seven shutouts in 2004, which ranked second in the SEC…Only goalkeeper among the nation's top 30 that has also recorded minutes as a field player…Ranked No. 26 in the final NCAA statistics with her GAA of .697…Appeared in two matches as a defender in early 2004 action…SEC Academic Honor Roll student

2003: Started five matches for the Gators…Recorded one shot against South Carolina…SEC Academic Honor Roll student.

2002: Played in nine matches, starting four…Made collegiate debut at Kentucky on Oct. 6…Turned in game-winning goal in Southeastern Conference first-round match vs. South Carolina - her first collegiate goal…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll student.

2001: Suffered tear of left anterior cruciate ligament during the summer of 2001 and sat out the 2001 season recovering from surgery.

High School: Member of Ft. Myers High School team that made 2000 and 2001 State Final Four appearances…Three-time high school MVP…Three-time all-conference…Multi-sport athlete who participated in high school soccer, volleyball, softball and club soccer and volleyball…All-state and all-conference volleyball… MVP volleyball…Volleyball Player of the Year …Coached by Jerry Collins.

Club: Two-time member of the Cape Coral Cyclones…2000 Orange Bowl winners…Reached 2000 and '01 Florida state semifinal round…Coached by John Steinneg.

Major: Special Education (graduate program)


Gardner's Collegiate Statistics
Field Player Stats Goalkeeper Stats
Year GP/GS Min. Shots G (GW) A Pts. GP/GS Min. Saves GA GAA SO
2002 9/4 597 3 1 (1) 0 2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 11/5 398 1 0 (0) 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 2/0 48 2 0 (0) 0 0 15/15 1417:01 43 11 0.70 7
2005 0/0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 14/8 939:23 38 13 1.23 2
Totals 22/9 1043 6 1(1) 0 0 29/23 2356:24 81 24 0.92 9
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