19 - Vanessa Aponte
Vanessa Aponte
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Winter Springs
Position: F/MF
g 3
a 7
sh % .044
gw 1

*The Citadel’s 2011-12 Women’s Athlete of the Year
*2011 All-Conference Team
*Two-time Southern Conference Player of the Week
*2010 Southern Conference All-Tournament Team
*2010 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team

SOPHOMORE (2011): Participated in all 18 games of the 2011 season… led the conference in shots with 83 including 43 shots on goal which are both single season program records… finished just 29 shots shy of the program’s career record with 135 in her two years with the Bulldogs… currently sits in sixth place on The Citadel's all-time goals list with 13 and third in assists with eight… tabbed as the Southern Conference’s Player of the Week twice… named the ninth-best player in the conference according to TopDrawerSoccer.com's wa tch list… had two contests where she posted two goals in a single game, including a two-goal performance in the season finale against crosstown rival College of Charleston to lead her team to a 3-2 victory and marked the first victory in program history against the Cougars in 11 games.

FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in 19 matches with 17 starts… finished the season with a team-high five assists and second among the Bulldogs in shots with 52, 20 on goal… her five assists became the most earned in a season in program history… finished the season ranked sixth among SoCon leaders in shots and fifth in shots per game… scored a golden g oal against Furman to advance the Bulldogs to the semifinals in their first-ever appearance in the SoCon Championship Tournament… was recognized as one of CollegeSoccer360.com’s Week-11 Primetime Performers of the Week for the game-winning goal against Furman… tabbed to the SoCon All-Freshman squad as well as the SoCon Championship Tournament team… completed the tournament with a team-high two goals, 10 shots, seven on goal, and the team’s lone assist.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Winter Springs High School… collected two letters in soccer and earned MVP and Outstanding Offensive Player award... a two-time First Team All-Conference player... named to the NSCAA All-Region team... a member of the 2009 Florida Rush state championship team... a member of the U-17 National Team that went to the World Cup in 2008 in Colombia and competed in the World Cup in Germany in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 25, 1991 in Sanford, Fla… daughter of Gustavo and Jacqueline Aponte…majoring in criminal justice… was invited to attend training camp and try out for the Colombian Women’s National team as they prepared for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Recent Games
Oct 7 at Georgia Southern W, 4-2
Oct 12 Samford L, 2-0
Oct 14 Chattanooga L, 3-2
Oct 19 at Appalachian State W, 3-2
Oct 21 at Western Carolina L, 3-2
Oct 24 at College of Charleston L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 11
Games started 16 9
Goals 3 2
Assists 7 6
Points 13 10
Shots 68 47
Shot Pct .044 .043
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 1 1
Date Opponent Score g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 24 at Maine L, 5-1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 26 at Bryant L, 5-1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Aug 31 at North Carolina State L, 5-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 7 Coastal Carolina L, 3-0 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Sep 9 Northern Iowa W, 5-0 0 1 1 6 .000 0-0 0
Sep 12 at Winthrop L, 1-0 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 17 at Charleston Southern W, 3-2 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 0
Sep 21 Furman L, 3-0 0 0 0 6 .000 0-0 0
Sep 23 Wofford W, 3-1 1 1 3 7 .143 0-0 1
Sep 28 at Elon T, 1-1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 30 at UNCG L, 2-1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 4 Davidson L, 2-1 0 1 1 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 7 at Georgia Southern W, 4-2 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 12 Samford L, 2-0 0 0 0 5 .000 0-0 0
Oct 14 Chattanooga L, 3-2 0 2 2 8 .000 0-0 0
Oct 19 at Appalachian State W, 3-2 0 1 1 5 .000 0-0 0
Oct 21 at Western Carolina L, 3-2 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 24 at College of Charleston L, 1-0 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 18 16 3 7 13 68 .044 32 .471 1 1 0-0 1
Conference 11 9 2 6 10 47 .043 26 .553 0 1 0-0 1
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Home 7 6 1 5 7 40 .025 16 .400 0 0 0-0 1
Away 11 10 2 2 6 28 .071 16 .571 1 1 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Wins 5 5 2 3 7 25 .080 13 .520 1 0 0-0 1
Losses 12 10 1 4 6 40 .025 18 .450 0 1 0-0 0

September 8 7 2 3 7 32 .062 13 .406 1 0 0-0 1
October 7 6 1 4 6 31 .032 18 .581 0 1 0-0 0
November - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
December - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

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