ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
20 - Cynthia Tassopoulos
Cynthia Tassopoulos
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Hockaday
Position: Goalkeeper
Major: History and Science
House Affiliation: Leverett

Senior • 2012 Stats
Named a co-captain ... Was 3-11 with a 2.74 goals against average and .731 save percentage ... Moved into third place on the Harvard all-time charts with 540 career saves ... Shutout Holy Cross to give Harvard a 1-0 win in the season opener ... Earned honor roll honors of the Ivy League Player of the Week Sept. 4 after shuting out Holy Cross ... Made 11 saves against Providence (Sept. 8) and No. 17 Boston College (Sept. 9) ... Took Harvard to OT tied 1-1 against Yale Sept. 15 by making six saves in regulation ... Led Harvard to a 4-1 lead over Bryant with four saves (Sept. 24) ... Registered seven saves and her second shut out of the season in a 1-0 victory over Brown (Sept. 29) ... Recorded her seventh start against Quinnipiac on Sept. 30 ... Named to the Ivy Player of the Week Honor Roll (Oct. 2).

Junior • 2011  Stats
Earned All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Named to SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Limited an opponent to one goal or fewer seven times during season ... Ranked fourth nationally with an .806 save percentage and seventh with 9.06 saves per game ... Ranked in the top 50 nationally with 2.20 goals-against average ... Registered a season-high save total, 18, in 1-0 loss to Northeastern (Oct. 10) ... Notched 12-save shutout against Brown (Oct. 1) ... Recorded double-digit saves in consecutive games, 13 at Massachusetts (Sept. 10) and 12 at Yale (Sept. 17) ... Made nine saves in 3-2 overtime win against Lafayette (Sept. 4).

Sophomore • 2010 • Stats
Named to the All-Ivy League second team and SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad ... Received team's Most Valuable Player award ... Played every game in goal ... Ranked 16th nationally with 6.82 saves per game ... In Ivy League games, ranked second in the league in save percentage (.754), third in saves (43) and fourth in saves per game (6.14) and goals-against average (1.87) ... One of three goalies to record a shutout in an Ivy game with three-save blanking of Penn (Sept. 25) ... Held three other opponents to a single goal ... Recorded eight or more saves on eight occasions, reaching double digits four times ... Stopped a season-high 11 shots three times: at New Hampshire (Sept. 15), against Northeastern (Sept. 22) and at Stanford (Oct. 8).

Freshman • 2009
Earned All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Selected to the SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Ranked seventh nationally with 8.82 saves per game ... Played every minute in goal as a rookie ... Notched double-digit save totals several times late in the season with 11 stops against New Hampshire (Nov. 3), 10 at No. 9 Boston College (Oct. 28), 15 against No. 4 Princeton and 12 against Boston University (Oct. 14) ... Posted first shutout with eight saves in 1-0 win at Cornell (Oct. 17) ... Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after picking up 10 saves against Michigan (Oct. 10) and 12 against No. 10 Massachusetts (Oct. 6) ... Recorded a high of 23 saves at No. 5 Connecticut (Sept. 23) ... Recorded five saves in 4-1 win over UC Davis (Sept. 9) … Picked up first collegiate win in season opener at Holy Cross (Sept. 5).

Before Harvard
A four-year letterwinner in field hockey and softball at Hockaday High School … Captained both teams senior season … Named first team All-SPC Tournament in 2007 … Recipient of the Zoe Cavalaris Outstanding Female Athlete Award as well as the Nan McGarr Athletic Sprit Award in 2009 … Participated in Model UN and Student Council throughout high school … President and representative of Athletic Board.

Personal
Enjoys movies, traveling and Greek dancing … Father, Kerry, played soccer at Emory University.