Duke Field Hockey BIO
13 Jessica Buttinger
Career: Four-year starter at forward with 79 games played over her four seasons … NFHCA All-South Region second team selection as a senior … Ranks 18th at Duke in career points (69) and 19th in career goals (27) … Owns seven game-winning goals for her career … Guided Duke to the NCAA championship match in 2013 and quarterfinals trips in 2011 and 2014 … Two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection.
2014: Duke’s leading scorer with 22 points on eight goals and six assists … Named to the NFHCA All-South Region second team after starting all 20 contests … Tied for first on the team in game-winning goals (3) … Provided the game winner in ACC victories over Wake Forest (Sept. 14) and Boston College (Oct. 10) … Tallied multiple goals against Central Michigan (Aug. 31) … Matched a career high with two assists against James Madison (Oct. 19) … Found the back of the cage in Duke’s 2-1 NCAA first round victory over Northwestern (Nov. 15) … Represented Duke in the NFHCA Senior Game … Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
2013: Started all 24 contests for the national runner-up Blue Devils in 2013 ... Recorded a career-best 20 points to rank second on the team ... Notched two assists in Duke's 3-2 overtime shootout victory over top-ranked North Carolina (Sept. 27) ... Tallied the lone goal in a 1-0 defeat of Old Dominion (Sept. 15) ... Accounted for two goals during the Blue Devils’ run to the NCAA title match, scoring against UMass and top-seeded Maryland.
2012: Started and saw action in 13 games as a sophomore ... Led all sophomores with 11 points on the season, earning four goals off of 16 shots ... Also totaled three assists ... Missed five games due to participation in the 2012 Junior Pan American Games where she helped Canada qualify for the Junior World Cup ... Named to the NFHCA Academic All-America team for her performance on the field and in the classroom ... Also earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Over the summer, competed with the Under-21 Canadian squad at the Junior World Cup in Germany, tallying one goal in six contests.
2011: Appeared in all 22 contests her rookie season, starting 16 ... Led all Duke freshmen with seven goals - including two game winners - and two assists on the year ... Scored her first collegiate goal in the season opener at then-No. 6 Ohio State on Aug. 26 ... Totaled a season-high two goals at Delaware on Sept. 3 ... Scored two goals in the ACC Tournament with one score against both Virginia and No. 1 North Carolina ... Also added goals against James Madison and Central Michigan ... Assists came against then-No. 7 Boston College and Virginia.
Prior to Duke: Four-year District 8 All-Star and four-time school MVP at Resurrection Catholic High School ... Led team to 20-0-1 record as a senior, winning District 8 Championship, CWOSSA Championship and Ontario High School Championship ... Also scored the gold-medal-winning goal at the OFSAA Championships ... Served as team captain junior and senior seasons ... As a junior, led team to 17-2 record and first CWOSSA Championship in 30-year history, totaling 25 goals and 34 assists on the season ... Selected to the Canadian National Indoor Field Hockey team in 2010 ... Also played with the Ontario Senior Provincial team and GOA (Toronto) club team ... Leading goal scorer for Canada at the Pan-Am World Cup Qualifier in Baraquisimeto, Venezuela ... Earned silver medal at Canadian National Senior Field Hockey Championships ... In 2009, played for both the U-18 and U-23 Ontario Provincial teams ... Leading scorer on the U-18 squad and overall points leader at the Canada Cup in 2009 ... 45th JFK Memorial Tournament Champion with GOA (Toronto) club team ... National Capital Cup Champion as member of the U-18 Ontario Provincial team ... Won "A" Pool at USFHA Festival with MYSTX Storm club team, totaling eight goals and five assists ... Leading scorer at the Ontario Summer Games in 2008, averaging over three goals a game ... U-16 Ontario Provincial Team leading scorer at the Canadian National U-19 Championships ... Led Guelph Cobras club team to U-18 Ontario Championship and Mississauga Meltdown Tournament Championship ... Led GOA (Toronto) to U-23 Ontario Championship and Boston Challenge Cup Championship the same year ... Named to the U-16 ‘A’ team, comprised of the top 16 players in Ontario, in 2007 and earned silver medal at Canadian National U-16 Championships ... Also played soccer and ice hockey and ran track ... In soccer, starter on the U-16 Ontarion Youth Soccer League Elite Level, comprised of the top-10 teams in Ontario ... In ice hockey, two-time league all-star and team captain, earning multiple Provincial medals with the Waterloo K-W Rangers ... In track, earned numerous Provincial medals and records in the 800-meters and 4x400m with an 800m personal best of 2:09.96.
Personal: Born on November 27, 1992 ... Daughter of Gord and Pam Buttinger ... Has five sisters (Maddie, Natalie, Danielle, Emily and Rachel) and one brother (Scott) ... Father played varsity football in Canada ... Mother played varsity basketball ... Oldest sister Maddie ran track at Notre Dame (2009-12) ... Sister Natalie is a member of the Penn State field hockey team ... Majoring in evolutionary anthropology.