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Year: Senior
City/State: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Torrey Pines


Member of the U.S. Under-21 team ... 

2005: All-South Region honoree ... named to All-ACC team ... selected All-America ... started 18 of 19 games ... handed out the second-most assists on the team with 10 ... registered a total of three goals – at Boston College (Oct. 1), against Villanova (Oct. 11) and against Virginia in the ACC Tournament (Nov. 3) and added at least one assist in each of those games ... four of her 16 points for the year came against Virginia in the ACC Tournament as she tallied a goal and a pair of assists ... also recorded two assists against William & Mary (Oct. 15) ... competed on USA team that earned country’s best performance with a seventh-place finish at the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile, in September ... member of the NFHCA National Academic team and the All-ACC Academic team ...

2004:  Started all 23 games, finished the year with 21 points ... scored six goals and added nine assists ... had three assists against New Hampshire ... recorded two-assist games versus Towson and Davidson ... scored two goals, including the game-winning goal, and added an assist in a five-point effort against Northwestern ... also scored goals in wins over Kent State, Radford, Davidson and Villanova ... collected an assist in the NCAA Tournament win over Michigan State (Nov. 19) ... 2003 (At Stanford): Nor Pac West Rookie of the Year ... named to the All-Nor Pac and Nor Pac All-Tournament teams ... member of the NFHCA Division I academic squad ... led the Cardinal with 26 points (10 goals, six assists) ...

PREP:  A 2003 graduate of Torrey Pines ... two-time North County Player of the Year ... earned San Diego Hall of Champions Prep Star of the Year, as well as CIF and Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior when she led the San Diego section with 65 points (25 goals, 15 assists) ... four-time all-section and all-conference choice ... also played lacrosse, earning a pair of all-league, All-North County and All-CIF honors, while also being named second team All-America as a junior ... named the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior ... twice earned first team Academic All-America honors in lacrosse ...

Personal:  Born July 24, 1985 ... the daughter of Anthony and Carolyn Lopresti ... sociology major ... favorite Duke class is Italian ... favorite place is the fifth floor of the clock tower ... dream job would be owner of the Philadelphia Flyers ... favorites include crab legs, Rocky IV and Eric Lindros ... cannot live without her bike ... career ambition is to compete in the Olympics ...

Coach’s quotes: “Cara’s trademark is her quick, impressive stick work - she can leave a defender dazed.  But it’s her quiet guidance of our attack that makes the difference... end to end, attack and defense, you can feel Cara’s presence and impact.”


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