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  Natalie Bechtel

Natalie Bechtel

Player Profile

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Westlake, Ohio

High School:
Westlake

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defense

Career: Played in 59 games, making 24 starts and logging 293 minutes ... Totaled five points on five assists ... Recorded 20 shots, six of which were on goal.

2013: Saw action in 13 games, making four starts ... Tallied a shot against Kent State (Oct. 31).

2012: Started 15 of the 16 games she played in, logging 1,376 minutes ... Tied for second on the team with three assists ... Recorded two shots ... Registered one assist in Ohio's games at Indiana (Aug. 19), against Cleveland State (Sept. 9), and against Ball State (Sept. 29).

2011: Played in 14 games, starting the last five and totaling 690 minutes ... Posted two assists on the season to tie for second on the team ...Recorded five total shots, one of which was on goal... Posted a season-high two shots in a 1-0 win over Indiana State (Sept. 16) ... Issued a helper on a goal by Toye Famodu in a 2-0 victory over Bowling Green (Oct. 16) ... Handed out an assist on a goal by Famodu against Miami (Oct. 14).

2010: Came off the bench in 16 matches as a rookie ... Took 12 shots and put five on goal ... Registered a career-high four shots in a 0-0 draw at Eastern Michigan (Sept. 24).

Prior to Ohio: Played at Westlake High School under Scott Jones ... Totaled 48 goals and 35 assists for 131 points during her career ... Recorded impressive 17 goals and 12 assists as a senior ... Named All-Sun News Northwest in each of her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Also named All-Sun News Greater Cleveland the last two years ... Helped lead Westlake to Division I district championship in 2009 ... Garnered Second Team All-Ohio honors in both 2008 and '09 ... Named Second Team Coachesaid.com Division I All-Ohio as well as First Team All-Greater Cleveland Coaches Association in both 2008 and '09 ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Played for CASA Black under Chris Marsh ... Helped lead team to State Cup Championships in both 2007 and '08 ... Competed with future Bobcat teammates Mattie Liston and Alex Stec.

Personal: Daugher of Jeff and Melissa Bechtel ... Has three brothers, one of whom attends Ohio ... Majoring in Art ... Born June 5, 1992.