Jami Kranich - Goalkeeper

Name: Jami Kranich
Position: Goalkeeper 
Height: 5-10
Jersey number: 2
Date of birth: May 27, 1992
Age: 23
Hometown: Hamden, Conn.
Citizenship: USA
College: Villanova University
Last club: Villanova University
How acquired: Signed on May 11, 2016
Follow on Twitter: @jamikranich

Professional: Signed on May 11, 2016 ... Waived on April 5, 2016 following preseason ... In 2015, started all eight games she appeared in ... Posted a record of 2-4-2 with two shutouts ... Registered a 1.63 goals against average ... Finished with 29 saves ... Made professional debut on May 9, 2015, a 3-0 loss against the Chicago Red Stars on the road, making six saves ... Posted her first professional win on May 16, 2015, a 1-0 win at home against Portland Thorns FC. Made three saves in the win ... Registered a season- and career-high eight saves on June 6, 2015, a 1-1 tie on the road against the Washington Spirit. 2014: Signed as a draft pick on March 24, 2014 ... Was selected in the fourth round (32 overall) in the 2014 NWSL College Draft ... Served as backup to starting keeper Alyssa Naeher ... Did not make an appearance in 2014 ... Recorded a shutout in a preseason victory over the University of Connecticut.

College: Played and started 64 matches in four years at Villanova ... Finished with 24 career wins and 12 shutouts ... Made 269 career saves and finished with a 1.59 goals against average ...  Went 6-10-3 in her senior season of 2013 and earned a career-high four shutouts ... As a junior in 2012, only played eight games due to international duty with the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team ... Named a 2012 Third Team All-BIG EAST selection ... Also in 2012, was ranked first in the BIG EAST averaging 0.50 shutouts per game, fifth with a 0.84 goals against average, fifth with a .841 save percentage and fourth in the conference averaging 4.62 saves per game... Tallied a 3-4-1 record and four shutouts for the season while facing an average of 14.5 shots per game ...  As a sophomore in 2011, she was the only player on the team to play every minute of all 19 games ... Ranked eighth in the BIG EAST in saves (75) ... As a freshman in 2010, started all 18 of her appearances and played 1,480:54 minutes in goal, allowing 31 goals and making 73 saves ... Posted a 1.88 goals-against average and a .702 save percentage ... Tallied three shutouts and an overall record of 7-11 (.389) ... Ranked 10th in the BIG EAST Conference in saves per game.

International: Member of the U-20 U.S. Women's National Team that won the U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup in 2012 in Japan ... First Villanova player to participate in a World Cup event while an undergraduate and follows in the footsteps of former Wildcats goalkeeper Jillian Loyden, who was on the U.S. team for the Women's World Cup in 2011 and was chosen as the team's alternate goalkeeper for the London Olympics.

Scholastic/Club: At Hamden High School, played varsity soccer for three years (freshman, sophomore, and senior) and earned two letters as a goalkeeper ... Named one of the nation's Top 100 `Players to Watch' by Top Drawer Soccer, which also listed her as a Top 100 recruit in the Class of 2010 ... Achieved High Honors status every semester in high school ... Named a Scholar-Athlete ... Played for the Connecticut Football Club (CFC) since 2002 ... The team won the Connecticut State Cup each year from 2005-09, advancing to the Region 1 Championship each year ... Region semifinalist and Disney Showcase semifinalist in 2007 ... US Club Soccer national finalist in 2008 ... Played for the CFC Passion in the W-League (2009) and WPSL (2010) ... Member of the Connecticut state ODP team each year since 2007 ... The team was a Region 1 semifinalist in 2008 ... Member of the Region 1 pool each year since 2008 ... Played in the 2008 and 2009 Inter-Regional tournament and was a member of the 2009 squad that traveled to Portugal.

Personal: Born in New Haven, Conn ... Daughter of James and Nancy Kranich ... Has a younger brother, Kyle ... Father played football and was a defensive back at American International College (1981-85)

 

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