3 Rita Meissner
3 - Rita Meissner
Height: 5-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
High School: Yonkers
Position: M
gp 18
p 40
g 35
a 5

2014: Established new career highs in goals (28), assists (8), ground balls (31) and caused turnovers (9) … started 15 of a possible 16 games for Goucher, finishing third on the team with 36 points … scored goals in 13 of the 15 games she appeared in … had three tallies in three consecutive contests against Berry (March 5), Medaille (March 10) and Frostburg St. (March 12) … added a pair of assists against Medaille, and caused three turnovers against Frostburg St. … registered a career-high five goals in a conference win over Elizabethtown on March 22 … also had an assist in the six-point effort … followed that performance with four goals at Marymount (Va.) on March 26 (with a season-high eight shots) and had three goals and two assists in the next contest against Merchant Marine on April 5 … picked up a season-high six ground balls at Scranton on April 12 … converted eight of her 10 free position shots into goals.

2013: Started all 16 games for the Gophers, finishing fourth on the team with 19 goals … two of those goals turned out to be game-winners, which was tied for the team-high … converted seven of her 12 free position shots into goals, and also added 16 ground balls, 10 draw controls and six caused turnovers … scored a pair of goals in Goucher’s season opener against York on Feb. 23 … followed that performance with a season-high four-goal effort in a win at Rowan on Feb. 27 … added multiple-goal games against St. Joseph’s (March 10), Catholic (April 13) and Frostburg St. (April 16) … had a season-high three groundballs against Marymount on April 9.

2012: Appeared in 14 of Goucher’s 15 contests as a freshman, starting all 14 of those games … contributed four goals and an assist, along with 17 ground balls for the Gophers … first career goal came against Virginia Wesleyan on Feb. 26 … added a pair of goals against Centenary on March 27 … had three draw controls and two ground balls against Widener on March 24 … picked up a season-best three ground balls at Susquehanna on April 21.

Major: Psychology

Personal: Served as a team captain in 2014, and will do so again during her senior season … was a four-year Scholar-Athlete at Yonkers HS … received an International Baccalaureate diploma in 2011 … is the daughter of Paul Meissner and Jennifer Ringstad … has one sister, Lynn.

Recent Games
Apr 7 at Notre Dame (Md.) W, 17-3
Apr 10 Southwestern (Texas) W, 13-7
Apr 15 Catholic L, 19-5
Apr 18 at Susquehanna L, 16-9
Apr 25 Drew W, 12-10
Apr 29 at Catholic L, 17-4
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 6
Points 40 11
Goals 35 11
Assists 5 0
Shots 58 17
Shooting percentage 60.3 64.7
Shots on goal 43 12
Shots on goal percentage 74.1 70.6
Free position goals-shots 7-11 2-3
Ground balls 28 15
Draw controls 31 10
Turnovers 18 4
Caused turnovers 9 2
Fouls 9 3
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 21 Wesley W, 13-2 3 0 3 1-1 1 2 1 1 4 75.0 3 75.0
Feb 25 McDaniel L, 18-4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 -
Feb 28 Randolph W, 14-1 1 2 3 0-1 2 1 0 2 4 25.0 2 50.0
Mar 3 Misericordia W, 13-7 2 0 2 0-0 2 4 2 1 4 50.0 3 75.0
Mar 7 vs. Sweet Briar W, 16-4 2 1 3 1-1 0 2 2 0 2 100.0 2 100.0
Mar 11 St. Mary's (Md.) L, 17-12 2 0 2 1-1 0 0 0 0 2 100.0 2 100.0
Mar 14 Mount St. Mary (N.Y.) W, 18-10 3 1 4 1-1 3 2 0 1 6 50.0 4 66.7
Mar 18 at Meredith W, 12-7 1 0 1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 100.0 1 100.0
Mar 21 at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy W, 17-4 1 0 1 0-0 3 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 50.0
Mar 25 Marymount (Va.) L, 12-5 1 0 1 0-1 2 0 0 1 3 33.3 2 66.7
Mar 28 Scranton L, 18-9 1 0 1 0-0 3 0 1 1 1 100.0 1 100.0
Apr 3 at Elizabethtown W, 14-10 4 0 4 0-0 3 0 1 1 4 100.0 4 100.0
Apr 7 at Notre Dame (Md.) W, 17-3 3 1 4 0-0 2 3 4 0 5 60.0 4 80.0
Apr 10 Southwestern (Texas) W, 13-7 5 0 5 1-1 0 5 2 0 8 62.5 7 87.5
Apr 15 Catholic L, 19-5 1 0 1 1-1 2 0 1 0 1 100.0 1 100.0
Apr 18 at Susquehanna L, 16-9 0 0 0 0-0 1 3 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Apr 25 Drew W, 12-10 4 0 4 1-2 3 6 0 0 8 50.0 5 62.5
Apr 29 at Catholic L, 17-4 1 0 1 0-1 1 1 1 0 2 50.0 1 50.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2011-12 14 14 4 1 5 2-3 17 6 15 2 13 30.8 7 53.8
2012-13 16 16 19 1 20 7-12 16 10 27 6 43 44.2 38 88.4
2013-14 15 15 28 8 36 8-10 31 4 29 9 49 57.1 38 77.6
2014-15 18 18 35 5 40 7-11 28 31 18 9 58 60.3 43 74.1
Total 63 63 86 15 101 24-36 92 51 89 26 163 52.8 126 77.3
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 18 18 35 5 40 7-11 28 31 18 9 58 60.3 43 74.1
Conference 6 6 11 0 11 2-3 15 10 4 2 17 64.7 12 70.6
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 23 3 26 6-9 18 20 8 7 41 56.1 30 73.2
Away 6 6 10 1 11 0-1 10 9 8 2 15 66.7 11 73.3
Neutral 1 1 2 1 3 1-1 0 2 2 0 2 100.0 2 100.0
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Wins 11 11 29 5 34 5-7 19 27 13 7 48 60.4 36 75.0
Losses 7 7 6 0 6 2-4 9 4 5 2 10 60.0 7 70.0
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February 3 3 4 2 6 1-2 3 3 2 3 8 50.0 5 62.5
March 8 8 13 2 15 3-4 13 10 6 5 21 61.9 16 76.2
April 7 7 18 1 19 3-5 12 18 10 1 29 62.1 22 75.9