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Valerie Prause
#8 Valerie Prause
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
High School: Lake Catholic HS
Major: History (3.81 GPA)
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Valerie Prause
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 12/06/2010

2010: [Match-by-Match] One of four Chippewas to start all 22 matches ... named first-team All-MAC ... played crucial role in team leading MAC play in shots, points, goals and goals per game as well as defense that led league with 12 shutouts, ranked 14th in NCAA in goals-against average and 17th in nation in shutout percentage ... attempted a season-high five shots at West Virginia … played a season-high 90 minutes at Bowling Green (10/3) and in NCAA first round vs. Marquette (11/12) ... one of three seniors to finish career with 53 wins, the most in CMU soccer history ... named Academic All-MAC.

2009: [Match-by-Match] First-team All-MAC pick … started all 24 matches at midfield … finished with nine points on two goals and five assists (t-sixth in the MAC) … fired 29 shots, eight on goal … brought CMU within a goal with a tally at Michigan (9/3) … also scored against Ball State (10/9) … assisted on the winning tally against Detroit (9/18), at Ohio (9/25) and at Western Michigan (10/18) … fired a season-high four shots at Northern Illinois (10/16).

2008: [Match-by-Match] MAC All-Tournament team selection ... earned honorable mention Academic All-MAC … started 19 matches ... four goals was tied for the third most on the squad, added an assist for nine points (fifth) ... scored the game-winning goal against Northern Illinois (10/3) and Bowling Green (10/17) ... found the back of the net in season-opening win at Detroit (8/22) ... assisted on an insurance tally against Ball State (9/26) ... 12 of her 33 shots were on goal ... fired a season-high four shots in MAC Tournament semifinal match against Eastern Michigan (11/7).

2007:
[Match-by-Match] Played in nine matches, starting two ... one assist gave her one point on the season ... took two shots with one reaching the keeper ... assist was the secondary helper on the regulation marker in a 2-1 double-overtime victory against Bowling Green (10/5).

High School:
Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... second team All-Ohio as a senior ... three-time all-conference selection ... three-time All-Greater Cleveland first team honoree ... named team MVP in each of her final three seasons ... team won North Coast League title in 2004 and 2006 ... regional finalist three times (2004-2006) ... played for Cleveland Soccer Academy club team ... team was State Cup champion in 2003 and 2006 and North American SYL runner-up in 2005 ... member of SYL National Select Team in 2006 ... team captain of her club squad ... earned six other letters in basketball (four) and softball (two) ... basketball team reached state semifinals in 2005 and state finals in 2006.  

Personal:
Full name is Valerie Jean Prause ... born on Oct. 20, 1988 ... nickname is Val ... secondary education major with a concentration on social studies ... minoring in history ... parents are Joe and Cathy Prause ... boasts a 3.85 GPA.

SeasonGPMinutesGoalsAssistsPointsShotsShot%SOGSOG%GWPK-Att
2007 9 305 0 1 1 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0
2008 19 1193 4 1 9 33 .121 12 .364 2 0-0
2009 24 1786 2 5 9 29 .069 8 .276 0 0-0
2010 22 1588 3 4 10 42 .071 17 .405 0 0-0
TOTAL 74 4872 9 11 29 106 .085 38 .358 2 0-0