8 Vanessa Benham
8 Vanessa Benham
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Needham, Ind.
High School: Franklin Community
Position: F

Second-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference performer in 2011.

2012: Led team with seven goals and 14 points...also scored five game-winnin goals...attempted 29 shots, including 18 shots on goal...scored both of team's goals in a road victory at Oberlin (9/15)...found the back of the net twice in a road conference triumph against Anderson (10/27)...recorded a season-high six shots each against Oberlin and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (10/8)...scored a game-winning goal against Oberlin, Heidelberg (9/16), Millikin (9/26), St. Mary-of-the-Woods and Anderson...appeared in 16 matches, earning 11 starts.

2011: Earned second-team All-HCAC honors after leading team with 17 points and five assists...named to the All-HCAC Academic team...tied for team lead with six goals...tallied five points (two goals and an assist) in a home win over Spalding (9/13)...recorded two assists in a home conference victory against Defiance (10/8)...also scored two goals in a win over Trine (9/9)...found the back of the net against Knox (9/2) and St. Mary-of-the-Woods (9/24).

2010: Played in 16 games and started in 15 games...attempted 31 shots at goal...had three goals with one assist.

Personal: Majors in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry...daughter of David and Debbie Benham...Dean's List student...Delta Delta Delta.