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    Amy Bessette
    Amy Bessette
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Frankfort, Ill.

    High School:
    Lincoln-Way

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Goalkeeper

    1998: Set an Illinois record with a 1.31 goals against average ... amassed 75 saves ... started 17 games totaling 1432 minutes ... ranked second in the Big Ten in minutes played among goalkeepers, seventh in saves and eighth in goals against average ... recorded three shutouts -- 1-0 over Illinois State, 3-0 over Valparaiso, , 5-0 over Iowa, and 3-0 over Oakland (1/2 shutout) ... recorded 14 saves vs. Penn State ... had five saves vs. Michigan ... holds Illinois single-season (88) and career (163) saves records.

    1997: Saved a team-best 88 shots on the season ... started eight of 13 games played, totaling 791 minutes in goal ... recorded a 1.76 goals against average ... saved season-high 19 shots in the team's 3-2 double overtime victory over Northwestern ... stopped 13 shots in a 2-1 loss to Michigan State.

    Personal: Participates in Habitat for Humanity ... lists scoring her first goal as her biggest sports thrill ... hobbies include juggling, lacrosse and drawing ... majoring in finance ... daughter of Phil and Cathy Bessette ... Born on July 25, 1978.

    Bessette's Career Statistics

    Year GP/GS MP GA GAA SV ShO Record
    1997 13/8 791 23 2.61 88 0 3-5-0
    1998 19/17 1432 21 1.31 75 3.5 12-70
    Total 32/25 2163 44 1.83 163 3.5 15-12-0

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