1 Natalie Gilbertson
1 Natalie Gilbertson
Height: 5-8
Year: So.-2L*
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Centennial
Position: GK
Major: Biology

Academic Notes: Plans to study biology with a minor in chemistry...3.90 weighted high school GPA, ranked 120th out of 675 students in her class...Member of yearbook club...Graduated with the Advanced Honors diploma...Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete Award recipient in 2013 and 2014. All Big Sky Academic selection in 2014. 

2014 (Junior): All Big Sky Honorable Mention selection... All Big Sky Tournament team... Earned first career Big Sky Player of the week honor on Sept. 2.... Recorded nine shutouts which is third all-time in NAU history in a single season... Had a 0.80 goals against average which is third all-time in NAU history in a single season... Posted two streaks of three straight shutouts. Recorded 104 saves throughout the season. 

2013 (Sophomore): Utilized redshirt year due to injury.

2012 (Freshman): Played in seven games with five starts...Recorded a 2-3-0 record with a 2.01 goals against average, .766 save percentage and two shutouts (one solo)...Allowed 11 goals and made 36 saves in 493 minutes in goal...Played every minute in three games...Recorded first collegiate victory and solo shutout against Florida Atlantic in hometown of Las Vegas in first game of UNLV Rebel Classic...Recorded shared shutout with Lauren Weaver against San Jose State...Allowed one goal or less in four of seven games...Made career-high 10 saves against Arizona State.

High School: Four-year letter winner, three-year starter and one-year team captain in soccer at Centennial HS...Team won state championship in 2009 and was state runner-up in 2011...Named team MVP in 2012... Named the team defensive playoff MVP in 2011 and Centennial HS Athlete of the Month in January 2012...Also played for Premier SC club soccer team...Club team is three-time state champions.

Personal: Natalie Ann Gilbertson was born Jan. 21, 1994 in Las Vegas, Nev....Daughter of Todd Gilbertson and LeeAnn Mandarino...Father, Todd, played football at University of Nebraska at Kearney...Hobbies include playing ping pong and swimming...Overcame a torn plantar fascia injury in 2009...Most exciting event was stopping three penalty kicks to beat the national champions at the Blues Cup in 2011...Chose NAU because she loved the campus, the health sciences program and the soccer program.