As a senior (2007) - Member of the United States Under 21 team... U of L team-captain.
As a junior (2006) - 2006 NFHCA All-West Region first team member... Selected to BIG EAST first team... Started all 20 games... Led team with 13 assists... Second on team with 27 points... Named to the Womensfieldhockey.com All-America second team... Named to the BIG EAST honor roll on (8/28 and 10/23)... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Miami... Selected as a member of the US Field Hockey U21 team and played in the USA/Canada Challenge... Selected to participate in US Junior National Camp... Member of USA Field Hockey's High Performance Center's Midwest team... Named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar... Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad... Named to A.D. Honor Roll and Dean's List in the fall.
As a sophomore (2005) - 2005 Dartfish/NFHCA Division I All-West Region first team... Unanimous selection to the 2005 BIG EAST first team... Co-vice captain... Fifth in the nation with 20 goals and sixth with 48 points... Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (9/11)... Posted two hat tricks against Rutgers, (10/21) and Villanova (10/15)... Womensfieldhockey.com second team All-America selection... Named to A.D. Honor Roll and Dean's List in the fall and spring... Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad.
As a freshman (2004) -- Played in 18 games with 15 starts... Sidelined four games due to injury... Scored six goals with three assists... Totaled 15 points... Scored the game-winner in the Cards' 4-3 overtime win over Kent State... Also netted the deciding goal in the 2-1 win over Miami to clinch the regular season title... Named to the MAC All-Tournament team... Garnered U of L Athletics Freshman of the Year honors... Named to the Womensfieldhockey.com freshman honor roll... Named to the A.D. honor roll and the Dean's List.
In High School -- Lettered four years in field hockey under coach Julie Maguire... Earned All-American second team honors in 2002... Three-time first team All-State member... Three-time first team All-Division... Named to the All-Tournament team three times... Two-time All Regional North selection... Three-time team MVP... Owns the North Kingstown High School career and single season scoring records... Also lettered in basketball and softball.
Personal -- Full name is Janelle Leigh Avila... Nickname is J'nel or Nelly... Daughter of Roger and Patricia Avila... Birthdate is August 14, 1986... Major is exercise science and sports medicine... Her nephew Maddox is her inspiration... Post college ambition is to continue to play field hockey and go to medical school... Feels her greatest accomplishment was being named to the U.S. Under 21 team... Proudest moment of her athletic career so far was playing for the United States in China.
Year GP/GS Shots G A TP DS
2004 18/15 42 6 3 15 0
2005 21/21 65 20 9 49 0
2006 20/20 72 7 13 27 0
Career 59/56 179 33 25 91 0