23 Emily Blanton
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
High School: Shaker Heights
Position: M/D
The squads' strongest and fastest player, Blanton will continue to provide intense defense and marking abilities that generate a strong attack. Working hard this off season on her stick handling, she will be looked to contribute more all over the field in 2004 ... 2003: An Honorable Mention All- Ivy selection ... Played and started in all 14 games for the Bears ... Totaled five goals and two assists ... 4th on the team with 26 ground balls, 5th with11 draw controls, and 6th on the team with nine caused turnovers ... 2002: Played in all 14 games for the Bears, earning 13 starts ... Scored one goal and added three assists for four points ... Also had 28 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers with four draw controls ... 2001: Played in 13 games, earning two starts ... Scored one goal ... Also picked up 18 ground balls and had four caused turnovers to go along with eight draw controls ... Before Brown: A three-sport athlete, Blanton played soccer and lacrosse and ran track for Shaker Heights High School ... A member of the Midwest National Lacrosse Team with a #1 ranking her sophomore-senior years, she was named to the All-Tournament team those same years ... Blanton was an All-American her senior year, after receiving honorable mention All-American honors as a junior ... A member of the MSLA Team #2 as a sophomore, she was on the MSLA Team #1 as a junior and a senior, earning MVP honors of the MSLA tournament as a junior ... A two-time captain for her lacrosse team, Blanton was a three-time captain for her soccer team ... Also an Indoor Track All-American as part of the 4x400 relay team ... Personal: The daughter of Ronald Blanton and Janice Quan, Emily has a sister, Jessica, 20, and a brother, Leonardo, 3 ... Concentrating in Economics.