8 - Crysti Howser
Crysti Howser
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
High School: New Trier
Position: F
S/C: Assabet Midget

Notes: Profiled on USAHockey.com ... Enters 2008-09 season tied for 5th on Yale's career goals list (44), 7th on Yale's career points list (92), and tied for 8th on Yale's career assists list (48) ... Voted most competitive on team in mid-season survey her junior year ... 2007-08: Honorable mention All-Ivy League ... Led team in points (10-19-29) for third straight season, becoming fourth player in team history to accomplish that feat ... Also led team in assists ... Had three points in a game three times ... Seven-time ECAC Hockey Weekly Honor Roll pick ... 2006-07: Led team in points for second straight season (22-15-37) ... Goal total was third on Yale's all-time list and highest total by a Bulldog in 19 years ... Point total was fourth on Yale's all-time list and most by a Bulldog in 21 years ... Led team in power-play goals (six) and short-handed goals (two) ... Second on team in +/- (+17) ... Won Nutmeg Classic Most Valuable Player Award after helping Yale to tournament title by scoring two goals and adding one assist in two games ... Three-time ECAC Hockey Weekly Honor Roll selection ... Scored two goals in a game six times ... Highest point total in a game was four (2-2-4) in 8-1 win at Union Feb. 10 ... 2005-06: Led team in points (12-14-26) despite missing seven games while playing soccer for Yale ... Joined Bulldogs on the ice Nov. 19, less than 24 hours after the soccer team's run to the quarterfinals of the NCAA College Cup ended with a loss at Notre Dame ... ECACHL Rookie of the Week Jan. 9 ... Had two four-point games, including two goals and two assists in 5-5 tie with Princeton Jan. 6 ... Also had four points (1-3-4) in 9-1 win over Union Feb. 11 ... Scored a point in six straight games Nov. 26 to Jan. 7 ... USA HOCKEY: Selected to U.S. Under-22 Team for three-game series vs. Canada in August 2007 and August 2008 ... Scored goal vs. Canada Aug. 23, 2008 ... Tied for fifth in scoring at 2007 U.S. Women's National Festival ... Invited to 2007 USA Hockey Holiday Camp along with teammate Helen Resor ... Attended U-22 tryouts for Team USA in August 2006 ... Before Yale: Played for Assabet Valley in Massachusetts, the same program that produced current Bulldogs Carry Resor and Helen Resor ... Also played for the Chicago Chill boys AAA team, where she was assistant captain and MVP ... Was an Illinois State Scholar ... Graduate of New Trier Township High ... Off the Ice: Comes from a family of athletes that includes two uncles who starred at Miami of Ohio (Tom Brown in hockey and David Brown in tennis), a grandfather (Dave Brown) who played quarterback for Princeton and a cousin (Tom Brown) who is a junior fullback for Dartmouth ... Also played soccer at Yale and won an Ivy League championship in that sport in 2005 ... 2005 Ivy Rookie of the Year in soccer, finishing third in the league in points with 25 ... Member of Silliman College ... Political science major who intends to be an attorney ... Volunteered on conservation project in South Africa in summer of 2007... Volunteers at St. Thomas More homeless shelter each week ... Member of Athletes in Action. Best present/gift you ever received: My family visiting Who would you switch places with for a day? Condoleezza Rice Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Wilmette, Illinois What is the strongest part of your game? I am the hardest worker