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UNC Field Hockey Bio
24 Marta Malmberg
Malmberg Malmberg 720323

Majoring in business administration (consulting concentration) with a minor in cognitive psychology ... Member of the 2012-13 U.S. National Development Team and U.S. Under-21 team ... Has earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll and the Dean's List

2012: As a junior, appeared in 20 games and started six ... Scored four goals and added two assists ... Was 1-for-1 in penalty strokes, with her stroke coming against ODU in the NCAA Tournament second round game ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad and the All-ACC Academic Team, both for the third year in a row

2011: As a sophomore, started all 25 games ... Scored six goals and added nine assists ... Was 2-for-3 in penalty strokes and was the only player on the team to take more than one ... One of her strokes was the gamewinner in the 95th minute of play as UNC beat Michigan 4-3 in double overtime on Senior Day (Oct. 23) ... Recipient of the Elite 89 Award as the player at the final four with the highest cumulative GPA ... Named to the All-ACC Academic team and honored as an NFHCA Scholar-Athlete

2010: As a freshman, started all 25 games for the Tar Heels ... Named third-team All-America ... Also earned All-ACC, All-ACC Academic and All-South Region honors ... Scored nine goals, fourth on the team, and added 11 assists for 29 points ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Selected as the team's Ken and Cheryl Williams Rookie of the Year

Before UNC: At Marathon Central School, selected as the NHSCA Senior Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... Three-time NFHCA first-team All-America pick ... Team captain her junior and senior years ... Helped her team to three state championships ... Graduated as the class salutatorian

National/International: Member of the 2012-13 U.S. National Development Team and U.S. Under-21 team ... Part of the U.S. National Development Team beginning in 2009 ... Earned her first cap with the National Team in May of 2010 ... Member of the U21 team since 2008 and participated in the Junior World Cup in 2009 ... Also played at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (2008), U.S. Junior Pan Am team (2008) ... High Performance Championship Team 2008-2010 ... Olympic Development Select 2007-2010 ... US Under-19 Chile Tour Team ... US Under-16 Can-Am Challenge 2007 ... Under-16 ODS/Futures Elite Holland Tour Team

More on Malmberg: Born July 1, 1991, in Cortland, N.Y. ... Daughter of Eric and Sue Malmberg ... Has two brothers ... Her father competed in gymnastics at East Stroudsburg, her mother played field hockey at SUNY Cortland, and her brother is a wrestler at Binghamton ... Favorite pastimes are making stained glass, painting, reading and laughing ... Favorite pregame meal is PB&J and fruit ... Favorite movie is Eclipse ... Favorite book is The Shack ... Favorite quote is "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." (Colossians 3:23) ... Favorite sport to play besides field hockey is volleyball ... Athlete she most admires is Tim Tebow ... After college, hopes to earn a Ph.D. in psychology ... Dream job is to start a non-profit organization ... Highlight of her athletic career has been playing with the National Team and earning her first cap against Argentina ... Her parents have had the biggest impact on her development as a field hockey player


Position: Midfielder/Back
Height: 5'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Marathon, N.Y.
High School: Marathon Central
UNC North Carolina Field Hockey


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