12 Jenna Banta
12 - Jenna Banta
Height: 5-4
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Montville, Conn.
Position: M
Previous School: Montville
gp 13
p 35
g 35
a 0

At USJ: Banta made the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) second team all-conference as a freshman on the soccer team. She also won the most improved player award this fall.

2018-19: Banta bested all Blue Jays, leading the team in goals (35), the most since Rose St. Hilaire 2016. She also led in draw controls (66), and was tied for 3rd in ground balls (23). She scored a team-high 9 goals in a 19-2 route of Dean College on March 11. It was the most goals scored by a single player since Rose St. Hilaire in 2016. Scored a goal in all but two games.

Before USJ: A native of Montville, CT, Banta played four years of varsity soccer and lacrosse at Montville High School. She won Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) honorable mention her junior and senior years on the soccer field. As a lacrosse player, defense was her identity, winning defensive player of the year four straight seasons, and leading the Indians to the ECC Division III Championship as a junior. She also made first team All-ECC twice (2017-2018). Banta was a high honors student her entire high school career, winning multiple school awards.

Recent Games
Mar 30 at Emmanuel (Mass.) L, 17-10
Apr 6 Rivier L, 10-7
Apr 10 Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 21-4
Apr 13 at Lasell L, 21-8
Apr 17 at Simmons L, 16-5
Apr 20 at Anna Maria W, 11-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 13 10
Points 35 17
Goals 35 17
Assists 0 0
Shots 98 64
Shooting percentage 35.7 26.6
Shots on goal 66 43
Shots on goal percentage 67.3 67.2
Free position goals-shots 4-20 2-16
Ground balls 23 14
Draw controls 66 49
Turnovers 37 34
Caused turnovers 5 3
Fouls 27 21
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 28 at Elms L, 14-4 1 0 1 1-3 2 2 1 1 6 16.7 2 33.3
Mar 9 Colby-Sawyer L, 19-1 0 0 0 0-0 4 3 9 2 4 0.0 2 50.0
Mar 11 at Dean W, 19-2 9 0 9 1-1 1 5 0 0 16 56.3 11 68.8
Mar 13 at Albertus Magnus L, 16-7 1 0 1 0-0 0 2 0 0 3 33.3 3 100.0
Mar 16 at Saint Joseph's (Me.) L, 13-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Regis (Mass.) L, 15-2 1 0 1 0-2 1 4 2 0 6 16.7 4 66.7
Mar 23 Mitchell W, 17-6 8 0 8 0-0 6 10 2 1 12 66.7 10 83.3
Mar 27 Norwich L, 20-3 1 0 1 0-2 2 4 3 0 8 12.5 5 62.5
Mar 30 at Emmanuel (Mass.) L, 17-10 2 0 2 0-3 1 8 7 0 8 25.0 5 62.5
Apr 6 Rivier L, 10-7 5 0 5 1-5 1 7 3 0 12 41.7 9 75.0
Apr 10 Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 21-4 1 0 1 0-0 1 0 1 1 5 20.0 3 60.0
Apr 13 at Lasell L, 21-8 2 0 2 0-1 0 9 1 0 7 28.6 4 57.1
Apr 17 at Simmons L, 16-5 0 0 0 0-2 2 6 4 0 4 0.0 3 75.0
Apr 20 at Anna Maria W, 11-0 4 0 4 1-1 2 6 4 0 7 57.1 5 71.4
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2018-19 13 13 35 0 35 4-20 23 66 37 5 98 35.7 66 67.3
Total 13 13 35 0 35 4-20 23 66 37 5 98 35.7 66 67.3
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 13 13 35 0 35 4-20 23 66 37 5 98 35.7 66 67.3
Conference 10 10 17 0 17 2-16 14 49 34 3 64 26.6 43 67.2
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 16 0 16 1-9 15 28 20 4 47 34.0 33 70.2
Away 7 7 19 0 19 3-11 8 38 17 1 51 37.3 33 64.7
Neutral - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 3 3 21 0 21 2-2 9 21 6 1 35 60.0 26 74.3
Losses 10 10 14 0 14 2-18 14 45 31 4 63 22.2 40 63.5
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February 1 1 1 0 1 1-3 2 2 1 1 6 16.7 2 33.3
March 7 7 22 0 22 1-8 15 36 23 3 57 38.6 40 70.2
April 5 5 12 0 12 2-9 6 28 13 1 35 34.3 24 68.6