11 Caitlin Mertens
11 Caitlin Mertens
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Succasunna, N.J.
High School: Roxbury
Position: Forward
Club: Match Fit Academy ECNL
g 29
a 10
pts 68
gw 9

2018-19 Lynchburg Female Athlete of the Year
2018 United Soccer Coaches Second-Team All-American
2018 First-Team All-South Atlantic Region
2018 First-Team All-State
2018 ODAC Player of the Year
2018 First-Team All-ODAC
2018 ODAC All-Tournament Team
2017 Second-Team All-South Atlantic Region
2017 First-Team All-State
2017 First-Team All-ODAC

2017 ODAC All-Tournament Team
2016 First-Team All-State
2016 First-Team All-ODAC

Senior (2018): Put up one of the most productive seasons in program history, starting all 26 matches and leading Lynchburg to the national quarterfinals ... Her 29 goals and 68 points both rank second on Lynchburg's single-season leaderboard and checked in top five nationally ... Also added 10 assists ... Tallied a point in 22 of Lynchburg's 26 matches ... Scored in seven-straight matches between Sept. 9-26 ... Hit a league-best 10 game-winning goals ... Notched back-to-back hat tricks Sept. 19 vs. St. Mary's (Md.) and Sept. 22 at Randolph ... Piled up four goals and three assists in the Hornets' three ODAC tournament victories, earning a spot on the all-tournament team ... Scored both goals and nailed a penalty kick as Lynchburg moved by No. 2 Messiah in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

Junior (2017): Started all 24 games on the front line ... Led the ODAC in goals with 14, including a pair of two-goal matches to start the year with garnered the ODAC Player of the Week award on Sept. 5 ... Hit the golden goal in the 100th minute of the ODAC championship to cinch the program's 15th league title ... Scored the team's first goal in a 2-1 comeback win over Christopher Newport in the second round of NCAAs ... Also nailed an overtime game-winner Oct. 13 vs. Roanoke ... Made three assists on the season, most notably the game-winner in OT against McDaniel in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Sophomore (2016): Started all 21 games on the Hornet attack during her second year...Was the leading scorer for the Hornets with 10 goals and tied for the team lead in assists with five...Scored two goals at Sweet Briar on October 19th...Recorded two assists and a goal against Emory & Henry on October 5th.

Freshman (2015): Saw action in 23 games during her freshman season… She scored 10 goals from a reserve role… Netted the game winning goal vs. Babson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament… Will look to build off her impressive first year as she looks to take an expanded role in the Hornet offense next season.

Before Lynchburg: A three-year starter and a four-year letterwinner at Roxbury . . . earned 2015 All Morris County honorable mention honors.


Personal:

Parents: Michael and Shannon

Why Is Being A Hornet Important To You?: It means I'm going to a school I love being at, playing soccer with the best people and being surrounded by the best friends.

Recent Games
Nov 3 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 5-1
Nov 4 vs. Va. Wesleyan W, 3-0
Nov 10 Piedmont W, 2-1
Nov 11 No. 22 Emory W, 2-0
Nov 16 vs. No. 2 Messiah T, 2-2
Nov 17 at No. 8 Chris. Newport L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 26 10
Games started 26 10
Goals 29 10
Assists 10 5
Points 68 25
Shots 143 58
Shot Pct .203 .172
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 9 2
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 31 Gettysburg W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 1
Sep 1 Maryville (Tenn.) W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 10 .100 0-0 1
Sep 8 vs. No. 11 Carnegie Mellon L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 9 vs. Adrian W, 3-1 1 1 0 2 7 .143 0-0 0
Sep 15 vs. No. 20 Emory W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 1
Sep 16 at Sewanee W, 4-0 1 1 1 3 2 .500 0-0 0
Sep 19 St. Mary's (Md.) W, 5-0 1 3 0 6 6 .500 0-0 1
Sep 22 at Randolph W, 6-0 1 3 1 7 7 .429 0-0 1
Sep 26 No. 9 Chris. Newport W, 2-1 1 2 0 4 5 .400 0-0 1
Sep 29 at Roanoke W, 3-0 1 1 0 2 6 .167 0-0 0
Oct 3 Randolph-Macon L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 6 Emory & Henry W, 11-1 1 1 3 5 11 .091 0-0 0
Oct 10 at Bridgewater (Va.) T, 2-2 1 2 0 4 6 .333 0-0 0
Oct 13 at Sweet Briar W, 10-0 1 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 0
Oct 14 Salem W, 6-1 1 2 0 4 2 1.000 0-0 0
Oct 17 Washington and Lee W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 1
Oct 20 Shenandoah W, 5-1 1 0 1 1 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 23 at Va. Wesleyan T, 2-2 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 27 Ferrum W, 4-0 1 1 0 2 9 .111 0-0 0
Oct 31 Washington and Lee W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 5 .200 0-0 1
Nov 3 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 5-1 1 2 1 5 6 .333 0-0 0
Nov 4 vs. Va. Wesleyan W, 3-0 1 1 2 4 5 .200 0-0 1
Nov 10 Piedmont W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 9 .111 0-0 0
Nov 11 No. 22 Emory W, 2-0 1 0 1 1 8 .000 0-0 0
Nov 16 vs. No. 2 Messiah T, 2-2 1 2 0 4 6 .333 0-0 0
Nov 17 at No. 8 Chris. Newport L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 6 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2015-16 23 - .43 .13 1.00 1.61 .270 .91 .568
2016-17 21 21 .48 .24 1.19 3.43 .139 1.67 .486
2017-18 24 24 .58 .13 1.29 3.17 .184 1.71 .539
2018-19 26 26 1.12 .38 2.62 5.50 .203 2.73 .497
Total 94 71 .67 .22 1.56 3.49 .192 1.79 .512
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2015-16 23 - 10 3 23 37 .270 21 .568 0 0 0-0 2
2016-17 21 21 10 5 25 72 .139 35 .486 0 0 0-0 2
2017-18 24 24 14 3 31 76 .184 41 .539 1 0 0-0 7
2018-19 26 26 29 10 68 143 .203 71 .497 0 0 0-0 9
Total 94 71 63 21 147 328 .192 168 .512 1 0 0-0 20
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 26 26 1.12 .38 2.62 5.50 .203 2.73 .497
Conference 10 10 1.00 .50 2.50 5.80 .172 2.50 .431
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 1.08 .38 2.54 6.08 .177 2.85 .468
Away 7 7 1.14 .29 2.57 5.00 .229 2.43 .486
Neutral 6 6 1.17 .50 2.83 4.83 .241 2.83 .586
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Wins 20 20 1.25 .50 3.00 5.70 .219 2.95 .518
Losses 3 3 .00 .00 .00 4.33 .000 1.67 .385
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August 1 1 1.00 .00 2.00 3.00 .333 1.00 .333
September 9 9 1.44 .22 3.11 5.33 .271 3.22 .604
October 10 10 .90 .40 2.20 5.20 .173 2.10 .404
November 6 6 1.00 .67 2.67 6.67 .150 3.33 .500
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 26 26 29 10 68 143 .203 71 .497 0 0 0-0 9
Conference 10 10 10 5 25 58 .172 25 .431 0 0 0-0 2
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 13 13 14 5 33 79 .177 37 .468 0 0 0-0 6
Away 7 7 8 2 18 35 .229 17 .486 0 0 0-0 1
Neutral 6 6 7 3 17 29 .241 17 .586 0 0 0-0 2
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Wins 20 20 25 10 60 114 .219 59 .518 0 0 0-0 9
Losses 3 3 0 0 0 13 .000 5 .385 0 0 0-0 0
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August 1 1 1 0 2 3 .333 1 .333 0 0 0-0 1
September 9 9 13 2 28 48 .271 29 .604 0 0 0-0 5
October 10 10 9 4 22 52 .173 21 .404 0 0 0-0 2
November 6 6 6 4 16 40 .150 20 .500 0 0 0-0 1
No Event
Mon Oct 14
at VSGA Intercollegiate, Blacksburg CC, Blacksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Oct 15
at VSGA Intercollegiate, Blacksburg CC, Blacksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Fri Oct 18
5:30 p.m.
Bridgewater
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Oct 18
5:30 p.m.
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
at VSGA Intercollegiate, James River CC, Newport News, Va. -- Day 1
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Fri Nov 08
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Fri Nov 08
6:00 PM
Albertus Magnus
vs. Lynchburg
@ Hood College MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
TBA
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, VA CNU Classic
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Christopher Newport Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
No Event
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Sun Nov 10
12:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Championship
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Note time change
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Championship
No Event
No Event
No Event
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