24 - Audra Merino
Audra Merino
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Belvidere, Ill.
High School: Rockford Boylan Catholic
Position: Defender

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2012 Season (Junior): Individual Game-by-Game . . .    Played in two games during the 2012-13 campaign . . . Totaled 71 minutes played, playing 45 minutes against Grand Valley State (10/6) and 26 against Findlay (10/14).

2011 Season (Sophomore): Started eight matches . . . Saw action in 17 contests . . . Recorded 944 total minutes of playing time . . . Finished with three total shots, including one on goal for the year.

2010 Season (Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Played in 12 matches and collected four starts . . . Accumulated 630 minutes in playing time, which included 415 in conference matches alone . . . Logged a season-best 110 minutes in overtime tie at Lewis (10/12) . . . Garnered 90 minutes of action apiece against Ashland (9/24) and at nationally top-ranked Grand Valley State (10/30) in regular-season finale . . . Chalked up 88 minutes at Northern Michigan (11/2) in a GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal Round match.     

High School: Attained All-Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10) Conference honors her last two seasons (2009 and 2010) at Boylan Catholic High in Rockford, Ill. . . . Coached by Mark Couper . . . Graduated in 2010 . . . Helped lead Titans to their second straight conference and regional championship title in 2009 junior campaign . . . Produced two points via a goal in the 2009 campaign and also was a key player in the Titans' defense which held the opposition to a single goal in league competition . . . Played at the defender position on BCHS' 2008 varsity squad after serving in a starting role on the junior varsity squad as a freshman in 2007 . . . Active in school's Green Club, Italian Club, National Honor Society, Senior Retreat Team, and Student Council. 

Personal: Born 4/12/92 in Rockford, Ill. . . . Daughter of Lee and Joni Merino . . . Second oldest of three sisters . . . Her older sister (Kylee) played on the 2010 national champion Grand Valley State University women's soccer team . . . Nickname is "Audi" . . . Interests include soccer . . . Played 10 years in club soccer for the Rockford Dactyls . . . A three-year (2005-07) Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP) regional participant . . . FSU Letters: Three.

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