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Web Gem: Karina LeBlanc
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By Graham Hays for

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - For Rutgers senior Erin Guthrie, becoming one of the nation's best women's soccer goalkeepers means being the second-best keeper on the practice field every day.

"Being a keeper and following professional soccer and everything like that, you know who she is," Erin Guthrie recalled of her youth, when LeBlanc played for the Boston Breakers in the Women's United Soccer Association and later the New Jersey Wildcats in the W-League. "And being able to watch her play and then having her in your practice is a really cool thing."

W-League Stats
LeBlanc played one match for the Montreal Xtreme in 2004, 11 for the New Jersey Wildcats in 2005 when they championed the W-League, and seven more in 2006. In her final season, the Wildcats went 14-0-0 during the regular season. Leblanc's stats that season included a 0.298 Goals Against Average and four shutouts.

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