At Delaware: Fifth-year senior who is among the top goalkeepers in the Colonial Athletic Association and the nation....All-American candidate...third-year starter in goal...a rare third-year team captain...small in stature at 5-9 and 180 but quick in the net and a good communicator on defense...has played in 33 career games with 32 starts and posted a record of 15-17...has allowed 314 goals in 1,940 minutes (9.71 gaa) and posted 373 saves (.542)...also owns 71 groundballs and six caused turnovers in his career...ranks No. 5 all-time at Delaware for career minutes played, No. 3 in goals against average, and No. 9 in saves...has posted 10 or more saves 23 times in his career with career-high of 18 vs. Villanova in 2009...needs 1,172 minutes played to break UD career record of 3,112 by Brian Cooper in 1994-97...needs 181 saves to move into No. 5 on the all-time UD career list.
2010 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding senior in which he was red-hot in the late going in leading the Blue Hens to the CAA title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament....earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors...ranked fourth in the CAA and No. 30 nationally in save pct. (.522), fourth in the CAA and No. 31 nationally in goals against average (10.0), and No. 2 in the CAA in saves per game (11.0)...set a school single game record as he played in 1,026 minutes of action...was named the CAA Tournament Most Valuable Player...caught fire late in the season and found inspiration after his mother, Elaine, passed away after a battle with cancer late in the season....in three post-season games, posted 14 saves in CAA semifinal win vs. Drexel, 16 in the CAA title game win over Towson, and 14 against North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament...collected 10 or more saves 12 times overall with high of 16 vs. Towson and 15 against Georgetown...earned UD Team Sportsmanship Award.
2009 Season: Enjoyed a solid season as a first-year starter in goal for the Blue Hens...started all 15 games and played all but three minutes during the season...allowed 141 goals (9.37 gaa) and posted 184 saves (.566)...903 minutes was the seventh highest single season mark in school history and his 9.37 gaa is No. 7 all-time at UD...ranked third in the CAA and 18th in the NCAA in save percentage...ranked fifth in the CAA and 30th in the NCAA in goals allowed average...led CAA and ranked No. 13 in NCAA with 12.27 saves per game...collected 10 or more saves 11 times with a season-high 18 vs. Villanova...also had 17 stops vs. Georgetown, 16 saves against Robert Morris, and 15 against Stony Brook.
2008 Season: Made one appearance in the Blue Hen net against Georgetown...played 11 minutes, made two saves and allowed two goals...had a save percentage of .500.
2007 Season: Did not see action and retained freshman eligibility...team captured the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
High School: Five-year varsity starter at goalkeeper and a two-year team captain...under head coach Mike Vorgang at Niskayuna High School...high school teammate of former Blue Hen attackman Phil Rollins...enjoyed an outstanding career that saw him earn All-American honors twice...four-time first team All-Suburban Council selection...two-time Times Union All-Star and the 2006 Player of the Year...two-time Troy Record Defensive Player of the Year...nominee for 2006 Inside Lacrosse national high school goalkeeper of the year...ranked No. 3 in state history with 973 career saves...led team to two sectional titles, one regional title, and a berth in the state finals.
Personal: Noah David Fossner...born Feb. 17, 1988...son of Nathaniel and the late Elaine Fossner...has two older sisters...health and physical education major at Delaware...named to CAA Academic Honor Roll...would like to be a teacher and lacrosse coach after graduation...works as a lacrosse camp counselor and in landscaping during the summer...lacrosse coach with the Albany Power Lacrosse Club this past summer...father is a musician...hobbie include listening to music, reading, golfing, and playing video games.
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