16 Nelli Ruotsalainen
16 Nelli Ruotsalainen
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Espoo, Finland
High School: Makelanrinne Sports H.S.
Position: D
2009 (Junior):
Appeared in 18 games, starting the final 13 games of the year in Rhode Island's defensive backfield...Registered two assists - at Vermont on Sept. 17 and at home against Richmond on Oct. 30...Attempted five shots (two on-goal). 2008 (Sophomore):
Appeared in 12 games, earning the start at La Salle. 2007 (Freshman):
Appeared in 13 games for the Rams, earning six starts...Took two shots. Prior to URI:
Member of the U18 Finnish National Team pool...Voted one of the three Most Promising Young Players in Finland...Additionally, plays in the Finnish Women's Premier League for Puistolan Urhilijat...One of three team captains, she helped lead her squad to a promotion from the Finnish First Division to the Premier League...Attended a specialized sports high school, Makelanrinne, which captured the 2005 Finnish National High School Championship and competed in the World High School Championship in Denmark.