2008: Started 21 of 22 games. Tied for second on team in both goals (3) and assists (2). Scored game-tying goal with five seconds remaining to force overtime against Ohio State (Aug. 29). Scored lone goal in 3-1 loss to number one-ranked Notre Dame (Oct. 5). Tallied goal in regular season finale win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 26). Fired 31 shots, 16 of which were on goal.
Prior to Marquette: A three-time varsity letterwinner at St. Teresa's Academy, Martens graduated a semester early and enrolled in Marquette for the spring 2008 semester where she was able to train with the soccer team and take classes. She was listed as a top-75 recruit by Soccer Buzz. She earned a number of accolades as she led her high school, club, and ODP teams to a number of titles. Martens was a 2006 NSCAA/ADIDAS All-America Team selection, 2006 Western Missouri Region Player of the Year, 2006 Missouri High School Player of the Year, 2006 Kansas City Star All-Metro Player of the Year, and 2006 Kansas City Star All-Metro First Team. She was also a three-time Missouri All-State selection, three-time All-Western Region selection, 2005 Kansas City Star All-Metro team honorable mention. While guiding her high school squad to two Missouri State Championships in 2005 and 2006, she was the team's leading goal scorer from 2005-2007. Martens was a former teammate of current Golden Eagle Katie Kelly while at St. Teresa's Academy. She was a member of the Kansas City Metro Dynamos club team which were 2006 Kansas State Champions. As a Region II ODP Regional Team Member since 2005, Marten was twice invited to national camps in 2006 and 2008 and the Florida Interregional Event in 2005 and 2006.
Personal: Martens was born Dec. 8, 1989. The daughter of Dale and Ann Martens, she has three siblings, Mandy, Spencer and Alex. Her older brother Spencer is a senior soccer defender at Rockhurst University (Mo.). Martens plans to major in exercise science.
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