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  Klarissa Ames
Klarissa Ames

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rio Rancho, N.M.

High School:
Rio Rancho

Height:
5-2

Position:
F/MF

Birthdate:
05/31/1990

Experience:
3L

CAREER: Klarissa Ames enters her senior season after starting 18 career games and appearing in 39 contests over her three-year career at Pitt...accumulated three goals, two assists and eight points in her career...attempted 24 shots.

2010: Started six games while participating in 13 as a junior...scored two goals to accumulate four points on the season...registered four shots including three on goal...led the team with a .500 shooting percentage...scored the only Panthers' goal in a 1-1 tie at Syracuse (Oct. 10) and added her second goal in a 3-0 win over Villanova (Oct. 17).

2009: Saw action in 11 games as a sophomore...started eight matches...played 556 minutes...completed the season with one goal and two assists, accumulating four points...finished season with 16 shots...had an assist and six shots in a 1-0 win over Buffalo...scored first career (Aug. 21) goal and added an assist in 3-0 win over Xavier (Sept.6).

2008: Saw action in 15 games as a freshman...started four matches...accumulated 438 minutes of playing time...completed the season with four shots.

HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers as a forward/midfielder from Rio Rancho High School in Rio Rancho, N.M...led her team to a state championship as a senior...four-time All-Metro First Team selection (2004-07)...District 5A First Team selection from 2004-07...three-time First Team All-State selection in 2005, 2006 and 2007...played for RVFC, a club team that captured state titles (2005, 2006 and 2007)...played for the New Mexico Olympic Development Program traveling team from 2004-06...finished her varsity career with 70 goals and 17 assists...led Rio Rancho in scoring for four consecutive years...was a state-level swimmer...All-Academic Team member from 2004-07.

PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1990...daughter of Hamden and Cynthia Al-Hassan...has one brother, Abdul-Raheem...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...history major.