2012 - JUNIOR SEASON
Made 22 starts in front of the net for the Red Raiders...tied school record with seven shutouts...made 88 saves to rank sixth in school history...totaled a school record 1942:44 minutes in front of the net...earned her school-record 14th career shutout against North Texas (11/10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...twice tied a career-high with seven saves in back-to-back games against Iowa State (9/30) and Baylor (10/5)...twice recorded back-to-back shutouts - against New Mexico (8/19) and Stephen F. Austin (8/24) and against Oklahoma State (10/26) and Kansas (10/31)...ended the season ranked fifth in school history in career saves with 150.
2011 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Played in and started 17 matches...burst onto the scene as one of the top goalies in the nation...first player in Big 12 History to win defensive player of the week four times in a single season...second in school history in single season shutouts with seven...second in school history with three consecutive shutouts (9/16 Arizona State, 9/18 Arizona & 9/23 Missouri)...jumped to No. 5 in career shutouts (7) after just one season...recorded 57 saves on the season...third in the Big 12 with three shutouts during conference play...fourth in the Big 12 in Goals Against Avg. (1.10)...registered six saves against Texas in the first round of the Big 12 Championships marking the most by a goalie in a single game at the 2011 tournament.
Played on the New Zealand U17 National Team and the U20 National Team ... played in the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand in 2008 and on the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Chile in 2008 ... in 2010 played in goal for the Junior Football Ferns during the OFC U20 Women's Championship as New Zealand qualified for Germany ... was part of final squad for the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Germany.
Attended Auckland University before transferring to Texas Tech ... received the Blue Sports Award for representing New Zealand while attending Auckland.
Graduated from Burnside High School in Christchurch, New Zealand ... received the New Zealand Representative Honor Roll.
Born March 6, 1991, to parents Ian and Anne Esson ... father graduated from Otago University and graduated from Christchurch Hospital ... has an older brother, William, and an older sister, Elizabeth ... hobbies include wakeboarding ... majoring in general studies with a concentration in geography, environmental science and psychology.