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Inside The Game: #13/16 Stanford 90, #2/3 Notre Dame 84 (NCAA Lexington Regional Semifinals)


#2/3 Irish Host N.C. A&T In NCAA Opener Saturday

Notre Dame tips off its 21st consecutive NCAA tournament appearance as top seed in the Lexington Region (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN3/WatchESPN; listen on Pulse FM 96.9/92.1 or WatchND).


Inside The Game: #2/3 Notre Dame 68, #17 Syracuse 57


#2/3 Irish Tangle With #17 Syracuse In ACC Final

Notre Dame playing in conference tournament title game for sixth year in a row Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on Pulse FM 96.9/92.1 or WatchND).


#2/3 Irish Face #21 Miami In ACC Semifinal

Notre Dame is playing on Semifinal Saturday at ACC Tournament for third time in as many seasons of conference membership (noon ET on ESPNU/WatchESPN; listen on Pulse FM 96.9/92.1 or WatchND).

A preseason All-American candidate who enters her senior year as one of the nation's elite shooting guards ... owns one of the purest outside shooting touches in the nation ... also deadly accurate from the free throw line ... elevated her game to another level last season, taking her offensive attack inside the arc and developing an uncanny ability to create an open shot ... ranks ninth on Notre Dame's all-time scoring list with 1,375 career points ... holds Irish records for career free throw (.867) and three-point percentages (.480), marks that currently stand among the top 10 in NCAA history ... needs to make 38 three-point field goals to become Notre Dame's all-time leader in that category ... one of the most durable players ever to put on an Irish uniform, she has not missed a game in her first three seasons, starting all but one (97 of 98) - she needs to start 28 games and play in 35 contests to break the school records in those areas ... only two assists away from becoming the fifth player in school history to amass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in her career.

Junior Season: Associated Press honorable mention All-America choice ... All-BIG EAST Conference First Team selection ... Notre Dame National Monogram Club Team Co-MVP ... Verizon Academic All-District V Second Team pick ... two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 18 & 25) ... only player to start all 30 games for Notre Dame, averaging a team-high 33.8 minutes per game (three 40-minute games) ... ranked third in BIG EAST in scoring (15.4 ppg.), second in free throw percentage (school-record .882), and 11th in three-point field goals made (1.93 pg.) ... also placed 15th in nation in free throw percentage ... made team-high 58 three-point field goals ... was solid in BIG EAST play, ranking first in free throw percentage (.882), second in scoring (16.8 ppg.), and 18th in rebounding (5.9 rpg.) ... scored in double figures 24 times during '01-02 season (eight 20-point games and one 30-point game), earning game-high scoring honors 12 times ... nearly came up with a double-double in season opener against Valparaiso, finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds while playing all 40 minutes ... rang up game-high 16 points (6-7 FT) at Colorado State ... connected for team-best 19 points (3-5 from three-point range) and added seven rebounds at Arizona ... canned 4-of-6 three-point attempts and scored 12 points in victory over Army ... scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Michigan ... became 19th Notre Dame player to score 1,000 career points with her 12-point night at Purdue ... posted 16 points and tied for team lead with season-high four assists against DePaul ... erupted for 23 points and tied career high with seven three-point field goals at Miami ... registered 22 points at Villanova ... scored 22 points (19 in second half) against Virginia Tech - also banked in 48-foot heave at halftime horn against Hokies ... dumped in game-high 21 points (4-7 3FG, 7-8 FT) with eight rebounds at Pittsburgh ... registered her first double-double of the season (and fourth of her career) with 14 points and a season-high 10 rebounds against St. John's ... rang up 25 points at Rutgers, hitting 10-of-15 shots from the field - scored 16 of her points in second half ... poured in season-high 31 points vs. West Virginia, hitting career-best 11-of-13 free throws in 40 minutes ... notched 24 points (20 in the second half) at Georgetown ... tallied 22 points in regular-season finale vs. Villanova ... dumped in 29 points, including seven three-pointers, in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Syracuse ... chalked up game-high 14 points in NCAA Tournament first-round victory over New Mexico ... scored 145 points (24.2 ppg.) in six-game stretch from Feb. 16-March 15 - scoring total was second-highest six-game run in school history (161 by Katryna Gaither in 1996-97).

Sophomore Season: Earned third-team all-BIG EAST honors ... only sophomore voted to any of the three all-conference teams ... second-leading scorer for the second consecutive year as she averaged 12.9 points and was the team's third-leading rebounder with a 5.1 average ... averaged 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in Notre Dame's six NCAA tournament wins ... scored 20 points (13 in the second half) and grabbed eight rebounds in Notre Dame's Final Four win over Connecticut ... set the NCAA single-season record for three-point field goal percentage for 80 three-pointers made (54.7 percent) ... also broke the NCAA record for three-point field goal percentage by a sophomore ... selected to the Midwest Region all-tournament team after averaging 14.0 points and 7.0 rebounds and shooting 55.5% from the field and 60.0% from three-point range against Utah and Vanderbilt ... scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in regional championship game vs. the Commodores ... scored 11 points and grabbed nine boards in semifinal win over Utah ... named to BIG EAST all-tournament team with 14.0 scoring average in three games ... shot 8-10 from three-point range in the tournament, including 3-3 in the final and 4-5 in the quarterfinals ... made a season-high six three-point field goals in season opener (Valparaiso) while leading the Irish in scoring with 20 points .. led scoring attack vs. Arizona with 26 points after shooting 80 percent from the field and 100 percent from the free throw line ... went 4-4 from three-point range against Arizona in the first half ... scored with 1:39 left in the game vs. Georgia to put the Irish up for good, followed by a key steal with 1:18 left that sealed the game ... perfect from behind the three-point arc in two games (Western Michigan and Fordham) ... led the Irish in scoring against Purdue with 19 points ... last two three-pointers in that game sparked a 14-5 run that put the Irish up by 11 at the end of the game ... spending more time on the court than any teammate, averaging 31.6 minutes per game ... had first double-double of season with game-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 13) ... poured in 24 points vs. West Virginia, second-highest point total of season ... had 12 points to go along with eight rebounds vs. Georgetown ... led team with 89.0 free-throw shooting percentage .. led the team in scoring in five of first 10 games ... started 35 of 36 games ... did not start vs. Georgetown on Senior Day (the only "non-start" of her career) ... scored 13 points in 24 minutes of play against Alcorn State in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament ... pulled down team-high eight rebounds and scored 11 points against Michigan in second round of the NCAA tournament ... one of 45 players invited to the USA Basketball Summer Development Camp/R. William Jones Cup Team Trials in May, 2000.

Freshman Season: Earned Associated Press honorable mention All-America honors ... named the 2000 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year ... also earned BIG EAST all-rookie team honors ... team's second-leading scorer (14.0) ... along with Kelley Siemon, finished as the team's second-leading rebounder (5.0) ... only player who started all 32 games ... third all-time among Notre Dame freshman in points scored (447) and scoring average ... averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in BIG EAST tournament ... scored 15 points in semifinal loss to Rutgers ... scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in quarterfinal win against Miami ... set the BIG EAST single-game three-point field goal percentage record as she hit all seven of her three-point attempts at Rutgers ... two of those seven came in the final 16 seconds of the contest with the Irish down six ... made first to pull Notre Dame to within three and then tied contest with four seconds left in regulation ... finished game with 26 points and 10 rebounds in 44 minutes of action to record her second double-double ... leading scorer for the Irish in 10 contests and tied for game-high scoring honors in two others ... scored in double figures in 20 games ... recorded first career double-double with 28 points and a career-best 12 rebounds against St. John's ... hit nine of 14 shots from the field, including six three-pointers ... scored 20-plus points in six games ... scored 20 points against Pittsburgh for fourth 20-point performance of the season ... netted 32 points against North Carolina in opening game of Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament as she went 12-15, including 6-8 from three-point range ... the 32 points marked just the second 30-point performance ever by an Irish freshman ... also grabbed six rebounds while playing 34 minutes ... scored 20-plus points for third time that season when she tossed in a game-high 23 against Georgetown ... saw 35 minutes of action against USC and led team in scoring for second straight game with 19 points .. scored 17 points versus Liberty in championship game of Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament ... named to Wachovia Women's Invitational all-tournament team ... selected as game MVP of the Orange Bowl Women's Basketball Fab Four vs. FIU after scoring 27 points (9-15 FG, 5-7 3PT) ... also grabbed five rebounds and made a career-high five steals in 39 minutes .. scored a game-high 18 points in collegiate debut vs. Toledo ... also tied for team-high rebounding honors with seven ... scored all five of her field goals from three-point range ... the 18 points were the most in a collegiate debut since 1991 ... tallied 16 points and seven rebounds against Butler in addition to dishing off a game-high seven assists ... grabbed seven rebounds for third time against Marquette ... had 12 points and five rebounds against West Virginia ... had 17 points and six rebounds against Seton Hall ... six-time BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Dec. 6 and 20, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, 14 and 21) ... her .480 three-point field goal percentage set Irish single-season mark and ranked fourth in the nation.

High School: A 1999 Parade first-team All-America honoree ... rated the fifth best high school player nationally ... was a third-team All-America selection by USA Today ... played in the WBCA All-America Game, marking the second consecutive year Notre Dame was represented by an incoming player in that contest ... averaged 21.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals in her final scholastic campaign ... finished her career as the all-time leading scorer at Lake Zurich with 2,740 points ... also established career marks for three-pointers (140) and steals (432) as well as single-season steals record (141) ... scored in double figures in 122 games during her career and finished with a 56.0 percent career shooting average from the field and 79.7 career free-throw shooting percentage ... finished her four-year career with 712 rebounds and 409 assists ... led Lake Zurich to four Fox Valley Conference championships as well as four regional titles ... two-time first team all-state selection ... four-time Fox Valley MVP as well as an all-city honoree ... played in Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star contest following her senior season ... represented the United States on the Under-17 Junior National Team at the Junior Olympics in Moscow, Russia and led that team to the bronze medal in the summer of 1998 ... led her 1997 Illinois Hustle AAU squad to a sixth-place finish at the AAU Nationals.

Personal Data: Born April 17, 1981 ... father Greg played basketball at Wichita State ... cousin Steve recently completed a standout career with the Notre Dame men's golf team ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters ... owns a 3.46 cumulative grade-point average while pursuing a double major in psychology and education ... has earned Dean's List honors three times ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team the last three years ... some former Notre Dame players who wore No. 22 include Shari Matvey and Sherri Orlosky.

Career Honors:

  • 2002: Honorable mention All-American (AP) ... first-team all-BIG EAST ... two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 18 & 25) ... Verizon Academic All-District V Second Team ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... Notre Dame National Monogram Club Co-MVP Award.
  • 2001: Third-team all-BIG EAST ... NCAA Midwest Regional all-tournament team ... BIG EAST all-tournament team ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
  • 2000: Honorable mention All-American (AP) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Year ... BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... six-time BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Dec. 6 & 20, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, 14 & 21) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

    Ratay's Career Statistics


    Alicia Ratay
    Alicia  Ratay

    Lake Zurich, IL

    High School:
    Lake Zurich




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