Will look to get her Notre Dame career off to a strong start in 2010 ... sat out her freshman season after suffering a shoulder injury that required surgery in the fall ... is healthy and ready to make a contribution in the Irish midfield ... outstanding athlete with good speed and excellent stick skills ... has good size that allows her to make plays in the midfield ... has the tools to be a strong player at the collegiate level ... building confidence in her all-around game after sitting out last season ... had a strong fall and preseason ... should see playing time in the midfield rotation ... one of four Pennsylvania natives on the Notre Dame roster, joining junior Meredith Locasto (Pittsburgh) and fellow sophomores Janel Carey (Peters Township) and Maggie Tamasitis (Boyertown) ... played on the same club team - Phantastix `08 - with Tamasitis.
AS200;;A FRESHMAN: Sat out the entire season after having shoulder surgery in the fall of 2008.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport athlete at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pa. ... lettered three years in lacrosse and two in soccer ... also a member of a dance company for four years while in high school ... as a senior was selected all-Main Line and all-Central League ... led the team with 72 ground balls while getting 25 draw controls and forcing 17 turnovers ... had 24 goals and 17 assists while playing midfield attack ... was the recipient of the coaches "Unsung Hero" award that goes to the player whose unselfish style of play contributes to the overall success of the team versus personal statistics ... member of 2006 team that captured the Pennsylvania State title ... was a member of the Phantastix Elite lacrosse club from 2002-08 ... was selected to the women's national tournament all-star team in 2008 ... played for the Upper Atlantic Team in 2007 ... was a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American for the 2008 campaign ... full name is Amelia Joanna Bernier ... daughter of John and Debra Bernier ... has two sisters and one brother ... sister, Lauryn, played lacrosse at Georgetown ... born September 6, 1989 in New Jersey ... majoring in graphic design in the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame.
Bernier's Career Statistics
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