Returns to Notre Dame for her fifth year of elibility ... experienced and confident goalkeeper who will look to backstop the Irish to the NCAA Tournament ... three-time monogram winner for the Irish ... will challenge for all-BIG EAST honors in 2006 ... starts second season as one of Notre Dame's team captains, along with Crysti Foote ... athletic goalkeeper who has shown a knack for making big saves in key situations ... team leader on and off the field ... took over from all-America goalkeeper Jen White in 2004 and over the last two seasons, has played 1,924:40 of a possible 1,938:00 minutes ... anticipates and reacts quickly to the shooter ... very confident in her abilities ... likes to challenge the shooter ... key strength of her game is her ability to move the ball up the field ... may be the best keeper in the program's history for clearing the ball ... continues to develop all-around game ... one of seven sister combinations to play for the Irish ... played two seasons with her sister, Angela (`03), from `01 to `03 ... has played in 37 career games (2,045:40 minutes) with a 9.00 goals-against average and a .480 save percentage ... third all-time in wins (15), second in minutes played (2,045:40), third in saves (307), second in goals-against average (9.00) and sixth in save percentage (.480) as she moves into her final year.
AS A SENIOR: Started all 15 games for the Irish in 2005 ... was 3-12 with an 11.04 goals-against average and a .447 save percentage ... played 902:08 of a possible 912:00 minutes ... led the Irish with 38 ground balls and was credited with eight caused turnovers ... picked up wins versus Ohio University (16-10), California (18-8) and Rutgers (12-9) ... had a career-high 15 saves in a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Johns Hopkins as Blue Jays got game winner on a free-position shot with three seconds left ... four of losses were by one goal with two of them in overtime ... had five games with 10 or more saves on the season ... recorded a career-high seven ground balls at Cornell ... had seven games with three or more ground balls ... caused turnovers in each of last seven games with a career-best two against Rutgers in 12-9 win.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 17 games for the Irish in 2004 ... was 12-5 with an 8.57 goals-against average and a .505 save percentage ... won first 10 games of her career as Notre Dame's starting goalkeeper ... recorded a 6-4 record versus ranked teams, including wins over No. 2 Duke and No. 6 James Madison ... first career start came on Feb. 27, 2004, at California ... played career-high 66 minutes in 12-11 overtime win, making nine saves ... defeated Stanford, 16-5, with nine saves on Feb. 29 ... was named BIG EAST co-defensive player of the week following opening-weekend success ... ran winning streak to three games with 11-save performance in 20-7 home-opening win versus Cornell ... led Irish to back-to-back upset wins over Duke (11-9) and James Madison (9-7) ... had 12 saves in win over Blue Devils ... made it six in a row with 18-11 win in BIG EAST opener versus Virginia Tech ... downed Boston College (17-7) and Connecticut (14-8) to go to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the BIG EAST ... added wins over Ohio University (10 saves) and Ohio State (career-high 14 saves) to go to 10-0 overall ... named BIG EAST co-defensive player of the week after 24-save week versus two Ohio schools ... suffered first career loss in 9-7 game at Georgetown (Apr. 17) ... lost next three decisions at Northwestern, to Johns Hopkins and at Rutgers by a combined four goals ... made 13 saves in 13-12 loss to Hopkins ... got the Irish back on the winning track with home wins versus Syracuse and Vanderbilt ... made 10 saves in first NCAA tournament game, dropping a 10-8 decision at Northwestern.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Got into five games in relief of All-America goalkeeper Jen White ... played 121 minutes, giving up 18 goals while making 24 saves ... turned in an 8.93 goals-against average and a .571 save percentage ... was 0-0 on the season ... saw first career action versus Ohio University ... played the final 17 minutes, making one save and giving up one goal ... made first BIG EAST appearance at Virginia Tech ... played 27 minutes, giving up six goals with nine saves in 16-13 Irish win ... saw 17:29 of action versus Connecticut ... gave up four goals with two saves ... replaced White versus Stanford ... played 29:31 minutes in the middle of the game, giving up five goals while making seven saves ... White returned in the second half and the overtime ... played the entire second half versus Davidson, playing 30 minutes, giving up a pair of goals while making five saves.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in any games during the 2002 season.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Starting goalkeeper for four seasons at Moorestown Friends School where she also played field hockey and basketball ... captained field hockey team for two years and lacrosse team as a senior ... first-team all-county and all-league as a senior ... second-team all-South Jersey in her final year ... selected Moorestown Friends scholar-athlete and defensive MVP in 2001 ... played in S.J.G.S.A. lacrosse all-star game as a senior ... helped Moorestown Friends to Friendship League Championships in 1998 and 1999 ... made game-saving stop on a penalty shot to clinch 1998 title as a freshman ... full name is Carol Anne Dixon ... daughter of Michael and Carol Dixon ... has two sisters and one brother ... born Dec. 17, 1982, in Vorhees, N.J. ... graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in management in May of 2005 ... enrolled in a non-degree-seeking graduate program at Notre Dame.