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    Heather Ferguson


    Newtown Square, PA

    High School:
    Archbishop Carroll




    Four-time monogram winner for the Irish ... versatile player with excellent skills ... strong on the attack with a nose for the net ... along with sister, Lindsey, became the first set of twins to play for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse team ... one of eight sister duos to play for the Irish ... along with Caitlin McKinney, played in a school-record 70 games, making 39 starts ... finished career with 57 goals and 35 assists for 92 points ... grabbed 65 ground balls, had 37 draw controls and 54 caused turnovers.

    SENIOR YEAR: Played in all 19 games, making 16 starts ... finished fifth in scoring with 18 goals and 11 assists for 20 points ... had a career-best 23 ground balls to go with 14 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers ... had nine games with two or more points and four games with two or more goals on the year ... opened the season with a three-game point streak, getting two goals and three assists in wins over Canisius, Duquesne and Ohio State ... after going scoreless versus Stanford (3/2), went on a six-game scoring streak (9g, 7a) ... scored once in 14-13 loss to Oregon ... equaled career high with four points in back-to-back games ... had a goal and three assists in 18-8 win versus California ... scored three goals and added an assist in 16-8 win at home versus Delaware ... recorded a two goals and an assist in overtime loss to Syracuse ... had a goal and an assist in wins over Loyola and Hofstra ... scored one of Notre Dame's two goals in 16-2 loss at Northwestern ... had two goals in 10-8 win at Georgetown ... scored once in 20-9 win versus Rutgers and added a goal in 15-14, triple overtime loss to Georgetown in BIG EAST Tournament ... closed the season with three points (2g, 1a) in NCAA Tournament loss at Northwestern.

    JUNIOR YEAR: Played in all 17 games, making four starts ... was seventh on the squad in scoring with 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points ... picked up 10 ground balls, a career-high 14 draw controls and caused 11 turnovers on the season ... started the season with three assists in, 10-9, triple-overtime win at James Madison ... added one goal in 12-11 overtime win versus Stanford ... also extended her careerbest point streak to 15 games (21g, 12a) ... saw streak end in third game of the year, a home loss to Northwestern ... scored goals in back-to-back wins against Cornell and Canisius ...went two games without a point before getting two assists in 16-9 win versus Ohio State ... scored once in 11-1 win at Loyola (Md.) ... had two goals and one assist in 15-7 win over Duquesne ... scored two goals in 16-11 win over California ... had one goal in historic win over Georgetown and one in 13-9 loss at Vanderbilt ... picked up final point of the year with an assist in 8-7 loss to Rutgers.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: Played in 19 games,making 11 starts in 2006 ... finished fourth on the team in scoring with 25 goals and 11 assists for 36 points, all career highs ... 25 goals was fourth-best total on the team ... added 18 ground balls, two draw controls and 19 caused turnovers ... had 13 games with two or more points and eight games with two or more goals ... finished the year with a 13-game point-scoring streak (20 goals, nine assists) ... opened the season with a goal and an assist in win at California ... recorded a goal and an assist in 18-6 win over Ohio ... had a two-goal game in 17-15 win over Cornell ... scored once in 20-4 win over Lehigh ... started scoring streak with a goal and an assist in win over Loyola ... had three points (1g, 2a) in 21-12 loss to Northwestern ... had a career-high four-point game (1g, 3a) in 18-2 win against Canisius ... assisted on one goal in win at Connecticut ... started nine-game goal-scoring streak with two goals, including the game winner at Ohio State ... scored two goals in loss to Duke and one in loss at Georgetown ... picked up two goals in 13-8 win at Rutgers ... turned in career-high three-goal and four-point game in 11-10 win over Syracuse ... closed the regular season with two goals in 12-11 win versus Vanderbilt ... had five goals and one assist in three NCAA games ... scored two goals with one assist in 16-8 win over Cornell ... scored once in 12-9 win over Georgetown ... finished the season with two goals in NCAA semifinal loss to Dartmouth.

    FRESHMAN YEAR: Broke into the lineup as a freshman and played in all 15 games with eight starts ... scored four goals and added five assists for nine points ... had 15 shots on goals (.267 shooting percentage) ... grabbed 14 ground balls, forced 10 turnovers and had seven draw controls ... first collegiate goal came in season-opening win at Ohio University ... added second goal at Vanderbilt ... had career-best three-point game (2g, 1a) in 18-8 win over California ... added assists versus Rutgers and Georgetown ... had two-assist game versus Syracuse.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport performer at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa. ... four-year letter winner in lacrosse and three years in field hockey ... in lacrosse, helped lead team to four consecutive undefeated seasons and four Philadelphia Catholic League titles ... team MVP as a senior in lacrosse ... had 60 goals and 27 assists as a senior, along with 89 ground balls and 66 draw controls ... finished career with 169 goals and 103 assists for 272 career points ... four-time all-Catholic selection and two-time all-Delco choice ... honorable mention All-American in 2003 and an All-American in 2004 ... high school academic All-American in 2003 and 2004 ... team MVP in field hockey and Catholic League MVP in 2003 ... helped team to three Catholic League titles ... selected all-Catholic Conference three times and all-Delco twice ... named Archbishop Carroll female athlete of the year in 2004 ... full name is Heather Nicole Ferguson ... daughter of Robert and Marianne Ferguson ... has one sister, a twin, Lindsey, who played lacrosse at Notre Dame and one brother ... born July 22, 1986, in Media, Pa. ... graduated with a degree in Psychology from Notre Dame.


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