Competitive, hard-working player who continues to develop her all-around skills ... has nice stick skills and the ability to catch in space ... has stepped up her play as she looks to get into the regular rotation for the Irish ... has good speed and quickness and excels in the transition game ... is one of eight sets of sisters to play at Notre Dame ... older sister, Kristen, is an `04 graduate and played on two NCAA tournament teams ... she also served as a volunteer-assistant coach in 2005 ... played at an outstanding high school program at St. Mary's in Annapolis, Md. ... selected to the Deans List in fall of `05 ... has played in two games with one ground ball.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in two games, grabbing one ground ball in limited playing time ... saw first action against Lehigh in 20-4 Irish win ... had one ground ball ... also played versus Canisius in 18-2 win.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport athlete at St. Mary's High School ... won three letters in field hockey and two in lacrosse ... was team captain of both teams in her senior year ... named MVP of field hockey team and all-conference and all-county in field hockey ... selected to play in the Maryland State High School Field Hockey Coaches Association senior all-star game in 2004 ... as a senior in lacrosse helped St. Mary's to a 17-5 record while scoring 37 goals with nine assists ... selected second-team all-county ... scored game-winning goal in conference-championship game as a senior ... was a U.S. Lacrosse Association academic All-American as a senior ... full name is Kelly Catherine Gaudreau ... daughter of Bill and Cathy Gaudreau ... has one sister and one brother ... comes from a Notre Dame family as father Bill, grandfather; Bill Sr. and uncle Dave (`85) graduated from Notre Dame, as did sister Kristen (`04), and brother Andrew (`06) ... Bill Sr. played football under Irish great Frank Leahy ... born Nov. 15, 1987, in Baltimore, Md. ... becomes the sixth St. Mary's alum to play at Notre Dame, joining former teammate Brittany Fox `06 and graduates Jess Mikula `05, Kristen Gaudreau `04, Jen White `03 and Tina Fedarcyk `02 ... Psychology major in the College of Arts and Letters.