ALL-BIG EAST and All-American Candidate
Moved into the starting lineup as a junior and quickly became Notre Dame's top defensive player ... comes into her final season with the Irish as an all-BIG EAST, all-Region and All-American candidate ... named to the BIG EAST coaches preseason all-BIG EAST team ... Notre Dame's top one-on-one defender .... blessed with tremedous speed and quickness ... worked hard in her first two seasons to become a complete all-around defensive player ... will serve as co-captain of the 2004 squad along with Meredith Simon ... "big-play" player ... is always around the ball ... one of three seniors on Notre Dame defense along with Bridget Higgins and Kristen Gaudreau ... knows what it takes to win ... strong on ground balls and forcing turnovers ... has played in 39 games in her career, making 16 starts (15 came in 2003) ... has two goals and two assists for four career points ... has recorded 67 ground balls and 29 draw controls to go along with 29 caused turnovers.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 15 games for the Irish, recording a goal and an assist for two points ... led the Irish with 44 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers ... tied for fifth in draw controls with 20 on the year ... was selected first-team Brine/IWLCA all-Mid-Atlantic region ... selected third-team All-American by womenslacrosse.com following the season ... had an assist in 13-12 win at Boston College ... picked up six ground balls in 10-7 loss at Duke ... scored lone goal of the season in 22-11 win at Vanderbilt and had a career-high seven ground balls ... had three games with a career-high three caused turnovers ... had two games with three draw controls.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in every game for the Irish, making lone start in NCAA quarterfinals versus Princeton ... had one goal and one assist for two points on 10 shots on goal ... grabbed 21 ground balls (tops among non-starters), caused seven turnovers and had seven draw controls ... key member of seventh-ranked defensive corps ... first career point came on a goal versus Virginia Tech ... added an assist in Irish win over Connecticut.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in six games in 2001 ... had one ground ball and two draw controls on the year.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A two-sport standout at Henderson High School ... won a combined five state championships in soccer and lacrosse ... soccer team earned a national ranking in each of her four seasons and went undefeated during her sophomore year ... led sophomore, junior and senior lacrosse teams to national rankings ... three-time conference champion and three-time regional champion in lacrosse ... earned all-city honors in lacrosse as a sophomore and senior ... won all-city honors in soccer during final three scholastic campaigns ... member of National Honor Society ... attended same high school as former Irish teammate Kelly McCardell (`03) ... daughter of Daniel and Linda Kinnik ... born May 26, 1982 ... accountancy major in the Mendoza College of Business.
Kinnik's Career Stats
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