Selected second team all-BIG EAST following 2003 season ... served with Elizabeth Knight as co-captain of the 2003 Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team ... started every game during her career ... brought a wealth of international experience to Notre Dame ... helped lead United States Under-19 national team to 1999 World Championship title in Perth, Australia ... named vice-captain of that team ... finished with two goals and one assist in seven games ... earned player-of-the-game honors against defending-champion Australia … in 63 career games for Notre Dame, collected 15 goals and five assists for 20 points ... finished Irish career tied for first in games played (63), and was fourth all-time in caused turnovers (66) and seventh in ground balls (100).
AS A SENIOR: Leader of Notre Dame defense as a senior ... scored three goals on the year from her midfield defense position ... tied for fourth on the team with 26 ground balls ... had nine caused turnovers and five draw controls ... scored first goal of the season in win over Ohio University ... also had goals versus Connecticut and Rutgers.
AS A JUNIOR: Had one goal and one assist on five shots in 18 games for the Irish ... was 10th on the team with 25 ground balls, caused 15 turnovers and had seven draw controls ... lone goal of the season came in win over 12th-ranked Yale on April 14 ... only assist of the year came in 12-9 win at Connecticut.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Scored five goals on 17 shots and added one assist for six points on the season ... tied for sixth on the squad with 25 ground balls ... ranked third on the team with 19 caused turnovers ... collected a goal and an assist in BIG EAST opener versus Virginia Tech ... scored single goals versus Harvard and Ohio University ... had third two-goal game of her career versus Denver.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started all 15 games as a freshman ... third on team in caused turnovers with 23 ... her 24 ground balls were seventh best on the team ... notched first career point in opening game at Denver ... her first career goal came in 14-13 win over Richmond ... added a second goal against the Spiders ... scored game’s first two goals versus Johns Hopkins ... her only goal of game capped 11-0 start against Columbia ... also scored in Duke game.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned United States Women’s Lacrosse Association high school All-America honors ... represented Philly region in the USWLA 1998 and 1999 national tournament ... led W.C. Henderson High School to state lacrosse championships in each of her first three years ... lettered three times in both lacrosse and field hockey ... three-time all-conference selection in both lacrosse and field hockey ... attended same high school as current Irish defensive standout Andrea Kinnik ... daughter of Tim and Karen McCardell ... born June 19, 1981, in West Chester, Pa. ... graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in sociology.