ALL-BIG EAST and All-American Candidate
Won her first monogram following a break out season in 2004 ... key member of Notre Dame's veteran defense ... along with Carol Dixon, Lindsay Shaffer and Bridget Higgins, one of four seniors on Irish defense and in goal ... was selected to 2005 all-BIG EAST preseason team ... second team all-BIG EAST for the 2004 campaign ... talented versatile defender who had a great junior year in her first year as a starter for the Irish ... has tremendous speed and the ability to anticipate the play in front of her ... will be Notre Dame's top match-up defender as a senior ... team leader on and off the field ... quick, aggressive, athletic player ... understands the game and reacts to the play quickly ... comes from an outstanding high school lacrosse program at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, Md. ... has played in 23 games, making 17 starts ... has two goals in her career and has picked up 43 ground balls and 12 draw controls.
AS A JUNIOR: Became a starter in 2004, playing all 17 games ... scored one goal on one shot for her only point on the season ... was fourth on the team with 33 ground balls (second to Andrea Kinnik on defense) and tied for second with 22 caused turnovers ... also had 10 draw controls while only turning the ball over 10 times on the year ... selected second team all-BIG EAST for the season ... had nine games with two or more ground balls and seven games with two or more caused turnovers ... lone goal of the season came in 17-7 home win over Boston College ... had career-high five ground balls versus Northwestern (regular season) and Ohio State ... turned in three games with three caused turnovers (Cornell, Ohio University and Ohio State).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Got into 10 games during 2003 as one of the top reserves on the Notre Dame defense ... recorded 10 ground balls and two draw controls ... recorded first career ground ball in season opener versus Cornell ... had three games on the year with two ground balls (Ohio, Boston College and Connecticut).
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in three games, scoring one goal on one shot ... scored first collegiate goal in 14-5 win at Boston College.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Played lacrosse and soccer at St. Mary's High School ... one of three St. Mary's grads on Irish roster along with junior Brittany Fox and volunteer assistant coach Kristen Gaudreau (`04) ... served as team captain of soccer team as a sophomore and lacrosse team as a senior ... two-time team MVP in soccer ... four-year starter in lacrosse ... was an all-conference and all-county selection following her senior lacrosse season ... full name is Jess Monika Mikula ... daughter of Edward and Poldi Mikula ... has one brother ... born March 7, 1983, in Saudi Arabia ... political science major in the College of Arts and Letters.
Mikula's Career Stats
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