||Kerry Van Shura
Three-time monogram winner for the Irish ... smart, experienced defender with good speed and excellent lacrosse skills ... versatile player who has started or come off the bench for the Irish ... big-play defender who is always around the ball ... has a gritty determination to come up with the loose ball or to force a turnover ... strong with her stick ... excellent in transition ... moves the ball quickly out of the defensive zone ... confident in her abilities ... adds speed to the Irish lineup on defense ... has seen action in 40 games during her first three seasons, making 10 starts ... scored three goals during her career ... has recorded 43 ground balls, 31 draw controls and caused 16 turnovers as a member of the Notre Dame defense.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 15 games for the Irish, making seven starts at defense ... had two goals and no assists while taking five shots (.400 shooting percentage) ... collected 19 ground balls and forced seven turnovers ... tied for fourth on the team with 15 draw controls ... turned in six games with two or more ground balls with career-high four at Johns Hopkins on Apr. 24 ... picked up three ground balls against Ohio, Northwestern and California ... scored first goal of the season at home versus Northwestern ... also had a season-high three caused turnovers against the Wildcats ... scored second goal of the year in 18-8 win over California at the Loftus Center.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 17 games, making starts versus Boston College, Ohio University and Ohio State ... scored first collegiate goal in 13-8 win over Ohio University ... 21 ground balls was eighth on the team and 14 draw controls tied for eighth ... also caused six turnovers ... had a career-high five ground balls and three draw controls in 18-11 win over Virginia Tech ... had one free-position shot versus Ohio University.
AS A FRESHMAN: Got into eight games as a freshman off the bench ... finished the year with three ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Soccer and lacrosse standout at John Carroll High School ... lettered four years in soccer and three in lacrosse ... as a sophomore, was a member of Maryland state soccer championship team that was ranked 11th in the nation ... all-conference, all-metro and all-state in soccer as a senior ... selected to play in Maryland Association of Soccer Coaches all-state soccer game (2001) ... team captain of both soccer and lacrosse teams as a senior ... all-conference selection in lacrosse as a senior ... U.S. Lacrosse Federation Academic All-American in 2002 ... was named John Carroll's Most Valuable Senior Athlete in 2002 ... member of Skywalkers lacrosse club team that won Downington Tournament in 2000 and 2001 ... full name is Kerry E. Van Shura ... daughter of Robert and Susyn Van Shura ... has one brother and one sister ... born Sept. 24, 1984, in Bel Air, Md. ... double-major in anthropology and environmental science at Notre Dame.