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    Lena Zentgraf

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Charlottesville, VA

    High School:
    Charlottesville

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    Midfield

    Birthdate:
    05/07/1984


    Talented midfielder who returns to the Notre Dame lineup for her final season in 2007 ... two-time monogram winner for the Irish ... will be counted on at both ends of the field this season ... team leader on and off the field ... highly-skilled player who makes use of her speed and quickness to move the ball through the middle ... tough, athletic player with outstanding lacrosse instincts ... quick and aggressive ... hard-working player who continues to improve in all aspects of her game ... will look to contribute more at the offensive end of the field in 2007 ... has Notre Dame in her blood ... grandaughter of former Notre Dame athletic director Gene Corrigan ... niece of current Irish men's lacrosse coach Kevin Corrigan and associate athletics director Boo Corrigan ... younger sister, Maggie, is a freshman on the 2007 Notre Dame roster ... one of eight sets of sisters to play for Tracy Coyne with the Irish ... one of two sets of sisters on the current team along with Heather and Lindsey Ferguson ... has played in 28 games for Notre Dame, making 15 starts ... has 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points ... has recorded 36 ground balls, 18 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers in her career ... will be in her fifth-year of eligibility after sitting out her sophomore year.

    AS A SENIOR: Played in two games as a senior recording one ground ball and two draw controls ... returned to action for final two NCAA tournament games versus Georgetown and Dartmouth ... had one ground ball and two draw controls in the NCAA semifinal game in Boston against Dartmouth.

    AS A JUNIOR: Returned to the Irish lineup in 2005 at midfield/defense, starting all 15 games ... scored 11 goals and added eight assists for 19 points to finish fourth in team scoring ... tied for fourth with 27 ground balls ... had 12 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers on the season ... took 30 shots on goal for a .367 shooting percentage ... was selected second-team all-BIG EAST and was one of four Irish players to be selected to the IWLCA all-Mid-Atlantic Region team ... had five games with two or more points ... had 11 games with two or more ground balls ... scored first points of collegiate career with a pair of assists in season opener at Ohio University ... picked up first collegiate goal on March 6, at Cornell ... had nine-game point streak in middle of the season (10-5-15) ... had single goals versus California, Boston College and Connecticut before turning in a career-best four-point game (3g, 1a) versus Rutgers ... scored once versus Duke and Georgetown and had a two-goal game (three points) at Johns Hopkins ... saw scoring streak snapped in season finale versus Ohio State.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Sat out the season for personal reasons.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 11 of Notre Dame's 15 games as a freshman ... recorded eight ground balls, two caused turnovers and four draw controls as a freshman reserve on defense.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Charlottesville High School ... won eight letters in lacrosse (4), basketball (2) and track and field (2) ... helped lead basketball team to undefeated season and Virginia state championship as a senior ... team captain of lacrosse team as a senior ... two-time team MVP ... two-time all-conference and all-state selection in 2001 and 2002 ... honorable mention U.S. Lacrosse Federation All-American in 2001 and 2002 ... winner of U.S. Lacrosse Federation's Scholar-Athlete Achievement Award in 2001 ... full name is Lena Louise Zentgraf ... daughter of Tony and Kathy Zentgraf ... has one sister Maggie, who is a freshman with the irish in 2007 ... born May 7, 1984, in Charlottesville, Va. ... art studio major in the College of Arts and Letters.

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