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    Amanda Cinalli

    Hometown:
    Maple Heights, Ohio

    High School:
    Laurel H.S.

    Position:
    Forward/Midfielder


    Consummate team player who quietly fashioned a stellar career that saw her register 100 points in 100 games played ... followed K.T. Sullivan ('88) and Kim Lorenzen ('06) as third solo captain in 20- year history of Notre Dame women's soccer ... tremendous representative of Notre Dame (on and off the field) who joined hockey captain T.J. Jindra as the 2007 recipients of athletic department's Francis Patrick O'Connor Award (which recognizes traits such as team spirit and inspiration) ... proven to be equally as effective playing forward or midfield for the Irish ... invaluable member of the team who does all the "little things" with regularity ... has very quick turn on the ball that results in drawing hard fouls and PKs ... a tremendous creator off the dribble, as a crafty and deceptive player with an assortment of moves ... tough to knock off the ball, combining sturdy frame with smooth play ... proven competitor with wealth of top-level youth experience, in addition to spending past four summers in the W-League ... Ranks 16th on Notre Dame career scoring list with 100 points (32 goals, 34 assists) ... The 16th player to reach 100-point milestone ... ranks fourth in ND history with 100 career GP ... became the 12th player in program history with at least 30G-30A ... one of seven Irish players ever to post five or more points in a game versus a top-25 opponent (5/2G-1A, in '06 vs. Santa Clara) ... ranks 11th on Notre Dame lists for career postseason points (27, in 33 GS) ... has opened the scoring ("first-goals") in postseason games more times than any previous Irish player (6), while her four career game-winning goals inpostseason play are one shy of that ND record ... her 20 career points in the NCAAs (8G-4A) are tied for fourth best in ND history ... owns ND record for career first-goals in the NCAAs (5) ... scored pair of gamewinners in 2004 NCAAs (one shy of ND record) ... shares Irish record for games played in a season (27, in '04 and '06) and is one of only four to play 27 in multiple seasons ... has delivered two game-winning goals and a gamewinning assist in her career versus BIG EAST rival Connecticut ... member of United States Under-21 National Team (which is transitioning to U-23 status) ... joined ND teammates Hanks, Bock and Weissenhofer on U-21 team that played over spring break in Manchester, England (March 13-15, 2007) ... joined Weissenhofer on 18-player U.S. U-21s that won 2007 Nordic Cup (July 12-25, in Finland) while facing European U-23 squads ... previously a three-year veteran of the U.S. youth soccer teams (2002-04), playing alongside Notre Dame classmate Susan Pinnick on Under-17 National Team ... served as captain for U-17 team in 2003 game versus Germany (Bradenton, Fla.), registering pair of assists in that win ... played versus WUSA's San Diego Spirit in stint with U.S. Under-19s ... earlier competed with U.S. U-16s during 2002 tournament in Paris... graduated in May 2008, with a bachelor's degree in pre-professional studies.

    AS A SENIOR:Was named to the Final-15 watch list for the Herman Trophy (Player of the Year) ... named a fourth team Soccer Buzz All- American ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region second Team All-American ... Named a first-teamGreat Lakes Region All-American by Soccer Buzz ... garnered 2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team honors ... named to the Notre Dame Classic All- Tournament team ... finished the season with three goals and six assists for 12 points ... versatile offensive player who started at forward in first three games (Michigan, Florida and Santa Clara) before shifting to midfield for next three (vs. Stanford, Princeton and Oklahoma State) ... returned to starting forward role in 4-0 win over DePaul and 2-1 loss to Penn State ... her absence for most of Stanford game limited the ND offense in that 2-1 OT loss (she played only the first 20 minutes before leaving after a collision in the air) ... did not start the next game vs. Princeton but made the most out of her 59 minutes, matching her career-high totals for goals (2) and points (5) ... scored on a one-timer leftfooted shot from top of the box to tie game vs. the Tigers (1-1; won 4-2) just a couple minutes after checking in ... also had right-endline cross on header by Kerri Hanks that opened scoring vs. DePaul (4-0) and then fed ball to Hanks to open scoring vs. PSU ... knocked in a deflected shot by Hanks for only goal in 1-0 win at Louisville ... two days later, her run down the left side and deflected shot set up Rose Augustin's farpost goal that opened the scoring vs. Cincinnati (6- 1) ... that assist made her the 12th ND player ever to reach 30G-30A in her career (34G-32A) ... her deflected shot assisted on rebound goal by Michele Weissenhofer to open scoring in NCAA second round vs. Illinois (2-0) ... showed her postseason poise with another gamewinning assist in quarterfinals vs. Duke (3-2), winning ball in attacking third and leading Hanks into space on right side (Hanks then sent home the far-post shot).

    AS A JUNIOR:Named to NSCAA all-Great Lakes Region second team while receiving all-BIG EAST honors for third time in career (second team) ... finished fourth on team in scoring with 26 points (11G-4A) while ranking seventh in points among BIG EAST players and fifth in goals ... tied Irish record - one she already shared - for games played in a season (27, with 24 starts) ... her header goal after a corner-kick tied early game at 24th-ranked Mississippi (2-1) ... named offensive MVP of Notre Dame's Inn at Saint Mary's Classic - and also the Soccer America national player of the week - after scoring on a flying header to clinch 2-0 win over 19th-ranked USC (via Weissenhofer's flip-throw, in 83rd minute) before factoring into all three goals as Irish came back to beat fellow number-one ranked Santa Clara (3-1) ... drew the SCU defense to her before sliding pass into left side of box, setting up Jill Krivacek's tying goal in 64th minute ... scored go-ahead goal five minutes later, on far-post standing header (via Weissenhofer's driven cross from the right side) ... capped the scoring in that #1-vs.#1 battle four minutes later, after running down loose ball and striking leftfooted shot into upper right corner of the net ... one-timed Weissenhofer's cross over the charging 'keeper to complete 2-0 win at Michigan ... battled through the box and played pass to left side as Ashley Jones converted on-timer to cap 2-0 win over Louisville ... made key positional switch with Bock at halftime of showdown with 6thranked West Virginia, with the Irish going on to score 21 consecutive unanswered goals over thenext three weeks ... assisted on Hanks' go-ahead goal in the WVU game and then scored the clincher in the 87th minute, after knocking in her own point-blank rebound ... scored for 3-0 lead at Providence (5-0) before assisting on first goal at 9th-ranked Villanova (pass to Hanks; ND won 4-2) ... scored for 4-0 lead on Rutgers in BIG EAST title game, at UConn (4-2) - with a leaping header over her defender to connect on a rightside cross from Jones (near-post) ... scored record-setting sixth career postseason first-goal in NCAA opener versus Oakland (7-1) ... her career-best 11th goal of season capped 4-0 NCAA quarterfinal win over 8th-ranked Penn State (far-post header, via Hanks' rightside corner)

    AS A SOPHOMORE:Repeat all-BIG EAST selection (third team) while combining with Thorlakson and Hanks to form potent forward trio that totaled 56 goals and 67 assists ( fifth time that three forwards from same team named all-BIG EAST) ... her 37 points (10G-17A) were third on the Irish (and in BIG EAST) ... the three ND players were the only teammates in the nation with 15-plus assists ... improved her playmaking to rank fifth nationally in assists (17) ... appeared in all 25 games, starting 20 while playing mostly forward (with time in the midfield) ... scored team's first goal three times, adding four gamewinners ... had pair of assists in opening win over New Hampshire (11-1; thru-ball to Thorlakson and left-flank cross to Hanks; also headed in a Thorlakson corner) ... added two more assists on goals by Hanks later versus host Vermont (6-0), on another left-side cross and a deflected shot ... headed in Thorlakson's right-side corner to help beat 11thranked Florida (4-1) ... ripped shot into upper right corner to cap 4-1 win over Gonzaga (at Santa Clara) ... scored on far-post shot from 16 yards for 2-0 lead on DePaul (6-0) ... set up first goal at South Florida (4-0), with leftside pass to Thorlakson ... had points in 10 of final 12 games (6G-9A) ... slipped thru-pass to Hanks for goal at Seton Hall, later scoring near-post goal in 7-0 win ... her volley to Annie Schefter assisted on opening goal versus 10th-ranked Connecticut (4-0) ... scored gamewinner versus Georgetown (6-1), after running onto Krivacek's thru-ball and beating 'keeper (2-0 lead) ... assisted on two goals in BIG EAST quarterfinal rematch with GU ... ran onto Candace Chapman's lead pass for breakaway that opened scoring in BIG EAST final with #15 UConn (5-0) ... continued strong postseason with 3G-2A in NCAAs ... scored twice in NCAA opener versus Valparaiso (6-0), redirecting Thorlakson left-endline pass for third-quickest NCAA goal in Notre Dame history (3:03), later scoring on similar play after right-endline feed from Hanks ... her right-flank cross assisted Schefter's header to cap 3-0 second-round win over #25 Michigan State (48:03, ND's quickest second-half goal of '05) ... opened scoring in thirdround win over #22 Yale, trapping a chip from Thorlakson to score from close range ... scored twice in 2006 spring win over Mexican National Team (3-0).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Earned Soccer America first team Freshman All-America honors while becoming eighth Notre Dame freshman ever named first team all-BIG EAST ... ranked fourth on team with 27 points (10G-7A), third in goals, second in game-winning goals (4) ... joined 10 teammates in setting ND record for games played (27), with her 24 starts including final 12 games ... sixth on BIG EAST goalscoring charts ... opened scoring in team-best five games ... combined with Thorlakson (1st team) and Chapman (3rd team) as fourth trio of forwards from same team to earn all- BIG EAST ... had 2G-1A versus Baylor (7-2), becoming fourth ND freshman to score first goal of season (she and Boland are only ones since '92) ... also fourth Irish player to score team's first two goals (first since '93) ... knocked in deflected Thorlakson shot versus Baylor, also sliding in for shot after Thorlakson's left-endline cross and sending thru-ball to spring Chapman for far-post shot ... her right-endline cross led to Buczkowski's header versus Eastern Illinois (3-0) ... set up Schefter's 82nd-minute PK to beat Stanford (1-0), after hard foul ... tracked down Buczkowski's shot off post for tap-in at Texas Tech (3-0) ... named BIG EAST rookie of the week after late GWG at UConn (1-0; drilled shot to lower right, after rightendline cross from Kate Tulisiak) and assist at Syracuse (2-1; left-endline cross on Buczkowski's volley) ... scored off Thorlakson's feed against Wisconsin-Green Bay (4-0) ... BIG EAST offensive player of the week after game-winning and gametying goals at Villanova (1-0; 35-yard shot from left flank into upper right corner) and Georgetown (2- 1; roofed shot over 'keeper after leftside cross from Maggie Manning) ... assisted on pair of goals at Michigan (4-0) ... her deep shot smacked off crossbar and led to Thorlakson's goal in BIG EAST semifinal versus Boston College (2-0, at UConn) ... scored early in NCAA win over Eastern Illinois (leftfooted volley via Thorlakson's corner; also set up another PK for Thorlakson to cap 4-0 win) ... ... opened scoring in NCAA quarterfinal versus 4th-ranked Portland (3:42), at the time ND's quickest postseason goal since 2001 (3rd-quickest ever in NCAAs) ... scored after deep leftside service from Schefter, elevating for flick header into left side (she later roofed Thorlakson's low cross from left endline for 2-0 lead; 3-1 final) ... had assist and several near-goals on preseason Brazil trip.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Named NSCAA and Parade All-American as senior at Laurel High School (37G-26A for district champs), repeating as state player of the year ... Parade All-American as a junior (40G-17A; 17-1-1 team) ... three-time MVP and senior captain as basketball point guard (league MVP as senior) ... served as softball centerfielder as a freshman (coaches award) ... an honors student, involved in school government and volunteer work ... brother Michael played youth soccer ... daughter of Ronald and Rose Cinalli ... full name is Amanda Marie Cinalli ... born May 10, 1986, in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Cinalli's Career Statistics

    YearGP-GSShGAPtsGW
    200427/2469105254
    200525/20541017374
    200627/2460114261
    200721/183036121
    Totals100/86213343210010

    Postseason: 10G-7A in 33 GS (8G-4A in 21 GS during NCAAs)

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