Notre Dame kicks off 21st annual home tournament at 7:30 p.m. (ET) Friday at Alumni Stadium.
Speedy frontrunner who ranks fifth nationally with 12 assists (plus 10G, ranking 25th nationally with 32 points and 2 GWG) ? her absence due to an ankle injury played a key role in BC?s 2-1 win over the Irish in the BIG EAST quarterfinals ? that marked her first game missed in three years (70 games) and ended her streak of 64 consecutive games started ? ranks 12th in ND history with 37 career goals and 14th with 99 points, plus 9th with 11 game-winning goal ? sixth player ever named all-BIG EAST in each of her four seasons, also becoming the 11th to be named first team all-BIG EAST in three-plus seasons ('00, '02, '03; plus 2nd team in '01) ? her season highlights include 1G-1A in the early 3-0 win over Wake Forest and the goal that capped the scoring in the 3-1 comeback win over Arizona State. ... named all-tournament at the 2003 UConn, ND and SCU Classics ? joined junior Mary Boland as the first pair of forwards from the same team to be named first team all-BIG EAST since 1999, when Streiffer and Jenny Heft ? still the top goalscorers in the ND record book ? were so honored.
IN THE ND RECORD BOOK: Heads into final season needing 68 points and 16 goals to crack those top-10 lists in Notre Dame record book, with 67 points (she ranks 15th with 27 goals, plus 13 assists) ? already ninth with nine career game-winning goals, four behind former teammate Meotis Erikson ? 13th Notre Dame player ever to post multiple hat tricks (?00 vs. Providence, ?02 vs. Georgetown), with 10 posting three-plus (four have four-plus) ? joins Guertin (3) and ?97 grad Cindy Daws (2) as only Irish players ever to register multiple overtime goals (?01 vs. Villanova, ?02 vs. Rutgers), plus primary assist on OT goals in ?01 vs. Indiana and ?02 at Boston College and cross that produced OT own-goal to beat Stanford in 2000 ? thus playing key role in five of team?s last nine OT goals ? she and Guertin already have combined for 64 career goals, bested by just five previous pairs of Notre Dame classmates.
AS A JUNIOR: Named first team all-BIG EAST and NSCAA second team all-Great Lakes Region, after leading team in scoring over first half of season before finishing second behind Guertin, with 26 points (9G-8A) ? one of four players to start all 21 games, with her three game-winning goals including one in overtime ? totaled 8G-4A in first 11 games ? factored into pair of goals in preseason exhibition vs. North Carolina (in Fort Wayne), knocking home deflected Maggie Manning shot before flick-pass assist on Manning?s 14-yard crossing shot ? set up both goals in 2-1 exhibition vs. Kentucky (also at Fort Wayne), with leftside pass on Guertin?s 20-yard leftfooted strike before rightside cross to Ashley Dryer for 90th-minute gamewinner ? scored first goal in opening win at Providence (assisted by Kim Carpenter), later setting up Mary Boland score in 3-0 win ? dribbled through Virginia Tech defense and lofted shot over ?keeper to cap 5-0 win ? named all-tournament at Maryland?s Fila Classic ? scored second-half gamewinner in 2-1 win over Hartford (at Maryland), running onto Dryer?s thru-ball and sending shot inside far-right post ? her deflected shot led to Guertin?s goal (3-2) in stunning comeback at Maryland (5-2, after trailing 2-0) ? also set up final goal in that win, cutting back right-endline pass to Scheller ? named BIG EAST player of the week after 1G-2A in pair of 1-0 wins ? scored in 101st minute vs. Rutgers, with run down the left flank before her cross led to Manning?s shot from right side ? took thru-ball pass from Manning after ensuing rebound, using her speed before arching a crossing shot that ripped into the upper left corner ? set up team?s second first-half goal of season, on leftside cross that led to double-header sequence by Katie Thorlakson and Boland vs. Seton Hall (1-0) ? netted hat trick at Georgetown, scoring early (assisted by Guertin) before finding net again for 2-2 halftime ? gave Irish the lead in 63rd minute, assisted by Amber McMillin, and nearly scored again (GU tied the game in 80th minute before going on to 4-3 win) ? provided pass that led to Manning?s crossing shot vs. Pittsburgh, later scoring after cross from Candace Chapman (5-0) ? started sequence in 3-1 loss to Purdue, racing down left side and passing across goalmouth (Guertin knocked in Thorlakson?s rebound) ? worked give-and-go with Chapman down left flank in 3-1 comeback vs. Connecticut, with Chapman passing to Thorlakson for one-touch equalizer ?capped 6-0 win over Syracuse with rightside chip, via pass from Manning ? set up OT goal at Boston College (1-0), racing down left wing for endline pass that led to Guertin?s six-yard crossing shot into right sidenetting ? set up second goal in NCAA first-round win over Ohio State (3-1), shaking free for shot before Thorlakson knocked in rebound ? ran onto Chapman?s throw-in for left-endline cross, with Guertin sliding her try into the net for clinching goal vs. OSU ? scored three goals in six 2003 spring games, including final goal in 3-1 win over Mexican National Team after speeding down the right side and beating her defender for the clincher.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 21 games while ranking third on team in scoring with eight goals (three gamewinners) and one assist ? second team all-BIG EAST, NSCAA third team all-region ? her race into right side of box set up Kelly Tulisiak?s opening goal vs. Hartford (2-0) ? capped scoring in that game after running down loose ball and striking shot inside far-left post ? lofted pass into box, with Tulisiak heading the ball over charging ?keeper for 2-1 overtime win over Indiana ? took feed from Chapman and scored on 20-yard leftfooted shot for 2-1 lead on Wisconsin (2-2) ? scored twice in 2-1 OT win over Georgetown, the first on bending hesitation shot and the 115th-minute gamewinner on 10-yard redirection of a Scheller pass ? named BIG EAST player of the week after fighting for possession and scoring into right corner vs. St. John?s (7-0) before converting pass from Tancredi for 1-0 lead at Miami and cashing in loose ball to cap that 4-0 win ? opened scoring in 3-0 BIG EAST semifinal win over Boston College, following crisp passing from Guertin and Scheller with rebound goal on left side.
AS A FRESHMAN: Burst onto scene as second-leading scorer through 10 games (7G-4A) before anterior cruciate ligament knee injury caused her to miss seven games ? returned as reserve beginning with final regular-season game ? scored as starter in 2-1 NCAA semifinal loss to North Carolina ? named first team all-BIG EAST, third team all-region ? fourth-leading scorer with 9G-4A (despite just 18 games played, with 11 starts) ? joined Erikson on all-NCAA Tournament team ? opened scoring in five games, with three gamewinners ? set up Scheller?s goal (5-0) in opening win over Detroit ? set Notre Dame record for earliest hat trick (Sept. 3) by freshman, in 5-1 win over Providence ? split the defense and scored on quick shot before working give-and-go with Mia Sarkesian (she completed the hat trick with a half-volley, via cross from Anne Makinen) ? scored for 2-1 lead vs. Santa Clara, taking thru-ball from Makinen before converting hesitation move (her cross set up a Tulisiak goal in 6-1 win) ? one-touched Dryer pass for 1-0 lead vs. Stanford (her OT cross set up own goal that ended the 2-1 win) ? converted one-timer with left foot for 1-0 lead at West Virginia (2-1, OT) ? showed her speed off the bench, scoring in wins at Michigan (5-1) and vs. Miami in BIG EAST quarterfinals (opening goal, 3-0) ? scored as part of 4-2-4 formation in NCAA semifinals vs. UNC, for 1-0 lead in 20th minute after taking thru-pass from Erikson and sending crossing shot to left corner.
PREP & PERSONAL: Named New Mexico state player of the year in 1999 (by NSCAA and Gatorade) ? third repeat winner of Albuquerque Tribune female athlete of the year ? played club soccer with Foxes and Rio F.C. ? soccer and track standout at La Cueva High School ? led New Mexico class AAAA with 33 goals, 26 assists as senior (96G-72A career) ? twice all-state in soccer ? helped team go 23-0-0 as a sophomore, winning state titles her sophomore and junior seasons ? team captain and MVP as a senior ? three-time track MVP, two-time captain ? won state 100-meters as sophomore and senior ?. played key role in La Cueva?s first state track-and-field title, as a senior ? ran anchor leg of winning 1,600-meter relay to claim team title by one-quarter of a point ? set school record in 100 (12.07), 200 (24.39) and 400 meters (56.16), plus 400, 800 and 1,600 relays ?. sister Carlye plays soccer at Eastern New Mexico ? daughter of Dave and Amber Warner ? full name is Amy Dee Warner ? born Dec. 29, 1981, in Idaho Falls, Idaho ? sociology major in College of Arts and Letters.