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Anna Maria Gilbertson scores two goals and adds an assist in Irish triumph
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Gilbertson, Naughton and Roccaro named to second team; Jacobs selected to all-freshman team
Notre Dame v. UConn, NCAA Second Round
In the first round of the NCAA Soccer Championship, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Golden Grizzles of Oakland.
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Three-year monogram winner ... talented striker who plays with flair in the offensive third ... ability to hit powerful shot from distance ... can score in numerous ways from many different locations on the pitch ... dangerous threat on set pieces ... has gained valuable experience during her two seasons, mainly as one of team's top reserves ... looks to take on greater role in Notre Dame's attack and compete for place in starting XI this fall.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in all 22 matches with 10 starts… tallied four goals on the season… scored against Illinois (1), Virginia Tech (1), Miami (1) and Texas (1)… her goal against Virginia Tech was the game-winner… had one assist each against Valparaiso and Pittsburgh… totaled 63 shots and a 2.86 shots per game along with 29 shots on goal ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 20 matches, making seven starts ... tied for fourth on team in goals (4), while placing third in both shots on goal (15-tied) and total shots (42) ... earned starting nod in season opener against #25 Illinois (4-1) and scored eventual match-winning goal on unassisted strike in 22nd minute ... scored final goal in Notre Dame adidas Invitational win over Oakland (4-0), ending up with career-high three shots on goal during match ... piled up career-best six shots against Detroit (4-0) ... connected on dynamic curling shot from long range in 78th minute of win over #21 Maryland (5-0) ... netted equally-sensational golazo with bending shot from top right of box to upper left corner in 28th minute of regular-season finale at #3 Florida State, a goal that looked ready to stand up as match-winner in eventual 2-1 double-overtime loss ... was key contributor throughout 2014 spring season, most notably with opening goals in international friendlies against Haiti National Team (2-0) and Mexico Under-20 National Team (2-0) ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 23 matches, starting four times as a rookie ... tied for fourth on team in goals (5) and was fifth in points (11) ... also tied for third on squad in total shots (41) and was fifth in shots on goal (17) ... started in her college debut in season opener at Wisconsin (0-1) ...opened her college scoring account in home opener against East Carolina (5-0), converting pass from classmate Brittany Von Rueden in 73rd minute ... earned second start against #19 North Carolina (0-1), playing 59 minutes ... collected first career assist in draw at #19 Portland (1-1), serving up corner kick that Sammy Scofield headed home in 39th minute ... saw season-best 64 minutes in reserve role at Washington (0-3) ... made most of her time against Oakland (3-0), sealing win with goal in 83rd minute ... scored goals in back-to-back matches for first time in her career, closing out wins at Connecticut (4-0; 84th minute) and at home on Senior Night against Seton Hall (5-1; 88th minute) ... worked her way back into starting lineup at Villanova and barely worked up a sweat before confirming coaches' decision, scoring the only goal of the match 6:09 into the first half (Notre Dame's quickest score of 2012) ... appeared in all six postseason contests for Irish, including all four NCAA Championship matches ... got starting assignment for NCAA tournament debut at home against Milwaukee (3-1), registering personal-high four shots for the third time ... came off bench in final three NCAA outings on road against top-10 foes Wake Forest (2-1; neutral site), Florida (2-0) and Florida State (0-1) ... did all she could to try and spark second-half rally at FSU with three shots, including two on frame ... earned a monogram.
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Called into March 2011 training camp with United States Under-18 Women's National Team, joining a roster that also included current Notre Dame classmates Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro ... also has worked out with Costa Rica Women's National Team.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Was member of ODP Region IV Team for three years (2010-12) ... part of ODP Thanksgiving Interregional in 2011 ... competed in ECNL/id2 National Camp in February 2011 ... played for Davis Legacy club program under head coach Jason Hotaling ... teams won four tournaments in 2010-11, as well as 2009 Disney Soccer Showcase ... ranked 30th in 2012 ESPNHS 150 ... earned three-star rating in 2012 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Davis High School in Davis, Calif., playing for head coach Sara Stone, who took over in 2012 for the retiring Allen Carlson ... piled up more than 75 goals and 100 points in three seasons on DHS varsity (2010-12), including a personal-best 43 goals and 11 assists as a junior in 2011 ... slowed by leg injuries as a senior in 2012 ... helped Blue Devils to combined 70-7-6 record during her varsity career ... team was California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champion in 2011 after falling in 2010 title match on penalties (also reached quarterfinals in 2012) ... DHS was a consensus top-12 team in all the final major national rankings for 2011 (fifth by NSCAA, seventh by ESPN/RISE, 12th by MaxPreps) ... twice won Delta Valley Conference championship (2010 and 2011) ... also part of undefeated DHS junior varsity side in 2009 ... 2011 ESPN/RISE All-American (second team) ... two-time all-state selection (2010, 2011) ...2011 Sacramento Bee Player of the Year ... two-time Delta Valley Conference Player of the Year (2010, 2011) ... two-time Sacramento all-city selection (2010, 2011) ... three-time all-Delta Valley Conference first-team choice (2010-12) ... daughter of Dr. Maria and Robert Gilbertson ... mother is virologist, father is professor of plant pathology at UC Davis ... one-half Costa Rican with portion of her mother's side of family still living in Costa Rica ... fluent in Spanish ... talented musician and animal lover ... one of seven Californians on the 2014 Notre Dame roster, along with senior forward Lauren Bohaboy (Mission Viejo), junior defender Charlotte Anderson (Pasadena) and four freshmen -- Paige Crowley (Los Gatos), Kaitlin Klawunder (Coto de Caza), Taylor Klawunder (Coto de Caza) and Lexi Nicholas (Pleasanton) ... second Davis, Calif., resident to play for Fighting Irish, following in footsteps of goalkeeper Sani Post, who was primary reserve between the pipes on Notre Dame's 1999 NCAA national runner-up and 2000 NCAA national semifinalist teams ... enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters, majoring in neuroscience and behavior.
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