Fighting Irish kick off their inaugural season in Atlantic Coast Conference this fall.
Will serve as captain of 2000 team along with Kerri Bakker and Kelly Lindsey ... internationally experienced midfielder with great distribution and scoring skills ... strong candidate once again to become Notre Dame?s second winner of the Missouri Athletic Club Sports Foundation Collegiate Player of the Year Award and Hermann Trophy ... three-time All-American who is threat to score from almost anywhere in offensive end of field ... veteran member of Finnish national team ... helped Finland in qualification for ?99 FIFA Women?s World Cup but fell just short, losing two-game series with Russia ... played against Jen Grubb and Jenny Streiffer in Finland?s 3-1 loss to United States on Feb. 24, 1999 ... scored Finland?s only goal in that game on a breakaway ... joined Streiffer as fastest players in Notre Dame history to reach 100 points, reaching century mark in 40th game ... already 10th among all-time Irish scorers with 38 goals in 44 games.
AS A JUNIOR: National Soccer Coaches Association of America second team All-America selection in ?99 ... voted one of two unanimous selections to all-BIG EAST first team ... named finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Sports Foundation Collegiate Player of the Year award ... named a finalist for the 1999 Hermann Trophy ... recorded two assists and also blasted a shot into the upper corner from 20 yards to close out scoring against Dayton in second round NCAA tournament play ... knee injury hindered her play at NCAA Women?s College Cup, leaving championship game in 30th minute ... named to 1999 Notre Dame KeyBank Soccer Classic all-tournament team ... scored a goal against Seton Hall in her first game back in an Irish uniform after missing Butler, St. John?s, Texas A&M and SMU games to compete with the Finnish national team ...named to Soccer America?s team of the week (Oct. 13 )... named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 11) after scoring three goals and adding an assist in three consecutive Irish victories ...named to Soccer America?s Team of the Week (Oct. 27) for the second time in 1999 after scoring golden goal in double-overtime victory over seventh-ranked Connecticut ... scored the gamewinner and also added an assist against Miami in BIG EAST quarterfinals ... assisted Jenny Heft?s gamewinner against Connecticut in BIG EAST final.
AS A SOPHOMORE: NSCAA second team All-America selection in ?98 ... scored only goal at 81:39 in 1-0 win at third-ranked Connecticut to help Irish win fourth consecutive BIG EAST championship ... earned BIG EAST championship most outstanding player honors for the second consecutive year, only player ever to win the award more than once ... voted first team all-BIG EAST honors for the second consecutive year ... named one of 11 Soccer America women?s college MVP ... one of five finalists for Hermann Trophy ... selected for Soccer America?s team of the week for her performance in BIG EAST championship ... named offensive MVP and to all-tournament team at Notre Dame?s KeyBank Soccer Classic ... great distributor of ball who finished fourth in the country in assists with 17 (0.81 per game) ... finished 18th in nation in points per game with 2.24 ... led BIG EAST with 10 assists, despite playing in just nine of 11 conference games ... finished third in BIG EAST in scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists for 30 points in those nine games ... missed four games, including North Carolina game, in losing effort to help Finland qualify for the World Cup in two-game series versus Russia ... scored hat trick and added two assists for eight-point performance against Syracuse in final game of regular season ... had seven points (2 goals, 3 assists) against Pittsburgh ... scored on free kick in win over Syracuse in BIG EAST semifinals ...assisted on Notre Dame?s only goal against Portland in NCAA quarterfinals ... third on team in scoring with 15 goals and 17 assists for 47 points ... had five multiple goal games ... recorded at least one point in 16 of 21 games she played.
AS A FRESHMAN: Voted NSCAA third-team All-American, only freshman midfielder named NSCAA All-American in ?97 ... had an immediate impact on college soccer, earning Soccer America women?s freshman player-of-the-year award ... joined Meotis Erikson and Kelly Lindsey on 11-member Soccer America all-freshman team ... along with Jenny Streiffer, led team with 58 points and was seventh in country in both goals and total scoring ... only freshman named as one of eight finalists for the national-player-of-the-year Hermann Trophy ... named most outstanding player of BIG EAST championship after scoring hat trick in BIG EAST championship final against fourth-ranked Connecticut ... set BIG EAST championship record with four goals in two games ... 15 of her 23 goals came from at least 18 yards out, 12 of which were beyond 20 yards ... two of eight goals she scored inside the box were penalty kicks ... named offensive MVP and to all-tournament team of adidas/Lady Footlocker Classic ... was honored as BIG EAST offensive player of week and Soccer America team of week on Sept. 22 ... recorded her first career hat trick at Rutgers ...missed the Syracuse game when she traveled to France to join Finland?s national team in a World Cup qualifying match ... had an assist in that 2-2 tie with France ... recorded second career hat trick against Connecticut in BIG EAST championship game, scoring on a penalty kick, a breakaway and volleying a failed clear from 20 yards against the Huskies ... scored and assisted on game-winning goal against Cincinnati in NCAA first round ... scored two goals and had an assist against Nebraska in NCAA second round ... had a goal and an assist against UCLA in NCAA quarterfinal.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Joined Finnish national team at 16 years old and was named Finnish player of the year at 17 ... has played in over 40 international games for Finland, scoring 10 goals in those games ... captained the Finnish under-20 team, scoring six goals in 15 games ... born Feb. 1, 1976, in Helsinki, Finland ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in sociology.