Fighting Irish to face highest ranked opponent in two years (1:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Alumni Stadium).
U.S. Under-21 National Team Member (2005)
Preseason BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year (2005)
CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American (2004)
CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American (2003)
NSCAA Second Team All-Region (2003)
College Cup Defensive MVP (2004)
Veteran goalkeeper and Academic All-America standout who enters final season with tremendous confidence and high level of play, after impressive display in 2004 NCAA title game that catapulted her to strong workouts with U.S. Under-21 National Team ... tabbed for BIG EAST 2005 preseason goalkeeper-of-the-year honors ...has reported for '05 season in best physical condition of her college career ... joined ND teammate Jen Buczkowski on 18-player U.S. squad that won annual Nordic Cup, during summer of '05 (in Sweden) ... boasts tremendous physical tools, combining athletic six-foot frame with good range, strong play in air and agility to be aggressive off line ... has improved her distribution skills ... benefited from time on U-21 team, with three '05 training camps prior to Nordic Cup including trip to Vancouver and Seattle for warm-up games ... was only U-21 `keeper on Nordic Cup team, as former Stanford All-American Nicole Barnhart was one of four over-21 players allowed on the team ... leading candidate for 2005 Academic All-American of the Year, entering senior year with 3.67 cumulative GPA as art studio major (her ceramics concentration fittingly involves a "hands-on" approach) ... her '04 fall semester included leading nation in goals-against avg. (0.41) for national champs while posting 3.80 semester GPA (followed by 3.67 in spring of '05) ... also posted Dean's List GPAs in '03 (3.87) and '04 (3.73) spring terms ... earlier attended U.S. U-21 National Team camp in June of '04, at Home Depot training center ... joined Jen Renola, Amy Van Laecke, Jenny Streiffer and Vanessa Pruzinsky as fifth ND player to post multiple Academic All-America seasons (2nd team in '03, 1st team in '04) ... only returner from '04 first-team unit ... could join fellow Connecticut native Pruzinsky as program's only three-time Academic All-Americans ... Pruzinsky graduated with 4.0 cumulative GPA (chemical engineering major) and was '03 women's soccer Academic All-American of the Year (Renola received similar honor in '96, for fall/winter at-large program) ... credits third-year assistant Dawn Greathouse (a former WUSA 'keeper) with her penalty-kick approach that produced three key saves in '04 NCAA title game vs. UCLA ... kept sharp in summer of '04 playing for Connecticut-based United Magic u-19 team and training with Lakehouse Club men's team (in Rutland, Vermont, where her family has lived since `02) ... will have chance to open final season in her new home state, when Irish play at Vermont Classic ... in '02 became first ND freshman to start in nets since Jen Renola in '93 ... rated among nation's top incoming goalkeepers in '02 ... year-round training as a prep included extensive cross-country skiing ... utilized strong foot in offensive role with Brookfield (Conn.) High School, totaling 16 career goals on free kicks and direct kicks ...toured Europe with 2000 Olympic Development Region I team ... third-year member of athletic department's Academic Honors faculty mentoring program ... team leader in Life Skills community service programs, including Soccer Cycle Challenge (benefiting cancer research), Alex's Lemonade Stand (helping children with cancer) and Christmas Party with pediatric oncology patients ... five of her former teammates play for BIG EAST rival UConn: Nikki Cross, Alisse Kosloski and Kristi Lefebvre (each on ODP Region I), Megan Plaster (state ODP) and Lara Batey (state ODP, Yankee United Rage) ... could face three others who are former state ODP and club teammates: UNH's Erin Margentino and Debbie Newman and Georgetown's Shara McNeill ... fifth Connecticut product to play for ND women's soccer, with others including Pruzinsky (`99-'03; Trumbull HS) and defender Kara Brown (`96-'99; Avon/Westminster Prep).
AS A JUNIOR: Enjoyed stellar play in front of her to face minimal threats for most of '04 - but she was up to task in title game, stopping PK late in regulation and two more in shootout as Irish edged UCLA (she was named the College Cup's defensive MVP) ... repeated as officialCoSIDA Academic All-American, receiving 1st-team honors due to 3.63 GPA ... led nation with 0.41 GAA (3rd in ND history), with 9 GA while making 39 saves (.812 save pct.) in 1,978 minutes (80% of team's total) ... appeared in 25 of 27 games, starting 22 with 21-1-1 record ... had hand in all of team's nation-leading 16 shutouts (9 solo) ... started final 10 games, 15 of final 16 ... only non-senior among 1st-team Academic All-Americans, with only two others playing for teams that qualified for NCAAs ... one of six in nation to repeat as Academic All-American ... also earned NSCAA 1st-team Scholar All-America honors ... made pair of saves in tight game with Stanford (1-0) and had rare assist when her booming punt set up Katie Thorlakson's goal to cap 5-2 win over Santa Clara (helping her earn goalkeeper MVP award at ND Classic) ... combined with starter Lauren Karas for shutout at Texas Tech (3-0) ... made two saves and foiled several other chances in 1-0 thriller at UConn ... came off bench to pick up win at West Virginia (3-1), entering after WVU had tied game ... played final 30 minutes and made two saves, including huge stop in 84th minute after ball had been crossed into left side of box (she dove right, anticipating Cathy Abel's one-touch shot, to preserve 2-1 lead on WVU) ... stopped 10 of 11 shots she faced in key weekend at Villanova (1-0; 4 SV) and Georgetown (2-1; 6 SV) ... poked Jamie Weist's volley over bar in final seconds of 1st half at VU ... charged out to her left for key 70th-minute save on counterattack by Domenique Esposito, in 0-0 tie with Rutgers ... logged 82 minutes off the bench as Irish bounced back from early goal vs. Seton Hall (3-1) ... made pair of saves in BIG EAST semifinal vs. Boston College (2-0, at UConn) but saw her 639-minute shutout streak end in title game, as host Huskies rallied for 2-1 win ... those 2G were only ones she allowed in span of 913 minutes (0.20 GAA), before Portland's Christine Sinclair scored in NCAA quarterfinal (3-1) ... hauled down several dangerous crosses while snuffing out other chances in tight NCAA semifinal vs. Santa Clara (1-0) ... faced just six shots on goal (5 saves, 1 GA) in first five games of NCAAs but responded with six total saves in title game ... entered final game having faced just 43 shots on goal all season (in 24 GP) ... she and the Irish overcame fluke own-goal that gave UCLA 1-0 lead in 60th minute ... had not faced a PK all season but rose to challenge with game tied (1-1) and 5:09 left in regulation, leaping to her left to push Kendall Billingsley's shot around the post ... came off line and dove right to stop a Danesha Adams far-post shot with 1:15 left in regulation ... dove to her left in 1st round of shootout but Caitlin Ursini snuck her try under the diving `keeper ... ND held 2-1 lead moments later when Brynn McGrath pushed her try outside right post (Bohn had her left side covered) ... maintained 3-1 lead by diving left again and making foot save on Kim Devine's try ... UCLA rallied to tie PKs (3-3, after 5), as Bohn guessed correctly to her right but missed shot by Jill Oakes while Adams forced sudden-death with rising shot into right side ... Jill Krivacek's conversion gave ND 4-3 cushion and Bohn sealed title vs. Lindsay Greco, diving low and left for clinching save ... allowed no goals in preseason trip to Brazil.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned NSCAA second team all-Great Lakes Region and CoSIDA second team Academic All-America honors after playing role in dominant '03 season ... battled nagging knee injury while finishing 5th in nation with 0.49 GAA (3rd in ND record book) ... compiled 967-minute shutout streak (spanning 12 games) that ranks 5th in NCAA history and set ND record ... started all 24 games, holding opponents to 0-1 goals in 22 while totaling 35 overall saves (11 GA) and logging 93% of minutes ... posted 11 solo shutouts (ND finished 5th in nation with 15, plus seven with 1 GA) ... played behind suffocating group of field players that yielded just 53 shots on goal ... aggressive play off line and management of crosses helped limit scoring chances ... named all-tournament at UConn Classic, after wins over Hartford (9-1) and Wake Forest (3-0; 5 saves) ... all-tournament at ND Classic, following wins over Arizona State (3-1; 4 saves) and Oklahoma (5-1) ... made key PK save with Irish leading ASU 2-1, diving to left to stop Patrice Fuelner's low try ... surged atop nation's GAA charts (0.29) after 3-0 win over Miami (1 GA in 11-game stretch) ... dropped GAA to 0.27 vs. UConn (2-0), with point-blank save of Jessica Gjersten shot ... 1-0 win at Pittsburgh gave her ND record for shutout streak (775 minutes, longest in NCAA record book since '99) ... pushed streak to 5th-longest in NCAA history following 2-0 win at Seton Hall (0.22 GAA) ... SHU shutout set ND record for consecutive games without facing deficit (16) and tied team record for consecutive games without allowing multiple goals (24) ... had allowed just one goal in 15-plus games (1,256 minutes), heading into final regular-season game but 3-2 loss to Michigan halted shutout streak at 981 minutes ... was 27-1-1 in previous 29 games with the Irish (including '03 spring) prior to that loss ... turned in dominating `03 spring season (2 GA in 5 GP), with shutouts of DePaul, Western Michigan and Ball State.
AS A FRESHMAN: Turned in solid season as first freshman to start in the nets for the Irish since 1993 ... logged 87% of team's minutes (1,619 of 1,880) while posting 1.28 GAA, 57 saves and 4 solo shutouts (4 shared shutouts) ... appeared in 20 of 21 games (12-7-0 record in 19 starts) ... held opponents to 0-1 goals in 14 games ... played key role in late surge, allowing eight goals in final seven games (one on PK), including 1 GA in each of three NCAA games ... helped Irish stay in game with eventual national champ Portland (1-0 loss), including back-foot save on Christine Sinclair breakaway to preserve scoreless game ... named all-tournament at Maryland Classic, with big plays including breakaway stop when Hartford game was 1-1 (2-1 win) and lunging tip over bar with host Terps holding 2-1 lead (ND rallied for 5-2 win) ... named BIG EAST goalkeeper of the week after making six saves in OT showdown with Rutgers (1-0) before foiling several potential Seton Hall chances in another 1-0 win ... suffered hard-luck loss at Villanova (2-1), making seven saves while Wildcats scored late gamewinner ... tough luck continued in 3-2 loss to BYU, with second goal coming when corner-kick clearance was kept in play after deflecting off referee (GWG came on rare late-game PK) ... made five saves and stopped several other strong chances at Boston College (1-0, OT) ... picked perfect time for best all-around game of season, making five clutch saves in NCAA third round at top-ranked Stanford (1-0 loss) ... played all 90 minutes in '02 spring exhibition vs. Mexico (3-1).
PREP & PERSONAL: Five-year member of Olympic Development Region I team ... called into U.S. national program camp in 1998 ... set records at Brookfield High School for career GAA (0.68) and shutouts (41), adding 16 goals as free-kick specialist ... competed with ODP regional team in Italy, France and Monaco (`01, `02), winning 2001 tournament in France ... led Brookfield to conference titles and state runner-up finishes in '99 and '01, with team losing just three games in her senior season ... three times all-state, twice all-New England ... three-year team MVP, two-year captain and rookie of the year ... four times all-conference ... made PK save and scored in 2000 state semifinal shootout vs. Laurelton Hall, losing to Masuk in 1-0 title game ... had a hat trick and shutout in state tournament game as a junior, vs. Weston ... helped Yankee United Rage club win five straight state titles, also competing at '02 Texas Shootout ... team captain with Rage, reaching Region I semifinals from '97-'99 ... her coach on the Rage was current Yale coach Rudy Meredith, who coached Pruzinsky on Weston Wild Things ... played in Connecticut Top 60 Game and Elite Soccer Program all-star game ... lettered in basketball as a freshman ... member of National Honor Society who graduated early (4.2 GPA) ... received Connecticut Interscholastic Scholar-Athlete Award ... mother Sue participated in swimming and tennis at Penn State ... daughter of Erik and Sue Bohn ... full name is Erika Cray Bohn ... born Sept. 13, 1984, in Lewisville, Texas ... an art studio major (with a concentration in ceramics), enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.