Three-year monogram winner ... athletic and versatile player who spent time as midfielder and center back ... good size and mobility to go along with her competitive nature ... also possessed powerful shot ... displayed tremendous development in her game during final three seasons ... became reliable member of the Irish rotation by her senior year.
AS A SENIOR: Appeared in career-high 13 matches and earned first career start ... had career bests for goals (2), points (4) and shots (13, including six on goal) ... one of five Irish players to score multiple goals in 2011 ... scored first career goal in 26th minute against #21 Duke (1-3) at the Carolina Classic, knocking down errant Blue Devil clearance and playing into empty net to give Notre Dame early lead ... squeezed off career-high five shots (two on goal) in 35 minutes against Tulsa (7-1) at Notre Dame adidas Invitational ... played 52 minutes against hometown Louisville side (0-1), notching two shots ... saw career-high 74 minutes at South Florida (1-1), adding two more shots to her total ... worked her way into starting lineup at #14 Marquette (2-3, ot), playing 25 minutes ... made the most of final home match at Alumni Stadium, scoring her second goal of the season in win over DePaul (5-1) with a wicked long-range blast into the upper 90 in 73rd minute (part of Irish scoring flurry that featured four goals in less than 19 minutes) ... played 30 minutes against DePaul and put both of her shots on goal.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in nine matches (88 minutes) during Notre Dame's third national championship season ... credited with one shot, which came during 45 minutes of action against Cincinnati (4-0) ... made two appearances during the NCAA Championship, seeing time in the second round against #22 USC (4-0) and third round at #3 North Carolina (4-1).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in six matches, playing 74 minutes ... had one assist and took four shots, including one on goal ... made season debut against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-0), playing the final eight minutes ... also saw time in regular season against Connecticut (6-1) ... made first postseason appearance in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal win over South Florida (5-0), taking one shot in 10 minutes ... called upon in BIG EAST title match victory over #rv/10 Marquette (2-1), playing four minutes in the second half as the holding midfielder after the Irish took a one-goal lead ... made NCAA Championship debut in first-round contest against IUPUI (5-0) ... played 28 minutes in that match, registering her first career point when she assisted on Ellen Jantsch's goal in the 86th minute ... also took two shots (one on goal) against IUPUI ... logged 23 minutes in NCAA second-round conquest of Central Michigan (6-1), notching one shot.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in two matches for the Irish ... made her collegiate debut in Notre Dame's season-opening 7-0 defeat of Michigan, when she came off the bench to play 13 minutes ... also played in Notre Dame's 5-0 win over SMU.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of Kentucky ODP state program from 2006-08 ... also part of ODP Region II player pool from 2005-07 ... top player for the Javanon SC club program (`90s) from 1999-2008 ... helped Javanon reach US Soccer club finals (`05) while also winning four state cups (`01, `02, `04, `06) and being state runner-up in three other seasons (`03, `05, `07).
PREP & PERSONAL: Played as a forward, midfielder and defender during her youth soccer career ... a four-time team MVP while totaling 190 career points (57G-76A) at Assumption High School ... received NSCAA all-region honors as a senior in 2007 ... named first-team all-state in each of her final three seasons (honorable mention as a freshman) ... her annual scoring totals included 9G-19A as a freshman, 18G-18A as a sophomore, 14G-22A as a junior and 16G-17A as a senior ... a 2007 all-tournament pick at the Region 6 tournament and the Male High School Bulldog Cup, also helping AHS win `07 Bluegrass State Games ... named all-tournament as a junior at the 2006 District 13 tournament and the Fayette County Soccer Spectacular, while helping team with the BSG and MHS Bulldog Cup ... led 2005 team to the state semifinals, earning all-tournament honors (she also was all-tournament at the District 13 event and the Oldham Country Bluegrass tournament) ... AHS won the `05 BSG and OCB tournament while being a finalist at the Bulldog Cup ... her freshman season in `04 also saw AHS reach the state semifinals, after winning the Bulldog Cup and reaching the OCB final ... member of the National Honor Society, principal's list and honor roll (3.9 GPA) ... a four-year class officer and member of the student-faculty advisory board ... recent ND golfer Lauren Fuchs (`00), volleyball outside hitter Christina Kaelin ('09) and middle blocker Jeni Houser ('15) also attended Assumption ... last name pronounced "GUR-stull" ... graduated in May 2012 from College of Arts and Letters with bachelor's degrees in psychology and history ... earned BIG EAST All-Academic Team honors three times (2009-10 through 2011-12).
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Gerstle In the Post Season