Women's Soccer beat Santa Clara 2 to 1 on Friday, August 31st in Alumni Stadium.
One-year monogram winner ... crafty, fundamentally-sound outside back who saw significant action during her rookie season ... has good pace on the flanks ... offers well-weighted service from wing in the attacking third ... solid understanding of defensive positioning ... with continued development and growth, could compete for additional time in the team's regular rotation.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 21 matches, earning six starts (one of nine rookies to crack the lineup at least once during 2012 season) ... part of young Irish backline that rotated four freshmen through its ranks (plus rookie goalkeeper) and helped record 10 shutouts (eight in final 16 matches), while allowing just four goals in final eight outings ... wasted little time in earning her place in rotation, starting five of team's first six matches ... helped team post shutout wins at Tulsa (2-0) and at home against East Carolina (5-0; came off bench), as well as home victory over #24 Santa Clara (2-1) and draw at #19 Portland (1-1) ... played season-high 82 minutes in the double-overtime tie at Portland ... shifted to a reserve role during second half of the season, primarily at left back position ... most notably played 50 minutes as substitute at Connecticut (4-0) ... earned starting nod for her NCAA Championship debut, playing 43 minutes in first-round home win over Milwaukee (3-1) ... came on for 22 minutes as reserve in NCAA third-round victory at #8 Florida (2-0).
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Member of 2009 United States Under-15 Girls' National Team player pool with current Notre Dame classmates Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Was part of player pool with ODP Region I Team from 2007-09, making final squad in 2009 ... competed in 2008 and 2009 ODP Thanksgiving Interregionals ... also spent time with New Jersey ODP squad from 2006-10 ... spent nine seasons with PDA (Player Development Academy) club program in Zarepath, N.J., led by director of coaching Mike O'Neill ... PDA has consistently been ranked among the nation's top clubs for many years, including a No. 1 ranking in December 2011 by Soccer America ... helped PDA to Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) national championship round in 2010 and 2011 ... also earned berth in 2011 U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) Region I finals after winning 2010 USYS Region I Premier League title, making finals in 2009 and winning USYS Region I crown in 2006 ... won New Jersey state championships in 2010 and 2011 ... team also claimed 2009 Disney Showcase title ... 2011 NSCAA All-Region II selection ... Ranked 39th in the 2012 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 3 in New Jersey region) ... ranked 42nd in 2012 ESPNHS 150.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, N.J. ... played for head coach Katie Donahue ... served as team captain during senior season (2011), and was everyday starter on varsity team since her freshman year ... had team-high six goals, eight assists in 2011 ... led team to pair of New Jersey North Jersey Section II titles (2008, 2011), and subsequent berths in New Jersey Group IV finals ... team also won 2008 Skyland Conference crown ... two-time all-state selection (2010, 2011) ... earned all-Somerset County, Courier News all-area, and all-Skyland Conference honors in 2011 ... played one season of varsity basketball at Ridge before electing to focus full-time on soccer ... served regularly at Ridge Oak Senior Housing in Basking Ridge, N.J., helping senior residents plant vegetable gardens during the summer, and even helping serve food and coffee to residents in August 2011 following Hurricane Irene ... participated in Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race/Fitness Walk three times (2008, 2009, 2011), winning the women's 19-and-under category in 2011 ... is a published poet ... is obsessed with Harry Potter novels ... took a guided tour into the Grand Canyon when she was 13 ... vacations regularly with her family in Cape May, N.J. (considered her second home) ... full name is Stephanie Lynn Campo ... last name is pronounced "CAMP-oh" ... daughter of Lynn and Bob Campo ... has younger sister, Lauren ... seventh New Jersey native to play for the Fighting Irish and first since Micaela Alvarez (Cranbury/Peddie School) completed her career in 2009 ... program pioneer and 1989 Fighting Irish co-captain Joy Sisolak also came to Notre Dame from Basking Ridge, N.J., matriculating from Immaculata High School before playing in the midfield for the Fighting Irish from 1988-89 (13 goals, three assists in 40 career matches) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters where she is pursuing degrees in psychology and English.