Women's Soccer


Key veteran in the midfield who also filled in as a starter at outside back in 2002, as Irish coped with injuries to several defensive regulars ? likely to focus more on the midfield in ?03 ? has made big strides in her ability and impact throughout her four-year career ? also an emerging leader and consummate team player who is ready for any role thrown her way ? part of a deep midfield unit that could prove to be the key to the team?s success in 2003 ? skillful and speedy player with solid all-around skills ? comfortable on the ball and a proven performer under pressure ? looking to become more of a consistent and well-rounded threat on the offensive end ? has the field vision and touch needed to make quality runs and set up her teammates with regularity ? carries a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average into her senior year, including a Dean?s List GPA in each of the last three semesters.

AS A JUNIOR: Filled key role in injury-depleted defense by making several starts at outside back, in addition to her usual midfield spot ? one of five players to appear in all 21 games, with 20 starts ? member of defense that allowed more than one goal just once in final eight games ? assisted on Amy Warner goal that opened the season?s scoring, in 3-0 win at Providence ? that pass held up as her only official assist of the season, with several other plays that sparked goal-scoring sequences ? came off the bench in 1-0 loss to eventual national champion Portland ? played both midfield and right back in pair of wins at Maryland?s Fila Classic ? helped defense hold seven of final eight opponents to 0-1 goals ? her pass down the right flank led to game?s only goal in win over Michigan, with Katie Thorlakson then sending cross that led to failed clearance and Amanda Guertin goal ? had strong all-around game at right back in NCAA second-round win over Purdue (3-1), setting up first goal in that game with another pass to Thorlakson (Guertin then took a thru-ball into the box and used her dribbling skills to avoid the ?keeper before knocking in her own rebound) ? filled high midfield role in 2003 spring exhibition win over the Mexican National Team (3-1).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 14 of 21 games as one of team's top midfielders off the bench ? scored in team?s biggest offensive game of the season (7-0 vs. St. John?s) ? converted in traffic for a 6-0 lead in that game, after Amanda Guertin's rightside corner kick ? played in Key Bank Classic wins over Penn State and Hartford and in showdown at BIG EAST rival Connecticut ? saw postseason action vs. Boston College (BIG EAST semifinals) and in NCAA games vs. Eastern Illinois and Cincinnati ? had impressive game as attacking midfielder in 3-2 win over Mexican National Team during 2002 spring, knocking in a loose ball to forge 1-1 tie (she also scored in 6-0 spring win at Marquette).

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 10 games as reserve defender/midfielder ? scored in 8-0 win at Georgetown, knocking in deflected Ali Lovelace shot ? appeared in opening win over Detroit (6-0) and 5-1 win over Providence ? also played in wins over Rutgers (2-0), GU and at Villanova (1-0) ? saw action in 0-0 game at BIG EAST rival Connecticut and final regular-season win at Michigan (5-1) ? gained postseason experience in 3-0 BIG EAST Tournament wins over Miami and Boston College ? had solid showing as a starting defender in 2001 spring scrimmage vs. Mexican National Team (2-1).

PREP & PERSONAL: Five-year starter at Our Lady of Mercy High School, joining team in eighth grade ? three-time all-state selection (first team as a junior and senior) ? two-year team captain and MVP ? attended Olympic Development Program regional camp from 1995-99 and selected to regional pool in 1997 ? part of state ODP from 1995-99 ? helped team win two conference crowns and reach state final as a sophomore ? prep teammate of former Florida All-America forward Abby Wambach ? earned three letters in basketball, serving as two-year team captain ? brother Sean played soccer at Cortland State ? brother Brian is a 1998 Notre Dame graduate and was member of student manager program ? two cousins and an uncle also graduated from Notre Dame ? member of National Honor Society ? daughter of Bob and Kathi Carpenter ? full name is Kimberly Patricia Carpenter ? born Oct. 5, 1981, in Evansville, Ind. ? a pre-professional studies major in the College of Science.

Kim Carpenter
Kim  Carpenter


Webster, NY

High School:
Lady of Mercy




Club Team:
Rochester Jr. Rhinos/Greece Eclipse

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August 9
4:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 13
1:00 PM
Evanston, Ill. (Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium)
August 18
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 20
1:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
5:00 PM
Iowa City, Iowa (UI Soccer Complex)
August 27
2:00 PM
Iowa City, Iowa (UI Soccer Complex)
September 1
7:00 PM
South Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 3
12:00 PM
Santa Clara
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 8
7:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Jesse Owens Stadium)
September 10
1:00 PM
Toledo, Ohio (Scott Park)
September 16
7:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (Riggs Field)
September 21
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 24
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 29
5:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 5
7:00 PM
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)
October 8
1:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 19
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Seminole Soccer Complex)
October 22
12:00 PM
Coral Gables, Fla. (Cobb Stadium)
October 26
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)

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