Notre Dame beat Connecticut 1-0 in overtime to capture the Big East title.
Elite player who graduated as one of nation's top central defenders ... overcame ACL injury in late 2006 to anchor the Irish back line in 2007 and 2008 ... an excellent leader who helped several newcomers over the past two seasons fill out the back line and create elite defensive units ... named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and 2008 ... NSCAA first team all-region in 2006 ... a Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2008 ... starting center back for the Irish in all four of her seasons ... ranks 24th in program history with 92 career appearances ... a fearless presence in the air, combining tremendous athleticism with physical 5-foot-9 frame ... dangerous set-piece threat and strong player in the air ... a composed and poised player who reads game well and rarely gets caught out of position ... can boost attacking out of the back, due to strong technical ability and tactical skills that allow her to set the play from the defensive third ... a highly-motivated and prepared competitor who has unassuming personality and leads by example ... selected midway through the second round with the 12th overall pick by FC Gold Pride (based in the San Francisco Bay Area) in the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft.
WITH U.S. NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAMS: Member of U.S. Under-23 National Team player pool ... joined Bock among the top players on U.S. U-20 National Team that competed at the '06 Under-20 World Championship (Aug. 17-Sept. 3; in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia) ... played every minute in that tournament's final four games as a central defender ... missed U-20 opener, after receiving two yellow cards in final qualification game ... the U.S. easily won Group D before a huge 4- 1 quarterfinal win over rival Germany, as Dew and the U.S. limited the potent German attack to five shots and four corner kicks ... the U-20 squad then failed to score in its final two games, both decided in penalty kicks (5-4/on six kicks, in semifinal vs. China; 6-5/on eight kicks, in third-place game vs. Brazil) ... Dew converted the first U.S. kick in both shootouts ... logged all 120 minutes in marathon with China (the Brazil game, played in driving rain, did not have OT) ... participated in most of the 13 various camps and tournaments, prior to heading to Russia (the U.S. scored 160 goals in 50 warm-up games, with a 12-1-1 mark and 50 goals in 14 international games) ... attended a camp in southern California at the Home Depot Center (HDC; Jan. '06) before CONCACAF qualifier in Veracruz, Mexico (Jan. 18-27), as U.S. beat Jamaica (4-1), Surinam (4-0), El Salvador (5-0) and Mexico (3-0 semifinal) before edging Canada 3-2 in the title game ... started three qualifying matches and scored in win over El Salvador ... attended late-March camp in College Station, Texas, followed by late-March camp at the HDC ... trained with U-20s in Teresopolis, Brazil (in mountains above Rio de Janeiro) from April 13-24, winning round-robin with Canadian and Brazilian U-20s ... the next camp in Duisburg, Germany, included a game in Amsterdam ... attended two more camps at HDC, followed by one in New Jersey with pair of wins over China's U-20s ... attended final foreign training trip in Finland (July 14-22) and final domestic camp (July 30-Aug. 4, at HDC) ... earlier gained elite playing experience as member of U.S. U-16 and U-17 ('02-'03) national teams and U-19 regional team ... also competed with U-17 National Team at 2002 Inter-Regional and earned spot on U.S. Adult Soccer Association (USASA) Under-23 National Select Team (summer 2005), following tryout at Home Depot Center ... played with that U-23 team in pair of games versus Mexican National Team that featured her future classmate Rebecca Mendoza (Mexico won 1-0 and the U.S. won 2-1).
AS A SENIOR: The 2008 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-BIG EAST selection ... also named the BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Defensive Player and the NCAA College Cup's Most Outstanding Player on Defense ... started all 27 games for the Irish (tying five other Notre Dame players for the most games started in a season) ... led the squad with 2,202 minutes played on the season ... netted a goal and an assist for three points ... notched an assist in Notre Dame's victory at Cincinnati, coming on Kerri Hanks' game winner (6-0) ... scored in Notre Dame's 5-2 NCAA Championship first round win over Toledo ... the goal gave the Irish an early 1-0 lead ... also had 21 shots (seven on target) ... she was one of a record setting 19 players to score ... helped Notre Dame to an impressive 18 shutouts on the year and a 0.44 goals-against average (GAA) for the season ... the Irish defense also limited its opponents to 74 shots on goal all season (an average of 2.74 per match) and kept Notre Dame either in front or tied for all but four minutes during the entire 2008 campaign ... also named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team and the Inn at Saint Mary's Classic defensive MVP ... earned Top Drawer Soccer (Sept 8 & Nov. 10), Soccer America (Nov. 10) and the Soccer Buzz Elite Teams of the Week ... named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 25 & Sept 1) while also being named to the BIG EAST honor roll (Sept. 29).
AS A JUNIOR: Came back from a late season ACL injury before the 2006 postseason to log 2,270 minutes, second-most on the squad ... had assists versus Cincinnati (6-1), Providence (4-0) and Rutgers ( 3-1) ... registered the first postseason points of her career in NCAA opener vs. Loyola-Chicago, heading home a leftside corner kick from Hanks for 2-0 lead (3-0) ... made several key defensive plays to help Irish post 3-2 win at #4 North Carolina in NCAA round-of-16 ... headed in tying goal in 15th minute of NCAA semifinal match with Florida State (2-3) ... named to the Soccer America Team of the Week and was the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (10/1) ... earned Inn at Saint Mary's Classic all-tournament team honors.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Established herself as one of nation's top young defenders, despite playing only half of the season due to the Under-20 World Championship (missed first four games) and ACL knee injury that sidelined her for all nine postseason games ... named to the NSCAA first team all-Great Lakes Region while picking up BIG EAST defensive player-of-the-year award (also first team all-BIG EAST) ... joined former teammate Candace Chapman (2002; defensive) as only Notre Dame players ever named BIG EAST offensive or defensive player of the year as a sophomore ... one of 33 players on the 2006 midseason watch list for the prestigious Hermann Trophy ... injured in Oct. 24 makeup game at Cincinnati ... appeared in 14 games (12 starts), with two goals (both gamewinners) and an assist ... helped Irish rank third nationally in goals-against average (0.40) while posting a nation-leading 19 shutouts (ND record), 24 of 27 games with 0-1 goals allowed (none with more than two), the nation's top scoring margin (+74; 85-11), only 160 shots allowed (5.9) and an ND-record low for shots on goal by the opposition (2.11/gm; 57) ... selected as the Soccer Times national player of the week - also named to three other national teams of the week (from Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and Top Drawer Soccer), plus BIG EAST defensive player of the week - after scoring first goal in Louisville game (2-0; Sept. 24) that saw the Irish allow only four shots (none on goal) and no corner kicks ... opened scoring early in second half versus Louisville on play set up by Michele Weissenhofer's 30-yard free kick from the corner ... the U of L goalkeeper punched the cross to the far side but Dew quickly turned on the ball and fired a 16-yard shot into the far-right side of the goal ... picked up assist in 4-2 win at 9th-ranked Villanova, on pass to Weissenhofer ... her second goal of the season was Notre Dame's quickest second-half score (46:55) and opened the scoring in 2-0 win at Georgetown ... scored the goal on a far-post header after Hanks sent a free kick from the right corner ... named to BIG EAST weekly honor roll for Sept. 25-Oct. 1 - after the wins over WVU and Pittsburgh (5-0; 8 shots, 3 SOG, 3 CKs allowed in weekend) - and again for week of Oct. 16-22 that included the wins over Villanova and Georgetown (12 shots allowed, 3 SOG, 9 CKs).
AS A FRESHMAN: Earned honorable mention all-BIG EAST distinction after emerging as starter at central defense ... played alongside Lorenzen for most of season ... joined senior right back Candace Chapman as only Irish players to start all 25 games, becoming 23rd Notre Dame freshman (first since '02) to start every game in a season ... scored three times, despite only 15 total shots (5 on goal) ... led team with 2,097 minutes played (84/gm), including 16 games in which she played 90-plus ... key member of defense that totaled 17 shutouts while allowing just 15 goals (0.60 GAA), 124 shots (5.0/go), 54 shots on goal (2.2; then 2nd-best in ND history) and 43 corner kicks (1.7) ... disciplined player who drew only three yellow cards despite her physical play... named all-tournament at Notre Dame Classic after helping hold 11th-ranked Florida (4-1) and #25 Maryland (6-0) to a single goal (8 shots, 4 SOG, 5 CKs) ... tapped in corner-kick service from Katie Thorlakson for 2-0 lead on Maryland ... named to BIG EAST weekly honor roll after scoring first goal in 4-0 win over Cincinnati and helping post another shutout (3-0 at Louisville) ... headed a Schefter corner kick into right side of net to cap 4-0 win over 10th-ranked Connecticut ... helped shut down UConn offense in that win (3 shots, 1 SOG, 4 CKs), with other noteworthy defensive efforts for Notre Dame versus 20th-ranked Michigan (3-0; 3 shots, 2 SOG, 0 CKs), in the BIG EAST semifinal at #11 Marquette (3-0; 5 shots, 1 SOG, 0 CKs), and in NCAA second round versus #25 Michigan State (3-0; 9 shots, 1 SOG, 1 CK) ... split time in 2006 spring semester training with Notre Dame and U.S. U-20 National Team.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of ODP Region IV team in 2000 and from '02-'04, also playing on Cal-South state ODP from 1998- 2004 ... played five state ODP seasons alongside Jones, with the co-captains helping Cal-South win 2003 ODP regional title (for '85 age group) and 2004 national title ('86s) ... captained Cal-South in 2002 and served as Region IV team captain ... competed with USYS adidas All-Star team on 2003 international tour and with ODP Region IV team at 2003 Houston Shootout ... attended 2002 ODP/ESP National Camp ... played 10 years (1996-2005) for San Diego Surf club that was ranked nation's number one overall girls youth program (in 2005, per Soccer America) ... served as 2005 Surf captain, also earning team MVP and scholar-athlete award ... helped Surf win the 2003 under-16 national title, four state titles ('99, '01, '03, '05) and 2003 Region IV championship (runner-up in '99, '01) ... the Surf beat WSC Impact (1-0) for the 2005 state club title ... played with Surf at 2002 Adidas Final Four Showcase ... named MVP at the 2002 Blues Cup Summer Tournament and two Surf Cups ('00, '04).
PREP & PERSONAL: One of 20 players named to EA Sports High School All-America team for 2004- 05, previously earning three NSCAA All-America honors ('02-'04) ... totaled 36 career goals and 25 assists in 107 starts from her defensive position while leading La Costa Canyon High School to pair of CIF state titles ... repeated San Diego Union-Tribune honors for player of the year and all-academic first team, as senior captain (6G-4A for 17-4-1 team) ... helped Mavericks earn national ranking all four seasons while winning conference and CIF state titles in both 2002 and '04 ... earned CIF all-state honors in final three seasons (first team in '04, '05) ... named North County player of the year in 2003 and '04 (first team '03-'05) ... earned all-section (first team '03-'05), all-conference and all-city (first team, '02-'05) honors in all four seasons ... received team MVP and scholar-athlete awards in 2004 and '05 ... presented with California Legislative Sports Award in 2004 and '05 ... named San Diego Hall of Champions athlete of the month (March '04) ... sister Natalie played soccer at Cornell ... graduated from high school with a 4.12 GPA ... full name is Carrie Frances Dew ... daughter of Jim and Pam Dew ... born Dec. 8, 1986, in San Diego ... graduated as a marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business.