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    Amanda Cinalli  
    Amanda Cinalli

    Position:
    Volunteer Assistant Coach

    Alma Mater:
    Notre Dame '08


    Consummate team player who quietly has fashioned a stellar career that has her on verge of 100 career points - with many goals coming in clutch big-game situations ... one of 45 players named to the Hermann Trophy 2007 preseason watch list ... also tabbed for preseason first team all-BIG EAST honors (she was first-teamer in 2004, third team in '05, second team in '06) ... follows K.T. Sullivan ('88) and Kim Lorenzen ('06) as third solo captain in 20-year history of Notre Dame women's soccer ... tremendous representative of Notre Dame (on and off the field) who joined hockey captain T.J. Jindra as the 2007 recipients of athletic department's Francis Patrick O'Connor Award (which recognizes traits such as team spirit and inspiration) ... member of U.S. Under-21 National Team who has played in past two Nordic Cups ... has proven to be equally as effective playing forward or midfield for the Irish ...combines with teammates Kerri Hanks, Brittany Bock and Michele Weissenhofer to give Irish a potent core to the team's attack ... tremendous all-around player who has been overshadowed in her career by fellow forwards Katie Thorlakson and Kerri Hanks (who earned 2004 and '06 national player-of-the-year honors, respectively) ... invaluable member of the team who does all the "little things" with regularity ... has very quick turn on the ball that results in drawing hard fouls and PKs ... rates as possibly the team's most technical player ... a tremendous creator off the dribble, as a crafty and deceptive player with an assortment of moves ... tough to knock off the ball, combining sturdy frame with smooth play ... has not missed a game in her career (79; 68 starts) as leader of nation's winningest senior class (72-5-2 career record; .924), putting the 2007 seniors on pace to rank among winningest classes in college soccer history ... the 2006 seniors (92-8-3/.908; from 2003-06) own the most career wins in Notre Dame history while the 1997 seniors (led by Holly Manthei and Kate Sobrero Markgraf) own the top career win pct. in Irish women's soccer history (.921; 91-6-4 from '94-'97) ... she and her fellow seniors are unbeaten at Alumni Field (40-0-1, in official fall games), with their first three seasons including a 0.49 goals-against average, 52 shutouts, 69 games with 0-1 goals allowed, 41 wins by 3-plus goals and 18 by 5-plus (average shot margin of 23-5) ... proven competitor with wealth of top-level youth experience, in addition to spending past four summers in the W-League ... could face several Nordic Cup teammates in 2007 season: Stanford's Rachel Buehler, Virginia's Jess Rostedt, Nikki Krzysik and Becky Sauerbrunn, Santa Clara's Kiki Bosio and UConn's Brittany Taylor ... one of 13 Ohio natives to play for Notre Dame (including current players Courtney Rosen and Rose Augustin), with others including Academic All-America forward Mary Boland (Hudson) ... former Notre Dame players to wear number five include current U.S. midfielder Shannon Boxx ('95-'98) and Academic All-America defender Vanessa Pruzinsky ('99-'03) ... enters senior year with a 3.12 cumulative GPA.

    IN THE ND RECORD BOOK: Enters final season ranked 19th on Notre Dame career scoring list with 88 points (31 goals, 26 assists) ... would be the 16th to reach 100-point milestone ... needs four assists to become 12th player in program's history with 30G-30A (she is 9G-4A shy of becoming the eighth with 40G-40A) ... has yet to miss a game in her career (79, with 68 starts) ... would break Jen Buczkowski's ND record for games played (103) by logging at least 25 games in 2007 (she is 22 starts shy of becoming the 13th ND player with 90-plus starts) ... one of seven Irish players ever to post five or more points in a game versus a top-25 opponent (5/2G-1A, in '06 vs. Santa Clara) ... ranks 10th on Notre Dame lists for career postseason points (25, in 25 GS) and goals (10) ... has opened the scoring ("first-goals") in postseason games more times than any previous Irish player (6) while her four career game-winning goals in postseason play are one shy of that ND record ... her 18 career points in the NCAAs (8G-4A) are sixth in ND history (third in career NCAA goals, two shy of Monica Gerardo's record) ... owns ND record for career first-goals in the NCAAs (5) ... scored pair of gamewinners in 2004 NCAAs (one shy of ND record) ... she and Jenny Streiffer are only players who have scored two of the 10-fastest postseason goals in Notre Dame history, doing so in the 2005 NCAA first round vs. Valparaiso (3:03; 8th) and in 2004 NCAA quarterfinal with Portland (3:42; 10th) ... only player listed twice among ND's top-5 quickest goals in NCAA play (3rd and 4th, listed above) ... shares Irish record for games played in a season (27, in '04 and '06) and is one of only four to play 27 in multiple seasons ... has delivered two game-winning goals and a game-winning assist in her career versus BIG EAST rival Connecticut.

    WITH U.S. NATIONAL PROGRAMS: Current member of United States Under-21 National Team (which is transitioning to U-23 status) ... joined ND teammates Hanks, Bock and Weissenhofer on U-21 team that played over spring break in Manchester, England (March 13-15, 2007), versus Blackburn Rovers Ladies (2-0), Everton Ladies (6-2' goal) and Leeds Ladies (5-0; 2G), also attending a Manchester United game at Old Trafford ... joined Weissenhofer on 18-player U.S. U-21s that won 2007 Nordic Cup (July 12-25, in Finland) while facing European U-23 squads ... Notre Dame, Virginia, Portland, UCLA and Texas were teams with multiple players on the 2007 Nordic Cup squad ... the U.S. opened with 1-0 wins over Norway and Sweden before topping Germany in gold-medal game (4-0) ... set up a penalty kick that capped win over Germany ... one year earlier, she impressed the U-21 coaches in training camps to earn spot on U-21 team that finished second to Germany (2-0 loss) at 2006 Nordic Cup (Nordic Cup) ... helped USA advance through '06 Nordic Cup group play with wins over Denmark (3-0) and Norway (4-0) and 1-1 tie with Iceland ... drew key penalty kick (converted by UCLA's Danesha Adams) in win over Norway, providing goal-differential tiebreaker ... previously a three-year veteran of the U.S. youth soccer teams (2002-04), playing alongside Notre Dame classmate Susan Pinnick on Under-17 National Team while training at Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.) ... served as captain for U-17 team in 2003 game versus Germany (Bradenton, Fla.), registering pair of assists in that win ... played versus WUSA's San Diego Spirit in stint with U.S. Under-19s ... earlier competed with U.S. U-16s during 2002 tournament in Paris.

    AS A JUNIOR: Named to NSCAA all-Great Lakes Region second team while receiving all-BIG EAST honors for third time in career (second team) ... finished fourth on team in scoring with 26 points (11G-4A) while ranking seventh in points among BIG EAST players and fifth in goals ... tied Irish record - one she already shared - for games played in a season (27, with 24 starts) ... her header goal after a corner-kick tied early game at 24th-ranked Mississippi (2-1) ... named offensive MVP of Notre Dame's Inn at Saint Mary's Classic - and also the Soccer America national player of the week - after scoring on a flying header to clinch 2-0 win over 19th-ranked USC (via Weissenhofer's flip-throw, in 83rd minute) before factoring into all three goals as Irish came back to beat fellow number-one ranked Santa Clara (3-1) ... drew the SCU defense to her before sliding pass into left side of box, setting up Jill Krivacek's tying goal in 64th minute ... scored go-ahead goal five minutes later, on far-post standing header (via Weissenhofer's driven cross from the right side) ... capped the scoring in that #1-vs.#1 battle four minutes later, after running down loose ball and striking leftfooted shot into upper right corner of the net ... one-timed Weissenhofer's cross over the charging 'keeper to complete 2-0 win at Michigan ... battled through the box and played pass to left side as Ashley Jones converted on-timer to cap 2-0 win over Louisville ... made key positional switch with Bock at halftime of showdown with 6th-ranked West Virginia, with the Irish going on to score 21 consecutive unanswered goals over the next three weeks ... assisted on Hanks' go-ahead goal in the WVU game (on cross to the left flank for Buczkowski) and then scored the clincher in the 87th minute, after knocking in her own point-blank rebound ... scored for 3-0 lead at Providence (5-0) before assisting on first goal at 9th-ranked Villanova (pass to Hanks; ND won 4-2) ... scored for 4-0 lead on Rutgers in BIG EAST title game, at UConn (4-2) - with a leaping header over her defender to connect on a rightside cross from Jones (near-post) ... scored record-setting sixth career postseason first-goal in NCAA opener versus Oakland (7-1) ... her career-best 11th goal of season capped 4-0 NCAA quarterfinal win over 8th-ranked Penn State (far-post header, via Hanks' rightside corner) ... also scored in 5-0 preseason win over Xavier and later had three two-goal games during 2007 spring season, in wins over Illinois (4-2), Drake (6-0) and Baylor (3-0; also scored in 4-1 win over Missouri).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Repeat all-BIG EAST selection (third team) while combining with Thorlakson and Hanks to form potent forward trio that totaled 56 goals and 67 assists ( fifth time that three forwards from same team named all-BIG EAST) ... her 37 points (10G-17A) would have led many teams but were third on the Irish (and in BIG EAST) ... the three ND players were the only teammates in the nation with 15-plus assists ... improved her playmaking to rank fifth nationally in assists (17) ... appeared in all 25 games, starting 20 while playing mostly forward (with time in the midfield) ... scored team's first goal three times, adding four gamewinners ... had pair of assists in opening win over New Hampshire (11-1; thru-ball to Thorlakson and left-flank cross to Hanks; also headed in a Thorlakson corner) ... added two more assists on goals by Hanks later versus host Vermont (6-0), on another left-side cross and a deflected shot ... headed in Thorlakson's right-side corner to help beat 11th-ranked Florida (4-1) ... ripped shot into upper right corner to cap 4-1 win over Gonzaga (at Santa Clara) ... scored on far-post shot from 16 yards for 2-0 lead on DePaul (6-0) ... assisted on pair of goals versus Cincinnati (4-0), on touch pass to Carrie Dew (1-0) and right-endline cross to Hanks ... set up first goal at South Florida (4-0), with leftside pass to Thorlakson ... had points in 10 of final 12 games (6G-9A) ... slipped thru-pass to Hanks for goal at Seton Hall, later scoring near-post goal in 7-0 win ... her volley to Annie Schefter assisted on opening goal versus 10th-ranked Connecticut (4-0) ... assisted on Lizzie Reed's goal versus Providence (6-0) ... scored gamewinner versus Georgetown (6-1), after running onto Krivacek's thru-ball and beating 'keeper (2-0 lead) ... assisted on two goals in BIG EAST quarterfinal rematch with GU (lunging pass to Jen Buczkowski; secondary pass on goal by Hanks) ... ran onto Candace Chapman's lead pass for breakaway that opened scoring in BIG EAST final with #15 UConn (5-0) ... continued strong postseason with 3G-2A in NCAAs ... scored twice in NCAA opener versus Valparaiso (6-0), redirecting Thorlakson left-endline pass for third-quickest NCAA goal in Notre Dame history (3:03), later scoring on similar play after right-endline feed from Hanks ... her right-flank cross assisted Schefter's header to cap 3-0 second-round win over #25 Michigan State (48:03, ND's quickest second-half goal of '05) ... opened scoring in third-round win over #22 Yale, trapping a chip from Thorlakson to score from close range (tapped ball to Hanks for 4-2 lead) ... had pair of assists in preseason versus Butler (8-1) ... scored twice in 2006 spring win over Mexican National Team (3-0), assisted by Krivacek and Hanks (also scored in 1-0 spring win over Dayton, in Ft. Wayne).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Earned Soccer America first team Freshman All-America honors while becoming eighth Notre Dame freshman ever named first team all-BIG EAST ... ranked fourth on team with 27 points (10G-7A), third in goals, second in game-winning goals (4) ... joined 10 teammates in setting ND record for games played (27), with her 24 starts including final 12 games ... sixth on BIG EAST goalscoring charts ... opened scoring in team-best five games ... combined with Thorlakson (1st team) and Chapman (3rd team) as fourth trio of forwards from same team to earn all-BIG EAST ... had 2G-1A versus Baylor (7-2), becoming fourth ND freshman to score first goal of season (she and Boland are only ones since '92) ... also fourth Irish player to score team's first two goals (first since '93) ... knocked in deflected Thorlakson shot versus Baylor, also sliding in for shot after Thorlakson's left-endline cross and sending thru-ball to spring Chapman for far-post shot ... her right-endline cross led to Buczkowski's header versus Eastern Illinois (3-0) ... set up Schefter's 82nd-minute PK to beat Stanford (1-0), after hard foul from Lindsey Hunt ... tracked down Buczkowski's shot off post for tap-in at Texas Tech (3-0) ... named BIG EAST rookie of the week after late GWG at UConn (1-0; drilled shot to lower right, after right-endline cross from Kate Tulisiak) and assist at Syracuse (2-1; left-endline cross on Buczkowski's volley) ... tackled hard to produce Thorlakson's PK versus Pittsburgh (3-1) ... scored off Thorlakson's feed against Wisconsin-Green Bay (4-0) ... BIG EAST offensive player of the week after game-winning and game-tying goals at Villanova (1-0; 35-yard shot from left flank into upper right corner) and Georgetown (2-1; roofed shot over 'keeper after leftside cross from Maggie Manning) ... assisted on pair of goals at Michigan (4-0), with drop pass to Chapman and give-and-go with Thorlakson ... her deep shot smacked off crossbar and led to Thorlakson's goal in BIG EAST semifinal versus Boston College (2-0, at UConn) ... scored early in NCAA win over Eastern Illinois (leftfooted volley via Thorlakson's corner; also set up another PK for Thorlakson to cap 4-0 win) ... ... opened scoring in NCAA quarterfinal versus 4th-ranked Portland (3:42), at the time ND's quickest postseason goal since 2001 (3rd-quickest ever in NCAAs) ... scored after deep leftside service from Schefter, elevating for flick header into left side (she later roofed Thorlakson's low cross from left endline for 2-0 lead; 3-1 final) ... had assist and several near-goals on preseason Brazil trip ... turned in strong 2005 spring season, scoring in wins over Illinois (2-1) and Michigan State.

    ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played alongside Pinnick on Olympic Development Region II team ... competed with ODP Region II at 2002 tournament in Italy ... one of numerous players from Notre Dame - among them Krivacek, Lorenzen, Christie Shaner, Lauren Karas, Kerry Inglis, Meotis Erikson, Amy Warner, Mary Boland and Kim Carpenter - who played for W-League's Fort Wayne Fever (summer '04) that went 11-3-1 and lost to Chicago Cobras in Midwest Division title game (3-2) ... joined former ND teammate Nikki Westfall on 2005 Cleveland Internationals team that finished second in W-League's Midwest Division (9-5) before losing to Charlotte Lady Eagles in playoffs ... returned to Internationals in summer of 2006, as teammate of Rosen ... had 4G-1A (7 GP) for 2006 Internationals team that went 9-4-1 and finished third in division (4G-2A in 9 GP during '05) ... played alongside her classmate Karas (guest player) with Cleveland F.C. club that reached USYS Region II quarterfinals in summer of 2005 (1-1 tie vs. Carmel Commotion featured ND classmate Susan Pinnick on opposing team) ... captain of Cleveland F.C. team that won 2003 North-Ohio title ... led Cleveland F.C. to five state titles in span of 10 years ... named all-star at 2003 Houston Adidas Cup.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Named NSCAA and Parade All-American as senior at Laurel High School (37G-26A for district champs), repeating as state player of the year ... Parade All-American as a junior (40G-17A; 17-1-1 team) ... three-time MVP and senior captain as basketball point guard (league MVP as senior) ... served as softball centerfielder as a freshman (coaches award) ... an honors student, involved in school government and volunteer work ... brother Michael played youth soccer ... daughter of Ronald and Rose Cinalli ... full name is Amanda Marie Cinalli ... born May 10, 1986, in Cleveland ... a pre-professional studies major, in the College of Science.

    Cinalli's Career Statistics

    YearGP-GSShGAPtsGW
    200427/2469105254
    200525/20541017374
    200627/2460114261
    200721/183036121
    Totals100/86213343210010

    Postseason: 10G-7A in 33 GS (8G-4A in 21 GS during NCAAs)

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