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    Cindy Pineda

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, IL

    High School:
    Plainfield East

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Midfielder

    Club Team:
    Sockers FC Chicago


    10/23/2013

    #20/12 Irish Close Home Slate Against Boston College Thursday

    Notre Dame caps regular season schedule at Alumni Stadium with ACC showdown (7 p.m. ET, live on WatchND).

    09/26/2013

    Roccaro's Hat Trick Sends #5/3 Irish Past #21/22 Maryland, 5-0

    Sophomore leads Notre Dame to biggest win over ranked opponent in three years.

    09/11/2013

    #8 Irish Open Inaugural ACC Season Thursday At N.C. State

    Notre Dame is 20-1-1 all-time in conference openers heading into first meeting with Wolfpack since 1993 (7 p.m. ET, live on ESPN3).

    09/09/2013

    Pitch Points: Quick Starts Continue For #8 Irish

    Notre Dame's formula for success was deceptively simple during non-conference slate.

    09/08/2013

    #8 Irish Back On Track With 4-0 Win Over Detroit

    Andrews with two goals and assist as Notre Dame posts second shutout of season.

    NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Has become a key contributor for Mexico's youth national teams ... most recently joined Mexican U-20 Women's National Team roster for 2013 cycle ... suited up for Mexico at 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan (did not face a U.S. side that includes Notre Dame classmate Morgan Andrews) ...started all three matches for Mexico at U-17 WWC, earning corner-kick assist on country's lone goal in competition (1-0 win over New Zealand) ... participated with Mexico at 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Guatemala, helping team to third-place finish and qualification for U-17 WWC (appeared in all five matches, starting four times and scoring goal in group-stage win over Bahamas) ... fourth Notre Dame women's soccer player in school history to have experience with Mexican National Team program (either before or after tenure with Fighting Irish), joining a group that includes Monica Gerardo, Monica Gonzalez and Rebecca Mendoza ... previously part of U.S. Soccer U-14 and U-15 Girls National Team player pools in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

    CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played for Sockers FC Chicago club program that also produced current Notre Dame sophomores Katie Naughton and Crystal Thomas ... previously played for Chicago Fire Juniors club ... won 2010 Disney Showcase and 2011 MRL Premier Division titles with Chicago Fire Juniors ... also competed in USYS National League in 2011-12.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Plainfield East High School in Plainfield, Ill. ... best prep season came in 2010-11 when she piled up team highs of 21 goals and 11 assists ... led PEHS to regional title in 2011-12 and East Aurora Tournament crown in 2010-11 ... earned all-sectional and East Aurora All-Tournament team honors as sophomore in 2010-11 ... excellent student who maintained better than 5.0 grade-point average (adjusted) throughout high school ... earned high honor roll status all four years of high school ... member of French club and National French Honors Society ... chosen as Illinois State Scholar for 2013-14 by Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) ... daughter of Gloria and Victor Pineda ... older brother, Victor, plays for Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer (MLS) as its first homegrown player and one of its youngest; he also is presently part of U.S. Soccer U-20 National Team player pool (after prior stints at U-17 and U-18 levels) ... younger brother, Mauricio, plays for Chicago Fire Academy U16s (academy is youth club affiliate for MLS franchise) ... continues tradition of outstanding talent matriculating to Notre Dame women's soccer program from Illinois (specifically Chicagoland area) ... will be one of four Chicago-area products on 2013 Fighting Irish roster, along with junior Sammy Scofield (Geneva) and sophomores Naughton (Elk Grove Village) and Thomas (Elgin) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.

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