Women's Soccer



#7/4 Irish Meet Oakland In Notre Dame adidas Invitational

Notre Dame kicks off 21st annual home tournament at 7:30 p.m. (ET) Friday at Alumni Stadium.


#10/5 Irish Continue Homestand Sunday Against Northwestern

Notre Dame winds up opening weekend with visit from Windy City neighbors (3:30 p.m. ET at Alumni Stadium).


Pitch Points: Breaking Baylor

Waldrum finds numerous bright spots one day after Notre Dame downs 13th-ranked Lady Bears, 2-0.

Career Highs

  • Goals
    1, six times
    last vs. Villanova - September 20, 1998
  • Assists
    4 at Wisconsin - October 14, 1997
  • Points
    6 at Wisconsin - October 14, 1997
  • Shots
    5, twice
    last vs. Connecticut - November 9, 1997

    Combines speed and power as one of best defenders in country ... internationally experienced defender who has 12 caps (appearances) and two goals with U.S. national team ... trained with national team during spring of 1999 in preparation for '99 FIFA Women's World Cup ... voted '99 BIG EAST preseason defender of the year and all-BIG EAST ... started for U.S. national team against South Korea on May 4, 1997 ... also came off the bench against South Korea on May 2 in U.S. national team's Victory Tour ... recorded assist on game-winning goal versus Norway in the U.S. Cup in 1995 ... scored game-winning goal in sudden death against Germany in bronze medal game of 1996 under-20 Nordic Cup ... started every game in midfield for 1999 Nordic Cup under-21 championship team ... started and played every minute of every game for 1997 championship under-20 Nordic Cup team and '98 runner-up team ... trained with the under-20 national team in 1996-99 ... captains '99 team with LaKeysia Beene and Kelly Lindsey ... also served as captain for '98 season with Shannon Boxx.

    AS A JUNIOR: Named to '98 National Soccer Coaches Association of America third-team All-America list ... selected as finalist for Hermann Trophy and Missouri Athletic Club player-of-the-year award ... voted BIG EAST defensive player of the year and preseason defensive player of the year ... also named to all-BIG EAST first team ... voted defensive MVP and to all-tournament team at Notre Dame's KeyBank Soccer Classic ... started all 25 games at defender ... part of back line that also included Kara Brown and Kelly Lindsey ... that trio held opposition to just 16 goals, fourth fewest in Notre Dame history ... accurate services enabled her to inherit corner kick duties from Holly Manthei ... finished with 21 assists, 16th most in NCAA history, third most in country and tops among all '98 defenders ... was a three-time BIG EAST defensive player-of-the-week selection ... assisted on game-winning goals against Michigan in NCAA second round, West Virginia in BIG EAST championship quarterfinals, Wisconsin and Indiana ... assisted on game-tying goal against Portland in NCAA quarterfinals ... recorded two assists in win over Syracuse in BIG EAST semifinals ... scored directly off corner kick and added an assist against Villanova ... her corner kick set up Monica Gerardo's header for first minute-goal against North Carolina ... also had season-high three assists versus Pittsburgh.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Joined teammate Kate Sobrero on 1997 NSCAA All-America first-team list ... first-team all-BIG EAST selection ... named one of 15 finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club Sports Foundation Collegiate Player of the Year ... tied Irish record for assists in a half with four first-half assists against Wisconsin, including an assist on game-winning goal ... finished with career highs for assists (four) and points (six) against Badgers ... also an offensive threat as she ranked among the top assist leaders in country with 13 ... part of back line with Kate Sobrero and Kelly Lindsey that held opposition to nine goals, fewest in school history ... recorded an assist on Anne Makinen's goal against St. John's ... scored her first goal of the season with a free kick from 25 yards against Pittsburgh ... named BIG EAST defensive player of the week on September 15 and October 6 ... had three assists against Indiana ... assisted on game-winning goal against Georgetown ... dished off two assists against Syracuse, including one on the game-winning goal ... assisted on game-winning goal against Villanova in BIG EAST semifinal ... had assist against Cincinnati in NCAA first round.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Selected by NSCAA as second-team All-American, only freshman defender to earn '96 All-America honors ... voted to NCAA all-tournament team ... selected to Soccer America's all-freshman team ... named to all-BIG EAST first team and BIG EAST all-rookie team ... part of best defense in the BIG EAST that compiled a 0.20 goals-against average in conference games ... started and played in 25 games ... recorded her first career goal when she blasted a shot from 25 yards out against Boston College ... assisted on game-winning goal against Washington ... named to the Notre Dame/adidas Invitational all-tournament team ... assisted on game-winning goal against Indiana ... assisted on team's first goal against top-ranked North Carolina ... named to the all-tournament team at the Duke Women's Classic ... named to Soccer America's team of the week (10/8) ... assisted on Jen Renola's goal against Villanova.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-time Parade and NSCAA High School All-American ... lettered three years at Conant High School ... spent second semester of her senior year training with the national team ... lettered twice in football as a placekicker ... first girl to score a point in Illinois high school football history ... born July 20, 1978, in Elkhart, Ind. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in psychology.

    Grubb' s Career Statistics

    Year   GP-GS   Sh   G   A     Pts  GW
    1996   25-25   33   3   11    17   0
    1997   24-24   40   2   13    17   0
    1998   25-25   24   1   21 *  23   0
    Totals 74-74   97   6   45 #  57   0

    In the NCAA Championships

    Year     GP   G   A   Pts   GW
    Totals   12   0   4   4     0

    * - 16th among NCAA individual season records # - 21st among NCAA individual career records

    Jen Grubb
    Jen  Grubb


    Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    High School:
    Conant H.S.


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