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    Kaela Little

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Tulsa, OK

    High School:
    Bishop Kelley

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Goalkeeper

    Club Team:
    TSC Hurricane


    11/24/2013

    #23/19 Irish Fall In Heartbreaker At #11 Michigan, 1-0, In NCAA Third Round

    Second-half penalty kick by the Wolverines ends Notre Dame's postseason run

    11/23/2013

    #23/19 Irish Ready For Sunday Showdown At #11 Michigan In NCAA Third Round

    Notre Dame is 5-0 all-time against Michigan in Ann Arbor

    11/22/2013

    #23/19 Irish Drop Western Michigan, 1-0, In NCAA Second Round

    Notre Dame marches on to face Michigan in third-round match Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET)

    11/20/2013

    #23/19 Irish Travel To Ann Arbor To Face Western Michigan Friday In NCAA Tournament Second Round

    Notre Dame makes its second-ever NCAA Championship second-round appearance away from home at 4 p.m. (ET).

    11/15/2013

    #23/19 Irish Storm Past #RV/25 Iowa, 4-1, In NCAA Championship Opener

    Notre Dame to face Western Michigan in NCAA second-round match Nov. 22 (time/place to be determined).

    NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Selected for U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team camp in February 2013, competing alongside classmate Morgan Andrews and current Notre Dame sophomores Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro ... joined that same trio, plus Irish sophomore Crystal Thomas, at another U-20 National Team camp in July 2013 ... first participated in U.S. Women's National Team Youth Goalkeeping Camp in 2012.

    ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of Region III ODP Team from 2010-12 ... chosen for Region III ODP international touring team that competed in Barcelona, Spain, in spring 2011 ... spent club soccer career with TSC Hurricane, most recently helping squad to semifinals of Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) U-18 National Championship in summer of 2013 in Colorado, a tournament won by Ohio Premier Eagles (a team that included Little's future Irish classmate, Emily Geyer) ... previously helped powerful TSC Hurricane program to three Oklahoma state titles (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11), as well as 2010-11 Region III crown and regional runner-up finishes in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2011-12 ... in 2010-11, team finished as USYS National Runner-up and won USYS National League (U-16 Red) ... finished third in USYS National League in 2009-10 ... reached first round of 2011-12 ECNL Nationals ... won 2010-11 Disney Showcase and Sub-Regional Premier League ... between 2010-11 Sub-Regional Premier League, USYS National League and Region III championship, team went combined 23-0 with remarkable plus-82 goal differential, not allowing single goal in Premier League (+40) or regional tournaments (+23) -- Little appeared in 17 of those matches, and recorded 17 shutouts, while finishing the entire 2010-11 club season with 0.41 GAA ... 2011 USYS National Championship and Region III (southern regionals) Golden Glove recipient ... member of 2011 USYS National Championship "Best 11" team ... competed in 2010 and 2011 ODP Thanksgiving Interregional Tournaments ... took part in 2011 ECNL/id2 National Camp ... ranked No. 121 in the 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Girls IMG Academy 150 player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 5 in South Region).

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Okla. ... in three years at BKHS (did not play varsity soccer as freshman after transferring), piled up 32 shutouts and allowed just 23 goals in 51 career prep matches while team won three consecutive state titles (first in Class 5A, last two in Class 6A) ... as senior in 2012-13, allowed 13 goals in 18 matches, leading team to 17-0-1 record and second consecutive Class 6A championship (plus regional and district titles) ... as junior in 2011-12, played in all 17 matches, leading team to 17-0 record and Class 6A state title (plus regional and district crowns) -- recorded 12 shutouts with 0.412 goals-against average (seven goals allowed) for BKHS team ranked among top 20 nationally in all major prep polls, including No. 3 spot by ESPN RISE ... as sophomore in 2010-11 (first varsity season), appeared in 16 of 17 matches (missed one due to ODP team commitment), helping Bishop Kelley to 16-1 record and Class 5A state title (along with regional and district championships) -- collected 15 shutouts with miniscule 0.188 GAA (three goals allowed) ... during 2011 Class 5A state tournament, team did not allow a single goal, a first in Oklahoma high school girls' soccer history ... despite sitting out the 2009-10 season as a transfer, was part of Bishop Kelley squad that won Class 5A state, regional and district titles ... 2012 Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year ... two-time NSCAA Oklahoma Player of the Year (2011, 2012) ... two-time NSCAA High School All-America selection (2011, 2012) ... two-time NSCAA High School all-region choice (2011, 2012) ... 2012 Tulsa World All-Metro Player of the Year ... two-time Tulsa World All-Metro Team pick (2011, 2012) ... two-time all-district selection (2011, 2012) ... daughter of Melanie and Richard Little ... has younger brother, David ... second goalkeeper in as many years to join Notre Dame program from state of Oklahoma (current Irish sophomore and Edmond native Elyse Hight became first Notre Dame player from Oklahoma when she suited up in 2012) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.

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