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    27  Kaleigh Olmsted  


    The Woodlands, Texas

    High School:
    The Woodlands



    Club Team:
    Challenge SC


    #12/11 Irish Dominate Second Half, Fall In 2-1 Heartbreaker To #5 Texas A&M

    Notre Dame controls top seeded Aggies, but late counter sinks Irish NCAA Championship dreams


    #12/11 Irish Clash With #5 Texas A&M In NCAA Championship Third Round Sunday

    Notre Dame and host Aggies square off at 1:30 p.m. (CT) on SEC Network +


    #12/11 Irish Off To The Lone Star State For NCAA Championship Second Round

    Notre Dame faces Texas on Friday at 3 p.m. (CT) in College Station, Texas


    IRISH EXTRA: Olmsted Jolly on the Spot

    Notre Dame forward tandem combines to send the Fighting Irish onward in the NCAA Championship


    Olmsted Breaks Through, #12/11 Irish Advance With Dramatic 1-0 NCAA Win Over Valparaiso

    Sophomore forward erases scoreless tie with 50 seconds left in first round NCAA thriller

    One-year monogram winner ... speedy forward with a nose for the goal ... tenacious competitor whose work rate makes her a factor every time out ... creative on the ball, developing scoring opportunities for her teammates as well as herself ... offers strong understanding of tactics and numerous ways to help team succeed at both ends of pitch ... showed solid growth during rookie season and will look to maintain that upward trend this year.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Made appearances in all 22 matches this season and started in 16 … totaled 1,353 minutes of playing time … averaged 1.55 shots per game, registered 34 total shots, including 10 on goal, and tallied three goals this season against No. 2 Virginia Tech (1), Syracuse (1) and against Valparaiso (1) in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... tallied four assists with single helpers against Toledo, Syracuse, Louisville and No. 2 Florida State.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 19 matches, starting nine times ... ended up with two goals and four assists on 23 shots (13 on goal) ... fifth on team in assists and second among ND freshmen in both goals and assists ... wasted little time in making her presence felt with three-point afternoon (1G-1A) on season-high five shots (three on goal) in college debut against #25 Illinois (4-1) -- first ND freshman with multi-point effort in season opener since 2006 (Michele Weissenhofer had 2G-2A vs. Iowa State) ... capped opening weekend flurry with another assist (and earned first career start) against Northwestern (4-1), setting up Lauren Bohaboy's goal just 1:12 into the match ... missed nearly three weeks (three matches) with injury ... steadily worked her way back into rotation during next three matches before returning to point column with assist on Karin Simonian's 76th-minute goal against #11 Wake Forest (1-1) ... back in starting lineup at #10 Virginia Tech (0-1), first of four consecutive starts ... had four shots (three on goal) in double-overtime home game against Duke (1-2) ... netted second goal of year with diving header in eighth minute at Clemson (2-0) ... came off bench for double-overtime thriller in regular-season finale at #3 Florida State (1-2) ... started all four postseason matches for Notre Dame ... assisted on Bohaboy's 28th-minute goal and played season-high 90 minutes in ACC Tournament quarterfinal at #5 Virginia Tech, giving ND lead at halftime in double-overtime contest (1-2) ... chalked up three shots (all on goal) in NCAA Tournament opener against Iowa (4-1).

    CLUB TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Earned spot on 2012 ECNL San Diego Event All-Tournament Team ... competed for powerful Houston-area club program, Challenge SC ... ranked No. 144 in the 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Girls IMG Academy 150 player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 19 in Texas Region).

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas ...as senior in 2012-13, led team to 17-3-3 record and district title (8-1-2 record), posting team highs of 21 goals and 13 assists along the way ... sat out sophomore and junior seasons to rest accumulated injuries ... as freshman, scored 10 goals and helped TWHS to 2010 Class 5A state championship ... piled up 10 goals and 10 assists that season ... one of five Texas residents on 2014 Notre Dame roster, along with seniors Jennifer Jasper (Fort Worth) and Taylor Schneider (Southlake), junior Glory Williams (Dallas) and freshman Katie Uhler (San Antonio) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Science as a science pre-professional (pre-med) major.

    Olmsted's Career Statistics

    Year GP/GS Sh G A Pts GW
    2013 19/9 23 2 4 8 1
    Totals 19/9 23 2 4 8 1

    Olmsted In the Postseason

    Tournament GP/GS G A Pts GW
    Conference 1/1 0 1 1 0
    NCAA 3/3 0 0 0 0
    Totals 4/4 0 1 1 0
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