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    Kara Brown

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Avon, Conn.

    High School:
    Westminister Prep H.S.

    Position:
    Defender


    Career Highs

    • Goals
      2 vs. Wisconsin - November 24, 1996
    • Assists
      5 vs. Seton Hall - October 27, 1996
    • Points
      5 - twice last vs. Seton Hall - October 27, 1996
    • Shots
      4 vs. Villanova - November 7, 1997

      Quick and fierce competitor whose versatility helps team both defensively and offensively ... member of the United States national team at 1997 U.S. Cup ... trained with the under-20 national team in 1997 ... first turned heads with her gutty play in 1996 NCAA championship game.

      AS A JUNIOR:Made successful transition in '98 from outside midfielder to defender ... part of back line that also included Jen Grubb and Kelly Lindsey ... that trio held opposition to just 16 goals, fourth fewest in Notre Dame history ... showed ability to get forward from the back and create offensive opportunities ... set up team's only goal with long service from midfield to Jenny Heft in 1-1 tie at Connecticut ... scored her only goal of season in 3-0 win at St. John's ... had assist on Jenny Streiffer's goal in Boston College game ... also had assists against Wisconsin and Syracuse.

      AS A SOPHOMORE:Consistent performer on '97 outside midfield ... assisted on Monica Gerardo's header with her corner kick against Pittsburgh ... recorded an assist against Villanova ... had an assist against Indiana ... assisted on game-winning goal against Georgetown ... dished off an assist against Wisconsin ... had an assist against Syracuse ... scored her first goal of season on looping 45-yard shot against Michigan ... had goal and assist against Villanova in BIG EAST semifinals ... assisted on Notre Dame's first two goals, including game-winner in NCAA first round win over Cincinnati ... scored against UCLA in NCAA quarterfinal.

      AS A FRESHMAN:Scored season-high five points in '96 NCAA first round against Indiana ... had three assists against Indiana to tie previous NCAA women's soccer championship single-game record held by North Carolina's Shannon Higgins (1989) and Rita Tower (1990) ... named to Soccer America's all-freshman team ... started and played in 25 of team's 26 games ... dished off two assists against Wisconsin in the NCAA second round ... dished off three assists in her first collegiate game at Providence ... scored on both of her shots, including the gamewinner, in her home debut against Wisconsin ... named to Notre Dame/adidas Invitational all-tournament team ... set school record for most assists in half with four against Seton Hall ... also tied school record for most assists in game with five against Seton Hall before Holly Manthei broke the record with six a week later against Villanova ... named BIG EAST rookie of the week (10/28).

      HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Parade and National Soccer Coaches Association of America youth All-American as four-year letterwinner at Westminster School ... two-time Boston Globe scholastic female athlete of the year ... member of under-20 national team in 1993 and All-American under-17 and under-20 in 1994 ... one of top-six players in the country in 1996 according to Sidekicks magazine ... named best female prep-school player in New England ... three-time MVP of high school team in soccer and once in basketball ... graduated high school magna cum laude ... born October 26, 1977, in Farmington, Conn. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in English and psychology.

      Brown's Career Statistics

      Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GW 1996 25-25 33 3 11 17 0 1997 24-24 23 3 9 15 0 1998 24-24 4 1 4 6 0 Totals 73-73 60 7 24 38 0

      In the NCAA Championships

      Year     GP   G   A   Pts   GW
      Totals   12   2   7   11    0
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