Fourth-year defender who will be looking to build off strong showing in 2004 spring season (after missing most of '03 fall due to injury) and in summer of `04, when she played for W-League's Ohio Internationals (alongside teammate Nikki Westfall) ... has made major strides in her mental approach to the game and consistency ... her continued progress as candidate at outside back could allow Irish to shift other players to different positions in 2004 ... a good athlete and solid defender who has proven to be tough to beat 1-on-1 ... could be key factor in `04 due to her growing confidence and ability to add even more depth to talented Irish roster ... combined with sister Kelly - a senior forward on 2001 squad - as first sisters to play for Notre Dame women's soccer program ... reunited at Notre Dame with former club teammate Mary Boland ... joins Boland and two other current players (Westfall and Amanda Cinalli) as four of 10 Ohio natives who have played for Notre Dame women's soccer program.
AS A JUNIOR: Missed most of season due to back injury, making appearances off the bench versus Georgetown (Oct. 10) and versus Loyola Chicago in first round of NCAAs (5-0).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made 11 appearances at outside back, including four early starts as Irish coped with injuries and World Junior Championship absences ... started three of first four games, including wins over Providence (3-0) and Virginia Tech (5-0) and 1-0 loss to eventual national champ Portland ... played in key late-season win over Connecticut (3-1) as starter at outside back.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in seven games as outside back ... played in opening showdown versus Penn State (2-1) ... gained postseason experience in NCAA win over Eastern Illinois (2-0) ... helped Irish post 0.82 goals-against average ... played in home wins over Indiana, Villanova and St. John's, BIG EAST road wins at Pittsburgh and Miami.
PREP & PERSONAL: Helped Walsh Jesuit earn recognition as the 2000 national champion, according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... team captain and MVP as a senior on 21-0-1 team that won regional and state titles ... four-year letterwinner for squads that also earned national rankings in '98 and '99 and won '99 regional title .... all-city, first team all-state as a junior and senior ... member of Ohio North state Olympic Development Team ... NSCAA all-region pick in 1999 and 2000 ... played on Ohio Internationals club team ... lettered in basketball as a sophomore and as a track sprinter in freshman year, when she combined with sister Kelly to set school record in 4x200 relay ... qualified for '98 regional competition in 400, 100 and 4x200 relays ... member of National Honor Society ... other Walsh Jesuit products who have lettered with Notre Dame varsity teams include the football father-and-son duo of Tom Lopienski, Sr. (defensive back, `76) and Jr. (fullback, `03), baseball DH Matt Bok (`02), football linebacker John Rice (`83) and placekicker Hal Von Wyl (`86), and swimmer Brian Rini (`91) ... her father Terry ('74) and uncle Tom Schriner ('77) are Notre Dame graduates, as are great uncles Tom ('40) and Bob Schriner ('49) ... born Sept. 25, 1982, in Cleveland ... daughter of Terry and Marita Tulisiak ... full name is Kathryn Marie Tulisiak ... marketing major in Mendoza College of Business.
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