Notre Dame squeaked past Michigan State 1-0 during the second round of the NCAA tournament on November 16.
A four-year All-American who will go down as one of the best players in program and women's collegiate soccer history ... just one of 23 players to earn All-America honors in all four years ... A two-time M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner (2006 & '08) ... became the fourth woman ever to earn the award twice (UNC's Mia Hamm and Cindy Parlow, as well as Portland's Christine Sinclair) ... also become the first athlete (male or female) to receive the award in non-consecutive years ... the first two-time national player of the year honoree in any sport in the 122-year history of Notre Dame athletics ... the only Division I women's player ever to amass at least 73 goals and 73 assists in her career, finishing with 84 goals and 73 assists ... the holder (or co-holder) of an astounding 67 records in the Notre Dame, BIG EAST Conference or NCAA record books, while also earning a place among the top 25 on 10 NCAA single-season or career lists ... NSCAA First Team All-American (2006-08) ... NSCAA Second Team All-American (2005) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and Freshman All-American in 2005 ... consummate goalscorer dating back to her earliest days in youth soccer ... took her game to another level in 2006, adding to her playmaking and setup skills while joining Hamm as only players to finish a season as national leader in goals (22) and assists (22) ... current member of U.S. Under-23 Player Pool ... delayed her enrollment until 2005 spring semester in order to train and compete with U.S. at 2004 U-19 World Championship ... quick, creative and clever player who is true student of the game, keeping up with international soccer and modeling her game after world's top players ... feisty attacking threat with variety of finishing touches and equal ability to put spin on ball or finish with power ... excellent on set pieces as she is a great striker of the ball off of deadball situations ... passionate competitor with refuse-to-lose mentality ... welcomes pressure and high-level expectations that come with being a top-level goalscorer ... has rare ability to make series of runs that fit the situation and place her into open space for repeated scoring chances ... follows midfielders Cindy Daws (1996) and Anne Makinen (2000) as ND's third Hermann Trophy recipient ... chosen with the sixth overall pick by St. Louis Athletica in the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft ... later traded to Sky Blue FC (based in New Jersey).
IN NCAA RECORD BOOK: The first player in Division I women's soccer history to reach the 73G-73A platuea and the 19th player to reach the 50 goals and 50 assists plateau (fifth at Notre Dame: Cindy Daws, Jenny Streiffer, Anne Makinen, Katie Thorlakson) ... ranks 13th in career goals (84) and tied for second in career assists (73) ... own the fifth-longest goal scoring streak in NCAA history (11 games) ... recorded the most assists (20) in NCAA Championship play ... just the third player to reach the 50-50 milestone as a junior ... seventh D-I player to score 50 goals prior to junior year ... in first two seasons, scored 137 points (50G-37A), the third-most ever by a D-I player ... only two others reached 30G-30A before junior season ... in 2005 Hanks and Thorlakson became second set of D-I teammates ever to reach 70 points in same season (each 71) ... her 28 goals in '05 are fourth-most ever by a D-I freshman.
IN ND RECORD BOOK: Owns or shares assortment of more than 60 school records ... Notre Dame's all-time leader in goals scored (84) and career points (241) ... scored the most game-winning goals in Irish history (23) and also scored the most first goals (28) ... netted the most hat tricks (6) and was the fastest player to 10, 15, 30, 40, 50 and 80 goals as well as being the fastest to 100 points ... averaged a program best 2.34 points per game ... owns Irish single season records for: goals (28), goals by a freshman (28), points by a freshman (71), points by a sophomore (66), games started/played (27) ... owns single season records for: goals in a game (4), gaols in a first half (3), goals in a season opener (3) and assists versus a top-25 opponent (3) ... owns Irish postseason records for: goals (20), assists (29), points (69), game-winning assists (29), game-winning points (20) and fastest postseason goal (0:16 vs. UNC in 2008 College Cup final) ... only ND player ever with hat trick (vs. Oakland) and three-assist game (vs. Penn State) in NCAAs (both '06) ... she and Thorlakson are only ND players to reach 60 points in multiple years (71 in '05; tied for 2nd in ND history) ... joined Thorlakson as only ND players with six game-winning goals and six game-winning assists in same season ('06; she is only ND player with six GWGs in multiple years) ... only ND player to total more than 20 goals in multiple seasons (28 in '05; tied ND record) ... first ND player with 50- plus regular-season points more than once (52 and 50) ... scored in six straight NCAA games ('06), one shy of Amanda Guertin's ND record.
WITH U.S. NATIONAL TEAMS: Member of U-23 player pool ... played on U.S. Under-23 National Team that won the prestigious 2008 Nordic Cup with a 3-0 victory over Germany in Borlange, Sweden ... appeared in all four games for the U.S. and recorded an assist during the Americans' 3-0 group-play win over England ... joined ND's Amanda Cinalli, Brittany Bock and Michele Weissenhofer on U-21s that played in Manchester, England (March 13-15, 2007), vs. Blackburn Rovers Ladies (2-0), Everton Ladies (6-2) and Leeds Ladies (5-0; goal) ... one of top scorers in history of U-19 National Team (22 goals in 30 games; '02-'04) ... forced to miss ND's 2004 national-title season when FIFA opted to stage U-19 World Championship in November (in Thailand) ... U.S. placed third, with Hanks scoring on 21-yard free kick in bronze-medal game vs. Brazil (3-1) ... slowed by knee injury, starting just two of six U-19 WC games (reserve in third) - with wins over South Korea (3-1), Russia (4-1), Spain (1-0) and Australia (2-0 quarterfinal) before losing 3-1 semifinal to Germany ... had 12G in 12 GP with U-19s in '04, prior to WC to lead the team ... totaled 13G- 2A (15 GP/13 GS) in 2004 with U-19s ... led field with 9G at 2004 U-19 Eight Nations Tournament in Montreal (5 GP) ... had hat tricks vs. Dominican Republic (21-min. stretch) and Trinidad & Tobago ... scored to tie Canada (2-1 loss) ... team-best 8G in 2003 international games (2A), as U-19s captain ... helped U-19s win 2003 Houston Cup, adding hat trick vs. American All-Stars before road wins over Germany (2G; 4-1) and Holland (1G; 3-0) ... one of youngest players (16) on U-19 team that won 2002 World Championship (1-0 ot vs. host Canada) ... scored as starter vs. Taiwan at 2002 WC (played in wins over Denmark and Germany) ... played in pair of games in Trinidad and Tobago for 2002 qualifying (2G-1A vs. Jamaica) ... totaled 5G-5A in 11 GP (4 GS) with 2002 U-19s (22-2-2) ... scored first goal with U- 19s against Canada in 2002 - followed by hat trick vs. USYS All-Stars and gamewinner vs. U.S. U-21s (1-0) ... scored in 2002 loss to Russia (4-1; Home Depot Center.
AS A SENIOR: M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner and a NSCAA first team All-American ... only player in Div. I to rank in the top-5 for goals, assists and points ... finished the season ranked fifth in the nation in goals (20), tied for third in assists (15) and finished tied for second in points (55) ... earned the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community ... also named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament ... named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in her career (unanimous selection/first team all-BIG EAST) ... made 25 starts for the Irish ... her 20 goals, 15 assists and 55 points were all team high marks ... netted six game-winning goals ... went 8 for nine from the penalty spot as ND's primary PK taker ... netted a goal and an assist in Notre Dame's 7-0 season-opening win versus Michigan ... followed with a hat trick versus Loyola Marymount (4-0) ... registered at least one point in 20 of her final 21 games played at Notre Dame (missed two games due to injury) ... had her 19 game point scoring streak snapped versus Stanford in the NCAA Championship semifinal match ... netted 44 points in that 19-game stretch (15G-14A) ... streak included a record setting 11-game goal scoring streak ... had two-goal games in wins versus Louisville (4-1) and at UConn (2-0) ... after registering two assists versus Cincinnati (5-0) in BIG EAST quarterfinal win, missed BIG EAST semifinal and final ... returned with a dominating performance throughout the NCAA Championship, registering two goals and five assists for nine points ... had two assists versus Toledo in Notre Dame's NCAA first round win ... entered the 70G-70A club with the two assists ... set up Rose Augustin's 73rd minute game winner in NCAA second round action versus Michigan State (1-0) ... slotted home a penalty kick with just over three minutes to play in the first overtime to Notre Dame to a 1-0 victory over Minnesota NCAA Championship third round action ... Hanks earned the PK try after she burst down the far side of the box and got off a weak shot as she was pulled down from behind ... had two assists in Notre Dame's win over Florida State in the NCAA quarterfinals to help the Irish book a place in the College Cup ... her two helpers gave her 73 career assists, making her the first D-I player ever to amass 73G-73A ... did not score against Stanford in the College Cup semifinal match but netted the fastest goal in College Cup finals history when she finished a Courtney Rosen cross just 00:16 into the title game tilt with UNC (L, 2-1) ... named to a national team of the week seven times (four by Top Drawer Soccer, three by Soccer America) ... also set BIG EAST records with four Offensive Player of the Week honors (eight times in her career) ... earned second consecutive Offensive MVP award at the Inn at Saint Mary's Classic.
AS A JUNIOR: Named a NSCAA first-team All-American for the second straight season ... had 14 goals and 21 assists for 49 points ... scored five game-winning goals ... named to the Hermann Trophy Player of the year list of final 15 candidates ... Hanks' 21 assists and 49 points were team highs ... made the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team for second straight season ... an All-BIG EAST first team selection for the third straight season ... also named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team ... converted on all five of her penalty-kick opportunities ... had a 13-game point streak (Sept. 30 - Nov. 17), tying for the second-longest streak in ND history ... had lead pass on Elise Weber's goal to cap 2-0 win at #7 Florida ... played ball back to Lauren Fowlkes to set up game's opening goal vs. # 5 Stanford (1-2, OT) ... posted her fifth career hat trick in 4-0 win over DePaul, including a header and two penalty kicks ... converted pass from Amanda Cinalli to open scoring against Penn State and earn spot on BIG EAST weekly honor roll (3G, 1A) ... added 1G- 1A in 6-1 win over Cincinnati ... had two assists versus Georgetown (3-0) and Villanova (5-0) ... tied game 1-1 at #13 Connecticut in 86th minute, paving way for 2-1 OT win ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week after six-point weekend during wins at Seton Hall and Rutgers (1G, 4A) ... had leftside corner-kick assist on goal by Ashley Jones and then converted PK for 2-0 final in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Rutgers, then assisted on Brittany Bock's header that opened BIG EAST semifinal vs. Georgetown (2-0) ... poked home chip pass from Courtney Rosen for early go-ahead goal vs. West Virginia in the BIG EAST title game ... had three assists in NCAA opener vs. Loyola-Chicago (W, 3-0) ... had two assists and game-winning goal (77:35) in NCAA quarterfinal versus Duke (3-2) ... assisted on Carrie Dew's first-half goal vs. Florida State in the NCAA semifinal (2-3).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Youngest recipient by class year (female or male) of Hermann Trophy, after joining Hamm as only players ever to finish season as national leader in both goals (22; 7th ND history) and assists (22; 6th ND history) ... one of five finalists (only soccer player) for "best female college athlete" in ESPN-sponsored ESPY Awards (attended ceremony in Hollywood) ... consensus first-team All-American and BIG EAST offensive player of the year (first team all-BIG EAST) ... scored/assisted on more than half of ND's goals (44 of 85), with six multi-goal games ... her nation-leading 66 points rank fifth in ND history ... joined Makinen (14G-15A; 2000), Guertin (11G-11A; '02) and Thorlakson (23G-24A; '04) as only players to lead ND in goals and assists for same season ... ended on 13-game point streak(11G-16A-38P; 2.9 ppg) ... combined with Weissenhofer (53; 18G-17A) to rank 1-2 among national points leaders ... she and Weissenhofer were 23rd set of D-I teammates to reach 50 points in same season (ND's four pairs are most from any school) ... nearly 60% of her assists (13 of 22) came via corner-kick (8) or freekick (5) services ... led BIG EAST in shots (127; 2nd ND history) and tied Bock with league-best six game-winning goals (team-best nine GW assists/2nd ND history) ... tied ND record for starts (27) ... combined with 11 teammates on goalscoring (12 with Weissenhofer, 11 with Bock) ... her 2G vs. Iowa State (9-0) included ND's quickest score ever in opener (1:19; pass from Rebecca Mendoza) ... scored GWG at #24 Mississippi (2-1) ... had 2G at SMU (3-0) ... scored near-post header for GWG vs. #6 West Virginia ... her 1G-2A finished 5-0 win over Pittsburgh ... had 3G-1A vs. Seton Hall (5-0) ... assisted on pair of one-timers vs. Rutgers (2-0) ... consensus national and BIG EAST player of the week after totaling 3G-3A vs. SHU and RU ... the 0-0 tie at UConn was her only time without a point in final 18 games ... lead role in 4-2 win at #9 Villanova (2G-1A) ... had rightside free kick on Carrie Dew's headed GWG at Georgetown (1-0) ... offensive MVP of BIG EAST Tournament (3G-3A) after wins over St. John's (3-0;1G-1A), #25 Marquette (2- 0, at UConn;1G-1A) and Rutgers (4-2, at UConn) ... scored what was then the earliest postseason goal in ND history vs. RU (0:57), capping seven-player sequence with one-timer to far-right side ... completed 25-point postseason with ND record for points in one NCAA Tournament (16; 4G-8A) ... tied ND record for points in NCAA game (7/3G-1A, vs. Oakland; 7-1) while becoming first ND player to score/assist on team's first four goals in an NCAA game ... had CK assist (Bock header) and 89th-minute clincher in third round vs. #16 Colorado (3-0) ... set up all goals (three official assists) in quarterfinal vs. #8 Penn State (4-0) ... capped selection to NCAA all-tournament team with CK assist for 2-0 semifinal lead against #5 Florida State and long free kick from right flank in title game vs. fellow #1 UNC (2-1 loss).
AS A FRESHMAN: NSCAA second-team All- American, Soccer Buzz national freshman of the year, first team all-BIG EAST/Rookie of the Year ... first freshman among final-15 candidates for M.A.C. Hermann Trophy since awards merged in 2002 (since '94, only three freshmen had been among final 15 candidates: ND's Makinen ('97), UNC's Susan Bush ('99) and Santa Clara's Aly Wagner ('99)) ... third in nation with 28 goals ... tied Thorlakson (18G-35A) for second nationally in points (71, one shy of ND record/Daws in '96), eighth in assists (15) ... joined Thorlakson (18G-35A) as only players with 15G- 15A (first ND forwards named NSCAA All-Americans in same year) ... led BIG EAST in points, goals and shots (135, ND record), second in assists and GWGs (6) ... led team with eight first-goals ... her 135 shots were 11 more than ND opponents' combined shots (124) ... she and Thorlakson became second pair of D-I teammates to post 70- plus points in same season (SMU players Garrett (83) and Linex (77) in '95) ... had points in 21 games (25 GP/22 GS) ... ND was 18-0-0 when she scored (4-3-0 when she did not) ... fourth D-I freshman (first since '96) with 28-plus goals ... seven multi-goal games ... had earliest hat trick (by date) ever by ND freshman (Aug. 26; 11-1 vs. UNH, at Vermont) ... tapped assist to Pinnick before 13-minute hat trick ... joined Guerrero ('92; 4-3 loss to N.C. State) as only ND freshmen with hat trick in opener ... tied Irish record for goals in game (4; vs. Vermont; 6-0) ... Soccer America national Player of the Week after 7G-1A debut ... buried pass from Cinalli inside far-right post (1-0) vs. #11 Florida (4-1) ... added 2G vs. #25 Maryland (6-0) ... had 2G-2A vs. DePaul (6-0) ... notched 2G-1A vs. Cincinnati (4-0) ... scored in 96th-minute at Rutgers (1-0) to secure the win ... had 1G-2A vs. Providence (6-0) ... added 1G-2A vs. Georgetown (6-1) ... added 2G-1A in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Hoyas (6-0) ... 1G-1A in BIG EAST semifinal at Marquette (3-0) ... 1G in BIG EAST final vs. #15 UConn (5-0) ... 1G vs. Valparaiso in NCAAs (6-0) ... 1G vs. #22 Yale to cap 5-2 third-round win.
ODP/CLUB: Member of ODP Region III and North Texas team (1999-2004) ... played up age group for eight years with Dallas Texans '85s ... led Texans to 2003 national title, earning Golden Boot Award at USYS nationals (Germantown, Md.) ... scored twice in title-game rematch with Tsunami (2-0) ... captained Texans from 2000-03 ... scored in every 2002 and '03 league game with Texans ... joined her age group ('86s) for final two summers with Texans ('04-'05) ... added another Golden Boot at 2005 nationals (Orlando) ... played on 2004 Texans '86s U-19 squad alongside ND teammate Lauren Karas ... opened 2005 nationals with hat trick vs. Carmel Commotion (Texans advanced after ties with Stars of Massachusetts and Colorado Rush) ... helped Texans claim 2005 Region III title after wins over N.C.-based CASL Spartans, Vestavia (Ala.) Attack, north-Texas D'Feeters, Georgia-based Silverbacks and south- Texas Challenge (1-0; Hanks scored) ... 2004 Texans won WAGS (in D.C.) and finished atop Premier League before losing Region III quarterfinal ... played for 1999 and 2000 Texans that won state and regional titles (U-14/15) ... Alamo Cup finals MVP (U-17) ... played alongside former ND teammates Pinnick and Christie Shaner with WPSL's F.C. Indiana (summer '06).
PREP & PERSONAL: Totaled 47 goals in two seasons at Allen HS before focusing on national team duty ... NSCAA and Parade All-American as junior and senior (U.S. U-19s/Dallas Texans) ... played in 2004 McDonald's All-America Game ... area newcomer of the year as a freshman (23G for conference champs) ... all-area/all-region as a sophomore (24G) ... started playing soccer at age four ... accomplished in judo ... was a member of National Honor Society (3.85 GPA) ... father Gary played semi-professional soccer in his native England, prior to moving to Texas ... daughter of Pam and Gary Hanks ... full name is Kerri Michel Hanks ... born Sept. 2, 1985, in Plano, Texas ... graduated in May 2008 from College of Arts and Letters with bachelor's degree in sociology ... participated in graduate studies last year.