Kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. (ET) at Alumni Stadium, the first of a five-match homestand for Notre Dame.
Notre Dame can't overcome blustery conditions, strong Illini defense, as season comes to a close.
Notre Dame making 19th consecutive appearance in NCAA Championship (2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT, live stats/chat at UND.com).
Fighting Irish will kick off 19th consecutive tournament appearance at Illinois Sunday afternoon.
Notre Dame hits iron twice and has goal waved off, all in final 10 minutes, to negate stirring comeback.
The Women's Soccer team defeated Connecticut 3-0 on September 30.
The Lady Irish fall to Louisville 1-0 on Friday, September 16th
The Notre Dame Soccer team defeated Indiana 4-1 at Alumni Field on September 4.
Women's Soccer defeated Tulsa 7 to 1 in the game against Tulsa at Alumni Stadium in the Notre Dame Adidas Invitational.
Freshman scores in the 63rd minute to give Irish 1-0 win over Stanford.
One-year monogram winner ... gifted attacker with creative flair on the ball ... strong and powerful shot with both feet ... has used youth hockey background to her benefit, offering a physical presence on front line ... embraces challenge of playing on the biggest stages ...permanently etched her name in Notre Dame women's soccer history by scoring the winning goal in the 2010 national championship match to give Irish their third NCAA title.
AS A FRESHMAN: NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team ... appeared in 23 matches, starting seven times ... tied for third on team with four goals (two match-winners) , while placing fifth in points (10), third in total shots (46) and fourth in shots on goal (21) ... missed preseason and first two regular-season matches with injury ... made debut against #8 Santa Clara, playing 21 minutes in reserve role ... scored first collegiate goal against Cincinnati (4-0), running on to lead pass from Lauren Fowlkes and finishing in 42nd minute ... earned first career start against St. John's (4-1), registering assist on Rose Augustin's 63rd-minute goal ... St. John's match began run in which she started six of the final seven regular-season contests ... set up Elizabeth Tucker's opening goal at Providence (3-1) in seventh minute ... potted the only goal of match at Villanova (1-0), scoring on a one-timer off Augustin's assist in the 23rd minute ... came off bench in five of six NCAA Championship matches, moving into lineup for third-round win at #3 North Carolina (4-1) ... collected first career postseason goal in 71st minute of second-round victory over #22 USC (4-0) ... came off bench to play 53 minutes in NCAA College Cup final against #1 Stanford (1-0), scoring lone goal in 63rd minute with wicked left-footed blast high into net from 12 yards out off pass from Melissa Henderson.
NATIONAL TEAM/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the Canadian National Under-20 team ... one of 20 Team Canada players selected by head coach Carolina Morace to participate in the CONCACAF U-20 World Cup Qualifying games in Guatemala in January 2010 ... led the team in scoring after the round robin portion of qualifying with two goals ... spent 2009-10 training at the National Training Center of Ontario ... also a member of Team Ontario in 2009 ... helped Team Ontario to a bronze medal at the 2009 Canada Summer Games ... finished as the tournament's top scorer with seven goals in five games (including at least one goal in each game) ... scored the game-tying goal in the bronze medal match versus Alberta ... played for the Mississauga Falcons U-17 OYSLY team under head coach Emilio Bernaudo in 2008 ... played for the Brams United Storm U-17 and U-16 teams from 2006-08 ... won the Copa Blue Division at the 2008 Disney Showcase Tournament ... also helped Brams United to Gold Medal finishes in 2007 (Sahlen's Sports Tournament) and 2008 (Ontario Indoor Cup) ... an accomplished club hockey player ... played with the Toronto Aeros Midget AA's from 2007-09 ... won four gold medals with the Aeros as well as a silver and two bronze medals ... helped the Aeros to the 2008 NMGHL Central Division Championship ... named the Future Star award winner following the 2008 Toronto Aeros Tournament ... named tournament MVP for the 2008 Can Am Challenge Cup Showcase ... also played Bantam AA hockey with the Vaughan Flames and the Willowdale Red Wings.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from The Country Day School, where she played soccer for head coach Jennifer Cooper ... earned team MVP honors in each of her seasons from 2005-09 ... named The Country Day School's Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... the only over-age player to finish in the top 10 for goalscoring in the Ontario Youth Soccer League in 2006 ... earned Rugby Team MVP honors in 2009 ... an honor roll student from 2008-10 ... born Oct. 2, 1992 ... name is pronounced "ay-dree-ON-uh lee-OWN" ... daughter of Lucia and Edward Leon ... one of three children ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.
LEON'S CAREER STATISTICS
In the Postseason