ND women's soccer held its banquet on April 17th and were presented with their NCAA championship rings.
Athletic midfielder with solid on-ball skills ... missed last season recovering from knee surgery, but has had the chance to go through team's spring and summer training programs ... adds depth to talented Irish midfield corps.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play while rehabilitating from an ACL injury suffered during her senior year of high school.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: An ODP state team member from 2005-07 ... played her club soccer with the Elkhorn Inferno ... helped the Inferno to the Nebraska state championship in 2006 ... team also turned in runner-up performances in 2007 and 2008 ... earned a championship travelling overseas with the Inferno as they won the International Tourney in Barcelona, Spain.
PREP & PERSONAL: A three-time all-state selection (2007-09) and a four-time all-conference honoree (2006-09) at Elkhorn High ... finished her career with 37 goals and 41 assists for 115 points ... netted five goals and added five assists for 15 points in just 10 games as a senior (season cut short due to ACL injury) ... earned first team all-state honors while captaining the team as a senior ... earned her third consecutive second team super-state honor (2009-07)... helped the team to a second straight state championship title as a junior in 2008 ... had 10 goals and 14 assists in that title-winning campaign ... helped the team to the 2007 state championship ... had nine goals and 14 assists as a sophomore ... notched 13 goals and eight assists on her way to being named the team's Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... team made a run to the state semifinals that year ... a four-year honor roll student as well as an academic excellence award winner in all four of her years at Elkhorn ... an academic all-state selection in 2008 and 2009 ... full name is Elizabeth McNeil ... daughter of Tom and Tami McNeil ... has one sibling, twin brother Brian ... plans to study political science at Notre Dame.