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    Kim Lorenzen

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, IL

    High School:
    Naperville North

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Defender

    Birthdate:
    05/04/1985

    Club Team:
    Chicago Sockers


  • Kim Lorenzen's 2006 game-by-game stats (updated regularly)

  • Kim Lorenzen feature story from The Observer (Nov. 20, 2006; "Unsung Lorenzen gives Irish steady leadership">type="text/javascript">

    • BIG EAST Tournament Defensive MVP (2006)
    • Academic All-America Nominee (3.45 cumulative GPA; finance major)
    • NSCAA Scholar All-America Nominee (TBA)
    • 2006 Team Captain

    Returning starter at right back who has versatility and athleticism to also play midfield or forward ... will serve as rare solo captain during 2006 season, the first to do so since the first year of the Notre Dame women's soccer program (when K.T. Sullivan captained the 1988 squad) ... has proven to be the type of leader on the field who steps up to encourage and demand more from her teammates ... underrated performer who plays within herself to the point of routinely being overlooked for postseason honors ... filled key role during 2004 national championship season yet did not receive any postseason awards ... brings many intangibles to Irish squad, including tremendous fitness, workrate and competitiveness that extend to every game and training session ... physical presence and athletic defender who rarely gets beat ... has improved her ability and comfort level on the ball, allowing for more of an attacking role ... adds valuable dimension as tremendous server of the ball from the flanks ... emerging threat on set pieces, able to bend ball with regularity ... played in 69 of 76 games during first three seasons (missing six in 2005 due to illness), with 59 starts and 10 points (3 goals, 4 assists) ... played in 46 consecutive games, spanning the 2003-05 seasons ... started all 20 postseason games in 2003, '04 and '05 (2G-2A) ... played mostly forward and outside midfield as a prep, with impressive showing while playing in the back on ODP teams ... one of 15 Illinois natives to play for Notre Dame women's soccer program - with others including five on '06 squad: her former ODP and club teammates Jen Buczkowski (Elk Grove HS) and Jill Krivacek (Geneva/Rosary HS), sophomore midfielder Brittany Bock, freshman forward Michele Weissenhofer and freshman M/D Amanda Clark (all three are from Naperville and Neuqua Valley HS) ... combined with Buczkowski, Krivacek and Bock on Illinois ODP team that won 2003 national title ... played with Buczkowski and Krivacek on Chicago Sockers club (starting in '01), later merging into Eclipse Select that came just shy of reaching 2004 USYS under-19 national-title game ... her busy '04 summer included playing alongside several former and current ND players with W-League's Ft. Wayne Fever (13 GP; 11-3-1 record) ... players on that Fever squad included five currently on ND team (Krivacek, Christie Shaner, Amanda Cinalli, Lauren Karas and Kerry Inglis), plus former ND starters Meotis Erikson, Amy Warner, Kim Carpenter and Mary Boland ... helped Eclipse win '04 Midwest title after victories over teams from Ohio (Cleveland F.C., 5-1), Indiana (Carmel Cobras, 3-1), Kansas (KCFC Alliance, 2-1), Minnesota (Tsunami Sota, 3-0) and Missouri (JB Marine, 2-0) ... Eclipse faced teams at Nationals (in Orlando) from New York (HBC Fury, 2-2), California (Pleasanton Rage, 0-1) and Georgia (Phoenix, 3-1), losing spot in title game on tiebreakers ... nine of her former teammates play for BIG EAST team DePaul: Lauren Spacht and Kelly DeBaene (state ODP); Amanda Marier, Jen Lee and Ashley Andrews (Sockers); Juliane Stitch, Erin Walter and Amy Witt (Eclipse); and Jenny Dyer at Naperville North ... could face several other former teammates in 2006: Santa Clara 'keeper Julie Ryder (ODP, club) and Marquette teammates Lauren Weber, Michelle Martin, Meghan Connelly and Carrie Shields (first three with Eclipse; Shields on Ohio Premier '98 team) ... former Notre Dame players who have worn No. 4 include defender Molly Lennon ('92), forward Stacia Masters ('97) and midfielder Mia Sarkesian ('02) ... candidate for Academic All-America honors who enters senior year with 3.43 cumulative grade-point average (including a 3.74 in the 2005 spring semester), as a finance major

    AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 19 of 25 games (18 starts), missing six in the first half of the season due to illness ... prior to the season-ending loss to top-ranked Portland in the NCAA quarterfinals, the Irish were 17--0 in 2005 games started by Lorenzen (87-4 scoring edge; 27 shots allowed/1.6 per game) ... key member of defense that allowed just 15 goals (0.60 GAA), 124 shots (5.0/gm), 54 shots on goal (2.2; 2nd-best in ND history) and 43 corner kicks (1.7) ... helped turn in several top games for the 2005 defense, including the 4-1 win over #11 Florida (4 SOG), the 6-0 shutout of #25 Maryland (1 SOG, 1 CK), the 4-0 win over #10 Connecticut (3 shots, 1 SOG), the 3-0 BIG EAST semifinal win at #11 Marquette (5 shots, 1 SOG, 0 CK), the 5-0 BIG EAST title game versus #15 UConn (6 SOG, 1 CK) and the 3-0 win over #25 Michigan State in the NCAA second round (1 SOG, 1 CK).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Joined 10 of her teammates in setting Notre Dame record for games played (27), starting 21 at mostly right back for national champs in 25-1-1 season (best win pct., .944, in ND history) ... often shifted into midfield role as Irish juggled alignment ... started final 10 games... had 3G-4A while ranking fifth on team with 2,009 minutes played (10 games with 90 minutes, plus 110 in NCAA final) ... combined with senior center backs Melissa Tancredi and Gudrun Gunnarsdottir and junior left back Christie Shaner to form stout back line ... member of '04 defense that ranks among best in program's history - with low number of corner kicks allowed (48; 1.8 per game/2nd in ND record book), also ranking third in total shots allowed/gm (5.7; 155 total) and fourth in shots-on-goal allowed (2.6/gm; 71) ... helped Irish lead nation in shutouts (16; 3rd in ND history) while allowing 0-1 goals in 25 games ... the '04 team's 0.51 GAA ranked 4th in nation (4th in ND history) ... set up second score of season in 7-2 win over Baylor, with long ball that carried to left endline for Katie Thorlakson's cross and Cinalli's goal (2-0) ... helped shut down Stanford in early 1-0 win (3 shots, 2 SOG, 2 CK) ... played key role in wins over Arizona State (2-1; 3 SOG, 0 CK) and Connecticut (1-0; 2 SOG, 1 CK) ... second assist helped end rare late-game deficit in 3-1 win over Pittsburgh, sending cross from right flank that skipped into box (Tancredi's shot deflected off the goalkeeper for 1-1 game) ... notched first goal of career at West Virginia, scoring in 75th minute for eventual gamewinner (3-1) ... took Lizzie Reed's pass and launched 25-yard far-post shot past former club teammate Bannerman and into left side of WVU net (2-1) ... assisted on 80th-minute goal to beat Boston College (1-0), after volleying an Ashley Jones cross from the left side (Buczkowski scored on low shot 10-yards shot) ... showed versatility by playing forward for much of BIG EAST quarterfinal versus St. John's (7-0), assisting and scoring on final two goals ... part of impressive defensive efforts versus Boston College in regular season (1-0; 2 shots, 1 SOG) and BIG EAST semifinals (2-0; 2 SOG, CK) ... took feed from Reed and slotted ball into box to set up Thorlakson goal versus SJU before taking pass from Sarah Halpenny and scoring from right side ... made defensive save to preserve 2-0 lead on Eastern Illinois in NCAAs, later hustling to other end for tap-in of Thorlakson's left-endline cross (3-0; 4-0 final) ... closed final month as part of defense that allowed just 2 goals, 32 shots, 13 SOG and 14 corners in NCAAs - versus Eastern Illinois (4-0; 1 SOG), Wisconsin (1-0; 1 shot), UConn (2-0; 2 SOG, 1 CK), Portland (3-1; 3 SOG, 2 CK), Santa Clara (1-0; 3 shots, 1 SOG) and UCLA (1-1/4-3 PKs; 6 SOG) ... played all but 39 minutes in six-game run to NCAA title, including all 90 in quarterfinal with Portland and semifinal versus Santa Clara and all 110 in final against UCLA ... did not receive official assist in quarterfinal but her free kick sent ball to Thorlakson, who raced to left endline and served ball to Cinalli (2-0).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Shifted to right back spot in place of injured All-American Candace Chapman ... turned in impressive debut season, appearing in 23 of 24 games (all but Indiana State) with 20 starts ... played key role in smothering defense that finished fifth in the nation with 0.49 goals-against average and allowed just 53 shots on goal all season ... her pass started classic five-player combination that netted first goal of season (by Boland), in 9-1 win over Hartford at UConn Classic ... also forced the action that led to Amy Warner goal to cap that win ... named all-tournament at Notre Dame Classic, after helping limit Arizona State and Oklahoma to combined six shots on goal and four corner kicks ... made trial start at central defender versus Western Kentucky (with Gunnarsdottir sidelined by broken wrist), returning to right back for rest of season ... her thru-ball sprung Maggie Manning for goal versus North Texas (8-1) ... started all four postseason games ... scored in 2004 spring season versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-0).

    PREP & PERSONAL: Teamed with Buczkowski, Krivacek and Bock on Illinois ODP team that won 2003 national title in Plano, Texas, beating Kansas in regional title game (2-1) and Georgia in national semifinals (1-0) before 1-0 win in the title game versus New Jersey team that included future Notre Dame classmate Lizzie Reed ... that Illinois team was national runner-up in '01 ... did not participate in high school sports as a senior, while training with Chicago Sockers F.C. program that claimed 2003 state runner-up finish ... three-year starter as defender and forward at Naperville North High School, helping win sectional title as a freshman, followed by third-place state finish in sophomore season and sectional runner-up as a junior ... twice named all-conference, also all-sectional as a junior and academic all-conference ... named to NSCAA's Scholar All-America Team ... two-year member of ODP Region II team and five-year member of ODP state team ... member of Region II team that finished as runner-up at '02 ODP nationals (behind Region IV) ... traveled with Region II team to Italy and England in '02 to compete against European professional teams ... participated in 2002 ESP national camp ... twice lettered as guard on NNHS basketball team ... played for Naperville Soccer Association ('94-'00) ... coached under-8 club soccer team during her senior year ... an Illinois State Scholar and distinguished honor-roll student every semester of her prep career ... her club basketball coach was Glenn Earl, father of former Notre Dame football safety Glenn Earl, Jr. ('04) ... involved extensively in youth sports, including gymnastics and swimming ... hails from same high school as several other Notre Dame student-athletes, including Earl, baseball shortstop Alec Porzel ('01), tennis player Matt Horsley ('00), swimmers Hannah Pawlewicz ('02) and Vince Kuna ('99), and runners Ted Higgins ('99) and Jon Royer ('95) ... other Naperville natives to earn monograms at Notre Dame include football tight end Greg Szatko ('74; Lyons Township HS) and three from Naperville Central HS: soccer forward Ed Graham ('83), volleyball hitter Kathy Cunningham ('90) and rower Shannon Mohan ('05) ... daughter of Michael and Carol Lorenzen ... full name is Kim Marie Lorenzen ... born May 4, 1985, in Hinsdale, Ill. ... a finance major, enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

    Lorenzen's Career Statistics

    YearGP-GSShGAPtsGW
    200323/2070000
    200427/213334101
    200519/1840000
    Totals69/594434101

    In the Postseason

    EventsGP/GSGAPtsGW
    BIG EAST8/81130
    NCAAs12/121130
    Totals20/202260

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