Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
The Notre Dame Women's Soccer team defeated Haiti 2-1 at Alumni Stadium on 4/27/12.
Three-year monogram winner ... one of common threads for Irish through two-year transition following 2010 national championship season, from veteran-laden squad to current position as eager, youthful and energetic, yet somewhat inexperienced group ... will be asked to be one of leading voices as Notre Dame looks to take the next step and return to NCAA Women's College Cup as well as challenge for another national title ... athletic midfielder with creativity on the ball and a powerful shot from distance ... displays relentless style and strength to hold the ball ... also a threat on set pieces ... has displayed versatility to play in both holding and attacking midfield spots (as well as an occasional foray up top) ... thrust into starting lineup on opening day of her freshman season and never looked back, starting all 63 matches in her career to date ... filled critical holding midfield spot during first half of her rookie year (2010 national championship season) ... picks up new concepts quickly and reads the game well ... also has significant international experience with various U.S. Soccer youth national teams, most notably as member of 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup championship squad.
AS A JUNIOR: NSCAA third-team all-region honoree ... second-team all-BIG EAST pick ... BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team ... missed first seven matches of season while playing for U-20 World Cup Team ... returned to start remaining 17 matches for Irish while collecting one goal and four assists ... tied for second on team in assists, while ranking fifth in total shots (36) ... scored her lone goal of season in her second game back, finding net in 24th minute against Cincinnati (7-0); also tied career high with seven shots (three on goal) ... was first of three-match point-scoring streak, with single assists in next two outings against Pittsburgh (2-1) and Oakland (3-0), with former assist on Glory Williams' first career goal proving to be match-winner ... went distance and piled up six shots in double-overtime draw with Rutgers (2-2) in regular-season home finale ... added five shots (three on goal) in double-OT win at DePaul (1-0), which helped Irish clinch share of BIG EAST National Division title ... assisted on Cari Roccaro's winning goal in 78th minute of BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal vs. Syracuse (1-0) ... started all four NCAA Championship contests for Irish, playing all but seven minutes ... set up Crystal Thomas for goals in each of first two NCAA contests against Milwaukee (3-1) and #10 Wake Forest (2-1), with latter connection coming on match-winning goal in 71st minute ... turned in solid spring 2013 season, highlighted by goal against National Women's Soccer League's Chicago Red Stars (1-4) and assist on Thomas' tying goal in 85th minute of comeback win over Mexico U-20 National Team (4-3).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Second-team all-BIG EAST selection ... started all 21 matches, primarily in the midfield, ranking fourth on the team in minutes played (1,769) ... tallied one goal and posted career highs of seven assists, nine points and 59 shots (22 on goal) ... ranked second on team in total shots and shots on goal ... placed sixth in BIG EAST in assists and seventh in assists per match (0.33) and total shots for all matches ... opened her account in big way with career-high four-point night (1G-2A) against Tulsa (7-1) at Notre Dame adidas Invitational ... added career-best two assists for second consecutive match in tournament finale against Indiana (4-1) ... named to Notre Dame adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team ... fired career highs of seven shots and five shots on goal at #2 Stanford (1-2); also assisted on Melissa Henderson's opening goal in 67th minute to extend point-scoring streak to three matches ... matched career high by going all 110 minutes at South Florida (1-1) ... set up Jessica Schuveiller's icebreaking goal 3:49 into win at Seton Hall (2-0) ... delivered assist on Elizabeth Tucker's critical insurance goal with 1:20 remaining against Villanova (3-1).
AS A FRESHMAN: Soccer America Freshman All-America choice ... NSCAA third-team all-region selection ... BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team ... started all 25 matches during Notre Dame's third national championship season (one of only 26 players in school history to start every game of their freshman season, including just six since 1999) ... ranked fifth on team (fourth among field players and first among freshmen) with 2,158 minutes played ... collected two goals (one match-winner) and one assist ...took 26 shots, with 10 of them on goal ... played all but nine total minutes in first eight matches of season (six 90-minute efforts) ... scored first collegiate goal in win over Cincinnati (4-0), netting an unassisted tally in the 37th minute ... played at least 77 minutes in all six NCAA Championship matches, moving primarily into attacking midfield spot ... notched first career postseason point with assist on Lauren Fowlkes' 71st-minute goal in first-round win over New Mexico (3-0) ... went the distance in final three matches of NCAA tournament ... was hero in NCAA College Cup semifinal win over #17 Ohio State (1-0), scoring lone goal of match at 82:22 following a 40-yard run from midfield stripe and culminating with 20-yard strike into upper left corner of net.
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Regular contributor for United States Under-20 National Team from 2009-13 ... recorded 15 caps during U-20 career ... along with Roccaro, was part of U.S. squad that won 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup title in Japan (Americans' third crown; first U-20 world championship earned by Notre Dame players since Fowlkes in 2008) ... saw action in three matches at 2012 WWC -- tournament opener against Ghana (4-0), semifinal against Nigeria (2-0) and final against Germany (1-0), coming on as second-half substitute in all three contests ... joined Roccaro in helping United States win 2012 CONCACAF U-20 title with five-match sweep in Panama, outscoring opposition by 24-1 margin ... appeared in three matches at tournament, starting group play win over Cuba ... selected for U.S. U-20 squad for 2009 Ten Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain (starting twice and appearing in all three matches) ... earned first point at the U-20 level with assist in friendly against Ajax of Los Angeles in April 2009 ... member of 2009 U.S. U-18 National Team player pool along with classmate Rebecca Twining ... scored first U-18 goal in July 2009 friendly vs. Canada U-20s ... member of 2008 U.S. U-17 National Team that earned a silver medal at inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand (USA lost to North Korea, 2-1 in overtime, in title match).
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked 26th in the February 2010 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings ... competed with Region II ODP teams since 2005, helping teams to four Region II semifinals berths (2005-07, 2009), including spot in 2007 Region II finals ... played on club level for head coach Jon Parry with Blue Valley Stars in Overland Park, Kan. ... served as team captain.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, Mo., ... played for head coach Dave Wiebenga ... piled up double-digit goals and assists in each of her final two seasons (combined total of 36 goals and 40 assists) ... Parade All-American (2009) ... NSCAA Youth All-American (2009) ... ESPN/RISE second-team All-American (2009) ... two-time NSCAA youth/high school all-region choice (2008, 2009) ... two-time all-state selection (first team 2009, second team 2008) ... Kansas City all-metro and all-district honoree (2009) ... two-time first-team all-Suburban Big 7 Conference pick (2008, 2009) ... recorded 24 goals and 16 assists in 2009 ... tallied 12 goals and school-record 24 assists in 2008 ... holds school records for assists in season and career ... helped LSHS to 2008 conference title and 2009 district crown ... member of LSHS Principal's Honor Roll (2006-09) ... twice earned Academic Letters (2007, 2009) ... participated in local Susan G. Komen For The Cure walk (to benefit breast cancer research and awareness) for five years ... full name is Amanda Laddish ... daughter of Debbie Heineman and Chris Laddish ... one of five children ... enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major ... earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy the past two years (2011-12 and 2012-13).