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.
Two-year monogram winner ... team tri-captain for 2012 ... athletic midfielder with creativity on the ball and a powerful shot from distance ... displays relentless style and strength to hold the ball ... emerging as 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) during her first two seasons ... thrust into starting lineup on opening day of her freshman season and never looked back, starting all 46 matches in her career to date ... filled critical holding midfield spot during first half of Notre Dame's 2010 national championship season ... picks up new concepts quickly and reads the game well ... has significant international experience with various U.S. Soccer youth national teams ... expected to be one of the veteran leaders on 2012 Fighting Irish squad.
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 Team ... NSCAA Third Team All-Region Team ... 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: Has been regular part of United States Under-20 National Team player pool since 2009 ... along with Irish freshman Cari Roccaro, was named to U.S. U-20 squad that will compete in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Aug. 19-Sept. 8 in Japan (both players will miss first three weeks of 2012 college season) ... has recorded 12 caps with U-20 squad (as of Aug. 1, 2012) ... during 2012 cycle, has appeared in eight matches, starting twice ... joined Roccaro in helping United States qualify for 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup by winning 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 ... also was 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 Magazine 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) ... has 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 in 2011-12.