Notre Dame caps third day of practice with two exhibition matches on the schedule next week
Talented outside back who adds depth on defense for Notre Dame ... cerebral player who picks up concepts quickly and contributes in both practice and match situations ... easy-going personality and team-first mentality makes her ideal fit on the training ground and in the locker room ... with continued adjustment to college game and program's style of play, will look to make greater impact on Fighting Irish fortunes in 2014.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw time in three matches, playing a combined 39 minutes ... made college debut in second half of Notre Dame adidas Invitational opener against Oakland, playing season-high 20 minutes in 4-0 Fighting Irish win ... made appearance in first ACC match during latter stages of 5-0 win over #21 Maryland ... played 11 minutes in ACC win over Pittsburgh (3-0).
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Member of U.S. Soccer Girls' National Team player pools at U-14 and U-15 levels in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played for Region IV ODP squad in 2009-10, earning invitation to National ODP camp in July 2009 ... regular member of Colorado state ODP team from 2008-11, serving as captain in 2009 ... spent club career with Real Colorado and coach Jared Spires from 2007-13, including the final two seasons as team captain ... club reached Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) National Championship tournament in 2010 and 2011, finishing fifth in the latter season ... helped club to three Colorado State Cup titles (2007, 2008, 2010) and runner-up finish in 2009 ... club was Region IV champion in 2010 and finalist in 2008 and 2011 ... earned two invitations to U.S. Club National id2 Camp in February 2011 and July 2012 ... received four-star rating in 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Girls IMG Academy 150 player evaluations.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., playing for coach Theresa Echtermeyer ... backbone of defense that led high school team to two Colorado Class 5A state championships (2011, 2013), as well as semifinal berth in 2010 and quarterfinal showing in 2012 ... MVHS also earned four Continental League 5A title during her career ... in her four seasons, Golden Eagles compiled 62-6-5 record with 46 shutouts while allowing 36 goals total (nine per season) ... team was ranked No. 1 in nation in spring 2012 and No. 2 in 2013 ... as a senior in 2013, team went 19-1 and posted a staggering 75-6 aggregate (16 shutouts in 20 matches) ... knee injuries sidelined her for portions of her high school tenure ... 2013 Continental League 5A Player of the Year ... 2013 first-team all-state selection ... four-time first-team all-league choice ... two-time academic all-state honoree, having compiled 4.1 cumulative GPA during her prep career ... also competed in gymnastics earlier in career before turning attention to soccer full-time ... daughter of Sally and Kirk Adams ... second of four children ... older sister, Kelsey, is a junior on women's rowing team at Syracuse ... father, Kirk, in a 1985 graduate of Columbia University, where he lettered in both football and baseball ... enjoys volunteering with programs designed to help children with special needs, including her high school's Unified Sports Teams (special needs basketball and soccer squads) ... one of two Coloradoans on 2014 Fighting Irish roster, joining junior Mary Schwappach (Denver) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business but has not yet chosen a major.