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    Mariel Adams

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    High School:
    Mountain Vista

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Defender

    Club Team:
    Real Colorado


    08/31/2013

    #7/4 Irish Continue Offensive Onslaught, Blank Oakland, 4-0

    Bohaboy with goal and assist, Thomas two assists as Notre Dame posts third consecutive four-goal outing.

    08/31/2013

    Top-10 Foes Collide As #7/4 Irish Host #4/2 UCLA In Notre Dame adidas Invitational Final

    Fighting Irish to face highest ranked opponent in two years (1:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Alumni Stadium).

    08/09/2013

    Irish Continue March Toward Exhibition Slate

    Notre Dame caps third day of practice with two exhibition matches on the schedule next week

    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 sophomore on 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 2013 Fighting Irish roster, joining sophomore Mary Schwappach (Denver) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.

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