Women's Soccer



#8 Irish Close Out Homestand Sunday Against Detroit

Notre Dame plays final non-conference match before beginning inaugural ACC season (7 p.m. ET at Alumni Stadium).

Proficient scorer who plays well with her back to the goal ... team?s top-returning scorer ... will be a key part of Notre Dame?s success as most experienced returning forward ... trained with the under-20 national team from 1997-99 ... youngest member of ?97 gold-medal winning under-20 Nordic Cup team ... one of several Irish players who previously have played for Randy Waldrum with under-20 national team.

AS A JUNIOR: Ranked third on ?99 Irish squad in both goals and points ... served up two assists, including one on game-winning goal, against Dayton in second round NCAA tournament play ... led the Irish over Seton Hall in the BIG EAST semifinals game with two goals and two assists ... dished out three assists against Duke ... scored a goal and added an assist against St. John?s ... scored the gamewinner against Seton Hall ... scored a goal against Rutgers ... scored two goals and added an assist against Georgetown ... converted a Kara Brown cross to score against Villanova ... scored a second-half goal against Michigan ... blasted a 22-yard shot to score against West Virginia ... scored two goals and added an assist against Miami ... scored a goal and added two assists against Wisconsin ... scored a goal against Indiana ... notched an assist against Miami in BIG EAST quarterfinals.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished fourth on team with 10 goals in ?98 ... recipient of Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award from Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley ... scored game-winning goal and had assist against Duke ... assisted on gamewinner against Boston College and West Virginia ... scored three goals in two games against Syracuse in six-day span ... entered preseason practice not fully recovered from summer injury.

AS A FRESHMAN: Joined Kelly Lindsey and Anne Makinen on 11-member Soccer America all-freshman team for ?97 ... first-team all-BIG EAST and BIG EAST all-rookie team selections ... finished third on team in scoring with 22 goals and 12 assists for 56 points ... 10th in country with 56 points and 10th in goals with 22 ... scored 20 goals in last 17 games of season ... scored at least one goal in nine straight games from Sept. 26-Oct. 26, tying Amy Van Laecke?s school record ... that streak is tied for fifth among longest scoring streaks in NCAA history ... recorded at least one point in 11 consecutive games from Sept. 20-Oct. 31, tying Holly Manthei and Jenny Streiffer?s school record ... had an assist against fourth-ranked Connecticut in BIG EAST championship game ... scored and had an assist against Cincinnati in first round in her first career NCAA game ... scored two goals, including the gamewinner, against sixth-ranked Nebraska in NCAA second round ... had an assist against UCLA in NCAA quarterfinal ... scored game?s only goal in 1-0 win over fifth-ranked Connecticut, her ninth consecutive game with a goal ... named BIG EAST offensive player of the week, Soccer America team of the week and College Soccer Weekly player of the week for week of Oct. 27 ... scored her first career goal against St. John?s ... scored two goals, including gamewinner, at Villanova ... scored two goals for second consecutive game at Indiana ... contributed to both goals in 2-0 win over Boston College, assisting on game-winning goal and scoring second goal ... named BIG EAST rookie of the week on Oct. 6 and 20 ... scored her first career hat trick and had an assist against Syracuse ... recorded her second consecutive hat trick and had two assists for eight points against Seton Hall ... scored game?s first two goals on her first two shots against Pirates ... scored two goals, including gamewinner, against Villanova in BIG EAST semifinals.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named 1996 National Soccer Coaches Association of America national high school player of the year and three-time high school All-American ... 1996 Parade high school player of the year and high school All-American ? three-time Washington high school player of the year ... won under-17 national championships with club team FC Royals, scoring two goals and three assists in semifinals ... two-time member of under-16 national team in 1995 and 1995 ... nominated for Tacoma News Tribune 1996 female athlete of the year along with former Portland midfielder Justi Baumgardt, won by Olympic volleyball player Sarah Silvernail ... home-schooled until entering Kamiakin High School ... 10-time letterwinner at Kamiakin, four in soccer, four in basketball and two in track ... mother Christine coached her soccer team at Kamiakin ... also started for Kamiakin?s nationally-ranked basketball team ... member of National Honor Society ... born July 25, 1979, in Kennewick, Wash. ... Dean?s List student with a 3.556 cumulative grade-point average ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in film, television and theatre.

Meotis Erikson
Meotis  Erikson


Kennewick, Wash.

High School:
Kamiakin H.S.




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