Notre Dame beats Rutgers 3-2 at the team's last regular season home game at Alumni Stadium on October 10th.
Four-year monogram winner ... one of team's most versatile players, seeing time as a starter at all three field positions during her career (much like former All-America teammate Lauren Fowlkes, another former metro Kansas City product and 2011 Notre Dame graduate) ... exceptionally fit athlete who played in all 72 Irish matches in her final three seasons, starting 68 times ... moved to starting center back spot prior to 2010 NCAA tournament and played integral defensive role in helping Irish to their third national championship ... possessed great technical ability on the ball along with excellent mobility ... unflappable personality allowed her to adjust to new positions and blend well into the Irish system at both ends of the pitch ... intelligent player who picked up concepts quickly ... also a standout in the classroom who earned academic all-district honors during each of her final three seasons at Notre Dame.
AS A SENIOR: Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V Third Team selection ... played in all 21 matches for Notre Dame, starting 20 times, all on central defense ... ranked second on team with 1,918 minutes played ... played every minute in final 16 matches of season (1,500 total minutes), including three double-overtime draws ... never saw fewer than 80 minutes in any match, that coming in her lone relief assignment against #21 Duke (1-3) at the Carolina Classic ... delivered career high-tying three assists and added four shots (three on goal) ... wasted little time in opening her point-scoring account during his final season, earning assist on Melissa Henderson's 61st-minute insurance goal in the season-opening win over Wisconsin (2-0) ... also had shot on goal against Badgers ... notched shot on goal at South Florida (1-1) ... credited with assist on goal by Jessica Schuveiller 1:59 into second half against Providence (3-0) ... celebrated Senior Night in style, picking up assist on second of Henderson's record-tying four goals in 64th minute of victory over DePaul (5-1) ... had season-high two shots (one on goal) in BIG EAST Championship semifinal against Louisville (1-2).
AS A JUNIOR: Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V Second Team pick ... saw action in all 25 Irish matches, starting 22 times (1,753 minutes) during Notre Dame's third national championship season ... fitness and durability were on full display in NCAA Championship, when she started all six matches for the Irish and played 538 of a possible 540 minutes at center back (all but final two vs. #22 USC in second round) ... despite playing primarily in defensive roles as back and midfielder, she ranked sixth on team with career-high 27 shots (six on goal) ... took match-high (and career-high-tying) six shots, including two on frame, against Texas Tech (2-0) in final of Inn at Saint Mary's Classic ... had three shots (one on goal) against Syracuse (3-0) ... tallied four shots, one being on frame, against St. John's (4-1) ... credited with three shots (one on goal) against Rutgers (3-2) ... came off bench for two of final three regular-season matches, plus BIG EAST quarterfinal against Connecticut (0-2) ... was key cog on Irish back line in NCAA Championship as Notre Dame outscored its six opponents, 15-1 and posted five shutouts ... four of those clean sheets came against nationally-ranked teams, and the last three away from home -- #22 USC (4-0), #6 Oklahoma State (2-0), #17 Ohio State (1-0) and #1 Stanford (1-0).
AS A SOPHOMORE: ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team selection ... made excellent use of spring 2009 and fall 2009 preseason training to win the starting left back job for Notre Dame ... started all 26 matches for the Irish, one of three players to start every contest in '09 ... led team with 2,225 minutes played, including 17 matches in which she played every minute ... logged one goal and three assists ... found the back of the net in the second match of the season, scoring key insurance goal less than three minutes into the second half of victory over Loyola-Chicago (2-0) in final contest at old Alumni Field ... also tallied career-high six shots (all on goal) against Loyola ... delivered the secondary assist on Lauren Fowlkes' goal that started the scoring in BIG EAST opening-night win over DePaul (4-0) ... helped Irish break through sturdy Louisville defense, serving a cross to Fowlkes, who headed home the game's lone score in the 50th minute ... although not officially credited with the assist, her cross led to Taylor Knaack's overtime goal at West Virginia (3-2, ot) ... also earned her first career postseason point when she had the secondary assist on Rachel VanderGenugten's first career goal with less than two minutes left in the first half of the NCAA Championship opener against IUPUI (5-0) ... was critical contributor on Notre Dame back line during 19-match unbeaten streak (18-0-1) over final two months of the season, helping the Irish post 13 shutouts in that span and going the distance in all but one of the 13 consecutive Notre Dame wins that capped the streak.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 20 matches for the Irish ... saw her first collegiate action versus Michigan, logging 57 minutes in Notre Dame's 7-0 season-opening win ... earned her first career start versus Loyola Marymount (4-0) in the second match of the season ... notched her first career goal versus SMU for her only points of the season ... for the year, she was one of a record-setting 19 players to score ... logged 30 minutes of play in Notre Dame's 5-2 defeat of Toledo in NCAA Championship first round action ... registered 16 shots on the season.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: A two-time NSCAA youth All-American (`05-'06) ... played with the Region II ODP team (`89s) from 2003-06 ... toured Brazil (`07) and France (`05) with Region II team ... attended 2006 USYS national training camp (Houston) and Boca Raton inter-regional events (`05, `06) ... one of the leading players for the KCFC Alliance Jazz club team that won the Kansas state cup in 2002 and `03 (also `07 runner-up and semifinalist in `05 and `06) ... helped Jazz win 2007 Score at the Shore (Tampa), the `07 Midwest All-Girls Championship, the `07 Omaha Showcase, the `06 Best of the West, the `06 Germantown Invitational (Memphis, Tenn.), the `06 Creighton Invitational, the `05 D'feeters Thanksgiving Showcase (Dallas), two Kansas Invitationals (`04, `05) and three Heritage Invitationals (`02-'04).
PREP & PERSONAL: 2008 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year ... helped lead St. Teresa's Academy (Kansas City, Mo.) to a pair of Missouri state titles (class-2/large schools), in `05 and `06, as well as third-place finish in `08 (delivered two assists in `06 title match and another in `08 third-place contest) ... earned first team all-state and all-metro honors in 2006 and `08 ... set STA record for assists in a season (27 in 2008; broke own record of 19 set in `06) ... played alongside classmate Ellen Jantsch since they were nine years old (club and high school) ... member of `06 St. Teresa's team that knocked off nation's top-ranked team (St. Joseph's Academy) in state semifinals (3-0) before beating Fort Zumwalt West, 4-0 in final ... earlier helped beat Incarnate Word Academy (2-1) in `05 state title match ... 2007 NSCAA Scholar All-America and Scholar All-Central Region honoree ... an honor-roll student every semester at STA ... a national merit commended scholar ... served as yearbook sports editor while receiving Missouri high school journalism awards for sports writing and design ... daughter of Doug and Susan Campbell ... full name is Margaret Elizabeth Campbell ... graduated in May 2012 from College of Arts and Letters with bachelor's degree in political science ... four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection (2008-09 through 2011-12).