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09/27/2013

Pitch Points: Roccaro Continues Tradition Of Versatility For #5/3 Irish

Sophomore has thrived at all three field positions during her young career at Notre Dame.

09/04/2013

Accounting For Greatness

Notre Dame soccer captain combines athletic and academic excellence in distinctive fashion

08/29/2013

#7/4 Irish Meet Oakland In Notre Dame adidas Invitational

Notre Dame kicks off 21st annual home tournament at 7:30 p.m. (ET) Friday at Alumni Stadium.

Gonzalez' Olympics Bio
Gonzalez' Career Statistics

Fifth-year member of 2002 squad, earning All-America and Academic All-America honors ... versatile player who moved from forward to outside back in 2000, emerging as a key center back in '01 ... returned from ACL knee injury that forced her to miss all of '98 season ... founding member of Mexico women's national team in 1998, playing in '99 World Cup ... started at sweeper for Mexico in 2001, when she played against Notre Dame in spring exhibition (ND won 2-1) ... excellent athlete with strong left foot and physical 5-11 frame ... played in '97, '99 and '00 College Cup semifinals (2000 title game) S totaled 17 goals, 17 assists in 95 career games (49 starts) ... posted five Dean's List semesters and 3.39 GPA, as double major in management information systems and Spanish ... 11th selection in 2002 Women's United Soccer Association draft, as second-round pick of Boston Breakers

AS A FIFTH-YEAR: Joined '97 grad Jen Renola as only ND women's soccer players to earn All-America and Academic All-America in same season (second team in both) S started all 21 games while shifting from left outside back to central spot in seventh game, when her dominance in the air played key role in 1-0 win over Nebraska S combined with Vanessa Pruzinsky and Candace Chapman as first three defenders from same team named first team all-BIG EAST S helped Irish post 0.82 goals-against average S her 20-yard shot forged 1-1 tie vs. Wisconsin (2-2) S her pass sprung Randi Scheller, who then set up Amy Warner goal vs. Villanova (2-1, OT) S sent long ball to set up Chapman's first goal before assisting on Melissa Tancredi score at Pittsburgh (4-0).

AS A SENIOR: Key member of defense that led nation in GAA (0.39) ... played 24 of 25 games (18 starts, mostly at left back; 1G, 4A) ... assisted on Amanda Guertin goal in 6-1 win over Santa Clara ... had stellar all-around game in 0-0 battle at UConn, splitting time at midfield and defense while logging all 120 minutes ... scored in 5-1 win at Michigan ... assisted in NCAA wins over Michigan (by Ashley Dryer), Harvard (Mia Sarkesian) and Santa Clara, working ball to Meotis Erikson, who crossed to Ali Lovelace for 1-0 lead ... closed with strong game in semifinals vs. North Carolina.

AS A JUNIOR: Made successful return after missing '98 season due to injury ... key reserve, playing in 24 of 26 games S scored team's first goal of season, on skilled volley against North Carolina (UNC rallied, 3-2 in OT) ... played large part in four-OT NCAA quarterfinal at Nebraska, in relief of flu-stricken Jenny Heft S had goal and assist vs. Dayton in NCAA second round ... assisted on Sarkesian's goal against Seton Hall in BIG EAST semifinals.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete in 1998 season while recovering from summer knee injury.

AS A FRESHMAN: Had 1G-1A in first game, against St. John's ... scored after intercepting goal kick vs. UConn in BIG EAST title game (6-1) ... scored vs. UCLA in NCAA quarterfinal (8-0) ... assisted on game-winner against Washington (2-0) ... made first career start and assisted on gamewinner vs. Pittsburgh ... scored twice, including gamewinner, vs. Duke (4-1).

PREP & PERSONAL: Helped Dallas Sting win under-16 national title ... member of Olympic Development Program region III team ... trained at U.S. under-20 camp ... played soccer and basketball at Plano East ... played on boys soccer teams while living in Corpus Christi, before moving to Dallas suburb of Richardson ... brother Rene played soccer at Navy ... born Oct. 10, 1978, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Gonzalez' Career Statistics

Year GP/GS Sh G A Pts GWG
1997 25/1 57 10 5 25 1
1998
DNP - injury
1999 25/9 42 5 6 16 0
2000 24/18 35 1 4 6 0
2001 21/21 27 1 2 4 0
Totals 95/49 161 17 17 51 1

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Monica Gonzalez
Monica  Gonzalez

Hometown:
Richardson, Texas

High School:
Plano East

Height:
5-11

Position:
Forward/Defender

Birthdate:
10/10/1978

Graduated:
2001

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August 9
3:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 14
1:00 PM
Illinois
Urbana, Ill. (Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium)
August 19
7:00 PM
Wright State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 21
3:00 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
August 28
5:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Illinois State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 4
5:00 PM
Missouri
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 9
10:00 PM
Santa Clara
San Jose, Calif. (Buck Shaw Stadium)
September 11
2:00 PM
Stanford
Stanford, Calif. (Cagan Stadium)
September 18
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (SU Soccer Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Soccer Field)
September 25
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 1
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 9
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 20
TBA
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
October 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Spry Stadium)
October 27
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 30
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
TBA
November 4
TBA
ACC Semifinals
TBA
November 6
TBA
ACC Finals
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