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 ... solid netminder who enjoyed breakout campaigns in her final two seasons, setting a new BIG EAST record with a 0.15 GAA in conference play in 2009 and posting .876 save percentage (second-best in school history) in 2010 ... combined great size (5-foot-11), physique and athleticism with very sound technical abilities ... an imposing presence who dominated the 18-yard box and learned to read the game well ... a driven competitor ... the sixth Connecticut native to suit up for Notre Dame.
AS A SENIOR: Saved her best for last, playing a pivotal role as the final line of defense on Notre Dame's third national championship team ... started all 25 matches and earned every decision (21-2-2) while posting a 0.49 goals-against average (GAA) and .876 save percentage (best by Irish goalkeeper since Michelle Lodyga's school-record .884 mark in 1991) with 10 solo shutouts and five shared whitewashes ... ranked second on team with 2,210 minutes played ... helped Notre Dame open season with four consecutive shutouts (Minnesota, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, #8 Santa Clara, Texas Tech), the third time in school history the Irish have had such a spotless season debut (also 1995 and 2008) ... made (then) career-high seven saves in win over #8 Santa Clara (1-0) ... turned back six shots in overtime loss at #13 UCLA (1-2) ... set new career high with eight saves in double-overtime draw at Georgetown (1-1) in regular-season finale ... peaked during Notre Dame's run to NCAA title, allowing just one goal in six matches (526:49), stopping 18 of 19 shots (.947 save percentage) and posting a microscopic 0.17 GAA, with three solo and two shared shutouts ... made five saves in historic NCAA third-round win at #3 North Carolina (4-1) ... logged consecutive 1-0 clean sheets in College Cup semifinal vs. #17 Ohio State and title match vs. #1 Stanford ... made five saves in the national championship contest, including sliding save at left post on point-blank header by Alina Garciamendez in 62nd minute -- it proved to be a monumental stop, as Adriana Leon put Notre Dame ahead with the match's lone goal exactly one minute later (and Weiss added two more saves in the closing 10 minutes to clinch the NCAA title for the Irish).
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 19 matches, starting 17 times and playing a total of 1,420:38 ... registered a 14-2-1 record with a 0.51 GAA and .862 save percentage ... posted seven solo shutouts and shared five other clean sheets ... led the BIG EAST with a conference-record 0.15 GAA in league play (1 GA, 5 ShO in 597:00), breaking the old record of 0.18 set by LaKeysia Beene in 1997 ... split opening-night shutout against Wisconsin (3-0) ... got first start of the season against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, sharing that shutout (3-0) ... took over starting goalkeeper spot for good at Pittsburgh (0-0), making four saves to log her first career solo shutout ... that began a streak of 597 minutes covering the remainder of the regular season in which she allowed just one goal ... turned aside (then) career-high six shots against #10/12 Rutgers (1-0) for her first career clean sheet against a ranked opponent ... also blanked Seton Hall, Providence and Villanova by identical 2-0 scores ... split shutout against #rv/22 Georgetown (2-0) on Senior Night ... backstopped Irish to the BIG EAST title with wins over South Florida (5-0), St. John's (2-1, ot) and #rv/10 Marquette (2-1), tying her (then) career high with six saves in the title match ... named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team ... shared shutout in NCAA Championship first-round win over IUPUI (5-0) ... came up with four saves in third-round solo blanking of Oregon State (1-0) ... turned in perhaps the finest game of her career in the NCAA quarterfinals at #6 Florida State, making five saves in a 2-0 win ... tied her (then) career high with six saves in NCAA College Cup semifinal loss to #4 North Carolina (0-1) ... posted 0.38 GAA and .913 save percentage during the NCAA Championship (2 GA, 23 shots faced in 407:20).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in nine matches for the Irish ... made four saves in 209:59 of work and allowed just one goal for a 0.43 GAA ... combined with Kelsey Lysander for eight shared shutouts ... those eight combined shutouts came against Michigan (7-0), Loyola Marymount (4-0), SMU (5-0), Cincinnati (6-0), South Florida (3-0), Providence (5-0), Seton Hall (6-0) and Cincinnati (5-0).
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in seven matches (starting three) for the Irish ... made seven saves and posted a 1-2-1 record with a 1.53 GAA and a .538 save percentage ... played final 65 minutes in opener versus Michigan (1 SV; 0-0) ... played all 97 minutes against Stanford as the Irish were edged in overtime (1 SV; 2-1) ... started both matches of Inn at St. Mary's Classic, with 4-2 win over Princeton (1 SV) and 2-1 overtime loss to #16 Oklahoma State (3 SVS) ... closed 4-1 win at Syracuse (1 SV), 3-0 win at St. John's and 5-0 win over Villanova (1 SV) ... earned victory in spring 2008 exhibition versus Mexican National Team (2-1), coming on to start second half and turning in a clean sheet over the final 45 minutes (including two big plays in the closing moments to keep the Irish in front).
NATIONAL TEAM/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Former member of the United States Under-15 National Team ... also a member of the U.S. U-16 player pool in 2004 and '05 ... played with adidas U-17 All-Star team that toured Europe ... played for Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region I team from 2001-06 and was a member of her state ODP team from 2000-06 ... toured Brazil in 2007 with ODP Region I team, a member of the first women's team ever to play in the legendary Maracana Stadium ... member of Region I team that competed in the U-19 adidas Cup ('87s) ... helped lead CUFC Wolves club team to three consecutive state titles (2005-07) while reaching the USYS Region I semifinal round in 2006 and '07.
PREP & PERSONAL: Named a 2006 NSCAA high school All-American (also an NSCAA all-region pick in 2005 and '06) ... helped lead Immaculate High School to four state soccer titles, earning MVP honors for the 2006 state tournament ... did not allow a goal during 2005 and '06 state tournament play ... named all-state and first team all-conference in each of her four seasons (with conference titles in '04 and '05) ... captained IHS team her final two seasons ... named MVP of the conference tournament as a sophomore and junior ... played in 2006 Senior Bowl all-star match ... received 2007 SouthWest Conference leadership award ... had her number-23 jersey retired by Immaculate ... also played varsity basketball during her first three years, helping team reach state semifinals in her sophomore season and earning second team all-state honors as a junior (when she also served as team captain) ... member of the National Honor Society and a HOBY Leadership Representative ... brother Ben played soccer at Lynchburg College while two of her uncles - Dan Weiss (Southern Illinois basketball) and Mike Weiss (Ohio University basketball) - also were college athletes ... born Feb. 6, 1989, in Plano, Texas ... daughter of Stephen and Kathryn Weiss ... full name is Jacqueline Nicole Weiss ... graduated in May