Women's Soccer


Local product ... tremendous attacker and playmaking spark who has shown ability as both a forward and an attacking midfielder ... an expert at working out of jams in tight spaces, using an assortment of spin moves and cutting action on the ball to suddenly make something out of nothing ... a tireless worker and nonstop runner ... also very effective playing with her back to the goal ... an extremely talented technical player who would be the go-to player for most Division I teams ... an inspiring story who completed comeback from 2004 summer van accident that hospitalized her and three of her Carmel Commotion club teammates ... played key reserve role as a forward/midfield spark during 2005, '06 and '07 seasons (she did not play for the Irish in 2004, due to the injury rehab), with her career totals including 14 goals and 12 assists (40 points) in 73 (of 78) games played, including six starts ... has appeared in 24 postseason games (3G-3A) ... a prep All- American who played for U.S. Under-17 National Team ... first returned to action in Notre Dame's 2005 spring season and then in the summer of '05 with her Commotion teamthat made an emotional return to the U.S. Youth Soccer national semifinals ... went on to play her part with the nation's top-scoring team in the fall of 2005 (7G-3A) ... followed Lindsey Jones ('02; Adams HS) as second local product to play for the Irish in the nine-year Randy Waldrum era ... combines with junior midfielder/defender Kerry Inglis (Fort Wayne), sophomore defender Rachel VanderGenutgen (Schererville) and freshman defender Julie Scheidler (Indianapolis) among 22 all-time Indiana natives who have played for the Notre Dame women's soccer program ... Named a 2007 CoSIDA Academic All-District V Second Team selection ... Graduated in May 2008 with a bachelor's degree in accounting (3.88 cumulative GPA).

AS A SENIOR:Ranked fourth on the Irish in points with 13 on five goals and three assists ... had three game-winning goals, versus Cincinnati (6-1), Seton Hall (3-1) and Rutgers (3-1) ... also had goals against BIG EAST foes St. John's and Providence ... made two starts in road wins over Louisville (1-0) and Georgetown (2-0; BIG EAST semifinal) ... logged 21 minutes off the bench in Notre Dame's NCAA round-of-16 win over UNC ... also played 17 minutes in Notre Dame's NCAA quarterfinal victory over Duke (3-2) ... suffered preseason ankle injury that held her out of exhibition games versus UNC and Virginia as well as regular-season games with Michigan and Florida.

AS A JUNIOR:Ranked as seventh-leading scorer for NCAA runner-up Irish, with 10 points, including two goals and six assists ... appeared in 26 games (all but the midseason game with Rutgers), with her three starts coming at 24th-ranked Mississippi (2-1; 48 minutes), at home against Pittsburgh (5-0; season-high 56 min.) and at Providence (5-0; 51 min.) ... logged 55 minutes in 9-0 opening win over Iowa State, with her deflected shot assisting on a goal by Claire Gallerano (5-0) ... scored against ISU, after causing a turnover and lofting in a shot from 20 yards (9-0) ... played 40 minutes in 2-0 win over 19th-ranked USC ... her quick pass to Lizzie Reed led to final score in 5-0 win at DePaul ... added assist on give-and-go with Weissenhofer to open scoring in 2-0 win at Michigan (47 min.) ... had strong all-around game at Providence, with her deflected shot from close range producing a Kerri Hanks goal and quick 2-0 lead (5-0) ... her 54 minutes in the NCAA opener versus Oakland (7-1) included a late shot that led to a Molly Iarocci rebound goal and her own goal two minutes later (heading in a cross from Iarocci for 6-1 lead) ... also was involved in three goals during the 2006 preseason games.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 24 of 25 games (all but 2-1 loss at #6 Santa Clara) as key offensive sparkplug, with her lone start coming in 4-1 win over Gonzaga (at SCU; 48 minutes played) ... finished seventh on the team with 17 points (7G-3A), including pair of game-winning goals ... typically entered as part of a talented second forward unit that included senior Maggie Manning (9G-7A) and junior Reed (2G-3A), as they combined for 49 points (18G-13A) ... scored to break early tie versus New Hampshire in season-opening win (11-1, at Vermont), tapping in breakaway pass from Hanks ... scored in 6-0 win over 25thranked Maryland (after racing onto a Beth Koloup pass and scoring inside far-left post) and in 3-0 victory over Michigan, capping win on similar goal after running onto Brittany Bock's header ... added goal in 4-0 win at South Florida (near-post shot from left endline) while logging season-high 70 minutes ... had goal and assist in 48 minutes during 7- 0 win over Seton Hall, sending loose ball into lower left corner before racing down right side for low cross on Manning's far-post header ... had six points (2G-2A) in postseason ... capped scoring in BIG EAST title game versus Connecticut (5-0), collecting cross from Cinalli and sliding past the defense ... served right-endline pass for Manning's tap-in that finished the scoring in NCAA opener versus Valparaiso (6-0) ... scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in third round versus Yale (5-2), tapping in Thorlakson's left-endline cross for 3-1 lead ... logged 56 minutes in regular-season win over Connecticut (4-0) ... converted spin move and cross from right endline that produced an own-goal (2-0) in 3- 0 win over Mexican National Team.

AS A FRESHMAN: Missed entire 2004 fall season while continuing rehabilitation from summer injuries suffered in van accident with club team ... was a regular presence at Notre Dame practices, home games and other team functions throughout 2004 season ... joined other non-active players in attending College Cup final weekend and was able to celebrate the national title with her teammates on the field at SAS Stadium (Cary, N.C.)

PREP & PERSONAL: An NSCAA and Parade All-American as a senior in 2003-04, after totaling 28G-10A for St. Joseph's High School squad that reached 2003 state final ... totaled 76G-36A in prep career ... also named Gatorade and Miss Soccer state player of the year ... an NSCAA all-region pick as a junior (19G-16A) ... earned first of three first-team all-state honors as a sophomore (16G-6A; also 13G-4A as an all-district freshman) ... twoyear starting guard for SJHS basketball team, helping the 2001-02 Indians reach regional final ... placed 10th in state while setting SJHS track record in the 400 meters ('04) ... had extensive involvement in extracurriculars at SJHS ... member of National Honor Society (3.96 GPA) and student government, with aspirations for law career ... daughter of Pat ('85 ND MBA) and Jane Pinnick ... full name is Susan Michelle Pinnick ... born May 27, 1986, in South Bend.

Pinnick's Career Statistics


Postseason: 3G-3A in 24GP (2G-2A in 15 GP during NCAAs)

Susan Pinnick
Susan  Pinnick


South Bend, IN

High School:
St. Joseph's




Club Team:
Carmel Commotion

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