Notre Dame caps third day of practice with two exhibition matches on the schedule next week
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Earned first invitation to U.S. Soccer Under-20 Women's National Team camp in April 2013 ... played alongside Notre Dame classmate Morgan Andrews, as well as Fighting Irish sophomores Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro ... regular in the U.S. Soccer youth national team system since 2009 ... previously chosen for player pools at the U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-18 levels.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of Region II ODP Team from 2008-12 ... played in ODP Thanksgiving Interregional Tournaments in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... joined ODP Region II roster for 2008 trip to Costa Rica ... also a regular on the Ohio North ODP Team since 2008 ... played final club soccer season (U-18s) with Cleveland Internationals after previously competing with Cleveland FC through U-17 level ... ranked No. 30 in the 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Girls IMG Academy 150 player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 1 in Great Lakes Region).
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio ... tallied 53 goals and 50 assists (156 points) during prep career, despite missing all but seven matches as a junior (2011) with injury ... had personal-best 18 goals as both sophomore (2010) and senior (2012), and personal-best 20 assists as a senior (along with 17 assists in sophomore season) ... led Walsh Jesuit to 2010 ESPN RISE national championship, as well as state championships in 2010 (Division I) and 2012 (Division II) ... school also earned four regional titles and reached state semifinals each of her four prep seasons (2009-12) ... two-time Gatorade Ohio High School Player of the Year (2010, 2012) ... two-time NSCAA Youth All-America Team pick (2011, 2012) ... 2012 NSCAA High School All-America choice ... 2010 ESPNHS first-team All-America honoree ... 2012 Miss Ohio Soccer by Ohio Soccer Coaches Association (OSCA) ... 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Touchdown Club Player of the Year ... three-time selection to Cleveland Plain Dealer "Best of the Best" Team (2009, 2010, 2012) ... named ESPNHS National Player of the Week (2010) ... hails from same high school as 2012 Notre Dame graduate and standout forward/midfielder Rose Augustin (a third-team all-region and NCAA College Cup All-Tournament pick in 2010 after leading Fighting Irish to their third national championship), as well as the Tulisiak sisters, Kelly (1998-2001) and Kate (2001-04) ... followed much same high school and club team path as Augustin (two state titles, one national title, All-America honors and Gatorade state player of the year award), and even finished tied with Augustin on Walsh Jesuit's career points list ... played one season of varsity basketball (as freshman in 2009-10 alongside older sister, Cheryl), helping Walsh Jesuit to Division II state semifinals ... in spare time, enjoys volunteering at local nursing home and with Salvation Army ... also has served as mentor and coach for local youth soccer players ... daughter of Barbara and Gerard Yu ... has older brother (Jason) and three older sisters (Nicole, Ashley and Cheryl) ... along with Augustin and Tulisiak sisters, other recent notable Ohio natives who played for Notre Dame include Maple Heights product Amanda Cinalli (2004-07) and Brecksville resident Courtney Rosen (2006-09) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.