Third-year member of Notre Dame program, after playing at the University of California Irvine in 2001 ... has settled in as option at midfield after also playing some at defense with the Irish ... looking to continue making strides in 2004 season while finding ways to impact the game and maximize her time on the field ... has good skill on the ball, great understanding of the game and strong work ethic ... one of six players on current Irish squad who hail from western part of the country, with that group including fellow Californians Miranda Ford and Ashley Jones, plus players from Washington (Annie Schefter), Oregon (Maggie Manning) and Arizona (Molly Iarocci) ... one of 21 all-time California natives to play for the Notre Dame women's soccer program.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 11 games as a reserve midfielder and defender ... saw time in season-opening win over Hartford, at UConn Classic (9-1) ... also played in home wins over Oklahoma, Western Kentucky, North Texas, Indiana State, Georgetown and Miami - plus NCAA first-round win over Loyola Chicago (5-0).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made two starts and appeared in nine games overall as one of 2002 team's top midfielders off the bench ... helped jumpstart Irish offense in 2-1 win over Hartford at Maryland Classic, starting the second half as the Irish rallied for the win ... her hustle set up game-winning goal versus the Hawks, after digging out a loose ball and playing a pass to Ashley Dryer, who then sent a thru-ball that led to an Amy Warner score.
AT CALIFORNIA IRVINE: Appeared in 10 games while scoring a goal and adding an assist ... started three times for 7-9-1 UCI squad in 2001 season ... scored team's first goal of the season, in 2-1 win over Air Force ... assisted second-half goal in win over Utah State ... also lettered in rowing, competing with the novice boat ... earned scholar-athlete honors.
PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three years in soccer at Immaculate Heart High School, also lettering twice in track ... soccer team captain and MVP as a junior ... twice all-conference ... led team in scoring as a junior ... second-leading scorer as a freshman and sophomore (team assist leader) ... played for Westside Breakers club team ... two-year board member on Girls Athletic Association ... former Notre Dame track sprinter Brad Bennett (`48; Glendale HS) also was a native of Glendale, Calif. ... father Tom Haplenny was member of crew team at Loyola Marymount ... daughter of Tom and Brigid Halpenny .... full name is Sarah Theresa Halpenny ... born Jan. 1, 1983, in Torrance, Calif. ... a finance and mathematics double major, enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.
Halpenny's Career Statistics ('01 at UCI)
In the Postseason