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 ... a constant at right back for the Irish, playing all 104 matches in her career, starting 94 times while helping team to 61 shutouts ... ranks second in school history (and tied for sixth in NCAA Division I history) for career matches played ... one of 12 Irish players not to miss a single match in their college careers (an elite group that also includes longtime U.S. National Team midfielder Shannon Boxx and All-Americans Jen Buczkowski and Jen Renola) ... showed athleticism, defensive skills and a willingness to attack from the right flank that helped her excel in Notre Dame's system ... led all Irish defenders in combined assists during her final three seasons (2008-10) with 12 helpers in that span ... ranked in the top four on the team in total minutes played during each of her final three seasons ... a very technical player and true student of the game who played within her abilities ... strong on the ball and effective with service from the flanks ... in-state product whose widespread connections to Notre Dame span three generations and include 12 direct relatives who also are Notre Dame graduates, plus eight - including her mother - who are graduates of nearby Saint Mary's College ... known for playing with tremendous heart, energy and competitiveness ... one of 22 Indiana natives to play for Notre Dame through the 2010 season.
AS A SENIOR: Once against a mainstay in the Irish lineup, starting all 25 matches for Notre Dame's third national championship team ... played primarily at right back, although did make several short appearances as a forward during the season ... collected one goal and three assists on a career-high 11 shots ... ranked fourth on team (third among field players) with 2,175 minutes played ... part of Irish defense that pitched 15 shutouts and allowed just one goal in six NCAA Championship matches (five against ranked opponents, including three top-10 squads) ... opened her points account at Loyola Marymount (1-0), as her assist set up Melissa Henderson's goal just 1:11 into the match (Notre Dame's quickest opening score of the season) ... netted her second career goal in win over Cincinnati (4-0), capping Irish scoring in 62nd minute by converting rebound when Jessica Schuveiller's shot rang off the crossbar ... credited with secondary assist on the first of Henderson's two goals against Syracuse (3-0) ... registered her first point in the NCAA Championship by assisting on Lauren Fowlkes' ninth-minute goal in a second-round win over #22 USC (4-0).
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in all 26 matches, making 24 starts ... tallied career-high six points with her first career goal and four assists on six shots (four on goal) ... finished third on team in minutes played (2,158) and tied for fourth in assists (tops among all Irish backs) ... assisted Henderson on the opening goal against Loyola-Chicago (2-0) ... scored her first career goal in 2-0 win over Northwestern, taking a pass from Fowlkes on the right flank and chipping the NU goalkeeper to the far leftside netting for important insurance tally less than five minutes into the second half ... put together a career-best three-match point scoring streak at the end of the regular season, with all three points coming on assists in wins over Villanova (2-0), #rv/22 Georgetown (2-0) and South Florida (5-0) ... the latter assist in the BIG EAST quarterfinal win over USF was her first career postseason point ... part of Irish defense that recorded 16 shutouts, including 13 clean sheets during a 19-match unbeaten streak covering the final two months of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 27 matches, including 24 starts ... registered a career-high five assists, which also were the most by a Notre Dame defender in 2008 ... played 1,898 minutes, the fourth-highest total by a field player ... also had two shots ... recorded her first assist of the season in Notre Dame's 3-1 win at #17 Penn State ... she helped the Irish to a 1-0 lead in that contest when her cross from the right side found Henderson ... netted her second assist in next match when the Irish beat Louisville (4-1), marking the first two-match point scoring streak of her career ... she then recorded assists in consecutive wins at #17 Georgetown (3-1) and Villanova (3-2, ot) ... also had an assist in 3-1 win versus Rutgers ... started all nine postseason matches and played every minute of six NCAA Championship contests ... helped Notre Dame to an impressive 18 shutouts on the year and a 0.44 goals-against average (GAA) for the season, the fourth-lowest mark in school history ... the Irish defense also limited its opponents to 74 shots on goal all season (an average of 2.74 per match) and kept Notre Dame either in front or tied for all but four minutes during the entire 2008 campaign.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 26 matches for the Irish, while starting 21 times ... one of nine players (including four newcomers - three freshmen and junior transfer Elise Weber) to appear in every match ... logged the majority of her 1,690 minutes at right back, while also seeing some time in the Irish midfield ... notched first collegiate point with an assist in win over Villanova (5-0), springing Weber on a leftside run and leading to Brittany Bock's second goal of the day off a Weber cross.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Three-year member of Olympic Development Program Region II team (2005-07) ... began playing with Indiana ODP state team in 2003 ... played with Region II team at 2007 inter-regional (Ventura, Calif.) ... toured Costa Rica with Region II (spring 2006) and played in 2005 inter-regional (Boca Raton, Fla.) ... five-year captain of Carmel United Crossfire club (2003- 07) ... founding member of Crossfire (in '96) who helped team win five state titles in six years (2002-03, '05-'07) ... the Crossfire narrowly missed the 2007 Region II semifinals, after going 1-0-2 in group play with scoreless tie versus Chicago-based Eclipse Select (featuring her future ND classmate Erica Iantorno), a 2-0 win over home-standing West Des Moines Royal Fuerza and 2-2 tie with Michigan Hawks ... helped Crossfire outscore the opposition 27-0 en route to winning 2007 state title, with wins over FC Pride (10-0), St. Francis Elite (6-0), their sister club Carmel Clash (5-0 semifinal), and Dynamo F.C. in a 4-0 title match ... member of Crossfire team that was the 2002 Region II runner-up (also regional semifinalists in '04 and '05) ... helped the Crossfire win four consecutive league titles from 2004-07.
PREP & PERSONAL:Named 2006 NSCAA high school All-American while earning NSCAA player-of-the-year award for state of Indiana and collecting Scholar All-America honors from NSCAA ... set Bishop Chatard High School record for career points (183; 73 goals, 37 assists) ... also set team single season records for goals and assists ... received "Spirit of Sport" female athlete-of-the-year award from St. Vincent Sports Medicine ... tabbed by Indianapolis Star as the city's 2006 Player of the Year ... helped lead Chatard to top-20 state rankings all four seasons, with only one class/division in the state (Chatard never had been previously ranked) ... team captain her final two seasons ... four-time all-city selection who was named all-state, first team all-district and all-conference each of her final three years ... other 2006 honors included first team all-state, city player of the year, team MVP (repeat selection) and "heart of the team" award ... selected for North-South All-Star Match ... first team all-state as a junior and second team as a sophomore ... a first team academic all-state pick in her final two seasons ... lettered as a guard with varsity basketball team as a freshman and junior, helping team go undefeated each season ... led basketball team to sectional title and best overall record in program's history ... member of National Honor Society and student council ... served as peer mentor and retreat leader ... graduated with 4.42 cumulative grade-point average ... uncles Tom Miller (ND baseball, '75) and John Scheidler (Ball State football, '76), and cousin Jimmy Scheidler (Bowling Green football '10) all were college athletes, as were aunt Maureen O'Brien Kottler ('81) and cousin Kathleen Rose Miller ('04), both with the Saint Mary's basketball team ... extensive ties to Notre Dame include a grandfather, seven uncles, two aunts, a cousin and a brother who all are Notre Dame grads (chronologically): grandfather J. Thomas O'Brien ('53), uncles Mark Scheidler ('71),Tom Miller ('75), Thomas O'Brien ('77) and Jeff Kottler ('79), aunt Rosaleen O'Brien Rogers ('87), uncles Christopher Paulison ('89), Joseph Vierhile ('90) and Timothy Kelly O'Brien ('95), aunt Maryann Wisler O'Brien ('95), cousin Mary Clare O'Brien ('03) and brother Matthew Scheidler ('05) - plus cousin Michael Scheidler, who joined her in the Notre Dame class of 2011 ... her mother Colleen O'Brien Scheidler ('79) is a graduate of nearby Saint Mary's College, as are six of her mother's seven sisters (her cousin Kathleen Rose Miller graduated from SMC in 2004) ... born Oct. 10, 1988, in Naperville, Ill. ... daughter of Bill and Colleen Scheidler ... full name is Julia Ann Scheidler ... graduated in May 2011 from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters with bachelor's degrees in sociology and pre-professional studies with superb 3.392 cumulative grade-point average ... made dean's list in fall of 2010 ... a four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection (2007-08 through 2010-11) and an NSCAA second-team Scholar All-Region choice in 2010-11.