Notre Dame plays final non-conference match before beginning inaugural ACC season (7 p.m. ET at Alumni Stadium).
Veteran playmaker who has endured frustrating hip condition that will cause her to miss 2004 season, after also sitting out her senior season in `03 ... has applied to NCAA for a sixth-year "hardship" season in 2005 ... will continue to spend most of 2004 in Pittsburgh working with renowned hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon (he previously treated hockey legend Mario Lemieux's hip injury) ... slated to complete her degree requirements in '05 spring semester (she likely will attend several `04 games to support her teammates) ... classic "soccer junkie" with a deep affection for Notre Dame and the soccer program ... emerging All-America candidate at time of her injury, earning second team all-BIG EAST honors in '02 ... underwent several hip surgeries before making decision to take off 2004 spring season and focus on her rehabilitation ... played as lone defensive midfielder in '03 spring, when Irish altered system by placing two in attacking role ... effective in recessed role, due to her scheming and ability to spray ball around the field ... also can be used at high-midfield due to her passing and converting ability ... known for high work rate and consistent mobility ... missed most of '02 spring due to compartment syndrome ... started as sophomore alongside Ashley Dryer and Mia Sarkesian, filling spot held by 2000 player of the year Anne Makinen ... combined with Dryer to anchor '02 midfield ... packs plenty of talent into 5-3 frame, with excellent touch, assortment of moves and strong shot ... learned subtleties of attacking play from Makinen ... effective at changing point of attack and serving long ball ... her 17 goals and 15 assists in 66 games/46 starts include seven postseason assists (four gamewinners) while her only postseason goal is one of her two career GWGs ... started 36 straight games from `01-'02 (played in 66 of 67, pre-`03) ... one of nine Pennsylvania natives to play for Notre Dame women's soccer ... owns 3.16 cumulative grade-point average, including Dean's List semesters in '03 spring (3.61) and fall (3.67).
AS A SENIOR:Missed 2003 season due to nagging hip condition, joining All-America defender Candace Chapman as pair of top Irish players who missed all of the 2003 campaign.
AS A JUNIOR:One of four to start all 21 games, as third-leading scorer (7G-1A) ... scored at Providence (3-0) ... assisted on Amanda Guertin goal and collected loose ball for another score vs. Virginia Tech (5-0) ... tied Hartford game on low 22-yard free kick (2-1, at Maryland) ... took endline pass from Amy Warner and scored from 12 in rally at Maryland (5-2) ... swept shot off line versus Seton Hall (1-0) ... headed in Guertin's rightside corner at left post for gamewinning goal versus UConn (3-1) ... sent home Guertin's rightside corner and added shot inside near right post (via Katie Thorlakson chip) at Syracuse (6-0).
AS A SOPHOMORE:Started 20 games, as third-leading scorer (4G-7A) ... played lead role in BIG EAST title game vs. West Virginia (2-1; assist and 76th-minute GWG) ... sequence included Guertin's rightside corner, headers from Melissa Tancredi and Sarkesian and Scheller's lunge for rising volley into right side (her earlier lead pass split defenders as Guertin scored from 10 yards) ... missed Wisconsin game (2-2; injury) ... cleared early shot off line vs. Penn State (2-1) ... cut pass into box on Amy Warner's OT goal vs. Villanova (2-1) ... her free kick initiated 18th-minute goal in 1-0 win over Nebraska, with Guertin flicking pass to right and Tancredi sending endline pass for Sarkesian's tap-in ... fed ball to Chapman for lead at Pittsburgh (4-0) ... threaded pass on Sarkesian goal vs. St. John's, later taking entry from Tancredi for high shot from top of box (7-0) ... scored on 25-yard shot off crossbar vs. Michigan (5-1) ... set up two goals vs. Boston College in BIG EAST semifinal (3-0) ... rolled free kick to Guertin, who sent ball to left for Warner's putback, before leading Ali Lovelace on rightside pass (Guertin converted endline cross) ... assisted both Guertin goals in NCAAs vs. Eastern Illinois, with pass up the middle and flare pass to right ... her free kick assisted Guertin's 22-yard score in NCAAs vs. Cincinnati (2-3).
AS A FRESHMAN:Appeared in all 25 games (5 GS) ... joined Warner and Guertin on BIG EAST all-rookie team ... fifth-leading scorer (6G-7A) ... took pass from Guertin and slid left-endline pass to Meotis Erikson for overtime tap-in, beating Santa Clara in NCAA quarterfinal (2-1) ... scored versus Detroit (5-0) and had cross on Guertin goal versus Providence (5-1) ... combined with Erikson to set up each other's goals in win over Seton Hall ... threaded pass to Guertin vs. Rutgers (2-0) ... worked give-and-go with Sarkesian, scoring on 20-yard shot at Syracuse (3-0) .... her rebounded shot set up Guertin at Yale, later redirecting Erikson pass (4-0) ... scored on give-and-go with Guertin before using strong fake to set up rising shot at Michigan (5-1) ... her outlet set up Warner while her dribbling skill handed Guertin a tap-in versus Miami in BIG EAST quarterfinal (3-0).
PREP & PERSONAL:Two-time Parade and NSCAA All-American at Kutztown Area High School ... member of United States Under-18 and U-17 national teams and U-16 player pool ... '99 state player of the year .... five-year member of Olympic Development Region II team ... NSCAA all-region pick in `98 ... played club soccer with Council Rock and Concord (Atlanta) ... four-sport standout, winning 13 letters in soccer (4), field hockey (4), basketball (3) and football (2) ... set school record for career goals (49) ... helped team win first conference title and make first playoff appearance, as senior ... three times all-state, four times all-conference ... three-time MVP, two-year captain ... captained field hockey team as senior ... four-year field hockey goalie (19 shutouts, 49 GP) ... first girl to kick football at KAHS, first in Berks County to kick field goal ... named KAHS outstanding female athlete ... won scholar-athlete award .... member of National Honor Society ... daughter of Dale and Jane Scheller ... full name is Randy Jane Scheller ... born April 24, 1982, in Allentown, Pa. ... management consulting and psychology major, in Mendoza College of Business.