Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
The Notre Dame Soccer team defeated Indiana 4-1 at Alumni Field on September 4.
One-year monogram winner ... tough, skilled player who has seen time at multiple positions within Irish defense ... quickly adapted to system, allowing her to play an important role early in her career ... continually adding layers to her game ... showed further growth during spring season, becoming a greater factor through work as a holding midfielder ... has powerful shot from distance ... expected to be a significant contributor to Irish fortunes in coming seasons.
AS A FRESHMAN: Battled through some early-season injuries to appear in 16 matches, starting five times, primarily at right back ... credited with four shots (one on goal) ... earned starting nod for first three matches of season ... pair of tactical fouls against #21 Duke (1-3) resulted in yellow cards (red card suspension for ensuing match vs. Tulsa) ... returned to action with start against Indiana (4-1) ... came off bench at #2 Stanford (1-2), playing well at outside back for 39 minutes and registering first career shot on goal before injury sidelined her for rest of match, and next outing at #17 Santa Clara (1-1) ... tried to return for three early conference matches, but played limited minutes against Louisville (0-1), South Florida (1-1) and #14 Marquette (2-3, ot) ... missed another weekend series against Connecticut (3-0) and Providence (3-0) to allow injury to heal further ... eased back into action with handful of minutes at Seton Hall (2-0) and Rutgers (0-0) ... saw first extensive duty since injury with 61 minutes against Georgetown (2-3) ... evolved into a reliable substitute during postseason, playing 46 minutes each in BIG EAST semifinal against Louisville (1-2) and NCAA first-round match at #16 Illinois (0-1) ... twice came within inches of scoring tying goal in final 10 minutes against Louisville, putting home rebound of shot off right post, only to be called offside (82nd minute), and then ringing a shot off the crossbar in 86th minute ... showed flashes of promises at offensive end during spring 2012 season, culminating with nine total shots (four on goal) against Haiti National Team (2-1).
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Has been a regular in U.S. Soccer youth national team player pools, currently part of U-20 squad's extended roster ... earned invitation in July 2011 to U-20 National Team training camp at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif ... competed in U-18 National Team camp (jointly with U-20s) in May 2011, also at Home Depot Center ... participated in U-15 National Team camps in 2008 (January and April), as well as U-17 National Team camp in June 2009.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Attended the adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2009, earning camp all-star honors ... member of Region III ODP team from 2007-10, serving as team captain in that time ... participated in ODP Thanksgiving Interregional from 2008-10, along with ODP foreign tours to Costa Rica (2008), Denmark/Sweden (2009) and Portugal (2010) ... also played for North Texas ODP squad, helping team to national runner-up finish in 2009 and regional finalist berth in 2010 ... another in a long line of Notre Dame players who also experienced club success with the Dallas Texans, the state's No. 2-ranked club program (according to February 2011 Top Drawer Soccer ranking) and previously ranked first or second in nation for three consecutive years (2008-10), playing for head coach Ryan Higginbotham ... member of Texans program from 2003-11 ... helped team to two appearance in USYS Nationals, winning 2008 USYS Nationals and finishing third in 2009 ... team also earned three Texas State Cup championships (2004, 2009, 2010) ... Texans nabbed four grand championships in Lake Highlands Girls Classic League (2004-08) and won 2005 Disney Showcase ... ranked 59th in the February 2011 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings (four-star ranking).
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Carroll Senior High School (informally known as Southlake Carroll) in Southlake, Texas, where she played for head coach Matt Colvin ... played in 84 matches, starting 78 times as both a center back and midfielder ... registered 23 goals, including seven match-winners, and 19 assists (65 points) on 158 shots ... helped Southlake Carroll to 71 wins in four seasons ... 2008 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 5-5A state championship (including school-record 24 wins and 24 shutouts), and area runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010 ... NSCAA High School All-American (2010) ... two-time NSCAA Youth All-American (2009, 2010) ... ESPN RISE first-team All-American (winter 2010) ... two-time NSCAA all-region (2009, 2010) ... 2010 NSCAA/Texas High School Player of the Year ... three-time all-state selection by Fort Worth Star-Telegram (first team - 2010, 2011; second team - 2009) ... two-time district Specialty Player of the Year (2010 - utility player; 2011 - midfielder) ... two-time first-team all-region (2010, 2011) ... four-time all-district (first team - 2009, 2010, 2011; second team - 2008) ... also ran track at Southlake Carroll for two years, primarily competing in distance events (1,600m and 2,400m) ... earned 2010 Academic All-District 6-5A honors ... daughter of Lori and Tony Schneider ... has older sister, Caitlin ... one of two Texans (along with Jennifer Jasper) in Notre Dame's sophomore class, and one of five on this year's Fighting Irish roster along with junior Jazmin Hall (Highland Village), sophomore Rebecca Twining (Houston) and freshman Glory Williams (Dallas) ... played the piano and took dance lessons for many of her formative years ... also competed with Southlake Stingrays swim club for four years ... volunteered at Baylor Medical Hospital for three years ... enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters but has not yet declared a major.