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 Women's Soccer team defeated Haiti 2-1 at Alumni Stadium on 4/27/12.
One-year monogram winner ... creative and agile attacking presence ... strong with the ball, particularly in traffic, and key to team's possession game ... has powerful shot from distance ... saw freshman season limited by injuries that affected her fitness level ... has shown tremendous recovery and could be poised for breakout season in 2012 ... has many of the intangibles to be an important factor in Irish fortunes.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 13 matches, starting three times ... collected one assist and tallied 17 shots (six on goal) ... missed preseason and first six matches of regular season following leg surgery ... made debut at #17 Santa Clara (1-1) ... had two shots, including one on goal against Louisville (0-1) ... earned first career start at Cincinnati (4-1) and picked up first collegiate point with assist on Melissa Henderson's third goal while posting three shots (two on goal) in 76 minutes ... started next match at South Florida (1-1), logging career highs of six shots (two on goal) and 86 minutes ... supplanted Henderson in starting lineup at Seton Hall (2-0), when Henderson arrived late due to U.S. National Team training camp duty ... registered two shots against Villanova (3-1).
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Member of U.S. Soccer youth national team player pools at U-15 (2008) and U-17 (2009-11) levels ... participated in 2008 Nike Friendlies and ODP Thanksgiving Interregional with U-15 National Team ... also competed in U-17 National Team camp in July 2009 and with U-17 National Team on December 2009 trip to Argentina.
WPSL/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Attended the adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2009 ... member of Region I ODP team for four years (2006-09) ... participated in ODP Thanksgiving Interregional in 2007 and 2009 (captain), along with ODP foreign tour to Costa Rica (2008) ... also played for Eastern New York (ENY) ODP squad for six years ... was mainstay with Albertson SC club program from 2008-11, playing under director of football Paul Riley (2011 Women's Professional Soccer Coach of the Year; currently coach of WPSL Elite's New York Fury) ... scored 37 goals in final two years (20 in 2008; 17 in 2009 ... team captain ... helped team to two Disney Showcase titles (2009, 2010) and consecutive berths in ENY State Cup finals (2009, 2010) ... at age 14, made club debut with U-18 club team, helping team to finals of ENY State Cup, Disney Showcase and Region I Premier League ... ranked seventh in the February 2011 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings (five-star ranking; No. 4 midfielder in nation) ... played four seasons (2007-10) with Long Island Fury, an amateur team in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), amassing 10 goals and two assists ... helped squad to 2009 WPSL championship and 2008 WPSL semifinal berth (won East Conference both years) ... earned Big Apple Soccer Player of the Week honors on June 23, 2009, while playing for the Long Island Fury ... joined WPSL's New York Fury for summer of 2012 ... played with current Irish freshman (and fellow Long Island native) Cari Roccaro on numerous Albertson SC teams, as well as during WPSL season.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury, N.Y., where she played for head coach Becky Wachsberger for three seasons (grades 8-10) before electing to play club soccer full-time ... in her final prep season as sophomore in 2008-09, scored 25 goals and added three assists for 28 points, leading Nassau County in goals and points ... helped team to New York Class A state semifinals as freshman in 2007-08 ... three-time NSCAA Youth All-American (2008, 2009, 2010) ... two-time NSCAA Youth all-region selection (2008, 2010) ... all-state pick (2008) ... two-time all-county choice (2007, 2008) ... Newsday Player to Watch (2009) ... East Meadow Herald Spotlight Athlete (2008) ... high school honor roll selection ... last name is pronounced "sih-MOE-knee-un" ... daughter of Rehan and Alex Simonian ... has younger sister, Dina ... graduated from Holy Martyrs Armenian Language School in 2006 after attending the school on Saturdays from age 3 ... one of three New York natives on this year's Notre Dame roster, along with Roccaro (East Islip) and senior Nicole Borner (Pendleton) ... recently completed Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.