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.
Two-year monogram winner ... crafty, agile offensive presence who can play up top or as attacking midfielder ... strong with the ball, particularly in traffic, and key to team's possession game ... owns powerful shot from distance ... on upward trajectory following solid sophomore campaign and even stronger summer 2013 in WPSL with Long Island Fury (11 goals in nine matches) ... has many of the intangibles to be an important factor in Irish fortunes.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Factored prominently into rotation as both starter and reserve, appearing in 23 matches while starting nine times ... set career highs with one goal, three assists and 31 total shots (nine on goal) ... one of eight Irish players with at least 30 total shots ... earned starting nod in six of season's first seven matches ... had season-best five shots in season-high 74 minutes at Wisconsin (0-1) ... netted first collegiate goal in home opener against East Carolina (5-0), scoring unassisted in the 84th minute as part of four-shot effort (two on frame) ... had assist on Nicole Rodriguez's first career goal late in win over Cincinnati (7-0); also tied season best with five shots (two on goal) in that match ... one week later, duplicated that performance with assist (on Anna Maria Gilbertson's 83rd-minute goal) and season-high five shots at home against Oakland (3-0) ... added third assist of season on New England homecoming weekend, connecting again with Gilbertson for final goal in win at Connecticut (4-0) ... chalked up single shots at home on Senior Night against Seton Hall (5-1) and in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal vs. Syracuse (1-0) ... appeared in first three of team's four NCAA Championship matches ... made NCAA postseason debut in first-round home win over Milwaukee (3-1) ... continued growth during spring 2013 season, most notably scoring opening goal in 4-3 win over Mexico U-20 National Team.
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 Paul Riley (now coach of NWSL's Portland Thorns FC) ... 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 six seasons (2007-10, 2012-13) with Long Island Fury, an amateur team in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), amassing 21 goals and two assists (including team-high 11 goals in 2013, among league leaders) ... helped squad to 2009 WPSL championship and 2008 WPSL semifinal berth (won Eastern Conference title both years) ... earned Big Apple Soccer Player of the Week honors on June 23, 2009, while with the Long Island Fury ... played with current Irish junior (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 freshman Meghan Doyle (Niskayuna) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major ... one of team representatives (along with Katie Naughton) on Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).