2014: TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (September 30) ... CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (September 30).
Four-year monogram winner ... crafty and agile player 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 ... quiet, confident player who took an upward trajectory during final three seasons following injury-plagued rookie year.
AS A SENIOR: Played all 22 games during the 2014 season with starts in 14 of them … played for a total of 1,083 minutes … racked up three goals and one assist during her senior campaign … notched goals against Wake Forest (1), Miami (1) and No. 2 Florida State (1); assisted on a goal against No. 2 Virginia Tech … played all 90 minutes against Wake Forest and No. 4 Virginia and averaged 1.59 shots per game … named to TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week and named to the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll after road wins over No. 2 Virginia Tech (2-0) and Wake Forest (1-0) (September 30, 2014) ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Turned in best season of career to date, playing in 19 matches and starting 12 times ... chalked up career highs of four goals, three assists (tied) and 11 points, as well as 35 shots (12 on goal) ... ranked fourth on team in goals, as well as fifth in assists and points and sixth in shots ... started season opener and played season-high 70 minutes against No. 25 Illinois (4-1) and earned assist on first goal scored 4:22 into match by Lauren Bohaboy ... opened season goal-scoring account with tally in 48th minute and had four shots (career high-tying two on goal) in second start of year against Oakland (4-0) in Notre Dame adidas Invitational opener ... started nine consecutive matches beginning with Detroit contest (tied career best with two shots on goal in that 4-0 win) ... scored second goal of season in 27th minute of team's first-ever ACC match, a road win at North Carolina State (3-1) ... earned assist on last of fellow Long Islander Cari Roccaro's three goals in 60th minute against No. 21 Maryland (5-0) ... tied career high with six shots against Pittsburgh (3-0) ... gave ND second-half lead against No. 11 Wake Forest (1-1), scoring in 76th minute as part of five-shot outing during weather-delayed double-overtime match ... tied career high with two shots on goal (three total shots) at Miami (0-2) ... set up Rilka Noel's first career goal with 1:24 left in first half of double-overtime match against Duke (1-2) ... netted opening goal against Boston College, scoring with exactly one minute remaining in first half (3-1) ... started regular-season finale at No. 3 Florida State (1-2, 2OT) and saw time as reserve during ACC Tournament quarterfinal at No. 5 Virginia Tech (0-1, 2OT) ... injuries kept her on sideline for team's three NCAA postseason contests ... returned to play vital role both in lineup and coming off bench during spring 2014 season, most notably going full 90 minutes against NWSL's Chicago Red Stars (0-2) and playing 65 minutes in reserve against Haiti National Team (2-0) ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Factored prominently into rotation as both starter and reserve, appearing in 23 matches while starting nine times ... set (then) 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 ... earned a monogram.
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) ... earned a monogram.
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 seven seasons (2007-10, 2012-14) 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 alongside 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).
Simonian's Career Statistics
Simonian In the Postseason