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The Notre Dame Women's Soccer team played the University of North Carolina on 9/2/12 at Alumni Stadium.
Three-year monogram winner ... energetic midfielder who has emerged as leader for Notre Dame during past two seasons ... boasts exceptional fitness level and work ethic, having appeared in all 70 matches of college career (starting 65 times) ... has athleticism and varied skill set to make her an asset at both ends of the pitch ... displayed strong scoring mentality and offers added dimension to Irish attack from midfield (and occasionally at the forward position) ... consummate student-athlete who maintains a spotless 4.00 cumulative grade-point average ... earned first-team Academic All-America honors last year and should be in position to not only be a repeat selection this season, but also a leading candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award.
AS A JUNIOR: Capital One first-team Academic All-America and Academic All-District choice ... collected five goals (including two match-winners) and three assists ... played in all 24 matches, starting 22 ... tied for fourth on team in goals and shots on goal (19), while placing third in points (13) ... wasted little time in making presence known, scoring both Irish goals and chalking up a career high-tying five shots (career-best five on goal) in win at Tulsa (2-0) in second match of season -- was third career two-goal outing ... named Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week and appeared on BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after performance at Tulsa ... assisted on Sammy Scofield's match-winning goal in 72nd minute of home win against #24 Santa Clara (2-1) ... went distance (career high-tying 110 minutes) in double-overtime draw at #19 Portland (1-1), one of 10 times all season she played every minute ... had second multi-point match of season with goal and assist 2:33 apart in the opening 24 minutes of win over Cincinnati (7-0) ... delivered cross that resulted in 83rd-minute own goal and victory at Providence (1-0) ... had assist on Crystal Thomas' goal in 61st minute at Connecticut (4-0) ... posted second two-goal outing of season (fourth career) with brace on Senior Night against Seton Hall (5-1) ...started all six postseason contests for Irish, playing all 90 minutes four times, including final three matches in NCAA Championship against #10 Wake Forest (2-1), #8 Florida (2-0) and #7 Florida State (0-1) ...named to BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 21 matches (one of three players to crack lineup in every contest) and ranking fifth among field players in minutes played (1,508) ... registered one goal and tied for third on team with five assists ... also chalked up 36 shots (10 on goal) ... opened her point-scoring account in Notre Dame adidas Invitational win over Tulsa (7-1) with an assist and three shots ... added five shots (two on goal) in tournament finale against Indiana (4-1) ... had first multi-assist match of her career with two helpers at Cincinnati (4-1), while also adding three shots (two on goal) in victory ... had assist on Melissa Henderson's 14th-minute goal against Georgetown (2-3), helping Irish score twice in opening 33 minutes to erase early deficit ... played key role in win over Villanova (3-1), assisting on Henderson's go-ahead strike with 5:34 left, then adding her first goal of season with 1:20 remaining, securing her fourth career three-point night ... collected three shots in BIG EAST semifinal against Louisville (1-2), including one that hit post with 6:30 to play ... nearly gave Irish early lead in NCAA first-round match at #16 Illinois (0-1), just missing wide on a short-range header in third minute.
AS A FRESHMAN: Third-team all-BIG EAST and BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection ... appeared in all 25 matches, starting 22 times during Notre Dame's third national championship season ... ranked second among Irish freshmen with 1,837 minutes played ... finished third on team with nine goals and 21 points, adding three assists for good measure ... second on team with five match-winning goals ... fourth on squad with 44 total shots, and third with 26 shots on goal ... ranked among BIG EAST leaders (all matches) in goals (7th), match-winning goals (2nd) and points (10th), while leading all conference freshmen in those same categories ... didn't take long to pot her first career goal, scoring the match-winner in her second college outing with a 52nd-minute tally that sparked the Irish past Milwaukee (3-0) ... made big splash in BIG EAST debut at DePaul, scoring both goals for Notre Dame (27th and 89th minutes) ... opened Irish account at Northwestern (2-1) with goal just 4:16 into the contest ... picked up her first career assist in win at #24 Louisville (5-0), helping create Henderson's second goal of the match in 72nd minute ... scored first goal of match for fourth time with 27th-minute strike against Syracuse (3-0) ... found back of net against St. John's (4-1) off Henderson's assist in 19th minute ... had assist on Rose Augustin's opening score against Rutgers (3-2) with only 14:28 elapsed ... registered another first goal in win at Providence (3-1), converting Adriana Leon's pass at the 6:20 mark ... started five of six NCAA Championship matches, coming off bench for 62-minute relief stint in third round at #3 North Carolina (4-1) ... singlehandedly propelled Notre Dame back to the NCAA College Cup by scoring both goals (63rd and 90th minutes) in quarterfinal win at #6 Oklahoma State (2-0) -- multi-goal match was the first for Irish freshman in NCAA tournament since 2006, when Michele Weissenhofer netted hat trick in quarterfinals against Penn State.
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Invited to train with U.S. U-23 National Team in January 2012 in Sarasota, Fla.
WPSL/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played two summers (2011-12) with Florida Sol FC of Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), serving as team captain in 2012 and playing alongside current Notre Dame goalkeeper Sarah Voigt ... in 2012, collected five goals and three assists in eight matches while helping Florida Sol FC to 5-2-2 record and Sunshine Conference title match ... in 2008-09, guested with the First Coast KYX U-18 squad at the Disney Showcase ... helped the team win the Predator Flight ... led the team with seven assists and added three goals at the tournament ... attended '90 and '91 Region III Camp in Austin, Texas where she competed against the Mexican National Team in July of 2009 ... Played the majority of her club soccer with the Jacksonville Fury under head coach Marc Osterberger ... served as the team captain in 2008-09 ... helped the Fury capture the 2009 Score at the Shore championship ... selected to the `91 Region III ODP team, with whom she played midfield at tournaments in Jackson, Miss. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PREP & PERSONAL: Did not play high school soccer ... track and basketball standout at Bishop Kenny High School ... graduated with 10 varsity letters including four with track and basketball as well as two from cross country ... anchored the three-time state championship winning 4x800m relay team in 2007-09 ... part of the teams that hold Bishop Kenny records for the 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1600m relays ... member of 2008 state championship cross country team ... 2009 first-team all-state cross country selection ... also earned all-city first team honors for basketball in 2009 ... also was basketball team captain ... 2010 National Merit Scholar semifinalist ... earned President's Honor Roll status in all four years of high school ... ranked first in her class and served as the president of the National Honor Society and Letterman's Club at Bishop Kenny, while also serving as the vice president for her class all four years ... daughter of Julie and John Tucker, both of whom graduated from Notre Dame ... second of five children ... sister, Kate, was a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame ... one of two Floridians on this year's Fighting Irish roster, along with Voigt (Middleburg) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major ... maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA and is a constant for Dean's List honors ... earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2011-12 ... one of team representatives (along with Katie Naughton) on Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).