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 played the University of North Carolina on 9/2/12 at Alumni Stadium.
Two-year monogram winner ... team tri-captain for 2012 ... energetic midfielder who has been one of the bright young stars to emerge for Notre Dame during the past two seasons ... boasts exceptional fitness level and non-stop motor ... has athleticism and varied skill set to make her an asset at both ends of the pitch ... displayed strong scoring mentality as a freshman and offers added dimension to Irish attack ... consummate student-athlete who maintains a spotless 4.00 cumulative grade-point average ... should be prime candidate for Academic All-America honors in 2012.
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 Wisconsin-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 Melissa 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) -- her multi-goal match was the first for an Irish freshman in the NCAA tournament since 2006, when Michele Weissenhofer netted a hat trick in the quarterfinals against Penn State.
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Earned invitation to participate in training camp with United States Under-23 National Team in January 2012 in Sarasota, Fla.
WPSL/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played past 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 ... also selected to the `91 Region III ODP team, with whom she played center midfield at tournaments in Jackson, Miss. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PREP & PERSONAL: Did not play high school soccer ... a 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 ... earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2011-12 ... serving as one of team representatives (along with Maddie Fox) on Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) in 2012-13.