Four-year monogram winner ... crafty and athletic playmaker who was versatile enough to play either midfield position or on the front line (and even as an outside back during her senior season) ... technically-sound player with solid possession skills ... rebounded from injury-plagued freshman year with steady improvement during remainder of her career ... worked her way into the regular rotation for Irish, including as a spot starter.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 17 matches, starting 10 times (all during ACC play), primarily as an outside back ... collected two assists ... created Emily Geyer's first career goal with 55 seconds left in home win over Detroit (4-0) ... set up Cari Roccaro's goal 49 seconds into the second half of ACC home victory over Pittsburgh (3-0) ... was slowed during second half of season by injuries.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 23 matches, earning career-high 13 starts ... posted personal bests with three goals (two of which were match-winners), three assists, nine points, 32 shots and 13 shots on goal ... tied for fourth on team in assists ... one of four Irish players with multiple match-winning goals in 2012 ... picked up secondary assist on Elizabeth Tucker's second goal of night at Tulsa (2-0) ... opened season goalscoring account with first marker of match in 35th minute against East Carolina (5-0); also registered career-high seven shots in victory ... had career-best three points (goal/assist) in win over Cincinnati (7-0) ... had secondary assist on Anna Maria Gilbertson's goal at Villanova (1-0) just 6:09 into the match (quickest of season for Irish) ... made first start in NCAA Championship play for third-round match at #8 Florida (2-0), and confirmed coaches' confidence, scoring on short-range diving header (off Brittany Von Rueden's corner kick) in 20th minute ... also tied career high with two shots on goal in win at Florida, the fourth time in 2012 she duplicated that mark.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 21 matches, starting six times ... tallied one goal and three assists ... took 28 shots (seven on goal) ... collected three shots in solid reserve effort against #21 Duke (1-3) ... followed that up with first collegiate goal, scoring in 30th minute of win over Tulsa (7-1) at Notre Dame adidas Invitational ... also had career highs of six shots and two shots on goal against Tulsa ... earned first career start in tournament finale against Indiana (4-1) and assisted on Melissa Henderson's third goal ... remained in lineup for next five matches against #2 Stanford (1-2), #17 Santa Clara (1-1), Louisville (0-1), Cincinnati (4-1) and South Florida (1-1) ... earned assist on Lauren Bohaboy's 28th-minute goal at USF that looked to the match-winner until late equalizer resulted in draw ... also had four shots at USF ... set up Henderson for 63rd-minute goal at #14 Marquette (2-3, ot), the first of two equalizer Notre Dame scored in regulation ... became solid member of reserve unit for Irish during second half of season ... had two shots in BIG EAST semifinal against Louisville (1-2) ... came within inches of giving Irish lead in NCAA first-round match at #16 Illinois, but blast in 22nd minute was pushed just off target by Illini goalkeeper.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in nine matches (89 minutes played) during Notre Dame's third national championship season ... credited with one shot, which she took in her NCAA tournament debut, a second-round win over #22 USC (4-0) ... missed first seven matches of season with injury ... made college debut at Northwestern (2-1) ... played season-high 33 minutes in next match against Cincinnati (4-0).
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Regular in U.S. Soccer youth national team system for several years ... spent time as part of U-15, U-17 and U-18 player pools ... also attended the 2006 U-14 National Team Identification Camp.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played ODP soccer with the South Texas State team from 2006-10 ... played at international events in Costa Rica in 2007 and 2009 ... played in the 2007-08 adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) invitational camp ... played club soccer with Challenge Soccer Club ... led Challenge SC to the 2009-10 Region III Premier League West championship ... helped Challenge SC to USYSA Region III tournament qualification for four consecutive years from 2007-10, making it to the Region III finals in 2008 and semifinals in 2010 (lost on 89th-minute goal to Sting Dallas) ... won state championships with Challenge SC in 2007 and 2009 ... team also won the Eclipse Challenge Cup in 2007 ... ranked 98th in the February 2010 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Second Baptist School, where she played soccer for head coach Geoff Brooks ... led team to a first-place district finish as a freshman ... was a TAPPS first-team all-district and an all-state honorable mention selection as a freshman ... followed with TAPPS first-team all-district and SBS Offensive Player of the Year, as well as second-team all-state honors as a sophomore ... was also an all-district and state TAPPS tournament qualifier in cross country at Second Baptist ... a four-year honor roll student ... honored as a Gold Award winner for Latin I, II and III ... daughter of Lee Ann and Kent Twining ... youngest of three children ... graduated in May 2014 from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters with her bachelor's degree in anthropology.
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Twining In the Postseason