NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS:
||Brittany Von Rueden
Has been a regular within U.S. Soccer youth national team system since 2007, starting with appearances in Under-14 player pool and continuing through her present role as member of 2012 U-18 National Team ... joined Notre Dame sophomores Karin Simonian and Taylor Schneider, and fellow Fighting Irish freshmen Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro in the 2011 U-18 and 2010 U-17 National Team player pools ... also was part of 2009 U-15 Girls' National Team player pool with Naughton, Roccaro and Notre Dame freshman Stephanie Campo.
WPSL/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Was mainstay with ODP Region II Team from 2008-11, including trips to Costa Rica, Holland and Portugal ... played in ODP Thanksgiving Interregionals in 2007, 2008 and 2010 ... participated in adidas ESP Camps in 2008 and 2009 (camp all-star the latter year) ... played her entire club career with FC Milwaukee (serving as captain) for head coach Christian Lavers ... club program was ranked No. 19 in nation in December 2011 article by Soccer America ... led FC Milwaukee to 2011 USYS Under-18 National Championship ... also competed regularly in ECNL, earning all-event honors at 2009 Final 4 Showcase and 2011 San Antonio tournament ... 2011 NSCAA Youth All-American ... 2010 NSCAA Youth All-Region pick ... has spent past two summers (2011-12) playing for FC Milwaukee Nationals team in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) ... earned 2011 WPSL All-Midwest Conference honors, joining an all-conference squad that included such notables as former Notre Dame standouts Amanda Cinalli ('08) and Michelle Weissenhofer ('10) ... ranked 15th in 2012 ESPNHS 150 and 59th in 2012 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 6 in Midwest region).
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, Wis ... did not play soccer in high school in favor of competing at club level year-round ... ranked No. 1 in her high school class with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average ... class valedictorian ... AP Scholar ... full name is Brittany Elizabeth Von Rueden ... last name is pronounced "von REE-den" ... daughter of Lynn and Anthony Von Rueden ... has one brother, William ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.