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July 2, 2003
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME 2003 WOMEN'S SOCCER QUICK FACTS (updated as of July 15)
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
Nickname: Fighting Irish
Colors: Gold and Blue
Founded / Enrollment: 1842 / 10,301
President: Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.
Athletic Director: Kevin White
Head Coach: Randy Waldrum (Midwestern State '81)
Career Record: 257-121-22/.670 (21 seasons)
As Women's Soccer Coach: 181-66-15/.720 (13)
At Notre Dame: 74-16-3/.812 (4 seasons)
Assistant Coaches: Amy Edwards, TBA
Stadium: Alumni Field (2,500)
2002 Records: 13-8-0, 3-3-0 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic Division (4th); NCAA 3rd round/final 16 (L, 0-1 at #1 Stanford)
Starters Returning: 10 (listed below)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 17/2
2003 Team Captains: Vanessa Pruzinsky and Amy Warner
Assistant SID (women's soccer contact): Pete LaFleur
Office Phone/Fax: (574) 631-7516/7941
Home Phone: (574) 231-0578
Website : www.und.com
E-Mail : email@example.com (for media relations correspondence)
Website : www.und.com
Top Returning Players (12 of top 13 players are back from 2002)
Candace Chapman (Jr., D; Ajax, Ontario) - 2002 NSCAA All-American, BIG EAST Conference defensive player of the year and member of Canadian National Team ... career stats: 6G-7A in 40 GP/39 GS ... '02 stats: 3G-5A in 19 GS.
Vanessa Pruzinsky (Sr., D; Trumbull, CT) - 5th-year player who missed most of '02 (2 GP/1 GS) due to ankle injury ... twice 1st-team Academic All-America, graduating in May '02 with 4.0 cumulative GPA as chemical engineering major (3rd ND student ever to do so and 1st since early 1970s) ... 1st team all-BIG EAST ('01) ... career: 73 GP/72 GS, 2G-6A.
Amanda Guertin (Sr., F; Grapevine, TX) - sixth in ND history with 15 career game-winning goals (also 37G-21A in 67 GP/63 GS) ... '02 stats: 11G-11A (8 on corners), 5 GWG in 21 GS ... '01 BIG EAST Tournament MVP ... career postseason: 12G-2A, 5 GWG.
Amy Warner (Sr., F, Albuquerque, NM) - three-time NSCAA All-Region pick ... career stats: 27G-13A, 9 GWG in 60 GP and 53 GS ... '02 stats: 9G-8A in 21 GS ... '03 co-captain (with Pruzinsky) ... 1st team all-BIG EAST ('00, '02).
Randi Scheller (Sr., M; Kutztown, PA) - 2nd team all-BIG EAST Conference ('02) ... career stats: 17G-15A, 3 GWG in 66 GP/46 GS ... 2002 stats: 7G-1A, 2 GWG in 21 GS ... GWGs in '01 BIG EAST title game (2-1 vs. WVU) and '02 vs. UConn (3-1).
Melissa Tancredi (Sr., D/F; Ancaster, Ontario) - Shifted from F to D in mid-2002 ... career stats: 8G-4A in 34 GP/26 GS ... dnp in 2000 (ACL injury) ... 2002: 4G in 18 GP/16 GS (offensive MVP of Maryland Classic).
Erika Bohn (So., G; Brookfield, CT) - first freshman G to start for ND since '93 ... 1.28 GAA in '02 (57 SV, 23 GA, 19 GS, 12-7).
Annie Schefter (So., M/D; Yakima, WA) - NSCAA/Parade prep All-American and member of U.S. Under-19 National Team who missed all of 2002 season after summer ACL injury (returned as one of ND's top players in 2003 spring).
Kim Carpenter (Sr., M/D; Webster, NY) - Started at M and D in '02 (1A; 21 GP/20 GS) ... career: 2G-1A in 45 GP/20 GS.
Mary Boland (Jr., M/D; Hudson, OH) - career stats: 7G-2A in 29 GP/20 GS ... '02: 5G in 19 GP/15 GS ... started at M/D/F in '02.
Gudrun Gunnarsdottir (Jr., D; Seltjarnames, Iceland) - Missed most of '02 season due to injury (7 GP/6 GS) ... career: 24 GP/10 GS ... member of Icelandic National Team.
Katie Thorlakson (So., F/M; Langley, British Columbia) - starter at M and then F in 2002 (19 GP/18 GS, 4G-3A) ... tied game in 3-1 win over UConn, GWG in NCAAs vs. Ohio State ... starter with Canadian Under-19 National Team.
Top Player Lost (2003 graduate)
Ashley Dryer (Sr., M; Salt Lake City, UT) - 4-year starter (82 GP/67 GS, 3G-12A) ... top defensive midfielder who returned from midseason injury to spark '02 team (16 GP/15 GS, 1A) ... NSCAA All-Academic Team selection ... key factor in '01 BIG EAST title.
Top Newcomers (all freshmen)
Jen Buczkowski (M; Elk Grove, IL/Elk Grove HS/U.S. Under-19 National Team/Chicago Sockers) - NSCAA/Parade All-American ... totaled 69G-52A in three prep seasons before focusing on play with U.S. program as senior (spring '03) ... known for great technical ability, tempo of play and versatility to play several positions.
Christie Shaner (D; Ambler, PA/Germantown Academy/U.S. U-19s/Parkwood F.C./Spirit United) - NSCAA/Parade All-American ... central D known for tenacious play, 1-on-1 skills and ability in the air (also has clever play as attacking M).
Lizzie Reed (M; Franklin Lakes, NJ/Ramapo Regional HS/ ODP Region 1/World Class/Torpedoes) - NSCAA All-American ... totaled 126 career goals (2nd in RRHS history) ... crafty playmaking central M with strong tactical sense and scoring punch.
Kim Lorenzen (F/M/D; Naperville, IL/Naperville North HS/ODP Region II/Chicago Sockers) - all-around athleticism to play multiple positions, with fitness to play outside back ... combined with Buczkowski, Krivacek on Illinois ODP team that won national title ('03).
Jill Krivacek (M; Geneva, IL/Rosary HS/Illinois ODP/Chicago Sockers) - unique combination of size, strength (5-10), composure, vision, distribution and lead scoring role (78G-65A in HS career).
Kari Kennedy (D; Plano, TX /Plano West HS/Texas ODP/Dallas Texans) - steady outside back and key member of nationally-ranked HS (four state titles) and club teams (No. 1 in nation).
Becky Tweneboah (F; North Lauderdale, FL/Aquinas HS/Florida ODP/Boca Blaze) - quick-strike scoring threat who adds dynamic dimension to attack ... all-state as junior (13G-10A), all-county as senior on state runner-up team (15G-9A).