July 19, 2004

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July 19, 2004


Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

Nickname: Fighting Irish

Colors: Gold and Blue

Founded / Undergraduate Enrollment: 1842 / 8,311

President: Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.

Athletic Director: Kevin White

Head Coach: Randy Waldrum (Midwestern State ’81)

Career Record: 277-124-23/.680 (22 seasons)

As Women’s Soccer Coach: 201-69-16/.731 (14)

At Notre Dame: 94-19-4/.821 (5 seasons)

Assistant Coaches: Alvin Alexander, Dawn Greathouse

Stadium: Alumni Field (2,500)

2003 Records: 20-3-1, 6-0-0 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic Division (1st); NCAA 2nd round (L, 0-1 vs. Michigan)

Starters Returning: 8 (listed below)

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 23/4

Newcomers: 7

2004 Team Captains: Mary Boland, Gudrun Gunnarsdottir, Melissa Tancredi

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 : lafleur.4@nd.edu (for media relations correspondence)

Website : www.und.com

Top Returning Players

Candace Chapman (Sr., D; Ajax, Ontario) – speedy and versatile player who missed all of ’03 ND season (and World Cup) due to knee injury … ’02 NSCAA All-American and BIG EAST Conf. defensive player of the year (right back) … member of Canadian National Team … career stats: 6G-7A in 40 GP/39 GS (’02: 3G-5A, 19 GS) … could shift to M or F in ’04 (has played both with Canada and ND).

Melissa Tancredi (Sr., D/F; Ancaster, Ontario) – ’03 NSCAA All-American, BIG EAST defensive player of the year and Hermann Trophy final-15 selection … member of Canadian National Team (played in Olympic qualifying) … shifted from F to central D in mid-’02 … career stats: 12G-9A in 55 GP/46 GS (’03: 4G-5A, 21 GP/20 GS) … has great comb. of speed, strength and dominating presence in air.

Mary Boland (Sr., F; Hudson, OH) – ’03 honors included NSCAA 2nd team all-region, 2nd team all-BIG EAST and CoSIDA 2nd team Academic All-American (3.90 cumulative GPA as psychology major; 4.0 in ’03 fall semester) … career stats: 19G-6A in 50 GP/35 GS (’03: 12G-4A in 21 GP/15 GS) … started at M/D/F in ’02 … versatile forward with strong technical skills and tireless workrate.

Katie Thorlakson (Jr., F; Langley, British Columbia) – (Jr., F; Langley, British Columbia) – third-year starter with Canadian Under-19 National Team (will play for ND in ’04 reg. season/late NCAAs) … career stats: 14G-14A, 43 GP/37 GS (’03: 10G-11A, 24 GP/19 GS) … 5-4 fireplug and enforcer on attack.

Jen Buczkowski (So., M; Elk Grove, IL) – second-year starter with U.S. Under-19 National Team (at D) … composed central M whose ’03 honors included Freshman All-American (Soccer America), BIG EAST all-rookie team … elected not to play in Under-19 World Championship, which requires U.S. players missing the entire 2004 college season … ’03 stats: 4G-6A in 24 GP/23 GS.

Christie Shaner (So., D; Ambler, PA) – ’03 BIG EAST rookie of the year, 2nd team all-BIG EAST (1G-3A in 23 GP/20 GS) … played mostly at central D in ’03 but could play on left side in ’04 … invited to U.S. u-21 camp (’04) … hard tackler who reads game well.

Erika Bohn (Jr., G; Brookfield, CT) – ’03 honors included second team all-region and CoSIDA second team Academic All-America (3.63 GPA as business major) … posted 981-minute shutout streak in ’03 (5th in NCAA history) … career stats: 0.84 GAA, 34 GA, 92 SV, 43 GS, 15 solo shutouts (’03: 0.49, 11 solo ShO, 11 GA, 35 SV, 24 GS) … combines size (6-0) with good range, strong play in air.

Annie Schefter (Jr., M; Yakima, WA) – returned to action in ’03, after missing all of ’02 season after summer ACL injury … NSCAA/Parade prep All-American, U.S. U-19 National Team … ’03 stats: 4G-5A in 24 GP/19 GS … has great soccer sense.

Gudrun Gunnarsdottir (Sr., D; Seltjarnames, Iceland) – ’04 team tri-captain (with Boland and Tancredi) … calm presence as battle-tested member of Icelandic National Team … missed parts of ’02 and ’03 due to injury … career: 42 GP/21 GS (18 GP/11 GS in ’03).

Kim Lorenzen (So., D/M/F; Naperville, IL) – has all-around athleticism to play multiple positions, with fitness to play outside back (where she started for most of ’04, at right back) … ’03 stats: 23 GP/20 GS … excellent athlete who provides quality service from flank.

Top Players Lost (2004 graduates, Pruzinsky was ’03 grad/fifth-year player in fall of ’03)

Amy Warner (F, Albuquerque, NM) – ’03 All-American and Hermann Trophy final-15 selection … four-time NSCAA all-region pick … career stats: 37G-25A in 82 GP/74 GS (’03: 10G-12A in 22 GP/21GS) … ’03 co-captain … 1st team all-BIG EAST in ’00, ’02, ’03.

Vanessa Pruzinsky (D; Trumbull, CT) – 5-year player, missed most of ’02 due to ankle injury … career stats: 2G-10A in 96 GP/94 GS (’03: 4A in 23 GP/22 GS, mostly left back) … ’03 CoSIDA Academic All-American of Year, 3-time 1st Team Academic All-American, graduating May ’03 with 4.0 cum. GPA as chemical engineering major … NSCAA all-region pick in ’00 and ’01 (1st team all-BIG EAST).

Amanda Guertin (F; Grapevine, TX) – 2nd in ND history with 18 career game-winning goals (also 48G-27A in 91 GP/76 GS) … ’03 stats: 11G-6A in 24 GP/13 GS … ’01 BIG EAST Tournament MVP … career postseason: 13G-2A, 5 GWG.

Kim Carpenter (M; Webster, NY) – served as attacking M in ’03 (6G-5A in 24 GP/20 GS) … started at M and D in ’02 … career stats: 6G-5A in 69 GP/40 GS.

Top Newcomers (all freshmen)

Kerri Hanks (F; Allen, TX; Allen HS/U.S. Under-19s/Dallas Texans) – 2-year prep All-American and captain of U.S. Under-19 National Team (12G in 23 career GP) … will not play for ND in ’04 due to U-19 World Champ. … rated nation’s #6 recruit, per Soccer America … received Golden Boot Award (top scorer) while helping Dallas Texans win ’03 national title … totaled 47G at Allen HS (’01-’02).

Amanda Cinalli (F/M; Maple Hts, OH; Laurel HS/ODP Reg. II/Cleveland FC) – 2-year prep All-American and member of U.S. Under-17 National Team, ODP Reg. II … OH player of year as sr. at Laurel HS (37G-26A) … helped Cleveland FC win ’03 state title.

Jannica Tjeder (F/M; Espoo, Finland; Finland U-21s/FC Espoo) – member of Finland’s under-21, u-19 and u-17 national teams … rated #24 recruit, per Soccer America … MVP of Finland Women’s League in ’03 (9G-13A; also 13G in ’02).

Susan Pinnick (F; South Bend, IN; St. Joseioh’s HS/U.S. Under-17s/ODP Reg. II/Carmel Commotion) – ’04 Parade prep All-American and member of U.S. Under-17 National Team, ODP Reg. II … will miss ’04 season due to injury …led St. Joseph’s to ’03 state-title game (28G-10A) … member of Indiana ODP team that placed 3rd at ’02 nationals and Carmel Commotion club team that was ’03 national runner-up.

Lauren Karas (G; Flower Mound, TX; Flower Mound HS/ODP Reg. III/Dallas Texans) – member ODP Reg. III, North Texas ODP (’04 nat’l runner-up) and Dallas Texans club that will play in ’04 Nationals (late July) … 34 shutouts, 0.82 career GAA at Flower Mound HS.

Ashley Jones (M; Westlake Village, CA; Westlake Village HS/ODP Reg. IV/Southern California United) – member of ODP Reg. IV, Cal-South ODP (’04 national champs) and Southern California United club that will play in ’04 nationals (late July) … twice all-state.

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