#10 Alicia Billings
Two-time monogram winner for the Irish … has been a key contibutor over her first two seasons and is ready to move to the next level … has outstanding speed and quickness that allows her to be used as a key match-up player at midfield/defense … one of Notre Dame[apos]s top defensive players … has outstanding lacrosse skills and excels in the transition game … has a presence on the field … smart, intelligent player who puts herself in position to make plays … has the ability to disrupt the opponent[apos]s offensive attack … exhibits outstanding lateral quickness and the ability to catch and make plays in tight spots … dangerous player who excels in the transition game … one of five high school All-Americans in Notre Dame[apos]s freshman class of 2006 … high school teammate of former Irish player Mary Veith at Georgetown Visitation in Washington, D.C. … has played in 36 games with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points … owns 54 ground balls, 23 draw controls and 21 caused turnovers.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 17 games, making 15 starts … scored six goals and added six assists for 12 points … tied for fourth on the team with 26 ground balls … had nine draw controls and eight caused turnovers … had 10 games with two or more ground balls, including a career-best equaling four ground-ball game against Duquesne … had just three assists (vs. Stanford, Northwestern and Canisius) over the first seven games of the season before collecting a career-high three-point game (2g, 1a), including the game-winning goal in a 16-9 win over Ohio State … followed up with a two-goal game in the 12-11 win over Connecticut … had single-goal games in wins over Duquesne and Georgetown … held scoreless in the BIG EAST Tournament loss to Georgetown.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in all 19 games, making 16 starts … had six goals with five assists for 11 points … grabbed 28 ground balls, 14 draw controls and caused 13 turnovers … had three games with two points (1g, 1a) against Lehigh, Canisius and Ohio State … scored first collegiate goal in season-opening win at California … also had goals against Cornell and Lehigh … recorded eight games with two or more ground balls, setting career highs with four at Connecticut and Duke … recorded a career-high four draw controls in win over Canisius.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Played lacrosse and field hockey at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School … was a three-time Independent School League all-conference selection in lacrosse and a two-time selection in field hockey … selected honorable mention All-America in her junior year (2004) and a first-team All-American as a senior (2005) in lacrosse … was a two-time member of high school Tewaaraton Team … had 36 goals and 20 assists for 56 points as a midfield/attack standout in her final high school season … in final three high school seasons, had 90 goals and 49 assists for 139 points … was team captain in both lacrosse and field hockey as a senior … played in the Vail Shootout Tournament in 2004 and participated in the Hot Shots Camp in `03-[apos]04 … participated in U.S. Lacrosse Association[apos]s national tournament for Mid-Atlantic 4 (2003) and Mid-Atlantic 2 (2004) member of Mid-Atlantic Black squad in senior division in 2005 … full name is Alicia Pownall Billings … daughter of Eric and Marianne Billings … has three older brothers … born Nov. 17, 1986, in Potomac, Md. … History major in the College of Arts and Letters.
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