#17 Barbara Sullivan
Will serve as a team captain in 2015
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in six games, starting all six, before sitting out the rest of the season with a back injury … served as a team captain in 2014 … controlled 22 draws through six games (3.7 per game) … also registered three caused turnovers, two ground balls and one assist … limited NCAA record-holder Alyssa Leonard to just four draw controls in Notre Damea?TMs win over No. 4 Northwestern, Leonarda?TMs third-lowest total in a season in which she averaged 7.76 draw controls a game … jump started the win over the Wildcats by controlling the opening draw and feeding Cortney Fortunato for a goal 0:11 seconds into the game … controlled seven draws at No. 1 North Carolina … named preseason All-American.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named first-team All-America by IWLCA, WomensLax.com and Synapse Sports … became the youngest player in school history to earn first-team All-America accolades … just the fifth sophomore in school history to be named to any All-America team … first-team IWLCA All-West/Midwest region pick … named first-team All-BIG EAST … a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award … the Notre Dame Monogram Club team MVP … named team’s 2002 Award recipient as Notre Dame’s best defender for the second straight year … started all 17 games … collected 57 ground balls, controlled 67 draws and caused 34 turnovers … her 3.35 ground balls per game ranked second in the nation and led the BIG EAST … the 2.00 caused turnovers per game also led the BIG EAST and ranked tied for ninth nationally … 3.94 draw controls per game was second in the BIG EAST and ranked 20th in the country … the 67 draw controls set a single-season school record … the 57 ground balls tie for fifth-best in Irish lore … 34 caused turnovers tie for the seventh-most in a single season at Notre Dame … also scored twice and assisted on two goals for four points … earned the first of three BIG EAST weekly honor roll accolades on March 11 after an eight-ground ball, five-caused turnover game at Boston University and a four-ground ball, two-caused turnover showing against Detroit … tied the school record with nine draw controls in Notre Dame’s 12-11 win at Vanderbilt … also gathered five ground balls and caused a Commodore turnover in that performance at Vanderbilt earned a second straight BIG EAST weekly honor roll spot … controlled eight draws against Villanova … earned her third BIG EAST weekly honor roll citation after her performances against Louisville and Cincinnati … had seven draw controls, two ground balls and three caused turnovers against the Cardinals followed by gathering five ground balls, controlling three draws and causing four turnovers against the Bearcats … controlled seven more draws in a double-overtime game against No. 17 Loyola … scooped four ground balls off of the Carrier Dome turf at No. 5 Syracuse … controlled six draws at No. 19 UConn … claimed seven draw controls, three ground balls and caused three turnovers against No. 4 Northwestern … scored a single goal against Villanova and Loyola … assisted on tallies against both Boston University and No. 19 Rutgers … was a 2012-13 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Turned in sensational freshman campaign for the Irish, earning first team IWLCA West/Midwest All-Region honors and second team all-BIG EAST accolades … also was named to the Synapse Sports All-Rookie team … started all 18 games for the Irish … led team in ground balls (40) and caused turnovers (32) and was second in draw controls (32) … finished fifth in the BIG EAST and 17th nationally in caused turnovers per game (1.78) … had 11 games with at least one ground ball, draw control and caused turnover … produced 13 games with two or more ground balls … had two or more draw controls in nine contests, with all of them coming in the last nine games … caused two or more turnovers in eight games … named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after collecting eight ground balls and four draw controls and causing four turnovers in a weekend split against No. 3 Syracuse and Villanova … collected four ground balls and caused three turnovers in a 13-11 win versus Louisville … had dominant performance in an 18-5 win against Villanova, scooping up five ground balls and two draw controls and causing three turnovers … had a two ground ball, five draw control, one caused turnover effort, including a key ground ball with seconds remaining in front of the Irish cage in a 12-11 win over No. 18 Vanderbilt … had two ground balls, four draw controls and one caused turnover in a 7-6 double overtime win at No. 12 Georgetown … turned in strong effort in a loss at No. 1 Northwestern, scooping up four ground balls, collecting two draw controls and causing four turnovers … closed out regular season with two ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers in a 22-2 win over Cincinnati … ended season with three ground balls, two draw controls and three caused turnovers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against National Champion Northwestern … won the team’s 2002 award given to the team’s best defender at the end of the year banquet … earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Garden City High School in the spring of 2011 … lettered four times each in soccer, basketball and lacrosse … teamed with current Irish classmate Allie Murray to help the U-19 Team USA squad win a gold medal at the Women’s Lacrosse World Championships in Hanover, Germany during August of 2011 … as a senior was the first athlete ever to receive Newsday All-Long Island honors in three sports during one scholastic year … scored 30 goals and dished out 13 assists in lacrosse as a senior … named MVP of the NYS Class B Championship as a junior after scoring five goals and tallying four assists … selected to the all- state tournament team three times … named to the Under Armour All-American team as a senior … tabbed as an Academic All-American as a junior and senior … was a team captain and team MVP as a senior in all three sports … helped all three squads to numerous championships and national rankings throughout career on way to earning several all-conference, all-Long Island, all-county and all-state accolades … won the William J. Fuller Award for Leadership in Athletics, the Nassau County Sports Commission High School Outstanding Achievement Award and the GCHS Prusan Award (Girls Athletic Association High Point Award) as a senior … helped soccer squad as a senior to first NYS Championship in school history … led team with 15 goals and 10 assists during historic season … named Nassau County Basketball Player of the Year as a senior, helping the team to the state semifinals for the first time in 10 years … concluded career as the number two leading scorer in school history … named to the all-academic team as a senior … also played club lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets with current Irish classmate Caitlin Gargan, earning all-galaxy accolades … also competed for the Long Island Lightning club basketball team … off the field was a part of the Chemical Health Student Leadership group and was a volunteer with the Special Olympics Challenge Day Program … born in New York, N.Y., to James and Maureen Sullivan … has an older sister, Laura, and an older brother, Colin, who graduated from Notre Dame in 2012 … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in design.
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