#13 Courtney Barg
Four-year monogram winner … poised, intelligent and versatile player who battled through numerous injuries during her college career … when healthy, she was widely regarded as one of the nation[apos]s elite midfielders … served as the connective tissue between the Irish offense and defense, with strong abilities at both ends of the pitch … mixed great technical skill on the ball with exceptional vision and creativity … plays well under pressure … showed her full value during the 2010 NCAA Championship, coming back from a preseason injury to organize the revitalized Irish offense and help spark Notre Dame[apos]s run to its third national championship.
AS A SENIOR: Team tri-captain … NSCAA third-team all-Northeast Region pick … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team selection … played in 14 matches, starting 11 times … registered one goal and one assist with 12 shots (five on goal) … started first four matches, then missed Indiana contest (4-1) with injury … returned at #2 Stanford (1-2), playing all 90 minutes and earning assist; took short corner from Mandy Laddish and served ball from right flank to streaking Melissa Henderson who scored to give Irish 1-0 lead in 67th minute … had season-high two shots on goal in draw at #17 Santa Clara (1-1) … missed next six matches with injury … returned to action at Seton Hall in reserve role, which she would maintain for following two matches … helped Notre Dame rally from early 2-0 deficit vs. Georgetown (2-3), scoring equalizer off Henderson assist 33 minutes into match … returned to starting lineup against Villanova (3-1), collecting season-high three shots … went the distance in BIG EAST Championship semifinal vs. Louisville (1-2).
AS A JUNIOR: Made critical contributions for the Irish despite missing first two months of the season with injury … appeared in 11 matches, starting 10 times (including all six NCAA Championship contests) … collected an assist and took four shots (one on goal) … made season debut Oct. 15 at Connecticut (1-1), coming off the bench … returned to starting lineup two days later at Providence (3-1), setting up Rose Augustin[apos]s insurance goal in 59th minute … although injury rehab didn[apos]t allow her to play full time, she averaged better than 75 minutes in the NCAA tournament, providing the calming influence for Irish attack that outscored opposition 15-1 in six-match run …named to NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team for second time in three seasons, thanks in large part to her near-flawless midfield performance in 87 minutes of national title match win over #1 Stanford (1-0).
AS A SOPHOMORE: NSCAA first-team All-American and all-Northeast Region selection … semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy … BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and first-team all-BIG EAST selection … Notre Dame Monogram Cluv Most Valuable Player … Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award … one of three Irish players to start all 26 matches and one of five to play more than 2,000 minutes (2,109) … logged one goal and two assists on 22 shots (eight on goal) … only score of the season was a match-winner, coming on a long-range shot 6:24 into a 2-0 win over Northwestern … also notched assists in back-to-back victories over Connecticut (6-1) and Providence (2-0) … earned a place on the Inn at Saint Mary[apos]s Classic and BIG EAST all-tournament teams, with the Irish winning the latter event for the 11th time (and second consecutive year) … played critical role in Notre Dame[apos]s 19-match unbeaten streak (18-0-1) over the final two months of the season, going all 90 minutes (and beyond, in some cases) on 12 occasions, including a seven-match stretch from Sept. 18 (DePaul)-Oct. 11 (Seton Hall).
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 27 matches for the Irish … made 17 starts, including starting each of Notre Dame[apos]s six contests in the NCAA Championship … earned her first career start versus Santa Clara in Notre Dame[apos]s third match of the season … had three goals and three assists for nine points on the season … scored her first career goal versus Louisville in Notre Dame[apos]s 4-1 win over the Cardinals … that goal was also her first career match-winner … had career-high three points (G/A) when the Irish defeated Georgetown, 3-1, in early October … her assist in the Georgetown match was a flick header to Henderson for the match-winning goal … recorded her next point with an assist in Notre Dame[apos]s 2-0 regular season win at Connecticut … notched her first career post-season point with an assist in NCAA Championship first-round action as the Irish defeated Toledo (5-2) … had the lone goal in 1-0 College Cup semifinal win over #5 Stanford for second match-winner of the season (and what would prove to be the lone postseason goal of her career) … from the edge of the box, fired home a pass from Henderson, beating the Stanford goalkeeper low and to her right side … named to College Cup All-Tournament Team … for the year, she was one of 10 Notre Dame players to net a match-winner and one of a record-setting 19 Irish players to score.
NATIONAL TEAM/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team in 2006 … earlier was a member of the U.S. U-16s (`04 and `05) and with the U-15s, in 2004 … attended U-17 National Team camps/tournaments in Vancouver, British Columbia, Carson, Calif. (at the Home Depot Center); and Buenos Aires, Argentina (all in 2006) … 2005 camps with the U-16s took her to the HDC (twice), J-Village, Japan, and Boca Raton, Fla. (she also attended a 2004 U-16 camp at the HDC) … earlier attended two U-15 national camps at the HDC, plus a U-14 camp in Concord, Mass. (`03) … member of the ODP Region III team from 2003-06 … also competed with ODP North Texas state team from 2002-06 … played alongside Henderson and Schuveiller on elite Dallas Texans club team (U-13 and U-11, with 1990 birthday group; she later moved up to `89s while the other two stayed with `90s) … switched to Sting Dallas `90 (along with Henderson, Schuveiller and former Texans coach Kenny Medina) for 2007-08 season (`90s; U-18) … played mostly with older 1989 age group while with the Texans (from 2002-07; earlier played with different `90s Texans team from 2000-02) … helped Sting Dallas `90 squad to 2008 Region III and state cup titles, and finished as USYS national runner-up (at North Little Rock, Ark.) … team also won 2007 Premier League and LHGCL titles … member of Texans `89s team that won 2007 state cup, Disney Showcase, league and LHGCL titles … helped lead Texans `89s to 2006 USYS nations (in Des Moines, Iowa), after winning Region III title (also won league, LHGCL and Disney Showcase) … her 2005 Texans team was a Region III finalists (state cup champs) while the 2004 squad made a trip to USYS nationals (in Orlando), after winning Region III (also won Disney while being runner-up for state cup, league and LHGCL) … competed in Barcelona, Spain, at the 2002 Fox Kids Cup.
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year member of youth national teams … four-year NSCAA youth All-American (for 2004-07 seasons) … two-time Parade All-American (2007 and 2008) … also earned 2006 NSCAA high school All-America honors (during junior season; didn[apos]t play as a senior due to club team commitments) … joined Schuveiller in leading Plano West High School to the 2007 state 5A title (as juniors) … earned 2007 first team all-area status … named county and district newcomer of the year as a freshman in 2005 … recorded a 4.2 GPA in high school … daughter of Robert and Mary Anne Barg … full name is Courtney Barg … graduated in May 2012 from Notre Dame[apos]s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with her bachelor[apos]s degree in accounting … twice earned dean[apos]s list honors (spring and fall of 2009) … four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection (2008-09 through 2011-12) … two-time NSCAA/adidas First-Team Scholar All-Region choice (2010, 2011) … spent portion of summer 2010 studying abroad in England …earned certification from Notre Dame[apos]s Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
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Barg In the Post Season