#8 Elizabeth Tucker
2013: NCAA Woman of the Year (presented in October 2014) … NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship … ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team … NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team … Notre Dame Monogram Club Team Most Valuable Player … Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award … Notre Dame Byron V. Kanaley Award … Notre Dame Francis Patrick O[apos]Connor Award … Notre Dame Athletics Community Champion Award … Notre Dame Top Gun Award … Notre Dame Team Captain.
2012: U.S. Under-23 Women[apos]s National Team … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team … NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region Honorable Mention … Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award … Notre Dame Team Captain.
2010: All-BIG EAST Third Team … BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.
Four-year monogram winner … energetic midfielder who emerged as leader for Notre Dame, both on the pitch (as a two-year captain) and in the classroom (as a two-time first-team Academic All-American), during her career … boasted exceptional fitness level and work ethic, having appeared in all 92 matches of college career (starting 87 times) … athleticism and varied skill set made her an asset at both ends of the pitch … displayed strong scoring mentality and offered added dimension to Irish attack from midfield (and occasionally at the forward position) … in October 2014, became first Notre Dame student-athlete and first women[apos]s soccer player from any university at any level (as well as third ACC student-athlete) to be selected as NCAA Woman of the Year since award debuted in 1991 … graduated with spotless 4.00 cumulative GPA and was prime candidate to be Notre Dame[apos]s Class of 2014 valedictorian … twice earned first-team Academic All-America honors (2012, 2013) and was recipient of NCAA and ACC postgraduate scholarships …first Notre Dame student-athlete to sweep four major University athletics honors (Kanaley, O[apos]Connor, Community Champion, Top Gun) in the same calendar year.
AS A SENIOR: NCAA Woman of the Year (presented in October 2014) … NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship … ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team … Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team … NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team … Notre Dame Monogram Club Team Most Valuable Player … Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award … Notre Dame Byron V. Kanaley Award … Notre Dame Francis Patrick O[apos]Connor Award … Notre Dame Athletics Community Champion Award … Notre Dame Top Gun Award … team tri-captain … started all 22 matches at left back, a position she had never played prior to second exhibition match of season (vs. Baylor) … chalked up four goals and three assists … tied for fourth on team in goals, ranked fifth in minutes played (1,830), and was sixth in points (11) … capped three-goal first half in opener against #25 Illinois (4-1), scoring in 38th minute … had assist on Crystal Thomas[apos] goal with six seconds left in first half against #21 Maryland (5-0) … nearly singlehandedly sparked win at #1 Virginia with fifth career two-goal match, scoring in 25th and 73rd minutes, the latter goal sending match to eventual double overtime setback (2-3) … played pivotal role in NCAA Championship first-round win at home over Iowa (4-1) with goal and assist, setting up Morgan Andrews[apos] second goal of night with 1:07 left in first half, then scoring unassisted goal in 53rd minute … had assist on Cari Roccaro[apos]s decisive goal in NCAA second-round win over Western Michigan (1-0).
AS A JUNIOR: Capital One first-team Academic All-America and Academic All-District choice … collected five goals (including two match-winners) and three assists … played in all 24 matches, starting 22 … tied for fourth on team in goals and shots on goal (19), while placing third in points (13) … wasted little time in making presence known, scoring both Irish goals and chalking up a career high-tying five shots (career-best five on goal) in win at Tulsa (2-0) in second match of season — was third career two-goal outing … named Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week and appeared on BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after performance at Tulsa … assisted on Sammy Scofield[apos]s match-winning goal in 72nd minute of home win against #24 Santa Clara (2-1) … went distance (career high-tying 110 minutes) in double-overtime draw at #19 Portland (1-1), one of 10 times all season she played every minute … had second multi-point match of season with goal and assist 2:33 apart in the opening 24 minutes of win over Cincinnati (7-0) … delivered cross that resulted in 83rd-minute own goal and victory at Providence (1-0) … had assist on Thomas[apos] goal in 61st minute at Connecticut (4-0) … posted second two-goal outing of season (fourth career) with brace on Senior Night against Seton Hall (5-1) … started all six postseason contests for Irish, playing all 90 minutes four times, including final three matches in NCAA Championship against #10 Wake Forest (2-1), #8 Florida (2-0) and #7 Florida State (0-1) … named to BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 21 matches (one of three players to crack lineup in every contest) and ranking fifth among field players in minutes played (1,508) … registered one goal and tied for third on team with five assists … also chalked up 36 shots (10 on goal) … opened her point-scoring account in Notre Dame adidas Invitational win over Tulsa (7-1) with an assist and three shots … added five shots (two on goal) in tournament finale against Indiana (4-1) … had first multi-assist match of her career with two helpers at Cincinnati (4-1), while also adding three shots (two on goal) in victory … had assist on Melissa Henderson[apos]s 14th-minute goal against Georgetown (2-3), helping Irish score twice in opening 33 minutes to erase early deficit … played key role in win over Villanova (3-1), assisting on Henderson[apos]s go-ahead strike with 5:34 left, then adding her first goal of season with 1:20 remaining, securing her fourth career three-point night … collected three shots in BIG EAST semifinal against Louisville (1-2), including one that hit post with 6:30 to play … nearly gave Irish early lead in NCAA first-round match at #16 Illinois (0-1), just missing wide on a short-range header in third minute.
AS A FRESHMAN: Third-team all-BIG EAST and BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection … appeared in all 25 matches, starting 22 times during Notre Dame[apos]s third national championship season … ranked second among Irish freshmen with 1,837 minutes played … finished third on team with nine goals and 21 points, adding three assists for good measure … second on team with five match-winning goals … fourth on squad with 44 total shots, and third with 26 shots on goal … ranked among BIG EAST leaders (all matches) in goals (7th), match-winning goals (2nd) and points (10th), while leading all conference freshmen in those same categories … didn[apos]t take long to pot her first career goal, scoring the match-winner in her second college outing with a 52nd-minute tally that sparked the Irish past Milwaukee (3-0) … made big splash in BIG EAST debut at DePaul, scoring both goals for Notre Dame (27th and 89th minutes) … opened Irish account at Northwestern (2-1) with goal just 4:16 into the contest … picked up her first career assist in win at #24 Louisville (5-0), helping create Henderson[apos]s second goal of the match in 72nd minute … scored first goal of match for fourth time with 27th-minute strike against Syracuse (3-0) … found back of net against St. John[apos]s (4-1) off Henderson[apos]s assist in 19th minute … had assist on Rose Augustin[apos]s opening score against Rutgers (3-2) with only 14:28 elapsed … registered another first goal in win at Providence (3-1), converting Adriana Leon[apos]s pass at the 6:20 mark … started five of six NCAA Championship matches, coming off bench for 62-minute relief stint in third round at #3 North Carolina (4-1) … singlehandedly propelled Notre Dame back to the NCAA College Cup by scoring both goals (63rd and 90th minutes) in quarterfinal win at #6 Oklahoma State (2-0) — multi-goal match was the first for Irish freshman in NCAA tournament since 2006, when Michele Weissenhofer netted hat trick in quarterfinals against Penn State.
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Invited to train with U.S. U-23 National Team in January 2012 in Sarasota, Fla.
WPSL/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played two summers (2011-12) with Florida Sol FC of Women[apos]s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), serving as team captain in 2012 … in 2012, collected five goals and three assists in eight matches while helping Florida Sol FC to 5-2-2 record and Sunshine Conference title match … in 2008-09, guested with the First Coast KYX U-18 squad at the Disney Showcase … helped the team win the Predator Flight … led the team with seven assists and added three goals at the tournament … attended [apos]90 and [apos]91 Region III Camp in Austin, Texas where she competed against the Mexican National Team in July of 2009 … Played the majority of her club soccer with the Jacksonville Fury under head coach Marc Osterberger … served as the team captain in 2008-09 … helped the Fury capture the 2009 Score at the Shore championship … selected to the `91 Region III ODP team, with whom she played midfield at tournaments in Jackson, Miss. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PREP & PERSONAL: Did not play high school soccer … track and basketball standout at Bishop Kenny High School … graduated with 10 varsity letters including four with track and basketball as well as two from cross country … anchored the three-time state championship winning 4x800m relay team in 2007-09 … part of the teams that hold Bishop Kenny records for the 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1600m relays … member of 2008 state championship cross country team … 2009 first-team all-state cross country selection … also earned all-city first team honors for basketball in 2009 … also was basketball team captain … 2010 National Merit Scholar semifinalist … earned President[apos]s Honor Roll status in all four years of high school … ranked first in her class and served as the president of the National Honor Society and Letterman[apos]s Club at Bishop Kenny, while also serving as the vice president for her class all four years … daughter of Julie and John Tucker, both of whom graduated from Notre Dame … second of five children … sister, Kate, was a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame … graduated in May 2014 from Notre Dame[apos]s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with perfect 4.0 GPA and bachelor[apos]s degree in accounting … constant for Dean[apos]s List honors … earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame[apos]s Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2011-12 and 2013-14 … one of three team representatives (along with Katie Naughton and Karin Simonian) on Notre Dame[apos]s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) during 2013-14 academic year.
Tucker[apos]s Career Statistics
Tucker In the Postseason