#28 Ellen Bartindale
Three-year monogram winner … strong, athletic player with good technical skills and a powerful shot … prime example of a player who was ready when her number was called, stepping into lineup midway through the 2009 season and showed great poise and maturity when injuries whittled down Notre Dame[apos]s back line … steadily worked her way up the Irish depth chart and was a vital contributor at both central defense and outside back.
AS A SENIOR: Played in nine matches, earning starting nod at #17 Santa Clara (1-1) … had career-high two shots and played 80 minutes in that SCU match, helping Irish earn first point at their West Coast rival since 2003 … collected first career point on assist at #14 Marquette (2-3, ot), setting up Jessica Schuveiller[apos]s tying goal in 72nd minute … matched career best with two shots (career-high two on goal) during Senior Night victory over DePaul (5-1).
AS A JUNIOR: Saw time in eight matches, playing 56 minutes … took two shots, one of which was on goal … made season debut against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-0) … played season-high 19 minutes in victory over Cincinnati (4-0), starting a run of four consecutive appearances … also played in wins over #24 Louisville (5-0), Syracuse (3-0) and St. John[apos]s (4-1) … in latter match vs. Red Storm (a nationally-televised affair), she collected a shot on goal in 18 minutes … appeared in Notre Dame[apos]s first three NCAA Championship matches against New Mexico (3-0), #22 USC (4-0) and #3 North Carolina (4-1) … credited with a shot against New Mexico.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 10 matches, earning the first six starts of her career … collected 678 minutes of action, almost entirely at center back … her lone shot of the season came in win over Providence (2-0) … was poster child for Notre Dame[apos]s growth and adaptation during the 2009 season when injuries played significant factor in team[apos]s early-season depth … made first appearance of the season at Seton Hall (2-0), coming on in the second minute after injury to left back Jazmin Hall … when center back Haley Ford went down early in the following game against Connecticut (6-1), she came on and went the final 69 minutes in the middle of the Irish defense … earned first career start in the victory over Providence, going all 90 minutes … began a stretch in which she played every minute in four of five matches at the end of the regular season and into the postseason … started and went all 99 minutes in BIG EAST Championship semifinal win over St. John[apos]s (2-1, ot) … started BIG EAST title match win over #rv/10 Marquette (2-1) … made NCAA Championship debut in first two rounds, coming on as a substitute in wins over IUPUI (5-0) and Central Michigan (6-1).
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in four matches for the Irish … registered three shots, including two on net … saw her first collegiate action in Notre Dame[apos]s season opening 7-0 win versus Michigan … logged a season-high 26 minutes in that contest … also played in wins over SMU, South Florida and Seton Hall.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Four-year member and 2007 team captain of the Illinois state ODP squad … invited to ODP Region II camp from 2004-07 (R-II player pool in `05) … longtime member of the Fox Valley Strikers club team that won numerous tournaments, including CASL Raleigh Shootout, Palatine Celtic Cup, Metro United Cup, Greensboro Labor Day Tournament, Sporting FC Tournament, and Volvo International … won her first championship at the age of 10, at the Jr. Irish Invitational that was held on the practice fields at Notre Dame … started at outside back for the W-League[apos]s Chicago Gaels in 2008, playing alongside former Notre Dame three-time All-America midfielder Jen Buczkowski ([apos]07) … scored opening goal in July 12 win over Michigan Hawks (6-0) … pair helped Gaels finish with an 11-3-0 record, good for second in Midwest Division (Central Conference) behind perennial power FC Indiana; Gaels also posted the league[apos]s sixth-best defense (11 goals allowed all season, including string of seven shutouts in final eight regular season games) and advance to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year starter for St. Charles East High School, serving as team captain her final two seasons (2006 and 2007) … played all positions but goalkeeper during her career (spent first two seasons on back line before moving to midfield and forward later on) … amassed 24 goals and 24 assists in her career, despite only two full seasons as offensive threat … led SCEHS to No. 4 ranking in state of Illinois during her senior season (2007); also led team in goals, assists and points in that final season on way to team MVP selection … earned `07 second team all-state honors from Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times … two-time all-area and all-conference selection (by multiple media outlets) … assisted on tying goal (sending game into OT) against nationally-ranked and eventual state champion Waubonsie Valley in 2007 super sectionals … led SCEHS to regional and sectional titles in `06, totaling 6G-6A while helping team allow only nine regular-season goals … named `07-[apos]08 American Legion St. Charles East Female Athlete of the Year … state finalist for `07 Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman award … `07-[apos]08 Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete of the Year … three-time academic all-conference and `07 Chicago Fire All-State Academic Team member … her academic honors (5.7 GPA on 5.0 scale; No. 4 in class) included: Notre Dame Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, national merit commended student and national Latin exam … Fleur de Lis award winner … AP scholar with distinction … served as sophomore class president and vice-president of student council executive board … named to Daily Herald leadership team and Chronicle achievement program … four-time recipient of human-relations award … an ODP inner-city volunteer soccer coach … board member with the Downtown St. Charles Partnership … also active in Appalachian Service Project and a peer leadership mentor … trained with former Notre Dame midfielder Jill Krivacek (`03-[apos]06) … her mother (Katie Krag `82), uncle (Jim LaCesa `51) and brother (Matthew [apos]10) all are Notre Dame graduates … daughter of Mike and Katie Bartindale … full name is Ellen Elizabeth Bartindale … graduated in May 2012 from Notre Dame[apos]s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with bachelor[apos]s degree in accounting … earned dean[apos]s list honors all eight semesters at Notre Dame (most recently had 3.625 GPA in fall [apos]11, 3.833 GPA in spring [apos]12) … three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection (2009-10 through 2011-12) … in May 2011, became a rare underclass recipient of Notre Dame[apos]s Francis Patrick O[apos]Connor Award, the third Irish women[apos]s soccer player to be chosen since the award[apos]s inception in 1993 (others were Kim Carpenter in 2004 and Amanda Cinalli in 2007); the honor is presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete who embody the true spirit of Notre Dame as exemplified by their contributions and inspiration to their teams (including qualities such as caring, courage, confidence, encouragement, humility, humor, honesty, kindness and patience).
Bartindale[apos]s Career Statistics
Bartindale In the Post Season