#21 Erica Iantorno
Four-year monogram winner … emerged as a valuable substitute for the Irish, appearing in all but two matches during her final three seasons, almost entirely as a reserve … good playmaking skills and willingness to adapt to multiple positions, having spent time as both a forward and midfielder … developed into a reliable offensive threat later in her career … a consistent and competitive performer who played simply and within herself … hard-working player with a tenacious style that often forced opposing defenses into mistakes … came from strong club program (Eclipse Select) that produced numerous other Notre Dame players including current sophomore defender Kecia Morway, and other recent graduates Elise Weber, Michele Weissenhofer and Amanda Clark. AS A SENIOR: One of Notre Dame[apos]s ‘super subs’ on its third national championship team … appeared in 24 matches, making three starts … registered three goals (including her first career match-winner) and three assists … started in season[apos]s second match against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-0), chalking up first point of campaign with assist on second of Rose Augustin[apos]s pair … netted equalizer in final minute of first half at #13 UCLA (1-2, ot) … earned start in final match back in her home area of Chicago at Northwestern (2-1) … potted unassisted goal in 88th minute at #24 Louisville (5-0) … set up Melissa Henderson[apos]s second goal of match against Syracuse (3-0) … started and score what proved to be the match-winner in 67th minute against Rutgers (3-2) … assisted on Henderson[apos]s goal at Connecticut (1-1). AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 26 matches, starting once … tallied seven points on three goals and one assist with 31 shots (nine on goal) … ranked fifth on team in goals, points and shots … played virtually the entire season with a cast on her right hand and wrist, thanks to a preseason injury … started season opener against Wisconsin (3-0) … turned in her best effort of the season against Connecticut (6-1), posting her first two-goal match and adding a season-high four shots (three on goal) … helped Irish lock up BIG EAST National Division title with clinching goal in 71st minute over Villanova (2-0) … tallied her first career point in BIG EAST Championship play, assisting on Amanda Clark[apos]s match-winning goal at 70:13 to give Irish a 2-1 win over #rv/10 Marquette and the program[apos]s 11th BIG EAST postseason crown. AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 26 matches for the Irish, making one start … netted five goals and added seven assists for 17 points, all career high marks … recorded her first collegiate goal and added an assist in Notre Dame[apos]s season-opening 7-0 win versus Michigan … first career start came in 4-0 defeat of Loyola Marymount … sealed a 2-0 win over Santa Clara in the Inn at Saint Mary[apos]s Classic … came off the bench to record two assists in Notre Dame[apos]s 3-1 win over #12 Duke, including the helper on Lauren Fowlkes[apos] match-winner … put together a three-match stretch where she recorded five points in wins at DePaul (1A), at #17 Penn State (1A) and versus Louisville (1G-1A) … her goal versus Louisville gave the Irish a commanding 3-0 lead and was her second three-point match of the season … registered her next goal at Providence (5-0) … added an assist in win over Seton Hall (6-0) … helped seal 5-2 defeat of Toledo in NCAA Championship first-round action, netting the final goal of the evening … saw time in eight of nine postseason contests … one of a record-setting 19 players to score in 2008. AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 20 matches for the Irish … tied for fifth on team with four assists … notched her first career assist in victory over DePaul (4-0), sending a cross from the right endline that Ashley Jones converted for the goal … also posted assists in wins over Syracuse (4-1), Georgetown (3-1) and Villanova (5-0) … gained NCAA Championship experience in first and second-round wins over Loyola-Chicago (3-0) and Illinois (2-0), in addition to a brief stint in Notre Dame[apos]s third-round win at #4 North Carolina (3-2). ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of ODP Region II team in 2003 and [apos]05, state ODP from 2002-06 … played for NSA Premier in 2003-04 (U-14/15) before joining Eclipse from [apos]05-[apos]07 … helped Eclipse win 2006 USYS U-17 national title … opened scoring in 2-1 win at nationals over Dallas Texans … won three state titles with Eclipse (2005 regional runner-up)… helped win Puma Cup in [apos]05 and [apos]06, also [apos]07 USASA Donnelly Cup champs … reached 2003 and [apos]04 state cup finals with NSA (2004 Presidents Cup champs; Disney Showcase runner-up). PREP & PERSONAL: Played one season at Hinsdale Central, after ACL knee injury in first match of her freshman year (focused on club team as junior and senior) … led team in scoring as a sophomore (14G-12A), earning all-conference, all-area and all-sectional honors for conference/regional champs … scored tying goal with 13 seconds left in regulation of regional final (HCHS won in PKs) … ran sprints as a senior while helping track team win conference title … father Anthony was a varsity golfer at Illinois … born May 8, 1989, in Hinsdale, Ill. … daughter of Anthony and Karen Iantorno … full name is Erica Marie Iantorno … graduated in May 2011 from Notre Dame[apos]s College of Arts and Letters with her bachelor[apos]s degree in English and an impressive 3.65 cumulative grade-point average … earned dean[apos]s list honors in the spring of 2009 after posting a 3.867 semester GPA … a four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection (2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10), as well as a two-time NSCAA Scholar All-Region choice and a 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-District pick.
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Iantorno In the Post Season