#6 Heather Ferguson
Four-time monogram winner for the Irish … versatileplayer with excellent skills … strong on theattack with a nose for the net … along with sister,Lindsey, became the first set of twins to play for theNotre Dame women[apos]s lacrosse team … one of eightsister duos to play for the Irish … along with CaitlinMcKinney, played in a school-record 70 games, making39 starts … finished career with 57 goals and 35assists for 92 points … grabbed 65 ground balls, had37 draw controls and 54 caused turnovers.
SENIOR YEAR: Played in all 19 games, making16 starts … finished fifth in scoring with 18 goals and11 assists for 20 points … had a career-best 23 groundballs to go with 14 draw controls and 18 causedturnovers … had nine games with two or more pointsand four games with two or more goals on the year… opened the season with a three-game point streak,getting two goals and three assists in wins overCanisius, Duquesne and Ohio State … after goingscoreless versus Stanford (3/2), went on a six-gamescoring streak (9g, 7a) … scored once in 14-13 loss toOregon … equaled career high with four points inback-to-back games … had a goal and three assists in18-8 win versus California … scored three goals andadded an assist in 16-8 win at home versus Delaware… recorded a two goals and an assist in overtime lossto Syracuse … had a goal and an assist in wins overLoyola and Hofstra … scored one of Notre Dame[apos]stwo goals in 16-2 loss at Northwestern … had twogoals in 10-8 win at Georgetown … scored once in20-9 win versus Rutgers and added a goal in 15-14,triple overtime loss to Georgetown in BIG EASTTournament … closed the season with three points(2g, 1a) in NCAA Tournament loss at Northwestern.
JUNIOR YEAR: Played in all 17games, making four starts … was seventhon the squad in scoring with 10 goals andeight assists for 18 points … picked up 10ground balls, a career-high 14 draw controlsand caused 11 turnovers on the season… started the season with three assistsin, 10-9, triple-overtime win at JamesMadison … added one goal in 12-11 overtimewin versus Stanford … also extended her careerbestpoint streak to 15 games (21g, 12a) … saw streakend in third game of the year, a home loss toNorthwestern … scored goals in back-to-back winsagainst Cornell and Canisius …went two games withouta point before getting two assists in 16-9 win versusOhio State … scored once in 11-1 win at Loyola(Md.) … had two goals and one assist in 15-7 win overDuquesne … scored two goals in 16-11 win overCalifornia … had one goal in historic win overGeorgetown and one in 13-9 loss at Vanderbilt …picked up final point of the year with an assist in 8-7loss to Rutgers.
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Played in 19 games,making11 starts in 2006 … finished fourth on the team inscoring with 25 goals and 11 assists for 36 points, allcareer highs … 25 goals was fourth-best total on theteam … added 18 ground balls, two draw controls and19 caused turnovers … had 13 games with two ormore points and eight games with two or more goals… finished the year with a 13-game point-scoringstreak (20 goals, nine assists) … opened the seasonwith a goal and an assist in win at California …recorded a goal and an assist in 18-6 win over Ohio… had a two-goal game in 17-15 win over Cornell …scored once in 20-4 win over Lehigh … started scoringstreak with a goal and an assist in winover Loyola … had three points (1g, 2a)in 21-12 loss to Northwestern … had acareer-high four-point game (1g, 3a) in18-2 win against Canisius … assisted onone goal in win at Connecticut … startednine-game goal-scoring streak with twogoals, including the game winner at OhioState … scored two goals in loss to Dukeand one in loss at Georgetown … pickedup two goals in 13-8 win at Rutgers …turned in career-high three-goal andfour-point game in 11-10 win overSyracuse … closed the regular seasonwith two goals in 12-11 win versusVanderbilt … had five goals and one assistin three NCAA games … scored twogoals with one assist in 16-8 win overCornell … scored once in 12-9 win overGeorgetown … finished the season withtwo goals in NCAA semifinal loss toDartmouth.
FRESHMAN YEAR: Broke into thelineup as a freshman and played in all 15games with eight starts … scored fourgoals and added five assists for ninepoints … had 15 shots on goals (.267shooting percentage) … grabbed 14ground balls, forced 10 turnovers and hadseven draw controls … first collegiategoal came in season-opening win at OhioUniversity … added second goal atVanderbilt … had career-best three-pointgame (2g, 1a) in 18-8 win over California… added assists versus Rutgers andGeorgetown … had two-assist game versusSyracuse.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport performerat Archbishop Carroll High School inRadnor, Pa. … four-year letter winner in lacrosse andthree years in field hockey … in lacrosse, helped leadteam to four consecutive undefeated seasons and fourPhiladelphia Catholic League titles … team MVP as asenior in lacrosse … had 60 goals and 27 assists as asenior, along with 89 ground balls and 66 draw controls… finished career with 169 goals and 103 assistsfor 272 career points … four-time all-Catholic selectionand two-time all-Delco choice … honorablemention All-American in 2003 and an All-Americanin 2004 … high school academic All-American in2003 and 2004 … team MVP in field hockey andCatholic League MVP in 2003 … helped team tothree Catholic League titles … selected all-CatholicConference three times and all-Delco twice … namedArchbishop Carroll female athlete of the year in 2004… full name is Heather Nicole Ferguson … daughterof Robert and Marianne Ferguson … has one sister, atwin, Lindsey, who played lacrosse at Notre Dameand one brother … born July 22, 1986, in Media, Pa…. graduated with a degree in Psychology from NotreDame.
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