#31 Kaki Orr
Two-time monogram winner for the Irish who will be one of the team[apos]s top midfielders in 2007 … hard-working tenacious player who makes plays all over the field … has continued to improve her all-around game in each season with the Irish … team leader on and off the field … plays a physical style and doesn[apos]t shy away from contact … has outstanding work habits and leads the team by example … has become one of Notre Dame[apos]s top players on the draw … was second on the squad with 41 draws controls in 2006 … key member of the team[apos]s transition game … uses her speed and quickness to jump start the attack … played a key role in team[apos]s success in 2006 as the Irish advanced to the NCAA semifinals … has seen action in 36 games over her first three seasons, starting 33 of them … has 26 goals and seven assists for 33 career points … has 57 ground balls, 59 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers for her career.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 19 games in her second season as a starter at midfield, making 18 starts … turned in career highs in goals (15), assists (6), points (21), draw controls (41) and caused turnovers (9) … was seventh in scoring while converting on 15-of-37 shots for a .405 shooting percentage … had six games with two or more points and five games with two or more goals … had eight games with three or more draw controls … opened the season with two goals in win at California … recorded four points (2g, 2a) in 20-4 win versus Lehigh … followed with a pair of goals in 12-11 cliffhander with James Madison … scored game-winning goal in 13-9 win over Loyola in Wellington, Fla. on March 16 … had career highs in goals (4) and points (5) in 18-2 win against Canisius … picked up a goal and an assist in 13-9 win versus UConn … went scoreless for two games before scoring once in loss at Georgetown … held off the scoresheet in 12-11 regular-season finale versus Vanderbilt but had a career-best nine draw controls with two ground balls and two caused turnovers … had two goals in NCAA win versus Cornell with six draw controls.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Broke into the lineup in the fall and never looked back, as she started all 15 games for the Irish … scored 11 goals on 28 shots (.393 shooting percentage) … finished third on the team in ground balls (32) and draw controls (18) … had seven caused turnovers … had three two-goal games on the year … had nine games with two or more ground balls and six games with two or more draw controls … scored first collegiate goal (first of two in the game) in 18-11 loss to Northwestern … followed with two goals in an 11-8 loss to Cornell … had one goal versus James Madison and racked up third two-goal game of the year in 18-8 home win versus California … had two points (1g, 1a) in loss to Connecticut … put together a three-game goal streak with single goals versus Duke, Stanford and Georgetown … picked up a career-high five ground balls at Boston College … recorded a season-best four draw controls versus Rutgers.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in games versus Boston College and at Ohio State in her rookie season.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn. … lettered in soccer (2), hockey (3) and lacrosse (3) during her career … helped hockey team to conference championship as a junior … was named all-state and all-New England following junior season in hockey … led team in assists in junior and senior years … in lacrosse, led Choate Rosemary Hall in scoring in her final two years … was team MVP as a junior and senior … selected all-New England and all-state as a senior … honorable mention All-America following junior year … full name is Katherine McKenna Orr … daughter of Bruce and Susan Orr … has three younger brothers … born March 29, 1985, in Houston, Texas … double major in English and peace studies in the College of Arts and Letters.