#2 Kerri Hanks
A four-year All-American who will go down as one of the best players in program and women[apos]s collegiate soccer history … just one of 23 players to earn All-America honors in all four years … A two-time M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner (2006 & [apos]08) … became the fourth woman ever to earn the award twice (UNC[apos]s Mia Hamm and Cindy Parlow, as well as Portland[apos]s Christine Sinclair) … also become the first athlete (male or female) to receive the award in non-consecutive years … the first two-time national player of the year honoree in any sport in the 122-year history of Notre Dame athletics … the only Division I women[apos]s player ever to amass at least 73 goals and 73 assists in her career, finishing with 84 goals and 73 assists … the holder (or co-holder) of an astounding 67 records in the Notre Dame, BIG EAST Conference or NCAA record books, while also earning a place among the top 25 on 10 NCAA single-season or career lists … NSCAA First Team All-American (2006-08) … NSCAA Second Team All-American (2005) … BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and Freshman All-American in 2005 … consummate goalscorer dating back to her earliest days in youth soccer … took her game to another level in 2006, adding to her playmaking and setup skills while joining Hamm as only players to finish a season as national leader in goals (22) and assists (22) … current member of U.S. Under-23 Player Pool … delayed her enrollment until 2005 spring semester in order to train and compete with U.S. at 2004 U-19 World Championship … quick, creative and clever player who is true student of the game, keeping up with international soccer and modeling her game after world[apos]s top players … feisty attacking threat with variety of finishing touches and equal ability to put spin on ball or finish with power … excellent on set pieces as she is a great striker of the ball off of deadball situations … passionate competitor with refuse-to-lose mentality … welcomes pressure and high-level expectations that come with being a top-level goalscorer … has rare ability to make series of runs that fit the situation and place her into open space for repeated scoring chances … follows midfielders Cindy Daws (1996) and Anne Makinen (2000) as ND[apos]s third Hermann Trophy recipient … chosen with the sixth overall pick by St. Louis Athletica in the inaugural Women[apos]s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft … later traded to Sky Blue FC (based in New Jersey).
IN NCAA RECORD BOOK: The first player in Division I women[apos]s soccer history to reach the 73G-73A platuea and the 19th player to reach the 50 goals and 50 assists plateau (fifth at Notre Dame: Cindy Daws, Jenny Streiffer, Anne Makinen, Katie Thorlakson) … ranks 13th in career goals (84) and tied for second in career assists (73) … own the fifth-longest goal scoring streak in NCAA history (11 games) … recorded the most assists (20) in NCAA Championship play … just the third player to reach the 50-50 milestone as a junior … seventh D-I player to score 50 goals prior to junior year … in first two seasons, scored 137 points (50G-37A), the third-most ever by a D-I player … only two others reached 30G-30A before junior season … in 2005 Hanks and Thorlakson became second set of D-I teammates ever to reach 70 points in same season (each 71) … her 28 goals in [apos]05 are fourth-most ever by a D-I freshman.
IN ND RECORD BOOK: Owns or shares assortment of more than 60 school records … Notre Dame[apos]s all-time leader in goals scored (84) and career points (241) … scored the most game-winning goals in Irish history (23) and also scored the most first goals (28) … netted the most hat tricks (6) and was the fastest player to 10, 15, 30, 40, 50 and 80 goals as well as being the fastest to 100 points … averaged a program best 2.34 points per game … owns Irish single season records for: goals (28), goals by a freshman (28), points by a freshman (71), points by a sophomore (66), games started/played (27) … owns single season records for: goals in a game (4), gaols in a first half (3), goals in a season opener (3) and assists versus a top-25 opponent (3) … owns Irish postseason records for: goals (20), assists (29), points (69), game-winning assists (29), game-winning points (20) and fastest postseason goal (0:16 vs. UNC in 2008 College Cup final) … only ND player ever with hat trick (vs. Oakland) and three-assist game (vs. Penn State) in NCAAs (both [apos]06) … she and Thorlakson are only ND players to reach 60 points in multiple years (71 in [apos]05; tied for 2nd in ND history) … joined Thorlakson as only ND players with six game-winning goals and six game-winning assists in same season ([apos]06; she is only ND player with six GWGs in multiple years) … only ND player to total more than 20 goals in multiple seasons (28 in [apos]05; tied ND record) … first ND player with 50- plus regular-season points more than once (52 and 50) … scored in six straight NCAA games ([apos]06), one shy of Amanda Guertin[apos]s ND record.
WITH U.S. NATIONAL TEAMS: Member of U-23 player pool … played on U.S. Under-23 National Team that won the prestigious 2008 Nordic Cup with a 3-0 victory over Germany in Borlange, Sweden … appeared in all four games for the U.S. and recorded an assist during the Americans[apos] 3-0 group-play win over England … joined ND[apos]s Amanda Cinalli, Brittany Bock and Michele Weissenhofer on U-21s that played in Manchester, England (March 13-15, 2007), vs. Blackburn Rovers Ladies (2-0), Everton Ladies (6-2) and Leeds Ladies (5-0; goal) … one of top scorers in history of U-19 National Team (22 goals in 30 games; [apos]02-[apos]04) … forced to miss ND[apos]s 2004 national-title season when FIFA opted to stage U-19 World Championship in November (in Thailand) … U.S. placed third, with Hanks scoring on 21-yard free kick in bronze-medal game vs. Brazil (3-1) … slowed by knee injury, starting just two of six U-19 WC games (reserve in third) – with wins over South Korea (3-1), Russia (4-1), Spain (1-0) and Australia (2-0 quarterfinal) before losing 3-1 semifinal to Germany … had 12G in 12 GP with U-19s in [apos]04, prior to WC to lead the team … totaled 13G- 2A (15 GP/13 GS) in 2004 with U-19s … led field with 9G at 2004 U-19 Eight Nations Tournament in Montreal (5 GP) … had hat tricks vs. Dominican Republic (21-min. stretch) and Trinidad & Tobago … scored to tie Canada (2-1 loss) … team-best 8G in 2003 international games (2A), as U-19s captain … helped U-19s win 2003 Houston Cup, adding hat trick vs. American All-Stars before road wins over Germany (2G; 4-1) and Holland (1G; 3-0) … one of youngest players (16) on U-19 team that won 2002 World Championship (1-0 ot vs. host Canada) … scored as starter vs. Taiwan at 2002 WC (played in wins over Denmark and Germany) … played in pair of games in Trinidad and Tobago for 2002 qualifying (2G-1A vs. Jamaica) … totaled 5G-5A in 11 GP (4 GS) with 2002 U-19s (22-2-2) … scored first goal with U- 19s against Canada in 2002 – followed by hat trick vs. USYS All-Stars and gamewinner vs. U.S. U-21s (1-0) … scored in 2002 loss to Russia (4-1; Home Depot Center.
AS A SENIOR: M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner and a NSCAA first team All-American … only player in Div. I to rank in the top-5 for goals, assists and points … finished the season ranked fifth in the nation in goals (20), tied for third in assists (15) and finished tied for second in points (55) … earned the prestigious Lowe[apos]s Senior CLASS Award for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community … also named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament … named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in her career (unanimous selection/first team all-BIG EAST) … made 25 starts for the Irish … her 20 goals, 15 assists and 55 points were all team high marks … netted six game-winning goals … went 8 for nine from the penalty spot as ND[apos]s primary PK taker … netted a goal and an assist in Notre Dame[apos]s 7-0 season-opening win versus Michigan … followed with a hat trick versus Loyola Marymount (4-0) … registered at least one point in 20 of her final 21 games played at Notre Dame (missed two games due to injury) … had her 19 game point scoring streak snapped versus Stanford in the NCAA Championship semifinal match … netted 44 points in that 19-game stretch (15G-14A) … streak included a record setting 11-game goal scoring streak … had two-goal games in wins versus Louisville (4-1) and at UConn (2-0) … after registering two assists versus Cincinnati (5-0) in BIG EAST quarterfinal win, missed BIG EAST semifinal and final … returned with a dominating performance throughout the NCAA Championship, registering two goals and five assists for nine points … had two assists versus Toledo in Notre Dame[apos]s NCAA first round win … entered the 70G-70A club with the two assists … set up Rose Augustin[apos]s 73rd minute game winner in NCAA second round action versus Michigan State (1-0) … slotted home a penalty kick with just over three minutes to play in the first overtime to Notre Dame to a 1-0 victory over Minnesota NCAA Championship third round action … Hanks earned the PK try after she burst down the far side of the box and got off a weak shot as she was pulled down from behind … had two assists in Notre Dame[apos]s win over Florida State in the NCAA quarterfinals to help the Irish book a place in the College Cup … her two helpers gave her 73 career assists, making her the first D-I player ever to amass 73G-73A … did not score against Stanford in the College Cup semifinal match but netted the fastest goal in College Cup finals history when she finished a Courtney Rosen cross just 00:16 into the title game tilt with UNC (L, 2-1) … named to a national team of the week seven times (four by Top Drawer Soccer, three by Soccer America) … also set BIG EAST records with four Offensive Player of the Week honors (eight times in her career) … earned second consecutive Offensive MVP award at the Inn at Saint Mary[apos]s Classic.
AS A JUNIOR: Named a NSCAA first-team All-American for the second straight season … had 14 goals and 21 assists for 49 points … scored five game-winning goals … named to the Hermann Trophy Player of the year list of final 15 candidates … Hanks[apos] 21 assists and 49 points were team highs … made the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team for second straight season … an All-BIG EAST first team selection for the third straight season … also named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team … converted on all five of her penalty-kick opportunities … had a 13-game point streak (Sept. 30 – Nov. 17), tying for the second-longest streak in ND history … had lead pass on Elise Weber[apos]s goal to cap 2-0 win at #7 Florida … played ball back to Lauren Fowlkes to set up game[apos]s opening goal vs. # 5 Stanford (1-2, OT) … posted her fifth career hat trick in 4-0 win over DePaul, including a header and two penalty kicks … converted pass from Amanda Cinalli to open scoring against Penn State and earn spot on BIG EAST weekly honor roll (3G, 1A) … added 1G- 1A in 6-1 win over Cincinnati … had two assists versus Georgetown (3-0) and Villanova (5-0) … tied game 1-1 at #13 Connecticut in 86th minute, paving way for 2-1 OT win … named BIG EAST Player of the Week after six-point weekend during wins at Seton Hall and Rutgers (1G, 4A) … had leftside corner-kick assist on goal by Ashley Jones and then converted PK for 2-0 final in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Rutgers, then assisted on Brittany Bock[apos]s header that opened BIG EAST semifinal vs. Georgetown (2-0) … poked home chip pass from Courtney Rosen for early go-ahead goal vs. West Virginia in the BIG EAST title game … had three assists in NCAA opener vs. Loyola-Chicago (W, 3-0) … had two assists and game-winning goal (77:35) in NCAA quarterfinal versus Duke (3-2) … assisted on Carrie Dew[apos]s first-half goal vs. Florida State in the NCAA semifinal (2-3).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Youngest recipient by class year (female or male) of Hermann Trophy, after joining Hamm as only players ever to finish season as national leader in both goals (22; 7th ND history) and assists (22; 6th ND history) … one of five finalists (only soccer player) for ‘best female college athlete’ in ESPN-sponsored ESPY Awards (attended ceremony in Hollywood) … consensus first-team All-American and BIG EAST offensive player of the year (first team all-BIG EAST) … scored/assisted on more than half of ND[apos]s goals (44 of 85), with six multi-goal games … her nation-leading 66 points rank fifth in ND history … joined Makinen (14G-15A; 2000), Guertin (11G-11A; [apos]02) and Thorlakson (23G-24A; [apos]04) as only players to lead ND in goals and assists for same season … ended on 13-game point streak(11G-16A-38P; 2.9 ppg) … combined with Weissenhofer (53; 18G-17A) to rank 1-2 among national points leaders … she and Weissenhofer were 23rd set of D-I teammates to reach 50 points in same season (ND[apos]s four pairs are most from any school) … nearly 60% of her assists (13 of 22) came via corner-kick (8) or freekick (5) services … led BIG EAST in shots (127; 2nd ND history) and tied Bock with league-best six game-winning goals (team-best nine GW assists/2nd ND history) … tied ND record for starts (27) … combined with 11 teammates on goalscoring (12 with Weissenhofer, 11 with Bock) … her 2G vs. Iowa State (9-0) included ND[apos]s quickest score ever in opener (1:19; pass from Rebecca Mendoza) … scored GWG at #24 Mississippi (2-1) … had 2G at SMU (3-0) … scored near-post header for GWG vs. #6 West Virginia … her 1G-2A finished 5-0 win over Pittsburgh … had 3G-1A vs. Seton Hall (5-0) … assisted on pair of one-timers vs. Rutgers (2-0) … consensus national and BIG EAST player of the week after totaling 3G-3A vs. SHU and RU … the 0-0 tie at UConn was her only time without a point in final 18 games … lead role in 4-2 win at #9 Villanova (2G-1A) … had rightside free kick on Carrie Dew[apos]s headed GWG at Georgetown (1-0) … offensive MVP of BIG EAST Tournament (3G-3A) after wins over St. John[apos]s (3-0;1G-1A), #25 Marquette (2- 0, at UConn;1G-1A) and Rutgers (4-2, at UConn) … scored what was then the earliest postseason goal in ND history vs. RU (0:57), capping seven-player sequence with one-timer to far-right side … completed 25-point postseason with ND record for points in one NCAA Tournament (16; 4G-8A) … tied ND record for points in NCAA game (7/3G-1A, vs. Oakland; 7-1) while becoming first ND player to score/assist on team[apos]s first four goals in an NCAA game … had CK assist (Bock header) and 89th-minute clincher in third round vs. #16 Colorado (3-0) … set up all goals (three official assists) in quarterfinal vs. #8 Penn State (4-0) … capped selection to NCAA all-tournament team with CK assist for 2-0 semifinal lead against #5 Florida State and long free kick from right flank in title game vs. fellow #1 UNC (2-1 loss).
AS A FRESHMAN: NSCAA second-team All- American, Soccer Buzz national freshman of the year, first team all-BIG EAST/Rookie of the Year … first freshman among final-15 candidates for M.A.C. Hermann Trophy since awards merged in 2002 (since [apos]94, only three freshmen had been among final 15 candidates: ND[apos]s Makinen ([apos]97), UNC[apos]s Susan Bush ([apos]99) and Santa Clara[apos]s Aly Wagner ([apos]99)) … third in nation with 28 goals … tied Thorlakson (18G-35A) for second nationally in points (71, one shy of ND record/Daws in [apos]96), eighth in assists (15) … joined Thorlakson (18G-35A) as only players with 15G- 15A (first ND forwards named NSCAA All-Americans in same year) … led BIG EAST in points, goals and shots (135, ND record), second in assists and GWGs (6) … led team with eight first-goals … her 135 shots were 11 more than ND opponents[apos] combined shots (124) … she and Thorlakson became second pair of D-I teammates to post 70- plus points in same season (SMU players Garrett (83) and Linex (77) in [apos]95) … had points in 21 games (25 GP/22 GS) … ND was 18-0-0 when she scored (4-3-0 when she did not) … fourth D-I freshman (first since [apos]96) with 28-plus goals … seven multi-goal games … had earliest hat trick (by date) ever by ND freshman (Aug. 26; 11-1 vs. UNH, at Vermont) … tapped assist to Pinnick before 13-minute hat trick … joined Guerrero ([apos]92; 4-3 loss to N.C. State) as only ND freshmen with hat trick in opener … tied Irish record for goals in game (4; vs. Vermont; 6-0) … Soccer America national Player of the Week after 7G-1A debut … buried pass from Cinalli inside far-right post (1-0) vs. #11 Florida (4-1) … added 2G vs. #25 Maryland (6-0) … had 2G-2A vs. DePaul (6-0) … notched 2G-1A vs. Cincinnati (4-0) … scored in 96th-minute at Rutgers (1-0) to secure the win … had 1G-2A vs. Providence (6-0) … added 1G-2A vs. Georgetown (6-1) … added 2G-1A in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Hoyas (6-0) … 1G-1A in BIG EAST semifinal at Marquette (3-0) … 1G in BIG EAST final vs. #15 UConn (5-0) … 1G vs. Valparaiso in NCAAs (6-0) … 1G vs. #22 Yale to cap 5-2 third-round win.
ODP/CLUB: Member of ODP Region III and North Texas team (1999-2004) … played up age group for eight years with Dallas Texans [apos]85s … led Texans to 2003 national title, earning Golden Boot Award at USYS nationals (Germantown, Md.) … scored twice in title-game rematch with Tsunami (2-0) … captained Texans from 2000-03 … scored in every 2002 and [apos]03 league game with Texans … joined her age group ([apos]86s) for final two summers with Texans ([apos]04-[apos]05) … added another Golden Boot at 2005 nationals (Orlando) … played on 2004 Texans [apos]86s U-19 squad alongside ND teammate Lauren Karas … opened 2005 nationals with hat trick vs. Carmel Commotion (Texans advanced after ties with Stars of Massachusetts and Colorado Rush) … helped Texans claim 2005 Region III title after wins over N.C.-based CASL Spartans, Vestavia (Ala.) Attack, north-Texas D[apos]Feeters, Georgia-based Silverbacks and south- Texas Challenge (1-0; Hanks scored) … 2004 Texans won WAGS (in D.C.) and finished atop Premier League before losing Region III quarterfinal … played for 1999 and 2000 Texans that won state and regional titles (U-14/15) … Alamo Cup finals MVP (U-17) … played alongside former ND teammates Pinnick and Christie Shaner with WPSL[apos]s F.C. Indiana (summer [apos]06).
PREP & PERSONAL: Totaled 47 goals in two seasons at Allen HS before focusing on national team duty … NSCAA and Parade All-American as junior and senior (U.S. U-19s/Dallas Texans) … played in 2004 McDonald[apos]s All-America Game … area newcomer of the year as a freshman (23G for conference champs) … all-area/all-region as a sophomore (24G) … started playing soccer at age four … accomplished in judo … was a member of National Honor Society (3.85 GPA) … father Gary played semi-professional soccer in his native England, prior to moving to Texas … daughter of Pam and Gary Hanks … full name is Kerri Michel Hanks … born Sept. 2, 1985, in Plano, Texas … graduated in May 2008 from College of Arts and Letters with bachelor[apos]s degree in sociology … participated in graduate studies last year.
Hank[apos]s Career Statistics
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