#8 Lena Zentgraf
Talented midfielder who returns to the Notre Dame lineup for her final season in 2007 … two-time monogram winner for the Irish … will be counted on at both ends of the field this season … team leader on and off the field … highly-skilled player who makes use of her speed and quickness to move the ball through the middle … tough, athletic player with outstanding lacrosse instincts … quick and aggressive … hard-working player who continues to improve in all aspects of her game … will look to contribute more at the offensive end of the field in 2007 … has Notre Dame in her blood … grandaughter of former Notre Dame athletic director Gene Corrigan … niece of current Irish men[apos]s lacrosse coach Kevin Corrigan and associate athletics director Boo Corrigan … younger sister, Maggie, is a freshman on the 2007 Notre Dame roster … one of eight sets of sisters to play for Tracy Coyne with the Irish … one of two sets of sisters on the current team along with Heather and Lindsey Ferguson … has played in 28 games for Notre Dame, making 15 starts … has 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points … has recorded 36 ground balls, 18 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers in her career … will be in her fifth-year of eligibility after sitting out her sophomore year.
AS A SENIOR: Played in two games as a senior recording one ground ball and two draw controls … returned to action for final two NCAA tournament games versus Georgetown and Dartmouth … had one ground ball and two draw controls in the NCAA semifinal game in Boston against Dartmouth.
AS A JUNIOR: Returned to the Irish lineup in 2005 at midfield/defense, starting all 15 games … scored 11 goals and added eight assists for 19 points to finish fourth in team scoring … tied for fourth with 27 ground balls … had 12 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers on the season … took 30 shots on goal for a .367 shooting percentage … was selected second-team all-BIG EAST and was one of four Irish players to be selected to the IWLCA all-Mid-Atlantic Region team … had five games with two or more points … had 11 games with two or more ground balls … scored first points of collegiate career with a pair of assists in season opener at Ohio University … picked up first collegiate goal on March 6, at Cornell … had nine-game point streak in middle of the season (10-5-15) … had single goals versus California, Boston College and Connecticut before turning in a career-best four-point game (3g, 1a) versus Rutgers … scored once versus Duke and Georgetown and had a two-goal game (three points) at Johns Hopkins … saw scoring streak snapped in season finale versus Ohio State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Sat out the season for personal reasons.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 11 of Notre Dame[apos]s 15 games as a freshman … recorded eight ground balls, two caused turnovers and four draw controls as a freshman reserve on defense.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Charlottesville High School … won eight letters in lacrosse (4), basketball (2) and track and field (2) … helped lead basketball team to undefeated season and Virginia state championship as a senior … team captain of lacrosse team as a senior … two-time team MVP … two-time all-conference and all-state selection in 2001 and 2002 … honorable mention U.S. Lacrosse Federation All-American in 2001 and 2002 … winner of U.S. Lacrosse Federation[apos]s Scholar-Athlete Achievement Award in 2001 … full name is Lena Louise Zentgraf … daughter of Tony and Kathy Zentgraf … has one sister Maggie, who is a freshman with the irish in 2007 … born May 7, 1984, in Charlottesville, Va. … art studio major in the College of Arts and Letters.