#3 Maddie Fox
Three-year monogram winner … agile goalkeeper who is one of three returning veterans in the Irish net … saw lion[apos]s share of the action between the pipes in 2011, coming into her own as the season progressed … combines quick reflexes and good instincts with solid command of penalty area … also possesses strong leg and good clearing abilities … career numbers skewed slightly by three own-goals allowed (would have 0.64 career GAA that would be among the best in school history if she had enough minutes to qualify).
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 17 matches, earning starting nod on 16 occasions … registered an 8-5-3 record and 0.83 goals-against average with .818 save percentage (just outside the top 10 on Notre Dame single-season list) and four solo shutouts (plus two shared clean sheets) … led BIG EAST in save percentage and ranked second in GAA (for all matches) … during regular-season conference play, ranked fourth in BIG EAST in GAA (0.90) and fifth in save percentage (.800) … earned first career start in season opener against Wisconsin (2-0), making three saves to log her first career solo shutout … came on in relief in Notre Dame adidas Invitational opener against Tulsa (7-1), playing entire second half and logging one save … returned to starting lineup at #17 Santa Clara (1-1) and made five saves, all in second half and first overtime … added five more saves in each match on BIG EAST opening weekend against Louisville (0-1) and at Cincinnati (4-1) … logged (then) career-high six saves at South Florida in another double-overtime draw (1-1) … chalked up six saves at #14 Marquette (2-3, ot) … named Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week for her combined 12-save effort at USF and Marquette … pieced together career-high run of 364:35 scoreless minutes, beginning with shared 3-0 shutouts of Connecticut (four saves) and Providence (two saves) … went rhe distance in road win at Seton Hall (2-0) … for third time in season, played all 110 minutes in double-overtime match at Rutgers (0-0, four saves), earning back-to-back solo shutouts for first time in career … made two stops against Georgetown (2-3), but was victimized by a pair of own-goals … earned wins in final two regular-season matches against Villanova (3-1) and DePaul (5-1) … elevated her game in BIG EAST quarterfinal win at #5 Marquette (1-0), turning back three shots … added four saves in BIG EAST semifinal against Louisville (1-2) … peaked at perfect time with career-best seven saves in NCAA first-round match at #16 Illinois (0-1), making several highlight-reel stops to keep Irish in contention.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in seven matches, covering 83:57 of action … split five shutouts and stopped one of two shots she faced (other came via an own-goal) … made season debut in win over Cincinnati (4-0), recording one save in final half-hour … wasn[apos]t tested in last 10:15 of shutout victory at #24 Louisville (5-0) … closed out clean sheet vs. Syracuse (3-0, 2:58) … allowed her only goal of season in final 27:33 vs. St. John[apos]s (4-1; own-goal) … saw time in first three rounds of NCAA Championship, completing shutouts against New Mexico (3-0, 5:45) and #22 USC (4-0, 6:45), as well as win at #3 North Carolina (4-1, 0:36).
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in five matches, playing a total of 73:14 … stopped both shots she faced to preserve a 0.00 goals-against average … shared three shutouts … made college debut in final 14:44 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was tested early, coming up with a pair of point-blank saves to complete 3-0 Irish win … saw first action in BIG EAST opener against DePaul (4-0), playing final 13 minutes and was not called upon to make a save … also saw second-half time but was not tested against Connecticut (8:00 in 6-1 win), BIG EAST quarterfinal versus South Florida (20:00 in 5-0 win) and NCAA Championship second-round match against Central Michigan (17:30 in 6-1 win).
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Selected for 2006 United States U-16 National Team player pool.ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Invited to ODP National Development Camp (2007) … member of 2008 Region IV ODP Invitational team (1991s), which finished fourth at US Youth Soccer (USYS) nationals in Frisco, Texas … four-year member of Region IV ODP squad (2005-08) … began career with California state ODP program (2004-05) … twice competed in ODP Interregionals in Boca Raton, Fla. (2006-07) … played on ODP Latin American tour in April 2007, visiting Costa Rica, Chile, Panama and Mexico … played for Pleasanton (Calif.) Rage club program from 2007-09 (rated #21 girls[apos] youth program in February 2009 issue of Soccer America) under the guidance of head coach Philippe Blin … squad won 2006-07 ODP Region IV title and went 2-1 at USYS Nationals (didn[apos]t qualify for title game) … team also was two-time State Cup finalist (2006-07 and 2007-08), while 2008-09 squad went 10-0 and took first place (had six shutouts and 0.50 GAA) … attended adidas ESP camp in July 2007 … two-time national Futsal champion (2003 & 2005) … ranked third among goalkeepers in Top Drawer Soccer Class of 2009 rankings … ranked 38th overall/fourth among goalkeepers in the ESPN/RISE Magazine Class of 2009 rankings.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Leigh High School in San Jose, Calif … .played for head coach Angela Larsen … helped team to combined 60-17-1 record in her four seasons … had career-low 0.20 GAA as a junior in 2007-08 when the team won Blossom Valley Athletic League title (its first in 18 years) and made Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals … LHS also finished as league runner-up her first two seasons, making CCS finals in 2005-06 and CCS quarterfinals in 2006-07 … exceptional student-athlete who has been rated No. 1 in her class the past three years … graduated with a 4.2 grade-point average (4.0 scale) … an honor roll selection throughout her prep career … received Presidential Achievement in Excellence award … daughter of Brigitte and Mike Fox … has one brother … one of six California natives on the 2012 Notre Dame roster, along with sophomore forward Lauren Bohaboy.
Fox[apos]s Career Statistics
Fox In the Postseason