#17 Susan Pinnick
Local product … tremendous attacker andplaymaking spark who has shown ability asboth a forward and an attacking midfielder …an expert at working out of jams in tightspaces, using an assortment of spin moves andcutting action on the ball to suddenly makesomething out of nothing … a tireless workerand nonstop runner … also very effectiveplaying with her back to the goal … anextremely talented technical player who wouldbe the go-to player for most Division I teams… an inspiring story who completed comebackfrom 2004 summer van accident thathospitalized her and three of her CarmelCommotion club teammates … played keyreserve role as a forward/midfield spark during2005, [apos]06 and [apos]07 seasons (she did not play forthe Irish in 2004, due to the injury rehab), withher career totals including 14 goals and 12assists (40 points) in 73 (of 78) games played,including six starts … has appeared in 24postseason games (3G-3A) … a prep All-American who played for U.S. Under-17National Team … first returned to action inNotre Dame[apos]s 2005 spring season and then inthe summer of [apos]05 with her Commotion teamthat made an emotional return to the U.S.Youth Soccer national semifinals … went on toplay her part with the nation[apos]s top-scoring teamin the fall of 2005 (7G-3A) … followed LindseyJones ([apos]02; Adams HS) as second local productto play for the Irish in the nine-year RandyWaldrum era … combines with juniormidfielder/defender Kerry Inglis (Fort Wayne),sophomore defender Rachel VanderGenutgen(Schererville) and freshman defender JulieScheidler (Indianapolis) among 22 all-timeIndiana natives who have played for the NotreDame women[apos]s soccer program … Named a2007 CoSIDA Academic All-District V SecondTeam selection … Graduated in May 2008 witha bachelor[apos]s degree in accounting (3.88cumulative GPA).
AS A SENIOR:Ranked fourth on the Irishin points with 13 on five goals and three assists… had three game-winning goals, versusCincinnati (6-1), Seton Hall (3-1) and Rutgers(3-1) … also had goals against BIG EAST foesSt. John[apos]s and Providence … made two starts inroad wins over Louisville (1-0) andGeorgetown (2-0; BIG EAST semifinal) …logged 21 minutes off the bench in NotreDame[apos]s NCAA round-of-16 win over UNC …also played 17 minutes in Notre Dame[apos]s NCAAquarterfinal victory over Duke (3-2) … sufferedpreseason ankle injury that held her out ofexhibition games versus UNC and Virginia aswell as regular-season games with Michiganand Florida.
AS A JUNIOR:Ranked as seventh-leadingscorer for NCAA runner-up Irish, with 10points, including two goals and six assists …appeared in 26 games (all but the midseasongame with Rutgers), with her three startscoming at 24th-ranked Mississippi (2-1; 48minutes), at home against Pittsburgh (5-0;season-high 56 min.) and at Providence (5-0;51 min.) … logged 55 minutes in 9-0 openingwin over Iowa State, with her deflected shotassisting on a goal by Claire Gallerano (5-0) …scored against ISU, after causing a turnover andlofting in a shot from 20 yards (9-0) … played40 minutes in 2-0 win over 19th-ranked USC… her quick pass to Lizzie Reed led to finalscore in 5-0 win at DePaul … added assist ongive-and-go with Weissenhofer to open scoringin 2-0 win at Michigan (47 min.) … had strongall-around game at Providence, with herdeflected shot from close range producing aKerri Hanks goal and quick 2-0 lead (5-0) …her 54 minutes in the NCAA opener versusOakland (7-1) included a late shot that led toa Molly Iarocci rebound goal and her own goaltwo minutes later (heading in a cross fromIarocci for 6-1 lead) … also was involved inthree goals during the 2006 preseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 24 of25 games (all but 2-1 loss at #6 Santa Clara) askey offensive sparkplug, with her lone startcoming in 4-1 win over Gonzaga (at SCU; 48minutes played) … finished seventh on theteam with 17 points (7G-3A), including pair of game-winning goals … typically entered aspart of a talented second forward unit thatincluded senior Maggie Manning (9G-7A) andjunior Reed (2G-3A), as they combined for 49points (18G-13A) … scored to break early tieversus New Hampshire in season-opening win(11-1, at Vermont), tapping in breakaway passfrom Hanks … scored in 6-0 win over 25thrankedMaryland (after racing onto a BethKoloup pass and scoring inside far-left post)and in 3-0 victory over Michigan, capping winon similar goal after running onto BrittanyBock[apos]s header … added goal in 4-0 win atSouth Florida (near-post shot from leftendline) while logging season-high 70 minutes… had goal and assist in 48 minutes during 7-0 win over Seton Hall, sending loose ball intolower left corner before racing down right sidefor low cross on Manning[apos]s far-post header …had six points (2G-2A) in postseason …capped scoring in BIG EAST title game versusConnecticut (5-0), collecting cross fromCinalli and sliding past the defense … servedright-endline pass for Manning[apos]s tap-in thatfinished the scoring in NCAA opener versusValparaiso (6-0) … scored what proved to bethe game-winning goal in third round versusYale (5-2), tapping in Thorlakson[apos]s left-endlinecross for 3-1 lead … logged 56 minutes inregular-season win over Connecticut (4-0) …converted spin move and cross from rightendline that produced an own-goal (2-0) in 3-0 win over Mexican National Team.
AS A FRESHMAN: Missed entire 2004fall season while continuing rehabilitationfrom summer injuries suffered in van accidentwith club team … was a regular presence atNotre Dame practices, home games and otherteam functions throughout 2004 season …joined other non-active players in attendingCollege Cup final weekend and was able tocelebrate the national title with her teammateson the field at SAS Stadium (Cary, N.C.)
PREP & PERSONAL: An NSCAA andParade All-American as a senior in 2003-04,after totaling 28G-10A for St. Joseph[apos]s HighSchool squad that reached 2003 state final …totaled 76G-36A in prep career … also namedGatorade and Miss Soccer state player of theyear … an NSCAA all-region pick as a junior(19G-16A) … earned first of three first-teamall-state honors as a sophomore (16G-6A; also13G-4A as an all-district freshman) … twoyearstarting guard for SJHS basketball team,helping the 2001-02 Indians reach regionalfinal … placed 10th in state while setting SJHStrack record in the 400 meters ([apos]04) … hadextensive involvement in extracurriculars atSJHS … member of National Honor Society(3.96 GPA) and student government, withaspirations for law career … daughter of Pat([apos]85 ND MBA) and Jane Pinnick … full nameis Susan Michelle Pinnick … born May 27,1986, in South Bend.
Pinnick[apos]s Career Statistics
Postseason: 3G-3A in 24GP(2G-2A in 15 GP during NCAAs)