Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
PREVIEW: Notre Dame aims for perfection
by Paul Kennedy, December 4th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[2008 WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP] Notre Dame, which enters its semifinal match against Stanford at the Women's College Cup with a 25-0-0 record, looks to accomplish what it's never done before -- finish the season unbeaten. The Irish captured national titles in 1995 and 2004 but failed to win the four previous years it entered the final four unbeaten.

KEY STAT: The Irish, who are playing in their third straight final four, have trailed only once all season -- for two minutes against Marquette in October.

KEY PLAYER: Notre Dame is led by 2006 Hermann Trophy winner Kerri Hanks, who has outstanding in the NCAA Tournament. She set up both goals in the 2-0 victory over Florida State in the quarterfinals. She showed tremendous pace to break through the Seminole defense and set up Taylor Knaack for the late insurance goal.

AREA OF IMPROVEMENT: The Irish have been solid on defense from beginning to end. They opened the season with four straight shutouts and enter the Women's College Cup with eight shutouts in a row. Senior Carrie Dew, one of three defenders to start every game, has been outstanding in earning her second Big East Defensive Player of the Year award.

PROJECTED STARTERS
Goalkeeper

PLAYER, YEAR (G-A-P) CLUB TEAM
13 Kelsey Lysander, JR. (0.39 GAA) San Diego Surf
Defenders
12 Jessica Schuveiller, FR. (1-1-3) Dallas Sting
19 Carrie Dew, SR. (1-1-3) San Diego Surf
23 Elise Weber, SR. (1-3-5) Eclipse Select
25 Julie Scheidler, SOPH. (0-5-5) Carmel Crossfire
Midfielders
14 Courtney Rosen, JR. (3-4-10) Ohio Internationals SC
15 Rose Augustin, SOPH. (6-2-14) Ohio Internationals SC
17 Courtney Barg, FR. (2-3-7) Dallas Sting
Forwards
2 Kerri Hanks, SR. (19-15-53) Dallas Texans
6 Melissa Henderson, FR. (17-1-35) Dallas Sting
11 Michele Weissenhofer, JR. (4-7-15) Eclipse Select

Key Subs
4 Taylor Knaack, SOPH. (5-2-12) Dallas Texans
7 Amanda Clark, JR. (1-1-3) Eclipse Select
8 Haley Ford, JR. (1-1-3) Dallas Texans
10 Brittany Bock, SR. (6-9-21) Eclipse Select
20 Rebecca Mendoza, SR. (1-1-3) Dallas Sting
21 Erica Iantorno, SOPH. (5-7-17) Eclipse Select



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] Washington hosts Seattle Thursday in a men's derby that features a pair of nationally ...
Petermann leaves Knights to pursue pro career    
[UCF: Women] German Under-20 Women's World Cup hero Lena Petermann has decided not to return to ...
Terrapins rebound with impressive victory    
[MARYLAND-COASTAL CAROLINA: Men] Maryland, No. 5 in last week's Soccer America Top 25 rankings, picked up ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] There was no change at the top of the Soccer America Women's Top 25 ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA held its No. 1 position in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 ahead ...
Stolz gives Bruins solid platform to build upon    
[NORTH CAROLINA-UCLA: Men] German Leo Stolz, widely regarded as the top player in the men's ranks, ...
Waves' win significant for how they did it    
[PEPPERDINE-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] Pepperdine got a well-taken goal from Lynn Williams to break a scoreless deadlock ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 6 Georgetown played to a 0-0 tie on ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] U.S. international Sam Mewis and Kodi Lavrusky scored second-half goals to lead No. 1 ...
Overflow crowd watches Cardinals triumph in new stadium    
[LOUISVILLE-MARYLAND: Men] Ken Lolla's 100th win at Louisville was a memorable one as the No. 9 ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives