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Name
Class Year
Danielle Straccia Senior
Nellie Gotebeski Senior
Mary Ulliman Senior
Claire Kenney Senior
Sara Lewis Senior
Megan Meade Senior
Kate Sheedy Senior
Celia Johns Junior
Susie Carlsen Junior
Victoria Braga Junior
Megan Daugherty Junior
Chrissy Affleck Sophomore
Kim Weisenberger Sophomore
Katelynd Park Sophomore
Claire Ziemba Sophomore
Kristy Cloetingth Sophomore
Jenn O'Neill Sophomore
Mary Claire O'Donnell Sophomore
Jay Williams Sophomore
Melissa Flanagan Freshman
Lucy Driscoll Freshman
Kara Quillard Freshman
Michelle Russoniello Freshman
Abby Coombs Freshman

 

Danielle Straccia

Year: Senior
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Years playing field hockey: 11
High School awards/achievements: LVC Honorable Mention
Other sports or activities: 4-year HS soccer player, Interhall & Co-Rec Soccer, Dome Yearbook Managing Editor
What she wants to be when she grows up: Work in the fashion retail industry
Danielle is also the 2009-2010 Club President.

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Nellie Gotebeski

Year: Senior
Hometown: Catasauqua, Pa
Years playing field hockey: 8
High School awards/achievements: 2002- 2003 Honorable Mention Award 2004 Second Team All-star Award 2005 First Team All-star Award; Catasauqua Field Hockey 2005 Colonial League Champions.
Other sports or activities: Inner-hall basketball, broomball, English Opens Doors, and Logan Center Volunteer
Fun/Interesting fact: Traveled to the southern point of three continents
What she wants to be when she grows up: Occupational Therapist
Nellie is also the 2009-2010 Club President.

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Mary Ulliman

Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Years playing field hockey: This is my 8th year (started freshman year of high school)
High School awards/achievements: Junior Year: All City Second Team; Senior Year: Varsity Captain, All City Second Team, Most Valuable Player Award
Other sports or activities: Bellacappella, Women's Choir, Madrigal Dinners Singers (basically all singing/music)
Fun/Interesting fact: I hate ketchup. I have an extreme obsession with the Spanish language.
What she wants to be when she grows up: My own boss.
Mary also just got a job at GOOGLE!!

Claire Kenney

Year: Senior
Hometown: Livonia, MI
Years playing field hockey: 8 years
High school awards/achievements: JV/Varsity Captain sophomore year and senior year, All-State, Division 3 Champions 2004 and 2005, Catholic league champions 2004, All-Academic Team 2004, Academic Achievement award 2002
Other sports or Activities: Toastmasters VP of PR, SMC-TV General Manager, Today's Catholic reporter, ND Scholastic reporter, previous ND Vision mentor, high school JV/Varsity soccer
Fun/Fact: I am the oldest of seven children and moved eight times.
What she wants to be when she grows up: Broadcast Journalist
"I feel privileged to have the opportunity to play for the University of Notre Dame. My teammates are part of that privilege. I started playing field hockey when I did not make my high school's basketball team and now, eight years later, I am so glad I fell into the sport. "-Claire

Sara Lewis

Year: Senior
Hometown: Montgomery, NJ
Years playing field hockey:9
High School awards/achievements: JV captain junior year in high school
Other sports/activities: RA in Pangborn
Fun/Interesting fact about yourself: I was born in Tokyo but I'm half Korean
What she wants to be when she grows up: lawyer
"I LOVE everything Disney and I have no idea how many times I've been to either Disney World or Disney Land (in the last 5 years I've been to Disney World 7 times)"-Sara

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Megan Meade

Year: Senior
Hometown: Lindenhurst, Long Island
Years playing field hockey: 4
Fun/Interesting facts: I go to Saint Mary's College!; Started field hockey my freshmen year in college even though I had never played before. After four years, I am still loving it!
What she wants to be when she grows up: Teacher

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Kate Sheedy

Year: Senior
Hometown: Haymarket, VA
Years playing field hockey: 8
Other Sports: Soccer

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Celia Johns

Year: Junior
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Years playing field hockey: 11
High School awards/achievements: Won State Championship twice, Won Best of the Midwest Tournament, Won Apple Tournament, Ranked #6 in Nation, Won Female MVP of Cincinnati Indoor Tournament
Other sports or activities: interhall football, SUB, Freshman Orientation Commissioner
Fun/Interesting fact: I have blue eyes
What she wants to be when she grows up: OB/GYN
Celia is also the teams goalie!

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Susie Carlsen

Year:Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Years playing field hockey:9
High school awards/achievements: MWAA Second team all-conference Lacrosse player
Other sports or activities: Healthwin volunteer, ND pen pal program, Management Club
Fun/Interesting fact: I am double jointed and I love to snowboard.
What she wants to be when she grows up: ESPN sideline reporter.
Susie is going abroad next semester to London.

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Victoria Braga

Year: Junior
Hometown: Seaville, NJ
High school awards/achievements: NJSIAA Group III State Championship Winner, 2005; Varsity Captain, 2006; National Scholar Athlete, 2006
Other sports or activities: Running, Arabic Club, Bookstore Basketball Commissioner
Fun/interesting facts: I studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt during the fall of 2009.
What she wanst to be when she grows up: I'd like to work for the government.

Megan Daugherty

Year: Junior
Hometown: Medford, NJ
Years playing field hockey: Including this year, 12 years
High School awards/achievements: Shawnee High School (Renegades); US Field Hockey Futures
Other sports/activities: Arabic Club
Fun/Interesting fact: I consider myself to be an Anglophile.
What she wants to be when she grows up: I'm really not sure. Something where I'm not living out of a cardboard box?

Chrissy Affleck

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Providence, RI
Years playing field hockey: 7 1/2 years
High Schoo awards/achievements: Lincoln High School Field hockey, captain, Lead the Way Field Hockey club, Futures U19 team, state all-academic team
Other sports/activities: lacrosse, track, band, variety show
Fun/Interesting fact : I can tap dance like a pro.
What she wants to be when she grows up: happy as a clam, and hopefully a lawyer.

Kim Weisenberger

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wilmette, Illinois
Years playing field hockey: 7 years
High school awards/achievements: 3 years varsity, Loyola Academy Field Hockey, Captain, All-state
Other Activities: Lacrosse and cooking!
Fun Fact: I am a natural redhead and I drive a bright yellow car!
What she wants to be when she grows up: an IT consultant (since I didn’t make it as an Olympic figure skater!)


Katelynd Park

Year:Sophomore
Hometown:Glen Gardner, NJ
Years playing field hockey:5 years
High School awards/achievements: Voorhees Vikings
Other sports/ activities:Lacrosse, Friend With Sisters
Fun/Interesting fact : I love speaking spanish as much as possible.
What she wants to be when she grows up:Teacher

"I am obsessed with pink and my field hockey girlies ;)"-Katelynd


Claire Ziemba
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Houston, TX
Years playing field hockey: 6
High School awards/achievements: Duchesne Academy Varsity Field Hockey team (mascot: chargers), captain and MVP
Other sports/ activities: Basketball, Tennis
Fun/Interesting fact: Notre Dame is the 9th school I’ve been to.
What she wants to be when she grows up: Doctor


Kristy Cloetingth

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kimberton, PA
Years playing field hockey: 5
High School awards/achievements: Academy of Notre Dame Irish, no awards (I only did it freshman year)
Other sports/activities: Scholastic Magazine, PEMCo, Fortnight Productions
Fun/Interesting fact : I have a nail polish fetish....20+ different colors and counting!
What she wants to be when she grows up: An Author/Publisher

Jenn O'Neill
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Years playing field hockey: 6
High School awards/achievements: Downingtown East High School
Other sports/activities: SIBC, Ballet
Fun/Interesting fact: If I were a planet, I would be Saturn because I like the rings.
What she wants to be when she grows up: A lawyer

Mary Claire O'Donnell

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hingham, MA
Years playing field hockey: 6
High School awards/achievements: senior captain, Patriot League Sportsmanship Award
Other sports/ activities: Interhall football, broomball
Fun/Interesting fact: I can do 6 crosswords in 1 hour
What she wants to be when she grows up: High School Teacher

Mary Claire has an unnatural affection for dead languages!


Jay Williams
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Years playing field hockey:1 year
No High School Experience
Other sports/activities: Dodgeball, Broomball, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis
Fun/interesting fact:Once hit by a bus
What he wants to be when he grows up: Orthodontist
Jay is also tremendous dancer!

Melissa Flanagan
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rockville Centre, New York
Years playing field hockey: 1
Other sports/activities: Lacrosse
Fun fact: She can lick her elbow
What she wants to be when she grows up: World traveler

Lucy Driscoll
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Hingham, Mass
Years playing field hockey: 4 years
High School awards/achievements: Notre Dame Academy, Coach's Award :)
Other sports/ activities: lacrosse
Fun/Interesting fact : she is allergic to the cold and changing temperatures.
What she wants to be when she grows up: a few months ago i wanted to be an engineer?

Kara Quillard
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Needham, MA
Years playing field hockey:5 years
High School awards/achievements: Captain of Freshman Field Hockey, JV 2 years, Varsity 1 year
Other sports/ activities: Theater
Fun/Interesting fact: I can Irish Step dance.
What she wants to be when she grows up: An actress

Michelle Russoniello
Year: Freshman
Hometown:New Vernon, NJ
Years playing field hockey: 9 years
High School awards/achievements: Futures participant 07-09, JV Captain, Best Defense award, Most improved player
Other sports/activities: basketball,softball, spring track, dance
Fun/interesting fact: She loves cheesecake!
What she wants to be when she grows up: Architect!

Abby Coombs

Year: 2013
Hometown: Blue Bell, PA
Years playing field hockey: 9
High School awards/achievements: Germantown Academy
Other sports/ activities: softball, community service
Fun/Interesting fact : I designed a charity field hockey tournament which raised money for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
What she wants to be when she grows up: a nurse

 


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