Northwestern seeks third straight championship, eighth overall under Amonte Hiller
Career: Finishes her Northwestern career as one of the top all-around players in Wildcat history ... Became the 10th member of the Northwestern 200-point club, sitting at sixth all-time with 267 ... Also ranks fourth in Wildcat history in goals (209) and is tied for ninth in assists (58) ... Ranks eighth in program history in ground balls (113), caused turnovers (57) and draw controls (83) ... Two-time IWLCA first team All-American (2009, 2010) ... NCAA tournament career leader in goals (45) while placing fourth in points (52) ... Three-time NCAA all-tournament team selection including MVP in 2009.
2010: Solidified her reputation as one of the nation's top players, recording 110 points on 77 goals and 33 assists ... IWLCA Attacker of the Year and first team All-American selection ... American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year and Tournament MVP ... Four-time ALC Offensive Player of the Week ... Tewaaraton Award and Honda Lacrosse Award finalist ... Named the WomensLax.com Player of the Year and Attacker of the Year by WomensLacrosse.com ... Named Northwestern's Female Athlete of the Year and a Big Ten Suzy Favor Award nominee ... Ranked second nationally in points, goals and points per game (5.24) while sitting fourth in goals per game (3.67) ... Her 77 goals is the second-highest single-season total in program history while her 110 points ranks fourth and her 33 assists rank seventh among the season lists ... Recorded a hat trick in 17 games for the Wildcats, including seven games with five or more goals, tying a career-best with seven against North Carolina (4/18) ... Had a personal-best nine points (6G, 3A) against Penn State (5/7) in the ALC tournament semifinals, en route to being named the tournament's MVP ... Dished out three assists in six games, including the NCAA first round victory over Notre Dame (5/15) ... Finished the year with six game-winning goals, including breaking a double-team to score with 1:31 remaining at Syracuse (3/21) and notching a pair of goals in the first overtime period against Virginia (4/30) ... Had a handful of behind-the-back goals on the year, including one in the waning seconds of the first half of the NCAA semifinals against North Carolina (5/28) which made the ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 highlight reel ... Led Northwestern with 42 ground balls, including five at Ohio State (3/24) ... Ranked second on the squad in both draw controls (59) and caused turnovers (21) ... Notched a personal-best in draws with six at the Buckeyes while winning five at Duke (4/3), against Vanderbilt (4/24) and against Penn State (5/7) ... Caused four Cardinal turnovers in the victory at Stanford (2/26) ... Had three caused turnovers against Duquesne (3/12) and against Johns Hopkins (4/16) ... Known as "Miss May" due to her level of play in the NCAA tournament, recorded 11 goals and five assists and was named to the all-tournament team.
2009: Had a breakout junior season, playing in all 23 games with 20 starts ... Led the team in goals with 75, the third-highest total in program history ... Added 13 assists to finish with 88 points on the year, shattering her previous highs in all three categories ... Named an IWLCA first team All-American ... Notched her 100th career goal in the victory over Penn (4/25), and her 132 career goals is tied for 10th all-time in program history ... Scored a career-best seven goals in both the NCAA first round game against Massachusetts (5/10) and the NCAA quarterfinals against Princeton (5/16) ... Recorded 22 goals in the NCAA tournament, surpassing the previous record of 17 en route to being named the NCAA Championship Most Valuable Player ... The record setting goal, and most memorable of the year, was a no-look, behind-the-back shot with 0.2 seconds remaining in the first overtime period against Penn in the NCAA semifinals (5/22), tying the game at 12 ... Tallied five goals at Johns Hopkins (4/17) and against Vanderbilt in the ALC semifinals (5/1) ... Dished out a career-best three assists against Ohio State (4/22) while also netting four goals ... Had three or more points in all but four games for the Wildcats ... Her 34 ground balls was a new season-high, sparked by a five ground ball effort against the Buckeyes ... Caused four turnovers in the victory at Georgetown (3/7), a new personal-best ... A first-team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection and was named to the ALC all-tournament team ... Tewaaraton Trophy watch list ... Enters her senior season with a 29-game consecutive point streak.
2008: Continued to establish herself as one of the Wildcats' scoring threats ... Saw action in all 22 games with 19 starts ... Tallied a career high 45 points on 40 goals and five assists, finishing fourth on the scoring charts ... Netted a career-high four goals at Syracuse (3/24) and at Penn State (4/13) ... Also added an assist against the Nittany Lions for a career-high five points ... Registered hat-tricks at Hofstra (2/26), against Boston University (3/9), at Ohio State (3/14) and against Princeton in the NCAA quarterfinals (5/17) ... Recorded at least one point in all but two games ... Also totaled 21 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers.
2007: Played in all 22 games in her first season with five starts ... Made four-straight starts from March 23-April 1 ... Scored 17 goals on the season, eight of those coming in postseason play ... Saved her best game for last, scoring three goals in the NCAA championship game against Virginia (5/27), the third of which was the game-clincher in the final minutes ... Also had two goals in the NCAA first round win over Holy Cross (5/13), at Notre Dame (3/1), vs. UMass (3/23) and Rutgers (4/23) ... Also had a season-best two assists at Notre Dame ... Totaled 13 ground balls, eight draw controls and caused six turnovers.
High School: A two-time all-America selection her junior and senior seasons and an honorable mention all-America selection her sophomore year ... Helped lead team to 2006 New York Class A State Championship ... Two-time All-Galaxy first-team choice ... Also named to the all-Elite squads the past three seasons ... 2006 North County News and Journal News Player of the Year ... A three-time North County News All-Star selection ... Scored 84 goals with 44 assists her senior season .. High school coach was Melissa Alamprese ... Played for team north in the Under Armour All-American Game ... A four-time honor roll student at Yorktown Heights ... Also considered Maryland, Georgetown and Cornell ... Also played soccer and basketball.
Personal: Born Katrina M. Dowd ... Daughter of Stephen and Maureen Dowd ... Major is undeclared.
Dowd's Career Statistics
Dowd's Career Highs
7, three times (most recent vs. North Carolina, 4/18/10)
3, seven times (most recent vs. Notre Dame, 5/15/10)