Amanda Macaluso notches game-winning goal in first OT period
2013: Tewaaraton Award nominee ... First-team All-ALC and IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region honoree ... Three-time ALC Offensive Player of the Week honoree in 2013 ... 33 career games with at least three goals ... Team-best 56 goals in 2013 ... Tied for eighth all-time at NU with 187 career goals ... On April 12, became the 13th player in program history to reach 200 career points ... Scored two goals against both Team England and Team USA at Champion Challenge, including the overtime game-winner vs. England ... Two points in season-opener vs. UMass ... Netted a hat trick and one assist in win over USC ... Two goals at Vanderbilt ... Began a streak of four straight games with at least five goals vs. Boston College, also adding three ground balls and career-high four caused turnovers ... Recorded a second straight five-goal game vs. Johns Hopkins ... Five goals in narrow 15-12 win at Navy ... Set career highs with six goals and seven points--both single-game highs for an NU player this season--while tying her career best with five ground balls against Harvard ... Against Ohio State, netted the game-tying goal with 6:29 remaining after being held scoreless for first 53 minutes of the game ... Scored four points on a hat trick and one assist in 13-12 win vs. Syracuse ... Scored four goals (three on free positions) vs. Penn State ... Recorded three second-half goals in win at Virginia ... Tallied five goals--including four straight in the first half--in win over Duke, reaching exactly 200 points for her career ... Two 8-meter goals against Stanford and scored twice at Florida ... Contributed three goals and an assist against Notre Dame ... Scored four goals vs. Penn.
2012: Prolific and clutch goal-scorer for the Wildcats ... Named a first-team IWLCA All-American and a first-team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection ... Second on the team and 14th nationally with 56 goals on the year ... 22 career games with at least three goals ... Two goals against both Team England and Team USA in preseason Champion Challenge ... Notched a hat trick and four points in season-opening win at Stanford ... Scored four goals in win at No. 5 Duke ... Scored a pivotal first goal of overtime in 11-9 win at Syracuse ... Added four ground balls and a career-best three caused turnovers to her two points vs. Oregon ... One goal and one assist at Louisville ... Pair of goals in win over William & Mary ... Two points vs. UMass ... Posted a four-goal game vs. Vanderbilt, scoring consecutive goals after Vandy pulled within one in the second half ... Posted five points vs. Navy on four goals and one assist, her second straight four-goal game ... Earned ALC Offensive Player of the Week honors on March 27 ... Set a career high with six points on five goals and one assist, including the game-tying goal with 19 seconds left in regulation, vs. Ohio State ... Also surpassed 100 career goals vs. the Buckeyes ... Two goals and one assist at Penn State ... Three goals, all on 8-meter attempts, at Penn ... Two tallies in 8-7 win over No. 3 UNC ... Led NU with four goals vs. Johns Hopkins ... Three points (2g, 1a) vs. Florida ... NU's top scorer with four goals and five points -- all in the first half -- vs. Notre Dame ... Two goals vs. Johns Hopkins in ALC semifinal ... Saw her streak of 36 straight games with a point and 25 straight with a goal come to an end in ALC championship game ... Delivered a hat trick in NCAA Tournament win over Notre Dame and a four-goal game in quarterfinals vs. Duke ... Posted two goals in title game victory over Syracuse ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: One of Northwestern's most potent offensive threats, making 21 starts and scoring 40 goals while adding seven assists ... Named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team ... Second-team All-Midwest Region honoree ... Set a career-high for points and goals with five against Massachusetts, including four in the first 16-plus minutes (3/26) ... Earned WomensLax.comNational Offensive Player of the Week recognition for her efforts at UMass ... Scored at least once in all but three games ... Seven games of at least three goals, including the NCAA quarterfinals (vs. Albany) and semifinals (vs. North Carolina) ... Totaled eight goals in four NCAA Championship games ... Picked up 11 ground balls and caused nine turnovers.
2010: Made an immediate impact in her freshman campaign, appearing in all 22 games with nine starts ... Finished fourth on the team in both goals (35) and points (39) ... Notched a season-best four goals three times, including both victories over Vanderbilt (4/24 and 5/8) and in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Duke (5/22) ... Tied her personal high with four points (3G, 1A) against Notre Dame (5/15) in the NCAA first round victory ... Notched hat tricks against Notre Dame (3/30) and in the NCAA semifinal win over North Carolina (5/28) ... Recorded a pair of goals at Ohio State (3/24) and in the NCAA championship game against Maryland (5/30) ... Scooped up 24 ground balls on the year, highlighted by five in the overtime win against Virginia (4/30) ... Won 13 draw controls, including three against the Tar Heels ... Named to the WomensLacrosse.com All-Rookie Team.
High School: Five-year letterwinner at Mt. Sinai High School and three-time team captain ... Four-time All-Suffolk County Selection ... Two-time Newsday All-Long Island Selection ... All-American Selection ... Finished her high school career as third leading goal scorer in NYS history with 382 goals, including 106 in 2008 and 105 in 2009 ... Three-time NYS Empire Team selection and three-time Empire State Games gold medalist ... New York State Team 1 selection for National Schoolgirls Tournament ... Competed for Long Island Yellow Jackets for five years ... All-galaxy selection ... Named All-Suffolk County in both winter track and cross country ... Honor roll student.
Personal: Born Erin Jean Fitzgerald ... Daughter of David and Marianne Fitzgerald ... Father was an All-American wrestler at the University of Iowa and her mother was a gymnast for the Hawkeyes ... Sister Kaitlyn was a pole vaulter for the University of Maryland and her brother Connor is a junior lacrosse player at the University of Delaware ... Has one younger sister, Caroline, who plays lacrosse and runs track ... Majoring in communication studies.