Amanda Macaluso notches game-winning goal in first OT period
2013: Talented attacker and feeder who scored 12 goals in her junior campaign ... Started six games in 2013 ... One goal and one assist in two preseason games ... One assist in opener vs. UMass ... Matched a career high with two goals against USC ... Scored once and added a ground ball in win at Vanderbilt ... Set a career high with three goals in a 10-8 win over No. 9 Notre Dame ... After scoring one 8-meter goal in ALC semis vs. Penn State, earned her third start of the season in the championship game vs. top-seeded Florida and produced her second hat trick in four games to lead NU to an 8-3 victory ... Named to ALC All-Tournament Team ... Scored a goal and added an assist in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament against Penn State ... Also had a goal and an assist in semifinals vs. UNC.
2012: Reliable contributor in the midfield as a sophomore, finishing with 12 goals and five assists ... One goal in NU's season-opener at Stanford ... One assist at No. 5 Duke ... Contributed one goal and one assist to 15-2 win vs. Oregon and one goal at Louisville ... One assist and one ground ball vs. Navy ... One goal and one assist in 13-12 overtime win over Ohio State ... Scored once each in road wins at Penn State and Penn ... Scored one goal late in 16-12 win over Johns Hopkins ... One goal vs. Florida ... Notched her second career two-goal game with two 8-meter scores vs. Notre Dame ... Scored once vs. Virginia and also in ALC semifinal vs. Johns Hopkins ... One assist in NCAA Tournament win vs. Notre Dame.
2011:Grew into a featured role by the end of her freshman season and finished with seven goals and nine assists (16 points) ... Scored two goals and picked up two ground balls in her first career start at Virginia (4/30) ... Named ALC Rookie of the Week for her performance at Virginia ... Notched a season-best three assists in her postseason debut vs. Penn State in the ALC Championship (5/6) ... Scored her first career goal at Vanderbilt (2/27) ... Notched her second career two-goal game with two 8-meter scores vs. Notre Dame ... Scored once vs. Virginia and also in ALC semifinal vs. Johns Hopkins ... Five multi-point games on the year.
High School: Five-year letterwinner for Carthage Central, helping lead the Comets to the NYS Class C state runner-up in 2007 and 2010 and a state semifinal appearance in 2008 and 2009 ... Named an Under Armour All-American as a senior ... Two-time All-CNY first team selection ... Four-time first team All-North selection, including Player of the Year honors as a junior ... Four-time first team Frontier League All-Star ... Named to the NYS All-Tournament team in 2009 and 2010 ... Comets captured Frontier League and Section III championships all five years of her career ... Tallied 256 goals and 271 assists during her prep career, highlighted by 63 goals as a junior and 82 assists as a sophomore ... Named to the NY1 Women's Division National Tournament team in 2009 ... Coached by Sue Gallagher ... Member of StarRiders club team for four seasons, capturing the Nike Cup championship in 2008 and 2009 ... Also played soccer for five seasons and basketball for two ... Two-time Academic All-American selection and four-time NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete recipient ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Katherine Claire DeRonda ... Daughter of Chris and Charlene DeRonda ... Was born in Panama City, Panama ... Competed with classmates Caroline Gersuk, Kara Mupo and Kelly Rich in the 2010 Under Armour All-American game ... Plans on majoring in communications.