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2013: Earned a starting role on NU's defensive unit midway through this season ... Third on the team with 28 ground balls on the year ... Posted two ground balls and two caused turnovers at Navy ... Two ground balls against Harvard ... Keyed Northwestern's second-half defensive effort in comeback win vs. Ohio State, recording two ground balls and two caused turnovers ... One ground ball against Syracuse ... Made her second career start and first of the season against Penn State and notched a career-best four ground balls as well as her first goal of the season ... Matched that with four GBs vs. Virginia in following game, adding two caused turnovers ... One ground ball and one draw control vs. Duke ... One ground ball and one draw control against Notre Dame ... Two ground balls and one draw control vs. Penn ... Scored a key second-half goal in win over Florida in ALC Championship game ... Enjoyed a career game vs. Stanford in the NCAA Tournament opener, notching her first two-goal game and three points as well as four ground balls and two caused turnovers ... One goal and one draw control in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament against Penn State.
2012: One goal against both No. 6 Stanford and No. 5 Duke to open the year ... Recorded the first ground ball and the first caused turnover of her career vs. Oregon ... One goal and one caused turnover at Louisville ... Dished out one assist vs. Vanderbilt in ALC opener ... Scored one goal in win at Penn ... One caused turnover in ALC championship game vs. Florida ... Earned her first career start in the NCAA quarterfinal win vs. Duke and recorded one caused turnover and one ground ball ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011:Played in seven games during her freshman season ... Scored her first career goal in her home debut vs. California (3/11) ... Also notched an assist in a win at Georgetown (3/5) and a draw control at Navy (3/3) ... Missed time midseason due to illness but returned to play in NCAA quarterfinal win over Albany.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Norwell ... Won two state Massachusetts Division II state championships with the Clippers (2009, 2010) with a runner-up finish in 2008 ... Second team All-American ... Finished her career with 332 goals and 141 assists ... Named to the All-Scholastic teams by the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Patriot Ledger... Named a South Shore League All-Star ... Posted a career-best 10 goals against Lincoln-Sudbury, marking the first time in Norwell history to defeat them ... Recorded the 100th goal of her senior season in the state championship victory over Winchester ... Coached by Jenn Kent and Kara Connerty ... Competed for Mass Elite club team for two years ... Also lettered four times in soccer and twice in basketball at Norwell ... Honor roll student ... Member of National Latin Honor Society.
Personal: Born Kathleen R. Macdonald ... Daughter of Walter and Jane Macdonald ... Father played football at Boston University and her brother, Mark, plays hockey at Salem State ... Played with current teammate Kelly Rich on Mass Elite club team ... Majoring in communication studies.
Macdonald's Career Highs
1, six times, most recent at Penn (4/8/12)
1, two times, most recent vs. Vanderbilt (3/23/12)
1, seven times, most recent at Penn (4/8/12)
4, two times most recentat Virginia (4/7/13)
1, six times, most recent at Notre Dame (4/24/13)
2, two times, most recent vs. Ohio State (3/27/13)