Northwestern set for ninth consecutive trip to championship weekend
2013: 2013 co-captain ... Finished third on the team with 34 points in 2013 ... Scored four goals and one assist in two preseason games vs. Team England and Team USA ... In season-opener vs. UMass, recorded four points on three goals and one assist ... One goal and one assist vs. USC ... Scored one goal at UNC ... Against Vanderbilt, set career highs with five points and two assists, matching her personal-best with three goals and adding two ground balls ... Recorded a second-straight hat trick vs. Boston College ... Scored twice in 15-12 win at Navy ... Scored one goal and set a career high with four ground balls against Harvard ... Two goals in 9-8 win over Ohio State, including the game-winner with 5:29 to play ... Scored two goals and assisted on the game-winning tally in 13-12 win over Syracuse ... Notched two goals against Virginia ... Came up with game-winning goal in overtime to defeat Penn State in the ALC Tournament semifinals, her second of the game ... Scored a goal off a free position in in NCAA quarterfinal win over Penn State ... Also scored in semifinal loss to UNC ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Played in all 23 games with nine starts ... Scored nine goals with four assists on the year, including one goal each in all four of NU's NCAA Tournament victories ... Led Northwestern with three points on two goals and one assist against Team USA in preseason Champion Challenge event ... Scored on free position attempt vs. No. 5 Duke ... One assist vs. UMass ... Caused one turnover against Navy ... Recorded one assist at Penn State and one goal at Penn ... One assist and one caused turnover vs. Johns Hopkins ... Netted her first hat trick of the season in the ALC championship game vs. Florida, tying her single-game high for points and goals ... Scored on a free position in the first half of 8-6 win over Syracuse in national championship game ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Played in 22 games and started 14 during her sophomore campaign ... Took an increased role in Northwestern's attack, scoring 25 goals and adding two assists to finish fifth on the team with 27 points ... Recorded three hat tricks on the year (at Vanderbilt, at Georgetown, at Massachusetts) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 10-9 victory over top-seeded Florida in the ALC Championship game ... Notched one goal each in NU's first-round and quarterfinal NCAA Championship contests ... Tied a career-best with three ground balls against William & Mary and finished with 12 ground balls on the year ... Caused seven turnovers ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Major contributor for the Wildcats in her freshman season, seeing action in 21 games ... Started seven games, including the final five of the year ... Finished with 14 goals, highlighted by her first career hat trick against Duke (5/22) in the NCAA quarterfinal victory ... Also tallied a pair of goals against Duquesne (3/12) and Vanderbilt (4/24) ... Dished out three assists on the season ... Recorded 18 ground balls, led by three each against the Commodores and in the NCAA semifinal win over North Carolina (5/28) ... Won eight draw controls on the year, including two in each of the ALC tournament games against Penn State (5/7) and Vanderbit (5/8) ... Recorded a pair of caused turnovers in each of the games against Duke (4/3 and 5/22), finishing with seven on the year.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Hauppauge High School ... Three-time All-Suffolk County and three-time all-division selection ... Served as team captain as a junior and senior ... Named team's MVP and Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... Earned Suffolk County Gold Key Award and Zone Award as a senior ... Earned Newsday Player of the Week in 2008 after notching seven goals against Sayville ... Member of US Lacrosse WDNT Schoolgirls New York third team ... Competed for Long Island Yellow Jackets club team for three seasons ... Named All-Galaxy League player at U-17 World Lacrosse Festival ... Captured team MVP and Best Midfielder awards ... Also competed in soccer, basketball and winter track ... Earned all-county and all-division accolades in soccer ... Member of league champion 4x200-meter relay ... Helped set school record in sprint medley relay ... Academic All-County selection ... National Honor Society and high honor roll member ... Served as class president her freshman and sophomore years ... Member of Spanish honor society.
Personal: Born Amanda Macaluso ... Daughter of Joseph and Ann Macaluso ... Majoring in communication studies.
Macaluso's Career Highs
3, seven times, most recent vs. Boston College (3/6/13)
2, at Vanderbilt (2/24/13)
5, at Vanderbilt (2/24/13)
4, vs. Harvard (3/16/13)
2, three times, most recent vs. Georgetown (3/5/11)