- U.S. National Team: U-20 WNT
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: May 13, 1992
- Height: 5-6
- Hometown: Lee's Summit, Mo.
- Previous National Teams: U-18 WNT
- Club: Notre Dame
A member of the team that won the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship and earned a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan … Played in three games and totaled 137 minutes in the qualifying tournament … Has 12 career U-20 caps heading into the Women’s World Cup … Part of the U.S. U-18 team from 2009-2010 ... Saw first action with the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team in 2008 and earned herself a spot on the Women’s World Cup Team that year … One of four players to make the final U-17 WWC roster that was not a part of the CONCACAF qualifying squad … One of just three players uncapped at the U-17 level heading into the Women’s World Cup, she played in two matches in New Zealand against Japan and Paraguay for her only two U-17 caps.
As a sophomore, she started all 21 games for the Fighting Irish and scored one goal with seven assists … In her first year, she was named to the Soccer America Freshman All-America Team and the Big East All-Freshman Team ... Also named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team ... Started all 25 matches during Notre Dame's third national championship season (one of only 26 players in school history to start every game of their freshman season, including just six since 1999) ... Ranked fifth on team (fourth among field players and first among freshmen) with 2,158 minutes played ... Score two goals and had one assist … Played at least 77 minutes in all six NCAA Championship matches, moving primarily into attacking midfield spot, and went the distance in final three matches of NCAA tournament ... Was a hero in NCAA College Cup semifinal win over #17 Ohio State scoring lone goal of match at 82:22 following a 40-yard run from midfield and culminating with 20-yard strike into upper left corner of net … Attended Lees Summit High School and was a Parade All-American for the Tigers as a senior ... An NSCAA All-American as a senior ... ESPN Rise Second-Team All-American as a senior ... All-State selection as a junior and senior ... Kansas City All-Metro and All-District honoree as a senior ... Holds school records for assists in one season and full career ... Score 24 goals and 16 assists in 2009 and scored 12 goals with a school-record 24 assists in 2008 ... Helped LSHS to 2008 conference title and 2009 district crown... Club: Played for the Blue Valley Stars Mallorca from U-15 to U-19 ... Played for the Dynamos from U-14 to U-15 ... Played for the Pink Panthers from U-8 to U-13 ... Runner-up in regionals in 2009.
Full name is Amanda Christine Laddish … Is a marketing major enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business … Member of LSHS Principal's Honor Roll (2006-09) ... Twice earned Academic Letters (2007, 2009) ... Has participated in local Susan G. Komen For The Cure walk (to benefit breast cancer research and awareness) for five years ... Enjoys reading, painting, and hanging out with friends ... Favorite foods are steak and anything with chocolate ... Likes squirrels ... Favorite movie is “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” ... Watches Revenge, Pretty Little Liars, and Modern Family on TV … The resident nail artist for the U.S. U-20s, she specializes in various colorful and creative designs for her teammates, mostly with a patriotic theme.