Enrolled at NIU in the spring of 2012 to begin working with the team ahead of other freshmen.
2012 SEASON: Appeared in all 19 matches with five starts to her credit at forward ... One of only two freshman to play in all 19 contests ... Scored two goals during the season for a total of four points ... Made collegiate debut at Drake (Aug. 17) ... Registered goal of her career, unassisted, in a 3-0 win over Loyola (Sept. 2) ... Started first match of her career at Akron (Sept. 28) ... Notched a go-ahead goal in a 1-1 tie at Buffalo (Sept. 30).
MILTON HIGH SCHOOL: Tallied 34 goals and 37 assists in first three seasons at Milton High School ... Scored seven game-winning goals in her career, including five during the 2010-11 season ... Helped team to three regional championships ... Key contributor of Milton's 2009-10 conference championship team, scoring the first goal and game-winning goal in the Badger South Conference championship game ... Served as team captain during junior season ... Two-time first team all-conference honoree.
ODP/CLUB: Led MYSC Rush to a second place finish in the Midwest Regional League in 2011-12 ... Contributed to MYSC's third place finishes at the State Cup in 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... Helped FC Milwaukee win the U16 Midwest Regional League championship and U16 State Cup championship in 2009, her only season with the team ... Named to the high honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born Dec. 27, 1993 ... Daughter of Scott and Nancy Spaulding ... Has one brother, Justin, who played football at Division III powerhouse Wisconsin-Whitewater ... Would like to major in human resource management and become an entrepreneur ... Worked as a basketball referee ... Enjoys swimming, biking and traveling ... Four-year honor roll student ... Admires her brother, Justin, and U.S. Women's National team player Alex Morgan.