On Niehaus: One of the hardest working players according to Higgins-Cirovski ... plays with incredible pride and intensity ... emerged as a key to the Terps' defense in her first collegiate season ... a very versatile player who could also see time as a midfielder ... left-footed ... good ball distributor ... has great instincts for defending ... last name pronounced NEE-house.
Summer of 2003: Played with the Northern Virginia Majestics of the W-League alongside Terp mates Melissa Anderson, Kimmy Francis, Katie Ludwig and Audra Poulin ... also suited up for the U-20 Baltimore Bays where she played with Terps Kimmy Francis, Danielle Malagari and Mariel Wilner ... that team advanced to the USASA regional finals.
As a sophomore (2002): Played in all 22 games on defense, starting 20 including last 15 in row ... played 1,542 total minutes ... was a key contributor to the Terps' six shutouts in 2002 ... aided defense in allowing just 1.48 goals per game ... named to Maryland Honor Roll.
Summer of 2002: Returned home to Cincinnati and played with her U-19 club team Hammer FC.
As a freshman (2001): Played in all 19 games ... started the final 15 games on defense, playing all 1,641 minutes of game action in those matches ... keyed with fellow defenders Lindsay Givens and Katie Kruse along with goalkeeper Ali Wolff to allow just 1.00 goals per game and post nine shutouts ... made college debut as a reserve vs. Towson (8/31) ... drew first start vs. George Washington (9/21), played full-time for the first of 15 straight games ... made game-saving defensive save vs. No. 8 Clemson (10/13) with 4:04 left in regulation ... posted first career assist and points vs. Mount St. Mary's (10/30).
Before Maryland: Four-year letterwinner at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio ... started every game of high-school career from her freshman through senior years ... helped her team to a 52-7-14 record and three Greater Cincinnati titles, three city championships, three Ohio State sectional titles and one Ohio State championship ... named first team All-Ohio in 2000 as well as first team all-city and All-GGCL ... named honorable mention all-city and second team All-GGCL as a sophomore and junior ... as a junior, keyed a defense that posted 16 shutouts in 20 games, allowing just six goals all season ... played her club soccer with Hammer FC, a premier team from 1996-2001 ... finished as the team's all-time leading scorer ... helped Hammer FC to the Ohio State Cup in 2001 and appeared in the Ohio semifinals four times ... a member of the Ohio ODP team since 1996 and the Region II ODP team in 2000 and 2001.
Personal: Lindsay Marie Niehaus ... born Sept. 11, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... daughter of Wendy and Richard Niehaus ... was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated high school with honors ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
Career Stats Year GP GS G A Pts. Shots GWG 2001 19 15 0 1 1 13 0 2002 22 20 0 0 0 1 0 2003 20 12 0 3 3 7 0 Totals 61 47 0 4 4 21 0