Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's soccer

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's soccer team represents the University of Notre Dame in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women's soccer. The team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference and is currently coached by Nate Norman, following the resignation of Theresa Romagnolo.[2] The Fighting Irish have won three of the 29 NCAA national championships.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
women's soccer
2019 Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's soccer team
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
UniversityUniversity of Notre Dame
Head coachNate Norman (2nd season)
ConferenceACC
LocationNotre Dame, IN
StadiumAlumni Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
NicknameFighting Irish
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament championships
1995, 2004, 2010
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1994, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2008
NCAA Tournament Semifinals
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
NCAA Tournament appearances
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

HistoryEdit

Notre Dame's women's soccer team won the National Championship in 1995, 2004 and 2010 and were the runner-up in 1994, 1996, 1999, 2006, and 2008. Notre Dame is one of only three schools with multiple national titles, the others being North Carolina (21) and Portland (2). Notre Dame also ranks second in all-time title game appearances (8) behind North Carolina (24). Like Notre Dame, the University of Portland is also a private Roman Catholic university affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross. Notre Dame's women's soccer program started in 1988 under coach Chris Petrucelli. Their 1995 Big East title was the university's first in any sport. That same year, Petrucelli's squad, under the leadership of Cindy Daws, won the program's first national title, defeating Portland 1–0. Randy Waldrum, took over the program in 1999 and maintained the Fighting Irish's success, winning the national title in 2004 by beating UCLA 4–3 as well as capturing six Big East titles. Waldrum's 2010 squad won the school's third national title, going 21-2-2 and posting 15 shutouts and became the lowest ranked team to do so, beating undefeated Stanford in a 1–0 decision. In doing so, they outscored their postseason opponents 15-1. They also reached the College Cup for the 5th straight year, a school record. Their senior class won 87 matches in their 4 years, the most in that span. Three Notre Dame players have won the Hermann Trophy, given to the United States' best male and female collegiate soccer players. They are Cindy Daws (1996), Anne Makinen (2000) and Kerri Hanks (2006, 2008). Hanks is one of only four players to win the award twice. Notre Dame is also one of only two schools with three or more different Hermann Trophy recipients.[3]

On October 19, 2014, Elizabeth Tucker received the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She became the first Notre Dame student-athlete in any sport to be selected for this prestigious honor in its 24-year history. She's also the first soccer player ever to win the award from any school. Elizabeth Tucker is also the first student-athlete in Notre Dame history to sweep all four of the university's major athletics honors in the same year.[4] What's truly amazing is that she did not play high school soccer and yet started in 22 of 25 games during her freshman year in 2010 and helped lead the Fighting Irish to the NCAA Division I Championship in that same year. She was a team captain by her junior year and as a senior, her teammates selected her as their most valuable player.[5] Her exceptional work ethic and fitness level enabled her to appear in all 92 matches of her college career (starting 87 times). Knowing that she did not play high school soccer, one begins to understand how all this was possible when one discovers that she was a track, cross country and basketball standout at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida. For starters, this is where she anchored the three-time state championship winning 4 × 800 m relay team in 2007-09, was a member of 2008 state championship cross country team as well as a 2009 first-team all-state cross country selection. Tucker also earned all-city first team honors for basketball in 2009 and served as team captain.

On January 3, 2014, Waldrum resigned after 15 seasons with the Fighting Irish to become the head coach of newly established NWSL team Houston Dash.[6] On March 19, 2014, Theresa Romagnolo was appointed as his successor.[7] Prior to coaching the Fighting Irish, Romagnolo had been the women's soccer head coach at Dartmouth the past three seasons, and had also been an assistant coach at Stanford and at the University of San Diego. Romagnolo resigned on January 22, 2018, citing the desire to spend more time with her family.[8] Assistant coach Nate Norman was promoted to head coach on February 20, 2018.[9]

SeasonsEdit

Season Head coach[10] Season result[10] Tournament results[10]
Overall Conference Conference NCAA
Wins Losses Ties Wins Losses Ties Finish
1988 Dennis Grace 13 6 1 No Conference
1989 12 10 0 No Conference
1990 Chris Petrucelli 16 3 1 No Conference
1991^ 15 2 3 2 0 1 1st No Tournament
1992 13 5 1 5 0 0 1st No Tournament
1993 19 3 0 6 0 0 1st Champions NCAA First Round
1994 23 1 1 6 0 0 1st Champions NCAA Runner Up
1995† 21 2 2 7 1 0 2nd Champions NCAA Champions
1996 24 2 0 9 0 0 1st Champions NCAA Runner Up
1997 23 1 1 11 0 0 1st Champions NCAA Semifinals
1998 21 3 1 9 1 1 2nd Champions NCAA Quarterfinals
1999 Randy Waldrum 21 4 1 6 0 0 1st (Mid-Atlantic) Champions NCAA Runner Up
2000 23 1 1 6 0 0 1st (Mid-Atlantic) Champions NCAA Semifinals
2001 17 3 1 5 1 0 1st (Mid-Atlantic) Champions NCAA Second Round
2002 13 8 0 3 3 3 T-4th (Mid-Atlantic) NCAA Third Round
2003 20 3 1 6 0 0 1st (Mid-Atlantic) Semifinal NCAA Second Round
2004 25 1 1 9 0 1 1st Runner Up NCAA Champion
2005 22 3 0 10 1 0 1st (National) Champions NCAA Quarterfinals
2006 25 1 1 10 0 1 1st (National) Champions NCAA Runner Up
2007 19 5 2 11 0 0 1st (National) Runner Up NCAA Semifinals
2008 26 1 0 11 0 0 1st (National) Champions NCAA Runner Up
2009 21 4 1 10 0 1 1st (National) Champions NCAA Semifinals
2010 21 2 2 9 0 2 1st (National) First Round NCAA Champions
2011 10 8 3 6 3 2 3rd (National) Semifinals NCAA First Round
2012 16 6 2 8 1 1 T-1st (National) Semifinals NCAA Third Round
2013‡ 13 8 1 7 5 1 5th Quarterfinals NCAA Third Round
2014 Theresa Romagnolo 14 6 2 7 2 1 4th Quarterfinals NCAA Third Round
2015 14 5 1 6 4 0 6th NCAA Second Round
2016 13 3 5 7 1 2 T-1st Semifinals NCAA First Round
2017 9 8 5 5 3 2 6th First Round NCAA Third Round
2018 Nate Norman 8 10 0 4 6 0 10th
2019 11 8 2 4 4 2 8th First Round NCAA Second Round

^ In 1991, Notre Dame began play in the Horizon League.
† In 1995, Notre Dame began play in the Big East.
‡ In 2013, Notre Dame began play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

PersonnelEdit

Current RosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
00   GK Jaina Eckert
0   GK Mattie Interian
1   GK Brooke Littman
2   DF Jade Gosar
3   MF Madison Mercado
4   MF Sammi Fisher
5   MF Alexis Martel-Lamothe
6   MF Brooke VanDyck
7   FW Kiki Van Zanten
8   DF Bea Franklin
9   FW Olivia Wingate
10   MF Erin Hohnstein
11   DF Shannon Hendricks
12   MF Camryn Dyke
13   MF Nikki Colantuono
No. Position Player
14   FW Eva Hurm
15   FW Kati Druzina
16   MF Brianna Martinez
17   FW Audrey Weiss
18   DF Chloe Boice
19   DF Jenna Winebrenner
20   FW Bailey Cartwright
21   FW Erin Ospeck
22   MF Kelly Moss
23   MF Luisa Delgado
24   MF Megan McLaughlin
25   DF Waniya Hudson
26   MF Kate O'Connor
28   DF Autumn Smithers
30   MF Gabrielle Daly

Updated November 26, 2019[11]

Team ManagementEdit

Position Staff
Head Coach Nate Norman
Assistant Coach Dawn Siergiej
Assistant Coach Lauren Sinacola
Assistant Coach Colby Cunningham
Operations Specialist Jordan Andrews

Updated August 14, 2019[11]

Individual honorsEdit

NCAA Woman of the Year Award:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

Hermann Trophy:

Big East Offensive Player of the Year:

Big East Defensive Player of the Year:

Big East Midfielder of the Year:

Big East Rookie of the Year:

Big East All-Rookie Team:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2010

Big East Championship All-Tournament Team:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2012

U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2012

Capital One Academic All-America (CoSIDA) First Team:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2012-2013, 2013-2014

ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

Notre Dame Byron V. Kanaley Award:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

Notre Dame Francis Patrick O'Connor Award:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

Notre Dame Athletics Community Champion Award:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

Notre Dame Top Gun Award:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

Notre Dame Monogram Club Team Most Valuable Player Award:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

ACC Postgraduate Scholarship:

  • Elizabeth Tucker - 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Notre Dame Logo Sheet (PDF). Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.und.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/theresa_romagnolo_891553.html Coach profile: Theresa Romagnolo, Notre Dame Official Athletics Site.
  3. ^ "2008 Women's Soccer Media Guide". Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Elizabeth Tucker from University of Notre Dame Named 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year". Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Elizabeth Tucker Bio". Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Notre Dame Women's Soccer Coach Randy Waldrum Resigns". Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Theresa Romagnolo Named Women's Soccer Coach At Notre Dame". Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Romagnolo Announces Resignation as Irish Women's Soccer Coach". und.com. University of Notre Dame. January 22, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Norman ('07) Named Notre Dame Women's Soccer Head Coach". und.com. University of Notre Dame. February 20, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Notre Dame Women's Soccer 2017 History & Records Supplement" (PDF). und.com. University of Notre Dame. p. 5. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "2019-20 Women's Soccer Roster". und.com. The University of Notre Dame. Retrieved November 26, 2019.

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