Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's soccer

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
women's soccer
Notre Dame Fighting Irishwomen's soccer athletic logo

University University of Notre Dame
Conference ACC
Location Notre Dame, IN
Head Coach Theresa Romagnolo (1st year)
Stadium Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
Nickname Fighting Irish
Colors Blue and Gold


NCAA Tournament Champions
1995, 2004, 2010
NCAA Tournament Runner Up
1994, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2008
NCAA Tournament Semifinal
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
Conference Tournament Champions
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

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 Theresa Romagnolo, following the resignation of Randy Waldrum.[1] The Fighting Irish have won three of the 29 NCAA national championships.


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. Both University of Notre Dame and University of Portland are affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross. ND'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.[2]

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.[3] 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 Chammpionship 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.[4] 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 4x800m 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 NSWL team Houston Dash.[5] On March 19, 2014, Theresa Romagnolo was appointed as his successor.[6] 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.

Current squad

As of 2014:[7] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Jennifer Jasper
1 United States GK Sarah Voight
2 United States MF Katie Uhler
3 United States DF Morgan Andrews
5 United States FW Cari Roccaro
6 United States FW Anna Marie Gilbertson
7 England FW Karin Muya
8 United States DF Sabrina Flores
9 United States FW Lauren Bohaboy
10 United States MF Glory Williams
11 United States FW Sammy Schofield
12 United States MF Mary Schwappach
13 United States DF Ginny McGowan
14 United States DF Mariel Adams
15 United States MF Karin Simonian
16 United States MF Sandra Yu
17 United States DF Taylor Schneider
No. Position Player
18 United States GK Kaela Little
19 United States FW Rilka Noel
20 United States MF Cindy Pineda
21 United States DF Brittany von Rueden
22 United States MF Megan McCashland
23 United States MF Emily Geyer
24 United States DF Katie Naughton
25 United States DF Monica Flores
26 United States DF Charlotte Anderson
27 United States FW Kaleigh Olmsted
28 United States FW Kaitlin Klawunder
29 United States MF Taylor Klawunder
30 United States GK Elyse Hight
31 United States DF Paige Crowley
32 United States MF Meghan Doyle
33 United States GK Lexi Nicholas

Technical staff

Position Name
Head coach Theresa Romagnolo
Assistant coach Dawn Greathouse
Assistant coach Diego Bocanegra
Coordinator of Soccer Operations Lexi Dakin

Individual honors

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


  1. Coach profile: Theresa Romagnolo, Notre Dame Official Athletics Site.
  2. "2008 Women's Soccer Media Guide". Retrieved April 8, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Elizabeth Tucker from University of Notre Dame Named 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year". Retrieved January 28, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Elizabeth Tucker Bio". Retrieved January 28, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Notre Dame Women's Soccer Coach Randy Waldrum Resigns". Retrieved January 3, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Theresa Romagnolo Named Women's Soccer Coach At Notre Dame". Retrieved March 19, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "2014 Roster". Retrieved October 8, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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