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  1. IRISH in the Pros: Philip Tuttle (’10)

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Philip Tuttle, a 2010 Notre Dame graduate, is currently the #1 choice for USL Pro side Wilmington Hammerheads.  Prior to his time in Wilmington, Tuttle spent a season with the Harrisburg City Islanders after being drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes.  At Notre Dame, Tuttle, appeared in 33 games, starting 29 and posting a 0.94…

  2. IRISH in the Pros: Ryan Finley

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:07 PM EST

    Ryan Finley (’12) currently plays in the MLS for the Columbus Crew.  Finley was the 9th overall draft pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.  A standout goal scorer at Notre Dame, Finley tallied 21 goals for the IRISH in helping them grab the #1 overall seed in this years NCAA tournament.   What is your…

  3. IRISH in the Pros: Justin Morrow (’09)

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:26 PM EST

    Justin Morrow (’09) currently plays in the MLS for the San Jose Earthquakes.  He was the starting left back on the 2012 MLS All-Star squad that defeated Chelsea from the English Premier League, 3-2. Morrow started all 33 matches during the 2012 campaign and notched one goal and four assists for San Jose.  In his…

  4. IRISH in the Pros

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Fifteen former Notre Dame men’s soccer players currently are competing professionally around the world. Fourteen are playing in the United States, while one is currently playing in England. We recently checked in with all of our alumni playing professionally and asked them to answer a few questions about life in the…

  5. Matt Besler Earns Cap in World Cup Qualifier in Mexico

    Mar 27, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

    Matt Besler Earns Cap In World Cup Qualifier At Mexico Notre Dame alum plays entire 90 minutes in key draw against rival. NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former University of Notre Dame soccer All-American Matt Besler (‘09) started and played the entire 90 minutes for the United States in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at Mexico. The…

  6. Notre Dame vs TFC

    Mar 12, 2013, 10:32 PM EST

    Lads: Most people head south for spring break but what’s that saying about ‘Ignore the dominant paradigm’. Well that is exactly what ND Men’s Soccer did as we headed NORTH to Toronto where we trained, watched, and played! We left after classes on Friday and 8 hours later made it to our hotel in snow…

  7. Canada Day 3

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:55 PM EST

    Another 9:30 wake up (or what boss would likely call ‘sleeping the day away’) for the soccer team set off the third day of our spring break trip to the lovely Toronto.  While the sun wasn’t shining today, it was what our native Scottish coach would call, “Daahhhh, a lovely day for the race!”  What…

  8. Irish in Canada: Part Deux

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:48 AM EST

    Irish Fútbol in the Great White North: Part Deux   Following our second day in the Queen City, I figured that I should give “The Big Man” a day off from the blog writing. Not to mention it’s probably for the best for you readers to keep business majors like Sophomore Vince Cicciarelli, away from…

  9. Notre Dame Soccer in Canada, eh?

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:13 PM EST

      Travel Day/Day 1:   Oh Canada! The spring season has already arrived for the Notre Dame Men’s Soccer team, and what a way to celebrate the start of the season by leaving the country. While normal college students attempt to find weather opposite that of South Bend during Spring Break (although we all enjoy…

  10. Press Release: Grant Van De Casteele Named BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

    Feb 12, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

    Senior defender becomes first Irish men’s soccer player to receive the prestigious honor. NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame soccer standout Grant Van De Casteele has been named the 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The selection was made by the Conference’s Academic Affairs Committee. A senior from…

  11. Bobby Clark era continues

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Bobby Clark, who last fall led the University of Notre Dame men’s soccer program to its most wins in 24 seasons and the number-one seed in the 2012 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships, has signed a multi-year contract extension to continue as the Irish head coach. Clark’s 12 seasons as Notre Dame…

  12. National Team Camp Update

    Jan 24, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

    Former University of Notre Dame men’s soccer standouts Matt Besler (’09) and Justin Morrow (’10) are currently taking part in the US National team training camp at the Home Depot Center in Los Angels, CA.  Matt took some time out to write on US Soccer’s blog about is time so far in camp: This is…

  13. #1 seed Irish Tops Michigan St. 3-0 in NCAA Second Round

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:06 PM EST

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – No. 1 seed Notre Dame defeated Michigan State, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship at a sunny Alumni Stadium. The match was the tournament opener for the Irish, who earned a first-round bye. Notre Dame (17-3-1) received first-half goals from junior forward Harrison…

  14. IRISH earn No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

    Nov 13, 2012, 1:01 PM EST

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – For the first time in program history the University of Notre Dame men’s soccer team is the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Championship. The Fighting Irish received a first-round bye and will play host to Cleveland State or Michigan State on Sunday in the second round. The time of…

  15. Big East Champions

    Nov 12, 2012, 9:54 AM EST

    CHESTER, Pa. – A golden goal from senior forward Ryan Finley in the 109th minute gave No. 5 Notre Dame a 3-2 double-overtime win over No. 6 Georgetown in the final of the BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championship on Sunday afternoon at a sunny and warm PPL Park. Notre Dame (16-3-1) had to overcome a…

  16. Irish crush the Orange

    Nov 5, 2012, 2:34 PM EST

    Syracuse 2 – Notre Dame 4 What a fantastic game tonight in Syracuse, N.Y. It was cold and damp, but for the 1,675 spectators who turned up they were treated to one of the most exciting matches of the season so far. Fifteen minutes into the game Syracuse went ahead on a well-taken transition goal.…

  17. Irish draw at Marquette!

    Oct 28, 2012, 1:10 AM EST

    Marquette 1 – Notre Dame 1 Senior forward Ryan Finley netted the equalizer in the 88th minute and the No. 7 Notre Dame men’s soccer team ended tied, 1-1, with No. 3 Marquette following two overtime periods on Saturday night at Valley Fields. The match was the regular-season finale for both squads. Notre Dame (13-3-1,…

  18. Irish clip the Eagles’ wings!

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:08 AM EST

    Notre Dame 3 – Marquette 1 It was in the mid 70s, as #7 Notre Dame kicked off against #3 Marquette. The Golden Eagles have been having a wonderful season, having only lost at Georgetown coming into the game at 14-1-0. The game opened brightly for the Irish with Danny O’Leary, Leon Brown and Alex…

  19. Irish sizzle the Friars!

    Oct 22, 2012, 10:40 AM EST

    Notre Dame 3  –  Providence 0 The rain stopped and the sun came out just as the the ten Notre Dame seniors were recognized and presented with flowers by Beth Hunter, men’s soccer administrator and executive director of the Notre Dame Monogram Club. Senior Day is always special and this class has been a good…

  20. Dillon Powers named finalist for Senior CLASS Award

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:25 AM EST

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame midfielder Dillon Powers has been named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award in the men’s soccer division. The Fighting Irish standout is among 10 student-athletes up for the prestigious honor. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I…

  21. Irish scratched by the Wildcats!

    Oct 9, 2012, 11:58 PM EST

    Northwestern 2 – Notre Dame 1 It was a very windy night in Evanston as the Irish took the field against the Northwestern Wildcats. Whether it was the unfamiliar field turf surface, the elements, or a combination of both, Notre Dame had a very rocky opening 20 minutes that saw them go 2-0 down. The…

  22. Irish kennel the Hoyas!

    Oct 8, 2012, 1:36 PM EST

    Notre Dame 3 – Georgetown 0 What a great advert for college soccer today at Alumni Stadium. The game opened with Notre Dame forcing the the play, putting six shots on the board before the Hoyas mustered an effort. During this early barrage Notre Dame went ahead in the eighth minute through an Alex Priede…

  23. Notre Dame takes down Pitt 7-1 in BIG EAST matchup!

    Oct 4, 2012, 12:44 PM EST

    Notre Dame 7 – Pittsburgh 1 It was a damp evening in South Bend with a constant drizzle falling throughout the game as Notre Dame took on the Pittsburgh Panthers. It was very clear from the kick-off that the Irish meant business, as there was a constant buzz around the Pitt goalkeeper and it was…

  24. Huskies bite the Irish!

    Sep 29, 2012, 11:56 PM EST

    U Conn 2 – Notre Dame 1 A fateful six-minute spell in the first half saw Notre Dame lose their second match of the season. It was a very harsh patch as Notre Dame had opened the game in good fashion, keeping play for the most part in the UConn end. The sellout 5,000+ crowd…

  25. Van De Casteele shows his mettle!

    Sep 27, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    Indiana 0 – Notre Dame 1 It was a calm, humid evening in Bloomington when Notre Dame and Indiana took the field. The Irish had the better of the early exchanges and they kept the 2,000 Hoosier fans pretty quiet. Notre Dame had several excellent opportunities but the closest they came to getting on the…

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