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  1. June 11, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    In an attempt to keep all of you Fighting Irish fans in the loop, one of my first orders of business as the new @NDSportsBlogger will be to provide you a morning recap of what stories you may have missed the previous few 24 hours. On we’re off! (Or as the kids say, #RiseAndGrind) 1. Lets start…

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

    Mar 27, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    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…

  3. Katie Naughton’s Spain Blog: Days 9-11

    Mar 27, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Earlier this month, Irish freshmen Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro, as well as incoming student-athlete Morgan Andrews competed with the United States Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team in the 12 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. While across the pond, Naughton kept a daily blog. Here’s the third and final installment. Day 9: March 9,…

  4. Katie Naughton’s Spain Blog: Days 5-8

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

    Earlier this month, Irish freshmen Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro, as well as incoming student-athlete Morgan Andrews competed with the United States Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team in the 12 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. While across the pond, Naughton kept a daily blog. We posted the first blog on Friday. Here’s part two.…

  5. Katie Naughton’s Spain Blog: Days 1-4

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Earlier this month, Irish freshmen Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro, as well as incoming student-athlete Morgan Andrews competed with the United States Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team in the 12 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. While across the pond, Naughton kept a daily blog, which we’ll be posting here in three segments over the…

  6. A Busy Break

    Mar 21, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

    A three day trip across the border and a heavily attended coaching clinic made for a very hectic spring break for the Notre Dame men’s soccer squad. The crew traveled to Toronto over the first weekend of the break and trained on Sunday and Monday at Toronto FC’s pristine training facilities. The Irish have strong…

  7. Notre Dame Begins Spring Play

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. The more you bleed in peace, the less you bleed in battle. You practice how you play. These clichés are just three in a sports world stocked full of sayings that underline the importance of practice. During no time of the year…

  8. Notre Dame vs TFC

    Mar 12, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

    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…

  9. Canada Day 3

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    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…

  10. Irish in Canada: Part Deux

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

    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…

  11. Notre Dame Soccer in Canada, eh?

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

      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…

  12. Cari Roccaro’s Week with the U.S. Under-20 National Team

    Feb 15, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    Notre Dame freshmen Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro were among 24 players invited to the first United States Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team Camp of 2013. Read more about the camp, which was held Feb. 2-9 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., in the press release on UND.com. In this post, Roccaro shares…

  13. Van De Casteele Wins BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

    Feb 14, 2013, 1:26 AM EDT

    A three year starter on a perennially premier squad, Grant Van De Casteele has reeled in a myriad of accolades during his time at Notre Dame. The senior defender from Plano, Tex. earned a spot on both the All-BIG EAST Third Team and the All-Great Lakes Region Third Team for his efforts this past season.…

  14. Bobby Clark era continues

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    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…

  15. National Team Camp Update

    Jan 24, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

    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…

  16. Finley and Powers: MLS Bound

    Jan 17, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Though the start of Notre Dame’s soccer team is roughly eight months away, Thursday was an important day for the Fighting Irish, as a pair of former players were selected in the first round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Seniors Ryan Finley and Dillon Powers will be taking their game to the next level. Finley…

  17. A Season of Growth

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT

    Losses can be difficult to deal with, especially if they are season-ending ones like the Irish’s 1-0 postseason loss to FSU. However, it helps to put things in perspective by looking back to the beginning of the season. The Irish have made tremendous strides since then. If you would have asked anyone how far the Irish would…

  18. Hoosiers Stun Irish

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:51 AM EDT

    Notre Dame’s quest for a men’s soccer national championship came to an abrupt end on a frigid Sunday afternoon in Alumni Stadium. The top-seeded Irish fell to No. 16 Indiana, 2-1, in double overtime in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Notre Dame’s last five tournament appearances have ended on a golden goal. Irish…

  19. Everything to Gain for the Irish

    Nov 21, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

    Right now, the majority of college soccer players are done with their season. This means no more daily practices, endless traveling, or weekend games. In fact, they are probably headed home to visit their families for Thanksgiving. The Irish, on the other hand, are one of the select few teams still lucky enough to be…

  20. #1 seed Irish Tops Michigan St. 3-0 in NCAA Second Round

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT

    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…

  21. The “Baby Irish” Make Their Presence Known in the NCAA Championship Tournament

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

    The “Baby Irish” began their NCAA tournament run last weekend at Notre Dame’s Alumni Stadium, and overcame Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the second half to put themselves into round two in Gainesville, Fla. this weekend. The Notre Dame freshmen came out swinging on Friday night in a well-played win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. This huge…

  22. Over the First Hurdle

    Nov 15, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    It’s tournament time and never count anyone out! Especially the Irish. After a rocky start to the season, the Irish pulled together to go on a winning streak in the BIG EAST and earn a share of the conference title. All in all, the team has proven that it has what it takes to be successful…

  23. Full of Firsts

    Nov 13, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

    Following a weekend in which Notre Dame’s men’s soccer squad captured the BIG EAST tournament title with wins over two top-10 teams, it would seem as if the luck of the Irish would be all but used up. But Monday proved that they still had plenty in store, as the team was named the No.…

  24. IRISH earn No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

    Nov 13, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    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…

  25. Irish Survive Lightning, Stop Panthers

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

    Considering I had woken up to frost on more than one occasion this week, Friday’s weather seemed unseasonably warm. Even as I arrived for Notre Dame’s NCAA tournament game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the temperature was in the 50s. The weather was warm, but just minutes before kick off, the sky opened up and the rain came…

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