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  1. 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…

  2. Two Wins Send Irish to Elite Eight

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    It was a great weekend for the Irish as they racked up two wins to propel their way into the Elite Eight. The team started out the weekend with a 2-1 win versus #3 seed Wake Forest. Once that game was under their belt, they prepared to take on second-seeded Florida. The Gators were an interesting opponent for…

  3. The Rose Report: Nov. 15

    Nov 15, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

    As we mentioned previously, fifth-year midfielder/forward Michael Rose is interning for the Monogram Club this fall, sharing his postseason perspective from the road. Check out his latest entries of “The Rose Report” on the Monogram Club page.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. Big East Champions

    Nov 12, 2012, 9:54 AM EDT

    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…

  8. 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…

  9. Finley wins Offensive Player of the Year

    Nov 9, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT

    Nearly two years ago to this day, senior striker Ryan Finley was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was just a sophomore at the time, and many assumed that this high honor was the first in what would eventually prove to be a long line of similar personal accolades for…

  10. Coach Waldrum Previews the NCAA Tournament

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:46 AM EDT

    Before the Notre Dame women’s soccer team begins its 20th consecutive NCAA tournament trip, head coach Randy Waldrum sat down with Fighting Irish Digital Media to preview his team in the postseason. The Irish take the pitch tonight at home against UW-Milwaukee at 7 pm ET. Watch it live only on

  11. Student. Athlete. Irish. – Grant Van De Casteele

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

    In the latest “Student. Athlete. Irish.” feature from Fighting Irish Digital Media, get to know senior defenseman Grant Van De Casteele. Word to the wise: Don’t steal Grant’s milk.

  12. Irish crush the Orange

    Nov 5, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

    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.…

  13. The Rose Report: Nov. 1

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

    Fifth-year midfielder/forward Michael Rose is interning for the Monogram Club this fall, and will be sharing his perspective from the road as the Notre Dame men’s soccer team makes its annual run through the NCAA post-season. Here’s an excerpt from his first entry, “The Rose Report.” Soccer is a funny game. It can be cruel,…

  14. Tournament Time

    Nov 1, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    On the heels of a pair of matchups with the Golden Eagles of Marquette last week, it’s tournament time at last for Notre Dame’s men’s soccer squad. The Irish finished the regular season in strong fashion with a win and a tie against Marquette, a team that entered the first of its quarrels with the…

  15. Halloween Fun for Irish Soccer

    Oct 31, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

    One of the downsides to playing a sport in college is that you sometimes have to miss out on fun events like Halloween. This year, instead of dressing up for Halloween, the Notre Dame women’s soccer team will be traveling to Connecticut as they prepare to take on Marquette in the BIG EAST semifinals. Luckily, the…

  16. Freshman Scores to Advance in BIG EAST Tournament

    Oct 30, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT

    The Irish advanced to the BiG EAST semifinals with a 1-0 win over Syracuse this weekend. The goal came late in the game with an open-netted shot from freshman forward Cari Roccaro after she beat the Syracuse goalkeeper. This was Rocarro’s fifth goal of the season – an impressive accomplishment, considering she didn’t join the team until mid-September after helping the…

  17. Irish draw at Marquette!

    Oct 28, 2012, 1:10 AM EDT

    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 EDT

    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. Second Half Surge Lifts Irish Past Golden Eagles

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:13 PM EDT

    Notre Dame celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, but tonight, student-athletes in the class of 2013 received a fitting send-off at Alumni Stadium. With the temperature in the 70s, it felt like we should have been watching Irish baseball or lacrosse, rather than the soccer regular season home finale. After falling behind 1-0, Notre Dame netted…

  20. Irish Prepare for Top 10 Battle

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    No, not the gridiron showdown in Norman on Saturday night, but the clash on the pitch between #7 Notre Dame and #3 Marquette, tonight at Alumni Stadium. It’s a huge game for head coach Bobby Clark‘s squad, as the Fighting Irish (12-3-0 overall, 4-2-0 BIG EAST) trail the Golden Eagles (14-1-0, 5-1-0) by three points…

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