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  1. Cardinals make Irish see red!

    Sep 24, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

    Louisville 2 – Notre Dame 1 It was a blustery night in Louisville, as Notre Dame lined up against the Cardinals in front of just over 2,000 fans. The narrow Louisville field always makes for a busy game and although both teams saw periods of domination, neither really had many clear cut opportunities. The wind…

  2. Lindsay Brown Honored as Seventeen Magazine’s “Pretty Amazing” Contest Winner

    Sep 23, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    She’s pretty amazing? Lindsay Brown is more than just pretty amazing, she’s beyond amazing. I got the chance to sit down with Lindsay recently, where I heard a little bit about her amazing story of becoming Seventeen Magazine’s “Pretty Amazing” contest winner. She entered the contest without any intention of winning, but she knew that…

  3. Adam LaPlaca: Last Line of Defense

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

    What did you do this summer? This all-too-common question is thrown around countless times on college campuses during the first few weeks of classes. It typically elicits the traditional responses about summer jobs, internships, and vacations. Adam LaPlaca arrived on campus this fall with a bit more unique tale to tell. LaPlaca, a backup goalie…

  4. Fighting Irish on Eve of Beginning Big East Play

    Sep 21, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    “This is the year.” It is the phrase which has been on the tip of the Notre Dame community’s tongue since the opening of the fall semester. Commonly, it is heard being uttered amongst Notre Dame football fans—but there is another reason this phrase is becoming ever popular. While the Fighting Irish football team is…

  5. “Baby Irish” Profile: Crystal Thomas

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

    “I wanted to try it. In recess, my friends were playing it and I just wanted to go for it.” Freshman soccer player Crystal Thomas happened to try soccer when she was in the third grade, and now it has brought her to Notre Dame. Thomas has become an offensive powerhouse for the women’s soccer…

  6. A Good Start to a Finish: W. Soccer Weekend Recap

    Sep 17, 2012, 11:40 PM EDT

    As of this week, Notre Dame is now a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, but its time with the BIG EAST is not over yet. This year marks possibly the final season that Notre Dame women’s soccer will play in the BIG EAST, and conference play opened this wekeend. The Friday game against Louisville…

  7. Irish skin the Wolverines!

    Sep 16, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT

    Michigan 0 – Notre Dame 1 (o.t.) It was another beautiful late summer afternoon in Ann Arbor when the Irish travelled to play against the University of Michigan in the second game of the Big East – Big Ten Challenge. The setting was perfect, but the opening half was a fairly dull affair. It really…

  8. Irish put Spartans to the sword!

    Sep 15, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT

    Notre Dame 2 – Michigan State 0 It was a beautiful evening at Alumni Stadium when Notre Dame and Michigan State took the field for the first game in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge. The other game is Marquette playing Michigan and the games will be reversed on Sunday when Notre Dame head for Ann…

  9. Staying Perfect

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Before Notre Dame and Michigan State clash in a nationally televised football game tomorrow evening, the Fighting Irish and Spartans met in a non-conference men’s soccer game on a beautiful night at Alumni Stadium. With a 2-0 win, third-ranked Notre Dame improved to 6-0-0, the team’s best start since winning nine straight to begin the…

  10. Getting Back on Track

    Sep 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    One thing I know about soccer is that a loss is not always a bad thing. Sometimes, a tough loss can be exactly the motivation a great team needs in order to reach its full potential. I can personally attest to this, as a member of the 2010 national championship Notre Dame women’s soccer team. Leading…

  11. Remembering Mike Berticelli

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

    This past weekend, the Notre Dame men’s soccer team posted wins over Oregon State and #4 Akron to win the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. The tournament began in 2002, in honor of the late Irish head coach, who passed away suddenly in January 2000. While leading Notre Dame from 1990-99, Berticelli posted a 104-80-19 record.…

  12. Back in the Swing of Things

    Sep 13, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

    Aside from those who study abroad, most college students are not overseas for their first three weeks of class. Every so often, however, there comes along an exception. This year, Notre Dame had two. Junior Mandy Laddish and freshman Cari Roccaro had been in Japan since early-mid August playing on the FIFA Under-20 Women’s US Soccer Team. The tournament ran…

  13. Coach Clark on joining the ACC

    Sep 13, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Fighting Irish Digital Media caught up with Coach Clark, following yesterday’s announcement that Notre Dame will be joining the Atlantic Coast Conference. Read more about the conference move in the press release on

  14. Irish Prepare for Spartans, Wolverines

    Sep 12, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    Campus is abuzz over the football squad’s 2-0 start and upcoming showdowns with traditional powers Michigan State and Michigan. But the Irish of the gridiron are not the only team carrying an undefeated record into consecutive matchups with the Spartans and Wolverines. The eighth-ranked Notre Dame’s men’s soccer team is 5-0-0 and will square off…

  15. Irish Join ACC

    Sep 12, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

    Sept. 12, 2012 Notre Dame, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame accepted an invitation today (Sept. 12) to become a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in all sports except football. Most Notre Dame athletics programs have been members of the Big East Conference since 1995 after previously competing in the Midwestern Collegiate…

  16. Irish Claim Tournament Title

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

    In my previous post, I advised Irish fans to wait until the end of the 11th annual Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament to tab this year’s Notre Dame men’s soccer squad as one worthy of great expectations and enthusiasm.  At the time, the Irish were 3-0-0 but had yet to knock off a team currently ranked…

  17. Weekend Recap: West Coast Swing

    Sep 10, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

    It was a tough weekend for the “Baby Irish” as they failed to bring home a win during their west coast swing. Notre Dame began the weekend facing off against the No. 19 Portland Pilots. Portland, historically one of the best women’s teams, presented a challenge for the Irish as they battled to a 1-1 draw.…

  18. Zapping the Zips

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

    The #13 Notre Dame men’s soccer team posted a big 3-1 victory over #4 Akron in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament finale on Sunday at Alumni Stadium. Fighting Irish Digital Media caught up with head coach Bobby Clark following the big win. The Irish improved to 5-0 for the first time in Clark’s tenure as…

  19. Irish unzip Akron!

    Sep 9, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

    Notre Dame 3 – Akron 1 It was a beautiful, fresh, late summer afternoon in South Bend when Notre Dame and Akron kicked off for the final of the Berticelli Memorial Tournament. Akron settled first and in just the 4th minute Scott Caldwell struck a hard, low shot past Pat Wall in the Notre Dame…

  20. A West Coast Weekend for the Irish

    Sep 7, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

    This weekend, the Notre Dame women will be traveling to the West Coast to meet #19 Portland on Friday. The game marks the team’s first trip to the Pacific Northwest since 2005, when the No. 5 Irish lost to the top-ranked Portland Pilots in the NCAA quarterfinals. It was a clash of the titans with…

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