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  1. Goalie Competition Heats Up

    Aug 17, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

    Over the past couple weeks, five student-athletes – senior Maddie Fox, sophomore Jennifer Jasper, sophomore Sarah Voight, freshman Naomi Willett and freshman Elyse Hight – have been competing for the starting goalie job on the Notre Dame women’s soccer team. Fighting Irish Digital Media has been inside practice and brings us the latest installment in…

  2. ND-Chivas tie in Fort Wayne

    Aug 16, 2012, 11:37 PM EDT

    For a pre-season game, this was a perfect environment. There must have been around 4,000 fans in the stands although, if truth be said, many of them were supporting our south of the border opponents. For Notre Dame, it was a fun atmosphere as we were playing a professional team in a noisy, vuvuzela-filled arena.…

  3. Making The Right Impression

    Aug 14, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT

    “You only have one chance to make a good first impression.” How many times have we heard that statement? As trite as it may sound, it’s true. And for student-athletes representing universities across the country, it’s a lesson that perhaps cannot be emphasized enough. Last week, members of the Notre Dame men’s and women’s soccer…

  4. Irish Set to Begin 2012 Campaign

    Aug 14, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    The Notre Dame women’s soccer team began preseason play this weekend with a pair of exhibition games at the ND Practice Field. On Friday, the Irish topped Virginia, 2-0, thanks to goals from sophomore Lauren Bohaboy and freshman Crystal Thomas. Head coach Randy Waldrum’s squad returned to the field on Sunday, tying Baylor, 1-1. Check…

  5. Huskies held on a short leash!

    Aug 13, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    In the latest post on Irish United, men’s head coach Bobby Clark makes his blog debut, sharing his thoughts on this weekend’s preseason games against Northern Illinois. Lads: Game 1: NIU 0 – ND 2 Game 2: NIU 0 – ND 3 The first two of our four preseason games got underway up in DeKalb,…

  6. 2012 Fall Camp Kicks Off

    Aug 13, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    After a great summer, the temperature has started to drop, and it won’t be long before the leaves begin falling. With those changes, comes the start of the fall sports season and a return to the pitch for the Notre Dame men’s soccer team. The Irish began practice this past Thursday, and Fighting Irish Digital…

  7. Goalie Battle: Part 1

    Aug 10, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    As the Irish women’s soccer team preps for the 2012 campaign, five student-athletes are competing to be the starting goalie. In the first installment of a three-part series, Fighting Irish Digital Media gets to know senior Maddie Fox, sophomore Jennifer Jasper, sophomore Sarah Voight, freshman Naomi Willett and freshman Elyse Hight. Who will be in…

  8. Olympic Dreams Come True

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

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    What an incredible day for Notre Dame soccer. Not only did a trio of Irish alumnae earn Olympic medals, but all three played in today’s matches, including two who returned from injuries after missing the previous four games. In the bronze medal match, Melissa Tancredi (’04) and Candace Chapman (’05) helped Canada to a 1-0…

  9. Irish in London: August 6

    Aug 6, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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    There are perhaps no words that can truly describe the thriller that took place between the United States and Canada in Monday’s Olympic semifinal at Old Trafford. Three times, the Canadian national team took the lead. Three times the Americans stormed back. Ninety minutes was not enough. Neither was 120. A penalty shootout looked certain.…

  10. Coach Waldrum Mic’d Up

    Aug 4, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Fighting Irish Digital Media brings us a first look at the 2012 Notre Dame women’s soccer team, featuring head coach Randy Waldrum mic’d up at his squad’s first practice of the season.

  11. Irish in London: August 3

    Aug 3, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

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    The stage is set. Following a pair of quarterfinal victories, Canada and the United States will clash in an exciting matchup on Monday at 2:45 pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Team U.S.A. defeated New Zealand, 2-0, thanks to goals from Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux. Shannon Boxx (’99), who injured her hamstring in the…

  12. Irish in London: July 31

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

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    The chase for Olympic glory continued on the pitch today, as Canada and the United States each moved one step closer to the medal podium. After falling behind 2-0 in the first half, forward Melissa Tancredi (’04) scored goals in the 43rd and 84th minute to lead Canada to a 2-2 draw with Sweden. Tancredi’s…

  13. Irish in London: July 30

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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    The 2012 Summer Olympics officially began on Friday, July 27, but the action on the pitch actually kicked off on Wednesday for three former Irish women’s soccer players. Shannon Boxx (’99) and Team U.S.A. fell behind early in their opening round game against France, but rallied for a 4-2 win, thanks in part to a…

  14. Get to Know Melissa Henderson

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

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    Former Irish women’s soccer star Melissa Henderson (’12) is continuing her career at the next level, playing with the Boston Breakers of the Women’s Professional Soccer League Elite (WPSL Elite). Through ten games, Melissa’s squad is 8-2-0 and tied with Chicago for first place. Check out the video below from the Breakers’ YouTube channel (BostonBreakerstv)…

  15. Championship Sunday

    Jun 17, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT

    Champions!!! The US U-23’s defeated Norway 4-1 today to win the Three Nations Tournament. Norway had defeated Sweden 4-2 earlier in the week, we tied Sweden 1-1, so the championship came down to today’s game. We played very well for most of 90 minutes and you can see that we are getting better each day…

  16. Game Day In Norway

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

    I was out for my morning walk thinking about the game today against Sweden, and thought I’d send some pictures that I either found humorous, or that I thought the Irish nation may enjoy seeing a bit of what it looks like here. I’ve included pictures of a couple of “signs” that I found to…

  17. Final Prep for Sweden

    Jun 14, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

    Today was a light day of training with the game against Sweden tomorrow night at 6pm. We are six hours ahead of ET in the US, so kickoff will be at noon back home. Unfortunately there is no live online or tv for the game, so keep up with the tweets and blog to get…

  18. Scouting Sweden and Norway

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

    I just finished scouting the Norway – Sweden game which surprisingly was 4-1 to Norway when I left with about 25 minutes to go. Norway looked much better than when we played them in Spain in March. They are in the middle of their season, so their form was good and they look very organized…

  19. Getting Ready for Sweden

    Jun 12, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    Well, the first full day is now complete and we had two training sessions today. This morning in the rain we focused on some 5 vs. 5 play, and this afternoon we focused on some patterns of play. We are getting ready for our first game against Sweden on Friday. I am extremely impressed with…

  20. Arrival In Norway

    Jun 11, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

    Notre Dame women’s soccer head coach Randy Waldrum currently is in Norway as part of his role as the head coach of the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team, leading a 17-player roster that includes former Fighting Irish two-time All-America forward and 2010 Honda Sports Award recipient Melissa Henderson. The Americans are scheduled to play…

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