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  1. No “Fore” In This Foursome

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    One of the more steady programs within our athletics stable here at Notre Dame has been the women’s golf squad. Not only one of the more studious on campus, the team has also continued a trend of qualifying for NCAA’s (not an easy feat for a school at over 41 degrees north of the equator).…

  2. What Could Have Been

    Jun 17, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    Dike

    Back in February 2014, during a training session with his new MLS club, Toronto FC, former Notre Dame forward Bright Dike (pronounced “Dee-Kay) felt a pop in his leg. With that one step, his dream of playing in the 2014 World Cup was squelched. Up until that point, Dike was already in the process of…

  3. Besler’s Ride To Brazil

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:12 AM EDT

    (Photo Credit: ISI Photos)

    When I began in this position in the summer of 2013, one of the first one-on-one interviews I participated in was with Irish men’s soccer alum Matt Besler. Besler, a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame, was in the middle of his MLS season with Sporting KC and had just recently began to make his mark…

  4. #NDinAfrica – Men’s Soccer Arrives In Zimbabwe

    Jun 11, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

    Men's Soccer In Zimbabwe

    Throughout your life when you return to school after summer vacation you are peppered with one simple question, “What did you do during the summer?” For the Notre Dame men’s soccer team that question will most definitely be a two-part answer. I don’t know how the last 75 days of summer vacation will go for…

  5. Irish In The MLS (And The World Cup)

    Jun 10, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Matt Besler - Photo Credit: Sporting KC

    Not only has a former Notre Dame men’s soccer student-athlete landed on the ground in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but a few other alums are making their presence felt in the MLS. Matt Besler After a storied career at Notre Dame, 2009 graduate Matt Besler was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards…

  6. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – MLB Draft, World Cup, Bringing Home Gold & More!

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    (Matt Cashore / University of Notre Dame)

    A few former Notre Dame student-athletes (and some current ones) were in the news this weekend for their play both in the professional ranks and it tournaments around the globe. Let’s first begin with the women’s basketball squad tallying yet another gold medal to their count. Rising junior Jewell Loyd is returning from overseas with…

  7. #NDLaxItaly • June 5, 2014

    Jun 6, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

    #NDLaxItaly at the Pantheon

    Thursday, June 5, 2014 The Irish men’s lacrosse squad enjoyed an early breakfast, and then departed Montecatini at 8 a.m. for the freeway bus ride to Rome. After parking next to the Tiber River, the Notre Dame group walked to Piazza Navona in the northwest part of the Rome city centre—and from there everyone wandered…

  8. #NDLaxItaly • June 3/4, 2014

    Jun 4, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

    Lacrosse Team Lunch At Italian Vineyard

    Tuesday/Wednesday, June 3/4, 2014   The Irish left San Marino at about 10 a.m. on another glorious day in Italy, taking the three-hour bus ride to Florence. The group gathered early afternoon in Piazza Signoria, just in front of the Palazzo Vecchio—and that was the meeting place at 10 p.m. when the Notre Dame contingent…

  9. Irish In The MLS (And The USMNT) • June 3, 2014

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    Powers

    Another weekend of great play from Notre Dame men’s soccer alums in the professional and International ranks is behind us. We can’t forget about our boy, Matt Besler on the United States Men’s National Team on his play preceding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Before we get underway, take a minute to vote for…

  10. #NDLaxItaly • June 2, 2014

    Jun 2, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Handshake line after 25-4 lacrosse win over Italy

    Monday, June 2, 2014 The Irish finished their third straight day of competition by defeating Team Italy 25-4 in a 10 a.m. match. Notre Dame led 6-1 after one period, 9-3 at halftime and 16-4 after three periods. The final day of the tournament was played under blue, sunny skies and 66-degree temperatures on an…

  11. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Irish In The NCAA’s, Escape From Alcatraz, #USMNT & More!

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

    (PHOTO/Getty Images - George Frey)

    As the competitive collegiate season winds down for Fighting Irish squads, NCAA honors and appearances were claimed by student-athletes. The track and field teams punched tickets to the NCAA Championships with performances this weekend and the rowing squad tied its best finish ever at the NCAA Championships. In alumni news, former Notre Dame men’s soccer…

  12. #NDLaxItaly • June 1, 2014

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    #NDLaxItaly

    Sunday, June 1, 2014 After a quick breakfast at their San Marino hotel high on a mountaintop, the Irish played their second game at 11 a.m. versus Team Norway. Great Britain defeated Italy 14-8 in the early-morning opener. Notre Dame ended up winning 21-5, but that score came after the two squads split rosters (and…

  13. #NDLaxItaly • May 31, 2014

    May 31, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    The handshake line after 26-2 @NDlacrosse win over Team Great Britain in Riccione, Italy

    Saturday, May 31 The team left via bus at 7 a.m. from its Erba hotel, making a stop after about three hours at the Museo Ferrari in the small town of Maranello. The actual Ferrari factory is also nearby, but the museum provided a guided, audio-assisted tour of the three floors of cars and other…

  14. Friday’s T.I.F.I. – #NDinAfrica, Rowing In The Circle City, MLB Draft & More!

    May 30, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

    Jordan Ferreira

    A glorious run by the men’s lacrosse team came to an end on Monday at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Championship game. The Irish had been on a roll of late, winning the ACC Championship and coming out victorious in their first three games in NCAA play. Take a second…

  15. #NDLaxItaly • Thursday • May 29, 2014

    May 29, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Lacrosse- Kavanagh

    Here’s a quickie itinerary for the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse trip to Italy: Today: The Irish arrived just about on time in Milan on Alitalia flight 605 (with only one missing bag). Most everyone accessed Euros at the airport, either from the bank or an ATM, and then it was off via bus (driving…

  16. Irish In The MLB – May 29, 2014

    May 29, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

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    In the past week, one former Irish ball player hit a walk-off home run, one had three scoreless relief appearances and one even picked up a win (I’m not kidding, “The Shark” was saddled with a loss). Let’s begin with the red hot A.J. Pollock. Pollock has gone nuts at the “dish” ever since beginning…

  17. #NDLaxItaly

    May 28, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Lacrosse: May 10 2014 #5 Notre Dame vs #11Harvard

    The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team is headed to Italy. Barely 48 hours removed from playing for the 2014 national championship—the Irish fell to Duke 11-9 Monday in Baltimore in the title game of the NCAA Championships—they headed out Wednesday for a 10-day foreign tour featuring three games. That NCAA achievement marked the…

  18. Irish In The MLS (And On The USMNT) – May 27, 2014

    May 27, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

    Besler (right) marks an opposing forward (AP)

    A great week on the international stage for the Irish soccer program as the men’s squad continues its journey over in Africa for their “Service, Sightseeing & Soccer” trip abroad. On the national stage, an alum was named to the United States Men’s National Team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and on the…

  19. Ferriera Trying To Channel Her Inner Payne

    May 22, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Jordan Ferreira

    As school ends, many students find their way back to their hometown and either obtain employment for a few months or just “chill,” but for soon-to-be sophomore Jordan Ferreira, she will be teeing it up with the best in her sport at famed Pinehurst No. 2 for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open in late June.…

  20. Queen Of The Beach

    May 22, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

    Volleyball opens their home slate tonight against Bowling Green.

    For the first time in history, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named a Prep Sand Volleyball All-America Team. With only four members being named to the squad, inclusion was very prestigious, and future Irish student-athlete Jo Kremer was among the quartet selected. Kremer, an incoming freshman on the Irish volleyball team, resides in Pacific…

  21. For College And Country

    May 22, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT

    Matt Besler - Photo Credit: Sporting KC

    For the first time in program history, a former Notre Dame men’s soccer player was selected to the 23-man roster for the United States Men’s National Team ahead of the 2014 World Cup. It was announced on Thursday afternoon (almost a week earlier than most predicted) by USMNT manager Jürgen Klinsmann that 2009 Notre Dame…

  22. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Jagielo’s Dinger, Piane’s Last Stand, #RowIrish, Louis Nix & More!

    May 21, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    Some huge news among our Olympic sports went down yesterday that shocked many in the Notre Dame community. But first, let’s just take a second to look at the final episode of “Path To Greatness,” starring Louis Nix and two other NFL Draft hopefuls. Now what did we miss … 1. Coach Piane Set To…

  23. IRISH In The MLB

    May 20, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

    Samardzija

    In the past few weeks, our former student-athletes in the professional ranks have been wheeling and dealing (especially A.J. Pollock). Let’s begin in Major League Baseball, where five former Irish ballplayers are making waves in “The Show.” A.J. Pollock • Arizona Diamondbacks Pollock has been on a tear as of late. After starting the season…

  24. In the Crease: 25 Questions with John Scioscia

    May 19, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    Scioscia

    If you didn’t play lacrosse, what sport would you play? I never played, but if I could go back, I’d play hockey. If you had a time machine, when would you go to and why? I think I would go back to like Ancient Greece. It seems like life was a little more simple and all…

  25. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Weekend Recap, Lacrosse Moves On, Pollock On A Roll & More!

    May 19, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Lacrosse: May 10 2014 #5 Notre Dame vs #11Harvard

    A fun and exciting weekend of athletics is behind the Notre Dame family. Numerous teams were in action this weekend, from the men’s lacrosse team (NCAA quarterfinals) to the softball squad (NCAA regionals). Let’s quickly recap the happenings. The softball squad ended its stellar season at the hands of No. 2 UCLA on Sunday in…

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