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Irish Add Transfer Midfielder Dawson McCartney

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior midfielder Dawson McCartney is set to join the Notre Dame men’s soccer team ahead of the 2021spring season, head coach Chad Riley announced on Wednesday.

We are excited to add Dawson to our team,” said Riley. “I have known Dawson for a long time and he will be a wonderful addition to our team on the field as well as off the field.”

McCartney joins the Irish from Dartmouth, where he was a standout attacking midfielder for the Big Green over the last three seasons, earning two Second Team All-Ivy selections during the 2019 and 2018 campaigns.

The Voorhees, New Jersey, native has experience playing under Riley, as he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI First Team in 2017 during Riley’s final season with Dartmouth before coming to Notre Dame. The midfielder produced two goals and eight assists in his debut season.

McCartney has played in 43 matches over three seasons at Dartmouth, earning 40 starts. The midfielder has accrued eight goals and 14 assists, totaling 30 points over his time with the Big Green.

The senior will be eligible to play immediately for the Irish during the spring semester of the 2020-21 season. 

Prior to playing at the collegiate level, McCartney captained the U18 Philadelphia Union Academy team and participated in U.S. Soccer National Training Centers.