March 28, 2007

The Notre Dame women’s soccer team – coming off one of the most successful seasons in the program’s history – will kick off its five-game spring season versus Illinois on Friday night, March 30, in a 7:00 p.m. game at Alumni Field. The Irish women originally were slated to play their annual game with the Mexican Women’s National Team on March 30, but the game recently was called off due to logistical problems involving the Mexican team. (Note that the ND men’s soccer team still is slated to take on Mexico’s Under-20 National Team, on Friday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m.).

The Notre Dame women’s soccer spring schedule is listed below. Note that admission for all home games is free of charge. Periodic spring updates will be posted on

Notre Dame Women’s Soccer 2007 Spring Schedule

Friday, March 30 – Illinois (Alumni Field; 7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, April 5 – Northwestern (Alumni Field; 7:00 p.m.)

Sunday, April 15 – Drake (Alumni Field; 1:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 21 – vs. Missouri (Panda Cup; Wylie, TX; 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 22 – vs. Baylor (Panda Cup; Pirate Stadium/Wylie, TX; 1:00 p.m.)

Note that Notre Dame originally was slated to play the Jamaican Women’s National Team and the Chelsea women’s club team at the 2007 Panda Cup. Information (some of it outdated) on the Panda Cup is available via the below link (ticket prices are $5):

Notre Dame’s 2007 spring roster includes three senior members of the 2006 team – Jill Krivacek, Jen Buczkowski and Kim Lorenzen – who are assisting in filling out the positions on the spring roster.

Four members of the Irish women’s soccer team – Amanda Cinalli, Brittany Bock, Kerri Hanks and Michele Weissenhofer – recently competed and trained with the U.S. Under-21 National Team in Engand, with games versus three local clubs.

In other offseason news, former Notre Dame player Lindsey Jones – who served as the volunteer assistant coach with the Irish during the 2006 season – recently accepted an assistant coaching position at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif. The addition of Jones gives the Gaels staff a distinct Notre Dame flavor, as former Irish defender Kelly Lindsey is the St. Mary’s head coach while Monica Gerardo (one of the top scorers in ND history) serves as the team’s other assistant coach.