Nov. 6, 2016
By Joanne Norell
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame women’s soccer senior Kaleigh Olmsted was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Championship All-Tournament Team on Sunday.
Olmsted scored her fourth goal of the season in Friday’s semifinal match against North Carolina, tying the game in the 72nd minute after the Tar Heels had taken a 1-0 lead. Olmsted intercepted a pass and broke free down the middle of the field, juking North Carolina goalkeeper Lindsay Harris outside the penalty area and walking it in for the equalizer. The Irish senior had a team-leading three-shots, but the Irish fell 2-1.
Notre Dame will learn its path to an NCAA Championship at 4:30 p.m. ET Monday during the NCAA Women’s Soccer Selection Show, which will stream live on NCAA.com.
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Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.