March 4, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – With the memories of its third NCAA national championship still fresh, the Notre Dame women’s soccer team will celebrate its latest title-winning season at its annual awards banquet, scheduled for 1 p.m. (ET) on April 17 at Club Naimoli inside Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. The gala event will feature the presentation of national championship rings to the Fighting Irish student-athletes, coaches and staff, as well as several video presentations, including a documentary containing exclusive interviews with the Notre Dame team members and behind-the-scenes footage from the championship season.
Tickets for this year’s Notre Dame women’s soccer national championship awards banquet are now on sale to the general public at a cost of $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 or younger. Payment may be made at the door on the day of the banquet, or in advance by mailing a check to: University of Notre Dame, ATTN: Women’s Soccer Banquet, 107 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Those persons wishing to attend the banquet, regardless of their payment preference, are asked to fill out an on-line RSVP form by going to the women’s soccer page of the official Notre Dame athletics web site (www.UND.com) and clicking on the following link at the top of the sidebar column: http://www.und.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/041711-banquet-form.html. Please note: the deadline to RSVP for this year’s banquet is April 11.
Notre Dame won its third NCAA national championship in 2010, posting a 21-2-2 record and rolling to six consecutive wins in the NCAA Championship while outscoring its opponents, 15-1. Led by the reigning National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Mondo National Coach of the Year Randy Waldrum, the Fighting Irish will return seven starters (plus three others with previous starting experience) and 20 total players from their national championship team, led by 2010 Hermann Trophy runner-up/Honda Sports Award recipient/NSCAA first-team All-American/United States Under-23 National Team forward Melissa Henderson (Garland, Texas/Berkner), 2010 Women’s College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player/co-captain Jessica Schuveiller (Plano, Texas/Plano West) and 2009 NSCAA first-team All-America midfielder/Hermann Trophy semifinalist Courtney Barg (Plano, Texas/Plano West). Notre Dame also welcomes a stellar six-player incoming freshman class that includes five players ranked among the top 60 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.
For more information on the Notre Dame women’s soccer program, join the Fighting Irish women’s soccer news Twitter page (www.twitter.com/NDsoccernews) or sign up for the Irish ALERT text-messaging system through the sidebar on the women’s soccer page at UND.com.
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