From its modest days as a club sport through its first varsity season in 1977, Men’s Soccer at Notre Dame has grown into a national power—winning a national championship in 2013. In that time, the Irish have gone from an upstart with no conference to national champions at the top of the vaunted Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Over the past 22 years, they have secured 17 NCAA Tournament berths with eight Round of 16 appearances and have achieved a reputation for consistency and excellence.
Following 11 years of progress as an independent program, the Irish joined the Midwest Collegiate Conference in 1988 and won three conference titles in a span of six years. In 1995, Notre Dame joined the Big East and won the conference tournament championship in 1996, 2003, and 2012. Moving to the elite ranks of the ACC in 2013, the Irish did not slow down, winning a national title in that first year and finishing as the 9th ranked team in the country in 2014.
Off the field, the program has produced two National Scholar-Athletes of the year, 10 Scholar All-Americans, and 22 NSCA Regional Scholar-Athletes.
Under Coach Bobby Clark, Men’s Soccer at Notre Dame has compiled a winning record every season en route to an impressive 203-83-52 mark. The Fighting Irish have been ranked in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America top-25 poll in 13 of Clark’s 15 seasons.
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