When it comes to powerhouse programs in women’s college soccer, one needs to look no further than Notre Dame.
The Fighting Irish have won three NCAA titles (1995, 2004, 2010) to highlight a resume that includes eight NCAA national championship match appearances and 12 trips to the NCAA College Cup semifinals (second-most in tournament history). Notre Dame has earned 24 consecutive NCAA Championship berths (1993-2016), the second-longest active streak (North Carolina, 1982-2016) and third-longest run all-time in tournament history.
In their history, the Fighting Irish have developed four Hermann Trophy winners and 52 All-Americans, including 19 first-team selections.
Before joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, Notre Dame competed in the BIG EAST, where they ranked first all-time with 11 BIG EAST Championship titles, 13 appearances in the tournament final, 37 tournament victories, and a .872 tournament winning percentage.
The Irish have been able to carry this sucess over to their new conference. In 2016, the Irish were regular-season co-champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and advanced to the ACC Championship semifinal.
The Notre Dame Women's Soccer program has logged 29 straight winning seasons since its inception at the varsity level in the fall of 1988. Irish softball is the only other Notre Dame varsity athletic program to have never posted a losing record.
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