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HEAD COACH WOMEN'S SOCCER, THERESA ROMAGNOLO
Theresa Romagnolo is entering her fourth season as head coach at Notre Dame, taking the reins of the tradition-rich Fighting Irish women's soccer program on March 19, 2014.
In her first season with the Irish, Romagnolo led the Irish to its first appearance in then-four-team Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. The Irish also extended their NCAA Championship appearance streak to 24 with berths in each of her first three seasons, keeping the nation’s second-longest active streak (1993-2016) alive (North Carolina is first, 1982-2016).
The Irish went 33-10-2 at home during Romagnolo’s first four seasons, including an 11-1-0 mark in 2015. Romagnolo tutored 18 All-ACC selections in her first four years at the helm of the Irish, as well as an NSCAA All-American in Cari Roccaro (2015 Third Team), United Soccer Coaches All-American in Sandra Yu and eight NSCAA All-Region picks. Roccaro and classmate Katie Naughton (’15) were also named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2015 before each being selected in the first two rounds of the National Women’s Soccer League College Draft in January 2016.
ASSISTANT COACH, DAWN SIERGIEJ
In her tenure with the Irish, Siergiej has helped Notre Dame earn two of its three NCAA national championships (2004 and 2010), as well as six NCAA Women's College Cup berths, 10 conference regular season titles and four conference tournament championships during her first 12 seasons under the Golden Dome.
Siergiej also has been instrumental in molding some of the top goalkeepers in program history, with her pupils registering seven of the top 10 single-season goals-against average (GAA) marks in the Notre Dame record book, including six seasons when Siergiej tutored Fighting Irish goalkeepers to a 0.49 GAA or better. In addition, Notre Dame has recorded double-digit shutouts in 10 of 12 years on her watch, including a school-record 19 clean sheets in 2006 (tied for seventh-most in one season in NCAA history).ASSISTANT COACH, NATE NORMAN
Norman joined the Irish coaching staff in January 2017 after one season at the helm of the Liberty program, where he led the Flames to a 14-8 record and a Big South Tournament Championship in 2016. He saw five student-athletes named to the All-Big South first and second teams, four selected for the conference all-tournament team and two picked for the NSCAA all-region squad.
Prior to his time at Liberty, Norman spent four seasons as head coach at Western Michigan, where he led the Broncos to a 44-27-14 record. He guided the program to two Midwestern Athletic Conference tournament titles in 2013 and 2015, and he was named the MAC Coach of the Year and the NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year in 2015. Additionally, he saw 16 players named to all-conference squads during his tenure and placed a league-best 17 players on the MAC All-Academic Team in 2015.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, KERRI CASPER
Kerri Casper enters her first season as director of women’s soccer operations after joining the Irish women’s soccer staff in July 2017.
Casper transitioned to the women’s soccer staff after serving as program coordinator in Notre Dame’s Student Welfare and Development Department, where she facilitated the Rosenthal Leadership Academy, the OSCARS, NDCA and Summer Bridge Orientation.