Men's Soccer


Returns for a fifth season in 2007 • has been the primary starter in goal for the Fighting Irish over the past two seasons • earned third-team all-BIG EAST honors in 2006 • carries a career goalsagainst average of 0.81 and a .815 save percentage • has played, and started, in 43 career matches and owns a record of 26-13-4 (.651) • his three shutouts in NCAA Tournament play during his career is a Notre Dame record • a two-time monogram winner • a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

AS A SENIOR: Third-team all-BIG EAST selection • appeared in 20 games, all starts • posted a 0.77 goals-against average and a .817 save percentage in 1755:43 of play • allowed 15 goals, while making 67 saves • notched a 14-5-1 record with 11 shutouts • had a personal-best scoreless streak of 342:27 snapped against Georgetown on Oct. 7 • selected as the BIG EAST goalkeeper of the week on Oct. 2 • named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Oct. 16 • had back-to-back shutout stretch against Michigan State (3-0) and Providence (3-0) before falling to West Virginia (2-1) • his three straight shutouts against Marquette (4-0), Seton Hall (2-0) and Michigan (2-0) was a career-best mark • also blanked DePaul (3-0 and 2-0), Louisville (2-0), Northern Illinois (0-0) and No. 14 Connecticut (1- 0) • held Illinois-Chicago scoreless in the second round of the NCAA Tournament • made three saves against the Flames • had four saves in a 1-0 win at Maryland in the NCAA third round before leaving with an injury late in the first half • named to the 2006-07 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team • earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Started every game in goal for the Irish after entering the season without having played a single minute during his collegiate career • posted a 12-8-3 record • logged 1,946 minutes, which was the second-highest total on the team • posted nine solo shutouts, including back-to-back 2-0 victories over Western Illinois and No. 5 Indiana in the NCAA tournament • made 87 saves, while allowing 20 goals • posted a 0.85 goalsagainst average and a .813 save percentage • selected to the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic alltournament team as he surrendered just two goals over the course of two games, a 4-1 win over No. 7 SMU and a 1-0 overtime loss to No. 10 Wake Forest • did not allow a goal in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament as the Irish defeated Boston University and Saint Louis by identical 1-0 scores • was named to the all-tournament team for his efforts and was also tabbed as the BIG EAST goalkeeper of the week • held Syracuse, Bradley and Marquette without a goal in tight 1-0 Irish wins • made a season-high eight saves in a 2- 1 victory at Providence • combined with Justin Michaud to shutout No. 16 Seton Hall 4-0 • did not allow a goal in 110 minutes of action in 0-0 overtime ties versus Michigan State and Syracuse • the game against the Orange occurred in the BIG EAST Tournament, where he helped the Irish advance 4-2 on penalty kicks • earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not see action during the 2004 campaign.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see action during his rookie season in 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A four-year starter and three-time captain who helped St. Francis DeSales capture three consecutive district championships • recorded seven shutouts and a 1.40 goals-against average in final scholastic season • led prep team to a final 17-5 record during final prep campaign in capturing sectional, district and regional crowns • first-team all-state as a senior after earning honorable mention honors in his first three seasons • was also a three-time all-district and two-time all-region selection • played club soccer for the Mockingbird Valley Under-17 team • led that club team to runner-up finishes at State Cup in both 2000 and 2003 • former member of the Javanon Soccer Club • helped that team to state crowns in 1998 and 1999 • competed with that team at the '99 Nike International Premier Cup and placed first regionally and third in North America • four-time academic all-state selection • recipient of the JROTC National Scholar athlete award as a junior • two-time all-tournament selection at the Colt Cup • three-time all-star selection at Notre Dame's Elite Soccer Camp • earned three letters in basketball while leading team to three conference championships • garnered all-conference honors in his junior season • member of school's National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, and Religious Activities Committee • uncles Kim and Kerry Christensen played baseball at Lamar and another uncle Mike Christensen played football at Tulsa • second oldest of four children • born November 21, 1984 • son of Jim and Jackie Cahill • graduated in May 2007 from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in American Studies.

AWARDS & HONORS: All-BIG EAST Third Team (2006)

Cahill's Career Statistics

2003 DNP
2004 DNP
2005 23-23 20 2127:59 0.85 87 9 12-8-3
2006 20-20 15 1755:43 0.77 67 11 14-5-1
Totals 43-43 35 3883:42 0.81 154 20 26-13-4

Cahill's Career Bests

Game 8 (vs. Providence, 2005)
Season 87 (2005)
Minutes Played
Game 110:00 (vs. West Virginia, Michigan State & Syracuse, 2005)
Season 2127:59 (2005)
Shutout Streak
Games Three (Marquette, Seton Hall, Michigan, 2006)
Minutes 342:27 (9/23/06-10/7/06)

Chris Cahill
Chris  Cahill


Louisville, KY

High School:
St. Francis DeSales

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 190



Event Calendar


August 13
8:00 PM
Omaha, Neb. (Caniglia Field)
August 16
8:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa (Cownie Soccer Complex)
August 21
5:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:30 PM
San Diego
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 27
2:00 PM
Cal Poly
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Storrs, Conn. (Morrone Stadium)
September 8
5:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Soccer Field)
September 15
7:30 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 19
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
September 26
7:00 PM
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 29
7:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 3
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)
October 10
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 13
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 17
7:30 PM
Akron, Ohio (FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field)
October 20
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 24
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)
October 27
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)
November 1
ACC Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 5
ACC Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
November 8
ACC Championship Semifinal
Campus sites
November 12
ACC Championship Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 16
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 19
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus sites
November 26
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus sites
December 2
NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
December 8
NCAA College Cup Semifinal
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)
December 10
NCAA College Cup Final
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)

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