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



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