Men's Soccer



2016 Notre Dame O.S.C.A.R.S. -- A Celebration of Excellence

Notre Dame recognizes highly-successful 2015-16 athletics year at 15th annual student-athlete awards gala.


Klekota To Join Fellow '15 Irish Captains At MLS Combine

Connor Klekota, Patrick Hodan and Max Lachowecki will all play for Team Chaos during Jan. 7-12 combine


#7 Irish Stopped By #10 Maryland 2-1

Notre Dame season ends in its fourth straight NCAA Round of 16 appearance


#13 Syracuse Defeats #9 Irish 1-0 For ACC Title

Orange secure first conference title since 1985, Notre Dame awaits NCAA Championship selection


#9 Irish Drop #1 Wake 1-0 To Fly Into ACC Final

Thomas Ueland scores winning goal in the 60th minute to clinch ACC Championship game berth


Notre Dame v. Maryland

Notre Dame v. Maryland, NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Round of 16, November 29, 2015


Notre Dame vs. Syracuse, ACC Final, 11/15/15

Photos by Marcus Snowden


Notre Dame at Wake Forest, ACC Semifinal, 11/11/15

Photos by Andy Mead


NCAA Final: Notre Dame vs. Maryland (USATSI)

Goals from Leon Brown and Andrew O'Malley give the Irish a 2-1 win and their first national title.


NCAA Semifinals: Notre Dame vs. New Mexico (USATSI)

Patrick Hodan scores twice, and Patrick Wall notches a shutout in a 2-0 victory.

2016 Francis Patrick O'Connor Award
2015 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team
2015 Francis Patrick O'Connor Award

AS A SENIOR (2015):
Men’s soccer recipient of the Francis Patrick O’Connor Award at the year-end O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … selected to the all-tournament team at both the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic and the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament … started all 22 matches of the 2015 season in the Irish midfield … scored a career-high two goals and added one assist, while totaling 17 shot attempts … scored his first goal of the season during a 4-0 win against UAB to close the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament … added an assist on an insurance goal as part of a 4-0 Irish rout at Michigan State … recorded his second goal of the season in the 81st minute of a 3-1 ACC victory over No. 4 Virginia … played all 200 minutes of the Irish’s 2015 NCAA Championship matches.

AS A JUNIOR (2014):
One of four recipients of a 2015 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award at the Notre Dame end of the year O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony … saw action in 20 matches, earning 14 starts in the Irish midfield … scored one goal and added four assists for a career-high six points … logged the first Notre Dame goal of the season in the 28th minute of a 2-1 win over No. 12 Marquette to open the year at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic … attempted three shots (two on goal) in a 0-0 draw against No. 9 Georgetown … established a career-high by assisting on both goals in a 2-0 home win over No. 8 North Carolina at Alumni Stadium … tied a season-high with four shots at Michigan … added four shots and chipped in the secondary assist on the first Notre Dame goal of a 3-2 ACC triumph against No. 16 Louisville … primary assist on the game-winning goal of a 3-1 win against Virginia Tech … played all 110 minutes and attempted three shots against No. 14 Clemson in the semifinals of the ACC Championship … won second monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Competed in all 24 matches ... started the final 14 games of the season ... notched one goal and three assists ... played every minute of 13 games, including 110-minute efforts in draws with Northwestern and Virginia ... made his collegiate debut in the season opener, a scoreless draw against UCLA at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... his first career goal was the final tally of a 3-1 win at Wake Forest ... had an assist in three straight contests beginning with the 1-0 victory over Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship ... assisted on Notre Dame's first goal in the 3-3 draw with Virginia in the ACC semifinals ... assisted on the score that gave the Irish a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute of the 4-0 triumph of Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his first monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Did not see game action during his freshman campaign ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region IV Team ... among the ESPN Rise class of 2012 Ohio prospects ... was mentioned on the ESPN Rise top 2012 recruits list along with the College Soccer News top 2012 recruits listing ... established Amherst Steele High School career records in goals (73) and assists (47) ... earned all-Ohio honors twice, including first-team accolades as a senior ... received all-Ohio academic honors on four occasions ... 2011 Southwestern Conference (SWC) Player of the Year ... 2010 & 2011 Lorain County Player of the Year ... three-time first team all-SWC ... SWC Scholar-Athlete ... copped Greater Cleveland accolades three times, including first-team honors twice ... three-time first team all-Lorain County ... two-time team MVP and offensive player of the year of the Amherst Steele team ... captained his high school squad during his junior and senior seasons ... four-time varsity letter winner ... 2011 SWC Champions (first time school history) ... high school team was ranked ninth, which marked its first-ever ranking ... helped lead high school team to a school-record 15 wins in 2011 ... as a freshman, his high school squad won the district title for the first time in team history ... received the 2008 Coaches Award (high school) ... Cleveland Plain Dealer Boys Soccer All-Star Team (2011) ... Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s 2011 Player of the Year (2011) ... captained his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s squad ... selected to the all-star team at the 2010 Notre Dame Elite Soccer Camp ... his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s qualified for the Developmental Academy Playoffs in 2010 ... also helped his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 16s qualify for the Developmental Academy Playoffs in 2008 and 2009 ... son of Alan and Tammy Klekota ... graduated from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business with a management consulting degree.

Klekota's Career Statistics


Connor Klekota
Connor  Klekota


Amherst, OH

High School:
Amherst Steele

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 158


Event Calendar


October 18
L, 2-1 (OT)
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)

WNUR Radio
Live Stats
October 21
L, 2-1 (2OT)
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 25
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
November 2
ACC First Round
Campus Sites
November 6
ACC Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
November 9
ACC Semifinals
Campus Sites
November 13
ACC Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 17
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus Sites
November 20
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus Sites
November 27
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus Sites
December 3
NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
December 9
NCAA Championship Semifinals
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)
December 11
NCAA Championship Final
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)

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