Brings a wealth of experience to the Notre Dame lineup as he has appeared in 63 career games, which is the second-most on the Irish roster • 41 starts • a three-time monogram winner and a two-time all-BIG EAST selection • will patrol the wide area of the midfield again for the Fighting Irish • brings excitement and energy to the Irish lineup • an excellent talent • has totaled 22 points on six goals and 10 assists • his assists total is the most on the team heading into the 2006 campaign.

AS A JUNIOR: A first-team all-BIG EAST selection • a starter in 21 of 22 games • scored two goals and assisted on three others for a total of seven points, which was tied for fourth on the team • netted the game-winning goal during the 82nd minute in a 2-1 victory against Louisville • scored Notre Dame's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Cincinnati • collected an assist in a 3-3 tie versus West Virginia and also in a 1-0 victory against Marquette • netted a penalty kick as the Irish advanced past Syracuse, 4-2, in a shoot-out during the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament • attempted 38 shots, which was the second-most on the team • named to the 2005-06 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team • earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 18 games that he appeared in • third-team all-BIG EAST selection • led the team with five assists to go along with three goals • totaled 11 points, which placed him second on the team • collected two assists in Notre Dame's 4-1 win over Georgetown in the BIG EAST-opener • assisted on the goal that put the Irish up 3-1 • also assisted on the final goal of the match • had a three-point match versus Loyola-Chicago • assisted on the Irish's first tally in a 4-0 win over the Ramblers • followed that up with his first goal of the season to make the score 2-0 • netted the game-winner against Syracuse on a free kick in the second overtime period • assisted on the Irish's first goal in the 3-0 win over No. 22 Michigan • scored the first goal of the match on a corner kick in a 1-1 tie at No. 10 St. John's • collected the assist on the game-winner versus Rutgers • the 1-0 victory against the Scarlet Knights clinched the program's first-ever BIG EAST regular-season title.

AS A FRESHMAN: An instant contributor as a freshman in 2003 • scored a goal and added two assists for four total points • appeared in all 23 contests, making two starts • earned starting nods vs. Fresno State and at Michigan State • scored first career goal (and first career points) vs. Rutgers (5-2 Irish loss) • logged first two career assists on both Notre Dame goals vs. Villanova • assisted on the game-winner at 52:47 • also aided an insurance goal at 84:28 vs. the Wildcats.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Joined Irish teammates Greg Dalby and Nate Norman as a member of the Under-18 U.S. National Team in 2002 • member of Chaparral High School team as a sophomore and junior • earned first-team all-Southwestern, all-Valley and all-city honors • enjoyed outstanding junior year in which he scored 10 goals and dished off 16 assists in leading his team to an overall record of 21-1-1 and the Southwestern League championship with an undefeated 8-0-0 mark • in his sophomore year, Chaparral finished with an 18-2-5 mark and 5-2-1 league record in winning conference title • team leader in assists for two seasons • three-year member of Region IV Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) and Cal South ODP teams • named to NSCAA All-America team in 2001 • member of club soccer program in his area for 10 years and has been a member of several teams -- San Diego Surf Soccer Club (2002-03), La Jolla Nomads (1994-02) and Murrieta Soccer Club (1994-99) • selected to the adidas All-American Team in 2001 • helped Nomads capture the Snickers USYSA National Cup Regional championship in both 1999 and 2000 and the Snickers USYSA National California-South State Cup championship in 1997, '99 and '00 • also helped that team capture the North American Nike International Premier Cup in '99 • led squad to Surf Cup championship in '99, NHB Cup title in '00 and runner-up finish at Dallas Cup in '97 • gained considerable international experience by playing on teams which traveled to England, Spain, France, Holland, Belgium and Thailand • selected to play in the 2003 McDonald's High School All-American game • played on same high school team as former Irish baseball player Cody Rizzo • co-president of high school's calculus club • youngest of two children • born March 2, 1985 • son of Gary and Sherry Etherington • enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an economics major • has a 3.117 cumulative GPA.

Etherington's Career Bests
Game 1 (six times)
Season 3 (2004)
Game 2 (vs. Villanova, 2003; vs. Georgetown, 2004)
Season 5 (2004)
Game 3 (vs. Loyola-Chicago, 2004)
Season 11 (2004)

Ian Etherington
Ian  Etherington


Temecula, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 135



Event Calendar


November 29
2:00 PM
Maryland Round of 16
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

December 5
NCAA Quarterfinal
Campus Sites
December 11
7:00 PM
NCAA National Semifinal
Kansas City, Kan. (Sporting Park)
December 13
2:00 PM
NCAA National Final
Kansas City, Kan. (Sporting Park)

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