Men's Soccer


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


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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