Men's Soccer


Earned a monogram during his senior season • played in 25 career games, including 22 starts •scored two career goals •received the team's Spirit Award for his contributions to the team during his senior campaign •named to the 2009-10 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

AS A SENIOR: Received the team's Spirit Award •played in all 23 games and made 22 starts •scored two goals •attempted 10 shots •came off the bench in the season opener to replace an injured Cory Rellas and started the final 22 matches of the season •netted the game's final goal (72nd minute), which was the first goal of his career, in a 3-0 win over Seattle in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament •deposited Notre Dame's lone goal (83rd minute) in a 3-1 setback at Northwestern in the second round of the NCAA Championship •a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • earned his first monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Did not see game action.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in two matches • made his collegiate debut in a 3-0 win over No. 16 Michigan • also saw time in a 3-0 victory at Pittsburgh.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year varsity starter and letterwinner at Detroit Jesuit High School • two-year team captain and team MVP • voted to the 2005 Michigan `Dream Team' and Detroit all-metro team as a senior • earned Michigan Division I first-team honors both his junior and senior seasons • all-Catholic as a junior and senior along with being named all-district as a sophomore • a 10-year member of the Vardar Soccer Club and helped to lead them to nationals in 2005 after being crowned Region II champions • solidified the team's defense for five straight appearances in the regionals • team captured the Michigan State Cup on four occasions • a four-year member of the Michigan '88 ODP state team • two-year Region II player pool • two-year SYL ODP regional pool • a Scholar Athlete during his freshman-senior years • winner of the Detroit Athletic Club's 2006 Male Athlete of the Year award and scholarship • class valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society along with being involved in the student senate at Detroit Jesuit High School • born February 4, 1988 • son of Dennis and Karen Schaefer • older brother, Russell, is a Notre Dame graduate • from the same area as former Notre Dame midfielder Nate Norman (Class of 2007) • graduated from Notre Dame's College of Engineering in May 2010 with a mechanical engineering degree.

Schaefer's Career Statistics

2006 Did Not Play
2007 2-0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Did Not Play
2009 23-22 10 2 0 4 0
Totals 25-22 10 2 0 4 0

John Schaefer
John  Schaefer


Troy, MI

High School:
Detroit Jesuit

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165


Event Calendar


August 14
8:00 PM
Edwardsville, Ill. (Korte Stadium)
August 17
8:00 PM
Peoria, Ill. (Shea Stadium)
August 22
5:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 26
7:30 PM
UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 28
2:00 PM
New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
5:00 PM
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 4
12:30 PM
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 9
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 13
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 16
7:00 PM
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)
September 23
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 30
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)
October 4
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 8
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 11
7:00 PM
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)
October 18
8:00 PM
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)
October 21
7:00 PM
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)
October 25
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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