Men's Soccer



Theresa Romagnolo Named Women's Soccer Coach At Notre Dame

Former Dartmouth head coach, Stanford and San Diego assistant is fourth head coach in program history.

AS A SENIOR: Will serve as an assistant captain along with teammates Justin Detter, Devon Prescod and Kevin Richards ? looks to cap off his senior year with his best season ever ? one of the most talented passers in the nation ? has been the Irish assist leader in each of his three seasons ? already stands fourth all-time with 24 career assists heading into final collegiate campaign ? has a passion for the game and is a player who demands a lot of himself and his teammates ? possesses offensive ability to be a consistent goal-scoring threat and coaching staff is hoping he will look to score more this season.

AS A JUNIOR: Earned third team all-BIG EAST honors for the second straight year ? was in the starting lineup for each of Notre Dame?s 21 games ? led team in assists for the third straight year with 12 and ranked 14th nationally with 0.57 assists per game ? second-leading scorer on the team with 20 points as he also scored four goals ? his 12 assists marked the most in a season by an Irish player since Randy Morris had 12 in 1998 ? his 24 career assists ranks fourth all-time ? assisted on Rafael Garcia?s game-winning goal at the 68:23 mark in NCAA tournament first round win over Akron ? dished off assists on both Irish goals in 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Virginia Tech ? assisted on Kevin Goldthwaite?s goal at the 80:05 mark of the contest which tied the game at 1-1 and then dished off the assist on Erich Braun?s game-winning goal at 82:09 mark ? had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame?s 5-0 win at Villanova ? tallied the first Irish goal at the 22:20 mark and then assisted on Devon Prescod?s goal at the 36:00 mark ? netted his third goal of the season in Notre Dame?s 2-0 win over Michigan State ? tallied first Irish goal at the 43:39 mark of the contest off assists from Kevin Richards and Justin Detter ? dished off a career-high three assists in 5-1 win over Providence ? assisted on one of Erich Braun?s two goals in the contest and was credited with the assist on both of Luke Boughen?s two second-half goals ? scored Notre Dame?s second goal of the game versus Bradley which gave the Irish 2-1 advantage at the 63:50 mark in eventual 3-2 loss ? credited with two goals and four assists in Notre Dame?s last three games versus Furman, Bradley and Providence ? had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame 2-1 double overtime victory over #7 Furman ? gave the Irish a 1-0 lead on a direct kick at the 88:30 mark of the contest and then dished off one of the two assists on Greg Martin?s game-winning goal versus the Paladins at the 107:29 mark ? in the season opener against Southwest Missouri State, he assisted on Greg Martin?s goal at the 57:29 mark of the contest which gave the Irish a 2-1 advantage in the contest ? assisted on the second of Erich Braun?s two goals at the 71:35 mark in 4-0 win over Seton Hall ? had the assist on Justin Detter?s game-tying goal at the 79:15 mark in Notre Dame?s 1-1 double overtime tie at Rutgers ? dished off assist on Jack Stewart?s game winning goal at the 71:25 mark in 1-0 win against Akron.

AS A SOPHOMORE: A third-team all-BIG EAST honoree ? played in all 19 contests and earned 17 starts ? scored one goal and dished off a team-leading six assists ? netted his only goal of the season in Notre Dame?s 1-0 win over Georgetown in BIG EAST quarterfinal match off an assist from Jack Stewart 10:28 into the contest ? had two multiple-assist games in wins over Georgetown and Boston College ? dished off the assist on Erich Braun?s eventual game-winning goal against the Hoyas at the 68:08 mark and then assisted on Justin Detter?s insurance goal at the 79:25 mark ? also dished off two assists in 2-0 win over the Eagles as he assisted on goals by Devon Prescod and Braun ? registered his first point of the season against Bradley when he assisted on Justin Ratcliffe?s goal 7:58 into the contest in eventual 3-2 victory ? also had an assist in West Virginia outing on the first of Prescod?s two goals.

AS A FRESHMAN: Came to Notre Dame after spending his senior year in high school playing soccer in England while attending the American Community School in Cobham, England ? became the third freshman in as many seasons to lead the Irish in scoring as he tallied three goals and dished off a team-high six assists ? selected to the BIG EAST All-Rookie squad ? was twice honored as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week ? started 16 of the 17 games he played ? had the game-winning goal off an assist from Justin Detter at the 82:52 mark in Notre Dame?s 1-0 win over 10th-ranked St. John?s ? collected a goal and an assist in 3-0 win at Syracuse which were the first points of his career ? was one of two freshmen goal scorers in 2-0 win over West Virginia as he tallied his third goal of the season of an assist from Dustin Pridmore at the 57:12 mark of the contest ? also dished off assists in the Cleveland State, Pittsburgh, Providence and Villanova contests ? had the assist on the first of Erich Braun?s two scores in 2-1 victory at Villanova.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to the adidas All-America Team at the national Under-18 national camp ? was a member of the Texas Olympic Development Program for five years ? served as captain of Region III ODP team ? member of the Houston Hurricanes club team from 1991-98 ? member of the Under-18 national team pool, he played two years at Cypress Springs and one year at Langham Creek in Texas ? earned first-team all-Greater Houston area honors following his junior season ? played his senior year for Walton & Herscham (a club team in Weybridge, England) and also trained with Fulhmam Portsmouth, one of the top two youth teams in England ? two-time member of BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ? born Dec. 31, 1981 ? son of Greg and Vicki Riley ? a theology major enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Chad Riley
Chad  Riley


Houston, TX

High School:
Cypress Springs

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 163



Event Calendar


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

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October 25
L, 1-0
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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

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

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