Irish move into ACC while looking to replace key departures.
Second-half goals from Shipp and Cicciarelli lift Notre Dame to win over defending CONCACAF champs.
Irish and Hoyas to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
Irish have two key BIG EAST Blue Division road matches this week.
Match slated for noon (ET) kickoff; free admission for all fans.
Goals from Leon Brown and Andrew O'Malley give the Irish a 2-1 win and their first national title.
Patrick Hodan scores twice, and Patrick Wall notches a shutout in a 2-0 victory.
A Season in Photos: 2013 Notre Dame Men's Soccer
Notre Dame's victory over Oregon State at Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium) W, 1-0 on September 7, 2012.
|HONORS & AWARDS|
All-ACC Third Team - 2013
AS A SENIOR (2014): Played in 19 games (all starts) at forward, scoring two goals during the season … attempted 26 total shots, with 14 registering as official shots on goal … tallied first goal of the season in the 59th minute of a 4-1 win over Dartmouth at Alumni Stadium … placed a pair of shots on goal at No. 20 Syracuse … season-high four shot attempts (two on goal) during a 1-1 draw at No. 5 Virginia … drove home the first Notre Dame goal in the 13th minute during a 3-2 victory against No. 16 Louisville … attempted three shots (one on goal) in a win over No. 19 Northwestern … drilled two shots on goal (three overall) during a 1-1 draw with No. 12 Michigan State … earned second monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Played in all 24 matches and notched 20 starts ... started the final 19 games of the season ... registered 15 points on six goals and three assists ... named to the All-ACC Third Team ... earned the first start of his career in the season opener, a scoreless draw against UCLA at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... picked up his first career point when he assisted on Notre Dame's lone goal in a 1-1 tie at Boston College ... his first career goal gave Notre Dame a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute of an eventual 2-0 win over Indiana ... put the Irish up in the 59th minute of a 1-1 draw with Maryland ... played a career-high 100 minutes against the Terrapins ... began a three-game goal streak when he gave Notre Dame a 2-1 lead in the 41st minute of a 3-1 victory at Wake Forest ... was on the pitch for all 90 minutes against the Demon Deacons ... netted the second goal in a 2-0 triumph at Michigan State ... also had the second tally in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh ... named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for his performances against Michigan State and Pittsburgh ... put Notre Dame on the board in the seventh minute of the 4-0 victory over Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA tournament ... assisted on the first goal in a 2-1 win over Michigan State in the NCAA quarterfinals ... picked up the assist on the second goal in a 2-0 besting of New Mexico in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament ... played all 90 minutes against both Michigan State and New Mexico ... broke his collarbone in the 10th minute of the national championship game against Maryland, a 2-1 Irish victory ... earned his first monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in one match after battling through an injury for most of the season ... made his collegiate debut by coming off the bench in a 6-1 victory at Seton Hall ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Did not see game action during his rookie campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: NSCAA All-American in 2010 ... first team ESPN Rise All-American (2010) ... 2010 Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) Illinois Player of the Year ... IHSSCA All-State (2009 & 2010) ... ESPN Rise National Player of the Week (Oct. 6, 2010) ... Chicago Tribune first team all-state (2010) ... two-time (2009 & 2010) Peoria Journal Star Player of the Year ... three-time (2008-10) Peoria Journal Star first team all-area ... four-time Mid-State 6 first team all-conference (2007-10) ... member of SLSG Metro Academy U-17/18 (U.S. Development Academy) ... four-year varsity starter at Peoria Notre Dame ... tallied 96 goals and 51 assists during his prep career ... high school squad reached No. 4 in the 2010 NSCAA national rankings ... two-time (2008 & 2010) Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 2A state champion... 2009 state runner-up ... son of Scott and Diane Cicciarelli ... enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing and American Studies ... boasts a 3.137 cumulative GPA.
Cicciarelli's Career Statistics
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|Cicciarelli's Career Bests|
Game 1, eight times (MR: Louisville `14)
Season 6 (2013)
Game 1, three times (MR: New Mexico* `13)
Season 3 (2013)
Game 2, eight times (MR: Louisville `14)
Season 15 (2013)
* - NCAA Championship