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     Jen Renola  
    Jen

    Hometown:
    Los Gatos, Calif.

    Position:
    Goalkeeper

    Honors:
    Two Time Academic All-American


    09/02/2014

    Elizabeth Tucker Is One Of 10 Division I Honorees For 2014 NCAA Woman Of The Year Award

    Women's soccer defender is only second Notre Dame student-athlete to be honoree for prestigious award.

    05/08/2014

    Pitch Points: Irish Use Spring To Build Framework For Future

    Notre Dame continues transition under first-year head coach Theresa Romagnolo.

    11/26/2013

    Three Irish Soccer Players Named Academic All-Americans

    Harrison Shipp and Patrick Hodan from the men's team along with Elizabeth Tucker from the women's squad receive honors.

    08/20/2013

    Pitch Points: Roccaro Named To Hermann Trophy Watch List

    Notre Dame forward/midfielder/defender one of just three sophomores on preseason rundown for Player of the Year honor.

    08/16/2013

    #10 Irish Host #13 Baylor Saturday In Final Exhibition Match

    Admission is free for fans attending Saturday's 1 p.m. (ET) contest at ND Practice Field.

    A native of Los Gatos, Calif., Jen Renola is one of the most celebrated athletes in Notre Dame's history. She started all 98 games of her career as a student-athlete, and allowed just 62 goals during her four seasons as a goalkeeper on the Fighting Irish women's soccer squad. Renola posted 62 shutouts (32 of which were solo) and led the Irish to an 87-8-3 record from 1993-96. She had a 0.69 career goals-against average, including shutouts in all six postseason matches (four NCAA, two BIG EAST) in 1995, leading Notre Dame to the first of its three NCAA national championships.

    In that 1995 season, Renola helped shut out North Carolina in the NCAA semifinals (1-0), snapping the Tar Heels' eight-year run as national champions and avenging Notre Dame's loss from the previous year's NCAA title match. Renola was named to the NCAA Championship all-tournament teams in 1994, 1995 and 1996, the latter coming after she led the Fighting Irish back to the national championship match. She also counts among her career highlights a brilliant 11-save performance during a 1994 scoreless tie versus North Carolina, ending the Tar Heels' NCAA-record 92-match winning streak.

    To this day, Renola still ranks fourth in NCAA history with 8,111 career minutes played. She is one of only nine Notre Dame players to start every match of her career, and she holds school goalkeeping records for career victories, win percentage (.903), and total shutouts. Her career save percentage of .812 is third-best in the University's record book, while her career GAA is tied for fourth in school history.

    Renola graduated from Notre Dame in 1997 with bachelor's degrees in English and computer applications after compiling a 3.67 cumulative grade-point average. She was recognized during her time at Notre Dame as the BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year (for all sports) in 1996-97, and that same year, she garnered GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year honors for the fall and winter at-large program.

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