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06/22/2016

Irish Abroad In France: Paris, Part II

Senior Rilka Noel blogs from the team's final days in Paris

10/24/2015

What To Watch For: Duke

#15/8 Irish set to clash with #22/21 Duke on Sunday

08/21/2014

A New Era Set To Commence For Irish Women's Soccer

Notre Dame welcomes a new coach, 11-member freshman class to the field in 2014

10/24/2013

#20/12 Irish Back On Track With 3-1 Win Over Boston College

Andrews has a hand in all three goals as Notre Dame snaps four-match losing streak.

10/23/2013

#20/12 Irish Close Home Slate Against Boston College Thursday

Notre Dame caps regular season schedule at Alumni Stadium with ACC showdown (7 p.m. ET, live on WatchND).

10/16/2015

Notre Dame v. Wake Forest

Notre Dame v. Wake Forest

One-year monogram winner ... crafty and agile player who moves well in close quarters ... distributes smartly and isn't rattled by pressure ... versatility allows her to play at either midfield or forward spots ... composed athlete who will look to continue development from her freshman season and push for additional time in rotation during 2014 season.

AS A JUNIOR: Saw the field in five games in 2015 ... recorded time against Valparaiso (8/21/15), Michigan State (9/6/15), Indiana (9/11/15), Florida State (9/27/15) and Oakland (11/13/15) ... played a season-high 24 minutes in the 5-0 win over the Golden Grizzlies in the NCAA Championship first round ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in two matches during the 2014 season against Oakland and USC … averaged 0.50 shots per game … played for a total of 26 minutes on the season.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 17 matches as a reserve, primarily as part of second midfield unit ... collected one goal and took nine shots (five on goal) during rookie campaign ... made college debut in season opener against No. 25 Illinois (4-1) ... tallied first career goal against Duke, scoring with 1:24 left in first half of double-overtime contest (1-2) ... had season-high two shots (both on goal) against Duke ... also had two shots against Pittsburgh (3-0) ... saw most minutes of season in two matches at top-10 foe Virginia Tech (54 in regular season, 55 in ACC Tournament quarterfinal) ... made NCAA postseason debut with appearances in first two rounds against Iowa (4-1) and Western Michigan (1-0) ... earned substantial playing time during spring 2014 season, including starting assignment and 68 minutes of action against NWSL's Chicago Red Stars (2-0), as well as outings at Michigan (1-0), and at home in international friendlies against the Haiti National Team (2-0) and the Mexico Under-20 National Team (2-0).

NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Member of U.S. Soccer Girls' National Team player pools in 2010 (U-14) and 2011 (U-15).

ODP/CLUB TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Member of Region II ODP Team from 2010-12 ... part of Region II ODP team that competed in Costa Rica in 2011 (was named MVP of tournament played there) ... played for Michigan ODP squad from 2008-12 ... spent club career playing for powerful Michigan Hawks program ... helped Hawks to MRL, regional and state cups, as well as Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) U-17 National Championship final-16 appearance in 2012 ... participated in Puma Women's Elite Showcase in 2011 ... ranked No. 113 in the 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Girls IMG Academy 150 player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 9 in Great Lakes Region).

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ... helped MHS to Division II state title in 2012 ... daughter of Marie and Rilck Noel ... has two brothers, Chris and Patrick ... worked closely with Summer in the City, a non-profit organization formed with partnership in Detroit during past decade ... with that organization, spent much of her time in Detroit's gardens as part of The Greening of Detroit project (converting empty lots into community gardens, giving local residents healthy food options through growing fruits and vegetables, as well as beautifying the neighborhood) ... also participated in painting murals and playing with younger school children through programs created by the Summer in the City organization ... seventh Michigan native to play for Notre Dame, and the first since Mia Sarkesian (1998-2001) ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is pursuing a French major.

Noel's Career Statistics

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Rilka Noel
Rilka  Noel

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
West Bloomfield, Mich.

High School:
Marian

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfielder/Forward

Club Team:
Michigan Hawks

Event Calendar

Delta

August 9
3:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 14
1:00 PM
Illinois
Urbana, Ill. (Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium)
August 19
7:00 PM
Wright State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 21
3:00 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
August 28
5:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Illinois State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 4
5:00 PM
Missouri
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 9
10:00 PM
Santa Clara
San Jose, Calif. (Buck Shaw Stadium)
September 11
2:00 PM
Stanford
Stanford, Calif. (Cagan Stadium)
September 18
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (SU Soccer Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Soccer Field)
September 25
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 1
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 9
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 20
TBA
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
October 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Spry Stadium)
October 27
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 30
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
TBA
November 4
TBA
ACC Semifinals
TBA
November 6
TBA
ACC Finals
TBA
November 11
TBA
NCAA First Round
TBA

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