Women's Soccer



Sunday Brunch: Kanaley Award Honors Elite Irish


Irish Complete Sweep Through Florida With 2-1 Win Over Miami

Jacobs, Doyle contribute goals for the Irish


Irish Fall in 2OT to #11 South Carolina

Notre Dame drops first match of the season in double-overtime affair at Alumni Stadium


Jacobs Added To U-23 Women's National Team Roster

Jacobs to join Yu with team in Sweden


Yu Called In To Compete With U.S. U-23 Squad In Sweden

Rising graduate student Yu will join U-23s at the Open Nordic Tournament


Notre Dame Women's Soccer Senior Day Tribute

Members of the team thank the seniors for everything.


Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.


NCAA First Round Notre Dame vs IUPUI

NCAA First Round Notre Dame vs IUPUI on November 11th, 2017 at Alumni Stadium.


Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech

Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech on October 15th 2017 at Alumni Stadium.


Notre Dame vs Syracuse

Notre Dame vs Syracuse on October 8th 2017 at Alumni Stadium


Notre Dame at Virginia

Notre Dame at #13 Virginia on October 5th 2017, at Klöckner Stadium


#22 Notre Dame vs #20 Wake Forest on September 29th 2017, at Alumni Stadium

#22 Notre Dame vs #20 Wake Forest on September 29th 2017, at Alumni Stadium


  • 2013 United States U-20 Women's National Team
  • 2015, 2017 United States U-23 Women's National Team
  • 2016, 2017 Team Captain
  • 2016 NSCAA Scholar All-America All-North/Central Region Second Team
  • 2016 All-ACC Third Team
  • 2016 All-ACC Academic Team 
  • 2017 United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American
  • 2017 United Soccer Coaches Academic All-Region
  • 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-American
  • 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-East Region First Team
  • 2017 Academic All-District Team
  • 2017 All-ACC First Team


  • Started all 22 of Notre Dame’s games
  • Recorded a career-high 21 points on eight goals and five assists
  • Owned a .500 shot on goal percentage
  • Tallied one game-winning goal
  • Started all 21 games for the Irish in 2016
  • Recorded two goals, her first of the season coming against Louisville (Oct. 1)
  • Amassed 45 shots, including 21 on goal
  • Earned a monogram


  • Stepped into the starter's role in first full season of action, starting all 20 games
  • Primarily used in the midfield but moved into the front line for an added offensive spark in several games
  • Scored first goal of the season in a 6-0 win over Valparaiso (Aug. 21) to start the season
  • Added a goal in Notre Dame's 3-0 win over Toledo (Aug. 23)
  • Notched her third goal of the season with a game-winning tally against Syracuse in a 1-0 Irish victory, adding three shots and two shots on goal (Oct. 8)
  • Fired three shots in a 1-0 win over Wake Forest (Oct. 16)
  • Peppered seven shots (four SOG) against Oakland in a 5-0 victory in the first round of the NCAA Championship (Nov. 13)
  • Earned a monogram


  • Did not play during the 2014 season due to injury


  • Did not play in regular season after suffering torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in left knee during exhibition match against Baylor
  • Recorded assist in team's first preseason contest against Xavier, setting up Lauren Bohaboy's goal in 32nd minute


  • Called in to camp with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in summer of 2016 and 2017
  • Earned first invitation to U.S. Soccer Under-20 Women's National Team camp in April 2013
  • Regular in the U.S. Soccer youth national team system since 2009
  • Previously chosen for player pools at the U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-18 levels


  • Member of Region II ODP Team from 2008-12
  • Played in ODP Thanksgiving Interregional Tournaments in 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Joined ODP Region II roster for 2008 trip to Costa Rica
  • Also a regular on the Ohio North ODP Team since 2008
  • Played final club soccer season (U-18s) with Cleveland Internationals after previously competing with Cleveland FC through U-17 level
  • Ranked No. 30 in the 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Girls IMG Academy 150 player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 1 in Great Lakes Region)


  • Graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Tallied 53 goals and 50 assists (156 points) during prep career, despite missing all but seven matches as a junior (2011) with injury
  • Had personal-best 18 goals as both sophomore (2010) and senior (2012), and personal-best 20 assists as a senior (along with 17 assists in sophomore season)
  • Led Walsh Jesuit to 2010 ESPN RISE national championship, as well as state championships in 2010 (Division I) and 2012 (Division II)
  • School also earned four regional titles and reached state semifinals each of her four prep seasons (2009-12)
  • Two-time Gatorade Ohio High School Player of the Year (2010, 2012)
  • Two-time NSCAA Youth All-America Team pick (2011, 2012)
  • 2012 NSCAA High School All-America choice
  • 2010 ESPNHS first-team All-America honoree
  • 2012 Miss Ohio Soccer by Ohio Soccer Coaches Association (OSCA)
  • 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Touchdown Club Player of the Year
  • Three-time selection to Cleveland Plain Dealer "Best of the Best" Team (2009, 2010, 2012)
  • Named ESPNHS National Player of the Week (2010)
  • Hails from same high school as 2012 Notre Dame graduate and standout forward/midfielder Rose Augustin (a third-team all-region and NCAA College Cup All-Tournament pick in 2010 after leading Fighting Irish to their third national championship), as well as the Tulisiak sisters, Kelly (1998-2001) and Kate (2001-04)
  • Followed much same high school and club team path as Augustin (two state titles, one national title, All-America honors and Gatorade state player of the year award), and even finished tied with Augustin on Walsh Jesuit's career points list
  • Played one season of varsity basketball (as freshman in 2009-10 alongside older sister, Cheryl), helping Walsh Jesuit to Division II state semifinals
  • Also spent time volunteering at local nursing home and with Salvation Army, and served as mentor and coach for local youth soccer players
  • Daughter of Barbara and Gerard Yu
  • Has older brother (Jason) and three older sisters (Nicole, Ashley and Cheryl)
  • One of two Ohio residents on 2014 Notre Dame roster along with classmate Emily Geyer (Dublin)
  • Along with Augustin and Tulisiak sisters, other recent notable Ohio natives who played for Notre Dame include Maple Heights product Amanda Cinalli (2004-07) and Brecksville resident Courtney Rosen (2006-09)
  • Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in science-business and is pursuing a master’s degree in 2017-18

Yu's Career Statistics


Sandra Yu
Sandra  Yu

Graduate Student

Strongsville, Ohio

High School:
Walsh Jesuit



Club Team:
Cleveland Internationals

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