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10/22/2017

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

Jacobs, Doyle contribute goals for the Irish

09/01/2017

Irish Fall in 2OT to #11 South Carolina

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

06/02/2017

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

Jacobs to join Yu with team in Sweden

06/01/2017

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

04/28/2017

Irish Play Before Capacity Crowd In Mexico Doubleheader

Notre Dame men's soccer downs Mexico U-18s 5-0, Irish women drop competitive 2-0 decision to U-20s

10/13/2017

Notre Dame Women's Soccer Senior Day Tribute

Members of the team thank the seniors for everything.

05/23/2017

Commencement 2017

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

11/11/2017

NCAA First Round Notre Dame vs IUPUI

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

10/15/2017

Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech

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

10/08/2017

Notre Dame vs Syracuse

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

10/06/2017

Notre Dame at Virginia

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

09/29/2017

#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

HIGHLIGHTS

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

AS A SENIOR:

  • 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
  • Team captain
  • Earned a monogram

AS A JUNIOR: 

  • 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

AS A SOPHOMORE: 

  • Did not play during the 2014 season due to injury

AS A FRESHMAN: 

  • 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

NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 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

ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 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)

PREP & PERSONAL: 

  • 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

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Sandra Yu
Sandra  Yu

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Strongsville, Ohio

High School:
Walsh Jesuit

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfielder

Club Team:
Cleveland Internationals

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