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06/20/2016

Marquee Matchups Highlight 2016 Irish Women's Soccer Schedule

Little and Olmsted join Yu as 2016 squad captains

06/02/2016

Irish Abroad: Yu’s Japanese Immersion

Irish captain blogs from summer study abroad experience in Japan

05/05/2016

Irish Look Toward Future After Solid Spring Campaign

Development on target for new contributors, Yu named 2016 captain

04/26/2016

Yu, Siergiej Earn Opportunity With U.S. U-23 National Team

Irish junior midfielder and assistant coach called in for camp in Charlottesville, Va.

04/22/2016

Irish Soccer Teams Clash With Mexico U-20s In Front Of Sellout Crowd

Elite soccer and pageantry was on full display at Alumni Stadium

11/20/2015

Notre Dame v. UConn, NCAA Second Round

Notre Dame v. UConn, NCAA Second Round

11/13/2015

NCAA Soccer Championship Round 1 - Notre Dame vs. Oakland

In the first round of the NCAA Soccer Championship, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Golden Grizzles of Oakland.

10/30/2015

Notre Dame v. Virginia Tech

Notre Dame v. Virginia Tech

10/25/2015

Notre Dame v. Duke

Notre Dame v. Duke

10/16/2015

Notre Dame v. Wake Forest

Notre Dame v. Wake Forest

CAREER HONORS
2013: U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team.

Cerebral and technical midfielder ... sees pitch extremely well and has ability to play teammates into space ... solid in possession game ... looking to restart college career after missing first two seasons with injuries.

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 (8/21/15) to start the season … added a goal in Notre Dame’s 3-0 win over Toledo (8/23/15) … 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 (10/8/15) … fired three shots in a 1-0 win over Wake Forest (10/16/15) … peppered seven shots (four SOG) against Oakland in a 5-0 victory in the first round of the NCAA Championship (11/13/15) … 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: Earned first invitation to U.S. Soccer Under-20 Women's National Team camp in April 2013 ... played alongside Notre Dame classmate Morgan Andrews, as well as Fighting Irish juniors Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro ... 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) ... enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Science and a science pre-professional (pre-med) major.

Yu's Career Statistics

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Sandra Yu
Sandra  Yu

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Strongsville, Ohio

High School:
Walsh Jesuit

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfielder

Club Team:
Cleveland Internationals

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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