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08/21/2008

TWO MUCH! Pair Of Irish Women's Soccer Alums Capture Olympic Gold

Boxx, Sobrero Markgraf anchor rock-solid U.S. defense to OT win over Brazil in Olympic title game.

09/10/2007

Five Notre Dame Soccer Alums Set To Open Play In China At The Women's World Cup

Kate Sobrero Markgraf and Shannon Boxx back in their familiar starting roles with Team USA while three others (Candace Chapman, Katie Thorlakson and Melissa Tancredi) are top players for the Canadian National Team; all games to be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2 (with early-morning air times).

08/27/2004

Two More Golds For Notre Dame Stars As USA Soccer Beats Brazil, 2-1

Former Irish standouts Kate Sobrero Markgraf and Shannon Boxx lead defensive effort as United States wins Olympic title.

07/13/2012

Notre Dame Olympic Photo Gallery

Images of athletes with Notre Dame connections who have competed in the Olympics.

08/21/2008

TWO MUCH! Pair Of Irish Women's Soccer Alums Capture Olympic Gold

Boxx, Sobrero Markgraf anchor rock-solid U.S. defense to OT win over Brazil in Olympic title game.

Was mainstay with U.S. National Team as a defender from 1998-2010 (one of seven American women with at least 200 caps), starting for 2000 (silver), 2004 (gold) and 2008 (gold) Olympic squads and earning reputation as one of the top marking backs in American women's soccer history ... one of only three athletes with Notre Dame connections to earn two gold medals (along with soccer teammate Shannon Boxx and fencer Mariel Zagunis, all three taking gold in both 2004 and 2008) ... one of only three Fighting Irish athletes to earn three Olympic medals (along with Zagunis, who added a bronze in team sabre in 2008, and track legend Alex Wilson, who earned bronze in the 4x400-meter relay in 1928, followed four years later by a bronze in the 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay, and a silver in the 800 meters) ... one of only two athletes with Notre Dame connections to participate in three Olympiads (along with Mike Gostigian, who competed in modern pentathlon in 1988, 1992 and 1996 Games).

In addition to Olympic career, was starter for American side that won 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup (and finished third in both 2003 and 2007) ... played professionally in the United States in both the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) with the Boston Breakers (2001-03), and in Women's Professional Soccer with the Chicago Red Stars (2009-10) ... earned WUSA's 2001 Humanitarian Award.

Three-time All-American during her career at Notre Dame from 1994-97 ... Most Outstanding Defensive Player of 1995 NCAA Championship, helping lead the Fighting Irish to the first of their three NCAA titles while posting 19 shutouts along the way (including all six postseason matches) ... scored seven goals and added 24 assists in 97 career matches (all starts; still good for eighth in Notre Dame record book) ... named BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Year on 1997 squad that outscored opponents by a staggering 135-9 margin (0.36 goals-against average).

A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., she graduated from Notre Dame in 1998 with her bachelor's degree in science-business ... is an advisor to the Notre Dame Monogram Club, having formerly served on that body's Board of Directors from 2009-12 ... was a color analyst for ESPN during the network's coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup ... married to former Providence College soccer player Chris Markgraf and has three children, now making their home in Whitefish Bay, Wis.

Kate (Sobrero) Markgraf
Kate  (Sobrero) Markgraf

Position:
Defender

Olympics:
2000 (Silver), 2004 (Gold), 2008 (Gold)

Graduated:
1998

Event Calendar

Delta

August 25
L, 2-0
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
RECAP

Big Ten Network
August 29
W, 3-0
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
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
10:30 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
3:30 PM
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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