Feb. 26, 2018
By Megan Golden
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team released its 2018 spring schedule on Monday. The Irish, who advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2017, will play five exhibition games this spring.
Notre Dame opens its season at 1 p.m. ET on March 24, when it travels to face Purdue in West Lafayette.
The Irish host the next two games versus Ball State (7 p.m. ET on April 11) and Wisconsin (noon ET on April 15). Both contests will be played on the soccer practice field.
Notre Dame and Indiana will square off in a neutral-site matchup at Indianapolis' Grand Park at 7 p.m. ET on April 21.
The spring schedule concludes with a game against Northwestern at Alumni Stadium at 1 p.m. ET on April 28.
Notre Dame will compete under new head coach Nate Norman, who previously was an Irish assistant during the 2017 season.
Norman will lead a roster that includes early enrollee and goalkeeper Mattie Interian. The entire incoming freshman class, ranked No. 5 in the country, will join the Irish this summer.
For a behind-the-scenes look at the Irish women’s soccer program, follow @NDSoccer on Twitter.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame baseball and women's soccer programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary's College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.