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    National Champion Women's Soccer Arrives On Campus

    Dec. 6, 2004

    The crowd gathers to welcome the 2004 Women's Soccer National Champions back to campus at the University main circle on Notre Dame Avenue.

    Mary Boland - whose senior season was cut short by a broken leg - was first off the bus with the national championship trophy.

    Mary Boland (left) and Gudrun Gunnarsdottir (right) pose for a photo after exiting the bus.

    Randy Waldrum made good on his promise to the team of letting them shave off his hair if they won the National Championship.

    Melissa Tancredi checks out the South Bend Tribune's full-spread coverage.

    Erika Bohn, who made three penalty kick saves in the NCAA final, earned her right to cut off Coach Waldrum's hair, though Coach seems to be rethinking the agreement.

    Katie Thorlakson (left) and Melissa Tancredit (right) take their turns with the razor.

    Annie Schefter seems to be enjoying her turn with the razor.

    Sarah Halpenny takes time to snap a picture with another young Irish soccer fan.

    The women's lacrosse team, which is one of the most supportive teams on campus for women's soccer, greats their fellow student-athletes.

    Molly Iarocci and her sister Emily (a senior at Notre Dame).

    A freshly shorn Coach Waldrum addressed the crowd.

    Molly Iarocci displays her dancing moves.

    The sign that welcomed the Irish home, signed by many of the people who braved a light drizzle to be at the main circle.

    Melissas Tancredi takes time out to address the crowd.

    Jenny Walz snaps a picture with two young Irish soccer fans.

    Katie Thorlakson tries to sneak away with a group of blue and gold ballons.

    Photos by Pete LaFleur and Mike Bennett.


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