A CENTURY OF COMMITMENT TO NOTRE DAME (video)
As part of the Monogram Club’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebration, some of the Club’s many connections to each Notre Dame program will be highlighted. This installment of the “Monogram Club Turns 100” series looks at how the Monogram Club and the Fighting Irish women’s soccer program have been connected throughout the years.
Women’s Soccer Monogram Moments
The Notre Dame women’s soccer program’s first varsity campaign was in 1988. The Fighting Irish captured their first national championship just seven years later in 1995 and have gone on to win additional titles in 2004 and 2010.
The Monogram Club helped host the 2004 national championship team when they returned to campus for a 10-year reunion in the fall of 2014.
Former head coach Randy Waldrum, who led the Irish to national titles in 2004 and 2010, received an honorary Monogram in 2007.
Then Monogram Club executive director Beth Hunter (right) was on hand to present national championship rings, which were purchased by the Monogram Club, at the 2010 team banquet.
Through the team hosting program, the Monogram Club has helped fund several women’s soccer excursions, including part of a preseason trip to Brazil in 2004. In 2010, the Club funded the program’s outing to an LA Galaxy match (pictured) while the team was playing on the West Coast. The Club also purchased tickets for the squad to attend a Broadway production of The Lion King in New York City during a day off between games at Seton Hall and Rutgers in October of 2011.
The women’s soccer team’s most recent crop of first-time Monogram winners at last spring’s letter jacket ceremony.
The Monogram Club hosted Shannon Boxx (`99) when she returned to campus in September of 2015 to be honored for being part of the U.S. squad that captured the ’15 FIFA World Cup. Boxx was on Notre Dame’s 1995 national championship team and she won three Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012).