Notre Dame Women's Soccer | Aug. 7, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
Katie Naughton, Cari Roccaro, Crystal Thomas, Morgan Andrews, Kaela Little and Cindy Pineda all figure to have their chances to make headlines this fall for the University of Notre Dame’s 2013 women’s soccer team.
But with all six of those players missing for the first week of Irish drills on campus while they participate in United States (Naughton, Roccaro, Thomas, Andrews, Little) and Mexico (Pineda) U-20 national team camps, the opening of workouts Wednesday for 15th-year head coach Randy Waldrum gives him some extra opportunities to evaluate many of his younger and newer roster members.
“It’s a great opportunity for those players who are here that get more reps with the others being gone,” Waldrum said. “It’s an advantage to many of the kids who are here, but there is a little bit of a disadvantage with the others not being in here. Fortunately, they will be back in time to still get a good week and a half of practice in before our first regular season game.”