Once again it is time to light the #1 sign atop Grace Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. This past Sunday the #7/10 Irish Women's Soccer team defeated #1/1 Stanford 1-0 for its third national championship in program history.
The Irish have won women's soccer championships in 1995, 2004 and now 2010.
Congratulations are in order for the entire program with a special shout out to Head Coach Randy Waldrum who was extra proud of his team's accomplishment.
Please have the courage to write that this is the best team in the country, not that this was an upset. I know everybody had preordained Stanford as the national champion this year. But I would make the argument that once the NCAA tournament started, the path we took and the way we won games ... we clearly were the best team in the country.
During the six tournament game wins the Irish outscored their opponents 15-1, including handing #3/4 North Carolina its worst loss in more than 30 years (4-1).
Notre Dame had lost its previous two championship game matches in 2006 and 2008.
Freshman Adrianna Leon scored the game's only goal as the Irish knocked off the Cardinal, which lost the NCAA championship game for the second year in a row.