Notre Dame women's soccer: Romagnolo trades Ivy for Irish

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Theresa Romagnolo is no stranger to coaching at schools with high academic standards. After stints at Stanford and Dartmouth, the women’s soccer coach should have little trouble acclimating herself to Notre Dame’s high standards.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced Wednesday that Romagnolo would become the fourth head coach in the 27-year history of the Irish program.

“She brings with her a demonstrated commitment to educational and competitive excellence — the values that have been at the core of our women’s soccer program’s two decades of success,” Swarbrick said in a press release.

Romagnolo takes the reins from Randy Waldrum, who stepped down in January following 15 seasons to become head coach of the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Romagnolo takes over a program that was 13-8-1 last year and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Romagnolo comes to Notre Dame following a three-year run in the Ivy League as head coach at Dartmouth that saw her guide the Big Green to 25 wins, including a 13-4 record in 2012.