Coaches Bio and Contact Information
Sarah Farnham, ND class of ‘98 enters here 9th season as Head Coach of the Girls Varsity Soccer program. Sarah’s place in ND soccer history dates back to her playing days. As a four year starter she led the Knights to four consecutive CIF appearances, while setting the school record for career goals (75) and school record in career assists (52). Sarah not only was an All-CIF player but also a member of the ODP Regional Team. “Notre Dame was a great place to be a student-athlete the success of all programs during my time at ND was a secret to everyone’s drive to be the best we could be,” Sarah recalls.
After graduating Notre Dame in 1998 she went on to play under Jill Ellis at UCLA, where she became the second player in program history to record multiple assists in a single game. Sarah was a member of UCLA’s first College Cup team that lost to North Carolina in the National Championship. Jill Ellis, now with the US Women’s National Team had this to say: “Sarah was a valuable part of our program and instrumental in building UCLA's soccer tradition. She was a talented, hard working player that understood the importance of being a great teammate. I am certain Sarah brings her passion for the game and competitive spirit to her players.”
Since coming back to campus nine seasons ago she has led the Knights to four postseason births, sent ten players to the division one ranks. The Knights non-conference scheduling is often one of the toughest in the area. But building a program isn’t about just what the players contribute on the field for Sarah. The annual toy drive has given over 3,000 toys to underprivileged youth. This past summer eight of her girls volunteered their time at a youth sports camp for the Marines children at Camp Pendelton. “If all I do is teach soccer and focus on winning on the field then I have failed the girls that compete for me, “ says Sarah Farnham. “Notre Dame is about the community and learning to grow as a young woman. My goal is that the community outreach, standards in the classroom, and hard work on the field helps develop these girls into confident leaders.”
Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach: Sarah Farnham '98 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsity Girls Soccer Asst. Coach: Stewart Morgan
Varsity Girls Soccer GK Coach: Ron Dunner
Marie Hirsch ND class ’08 is entering her second year as the head coach for the Notre Dame Girls’ JV Soccer program. She has assisted ND’s soccer program since 2009. Marie has competed in organized soccer since the age of seven, ultimately becoming a member of Cal State University, Northridge Women’s Soccer Program. At every level Marie has excelled as a leader and top performer. She was a four-year Varsity starter and Mission League stand out at ND from 2005-2008. Marie was team captain her junior and senior seasons, team MVP her sophomore and senior seasons, All-Mission League 2nd Team her junior season and All-Mission League First Team her senior season.
At CSUN, Marie was an incredible athlete and teammate who always gave everything she had on the field. Marie redshirted her freshman year in ’08 but played the next three years from 2009-2011. She was recruited as a right back but eventually started in the center midfield position and ended her last season as a striker.
Hirsch always excelled athletically. She made sure she was the first one in the training room and the last one to leave. Her athletic mentality eventually pushed her into Crossfit. She has competed in three competitions so far…placing 15 out of 77 teams, 10 out of 44 teams and 2 out of 12 women.
Her work ethic, dedication to the game, natural athletic ability and desire to be the best is second to none. She is a passionate soccer player who loves to coach the game.
Head JV Girls Soccer Coach: Marie Hirsch '08 email: email@example.com