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NCAA Dec 23, 2022

Notre Dame solidifies elite 2023 women’s soccer recruiting class

The Notre Dame women’s soccer program has unveiled another strong recruiting class for 2023, head coach Nate Norman announced.

The class is ranked No. 6 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.

“We are thrilled with this class,” Norman said. “It is well-balanced and it’ll add some extremely dynamic and creative players to an already very talented team. I have no doubt this class will continue the success this program is having.”

See below for a look at the incoming group of Notre Dame student-athletes. For more on each recruit, including quotes from the players and Norman, click here.

Atlee Olofson

  • No. 35 national recruit ranking
  • ODP National Camp Interregionals,
  • ODP National Training camp
  • U17 National training camp pool
  • ODP National Camp Best IX
  • Sting Austin 05G ECNL
  • U16 Texas Conference player of the year
  • U16 All American
  • All-Conference First Team U16-U17
  • At Westwood High:
  • Freshman Year – Second team All-Region GK
  • Sophomore Year – District GK of the year, First Team All-State GK
  • Junior Year – Texas HS Starting IX District GK of the year, First-Team All-Region
  • Set school record with no goals against in a season
  • Three-Time Academic All-Region honoree

Bella Leonard

  • No. 61 national recruit ranking
  • U18 USA Women’s National Team virtual camp 2021
  • ODP US National Camp 2018
  • Arizona Olympic Development Program – Arizona State Teams 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • Royals AZ ECNL
  • 2020 SoccerWire Top 50 List
  • ECNL PDP Camp selection 2018
  • United States Training Center Regional Combine Colorado 2017
  • Two-Time Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year Finalist (2021, 2022)
  • Made SportsCenter Top-10 for last-second goal
  • 2022 Premiere Region Player of the Year
  • Two-Time All-Arizona 6A Conference First Team (2021, 2022)
  • Two-Time All-Premiere Region First Team (2021, 2022)
  • Back-to-back Arizona 6A State Champions (2021, 2022)
  • Three-Time Xavier College Preparatory Academic First Honors (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Academic Award

Charlie Codd

  • Club team- Solar Soccer Club
  • 2021 ECNL Conference champions
  • U16 ECNL all american
  • U16 ECNL first team all conferences
  • U17 ECNL all conference first team
  • 2022 Dallas cup champions
  • 2022 ECNL Conference champions

Chayse Ying

  • US YNT U-17 pool
  • Philippine National team call-up
  • Tudela FC LA Jacob Tudela
  • Won the Surf Cup championship
  • First Team All-CIF
  • Coast League Champions
  • Fav sports memory of career – Golden Goal winner in CIF playoffs

Clare Logan

  • U17 Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team
  • — Mexico: Camp December 2021
  • — Spain: Mima Cup February 2022 (3rd place)
  • — Dominican Republic: CONCACAF U17 Women’s Championship (3rd place)
  • — Mexico: Revelations Cup (4th place)
  • — India: U17 FIFA Women’s World Cup (Friendly against New Zealand and matches vs France, Japan, and Tanzania in the group stage)
  • 3rd place in the U17 CONCACAF Women’s Championship
  • Club Team: Whitecaps Girls Elite REX
  • Current Whitecaps Girls Elite REX Team Captain
  • Won the League 1 BC Championship 2022
  • Won a bronze medal at the CONCACAF Under 17 Women’s Championship
  • Fav sports memory of career – Representing Canada in the Under 17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in India
  • Most Promising Female Player / BMO RESP Academy Female Player
  • Participated in club cross country and Track and Field prior to joining Whitecaps. Currently remain in the Provincial Top Ten records for 600m, 1000m, and pentathlon in that age group (2016)
  • U.S. Soccer Girls YNT ID Center – 2018, 2019, & 2021
  • Top Drawer Soccer Class of ’23 Rankings – #125 National, #42 Forward (National), #4 Midwest
  • USYS IL State Cup Champion (2016-2019)
  • USYS 2019 National League Division Champion (leading goal scorer)
  • USYS 2018 Midwest Region Champion (leading goal scorer)
  • USYS National League Midwest Best XI 2019 Team (forward)
  • Her 3v3 soccer team won the US National Championship at Disney
  • Fav sports memory of career – Playing at the 2021 ECNL San Diego showcase with my team was memorable since it was the last time playing club soccer with some of my very close friends.
  • No. 59 national recruit ranking
  • US soccer U17 World Cup Prelim Roster
  • Nationals GA 04/05 girls
  • 2 favorite memories — Winning the 2020-2021 GA National Championship and winning a Super Y National Championship with my Dad coaching me.

Paige Buchner

  • US Soccer Training Invite – ODP Pool
  • Played 12 years of club on the top team at San Diego Surf – won multiple MVP awards
  • Tournament Championships won: Blues Cup Champion, USYS National Champion, Far Western Regional Champion, Manchester Cup Champion, California League Champion, Surf Cup Champion