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Wednesday Roundup: Iceland and Spain drop Cyprus Cup rosters

Also in today’s roundup, Notre Dame names a new head coach 

Spain and Iceland have announced their rosters for the upcoming Cyprus Cup, beginning February 8th and running through March 7th. Spain’s roster features Celia Delgado of the Alabama Crimson Tide, and Iceland’s roster features new Utah Royals acquisition Gunnhildur Jonsdottir in the midfield.

Spain roster by position

Goalkeepers: Sandra Paños García – FC BARCELONA, Dolores Gallardo Núñez – CLUB ATLÉTICO DE MADRID SAD, Mª Asunción Quiñones Goicoetxea – REAL SOCIEDAD DE FÚTBOL SAD

Defenders: Marta Torrejón Moya – FC BARCELONA, María Pilar León Cebrián – FC BARCELONA, Irene Paredes Hernández – PARIS SAINT GERMAIN FC, Celia Jiménez Delgado – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE, Ivana Andrés Sanz – VALENCIA FÉMINAS

Midfielders: Amanda Sampedro Bustos – CLUB ATLÉTICO DE MADRID SAD, Eunate Arraiza Otazu – ATHLETIC CLUB, Marta Corredera Rueda – CLUB ATLÉTICO DE MADRID SAD, Patricia Guijarro Gutiérrez – FC BARCELONA, Mª Victoria Losada Gómez – FC BARCELONA, Aitana Bonmatí Conca – FC BARCELONA, Gemma Gili Giner – FC BARCELONA, Virginia Torrecilla Reyes – MONTPELLIER HSC, María Alharilla Casado Morente – LEVANTE UD SAD, Sandra Hernández Hernández – VALENCIA FÉMINAS

Forwards: Alexia Putellas Segura – FC BARCELONA, Olga García Pérez – FC BARCELONA, Bárbara Latorre Viñals – FC BARCELONA, Jennifer Hermoso Fuentes – PARIS SAINT GERMAIN FC, Mª de la Paz Vilas Dono – VALENCIA FÉMINAS


Iceland roster by position

Goalkeepers: Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir – Djurgarden, Sandra Sigurðardóttir – Valur, Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir – Breiðablik

Defenders: Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir – LB07, Sif Atladóttir – Kristianstad, Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir – FC Rosengard, Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir – Djurgarden, Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir – Valur, Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir – Breiðablik, Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir – Þór/KA, Guðný Árnadóttir – FH

Midfielders: Rakel Hönnudóttir – LB07, Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir – Utah Royals, Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir – Wolfsburg, Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir – Þór/KA, Sandra María Jessen – Þór/KA, Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir – Breiðablik

Forwards: Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir – Stjarnan, Sigrún Ella Einarsdóttir – Fiorentina, Hlín Eiríksdóttir – Valur, Fanndís Friðriksdóttir – Marseille, Agla María Albertsdóttir – Stjarnan, Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir – Röa


Notre Dame name Nate Norman new head coach

Following Theresa Romagnolo’s resignation after four years as the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the team has named former assistant coach Nate Norman to the head job. He was part of the coaching team that led the Irish to a 10-7-5 overall record last season, and came to Notre Dame from a head position at Liberty College where he led the Flames to a 14-8 record.

“It is a testament to the strength of our women’s soccer program that after conducting a national search for a head coach we concluded that the best candidate is already a member of the program,” said Notre Dame vice president and James E. Rohr director of athletics Jack Swarbrick. “Nate Norman is a talented coach with a history of success, but even more importantly he will be a great mentor to our students because he embodies the values of our University.”

“Being named head coach at your alma mater, especially at a place that did so much for me, is certainly a dream come true,” says Norman. “It’s always been my dream job to come back and coach here, and I’m so humbled and excited to have this opportunity to serve this program, serve these players and serve this school. It’s a wonderful platform to be able to make a huge impact and also be impacted by others. This program has a tremendous tradition and history of success, and I look forward to finding new ways to engage all those who have been a part of that elite level of achievement.


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