Notre Dame de Namur Sports Teams off to Best Start Ever

Argonauts have winning record in men’s and women’s soccer and in women’s volleyball: men’s soccer undefeated

For Immediate Release (9/26/2017)

Belmont, Calif.—The fall sports teams at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) are off to their best starts since the Argonauts joined the NCAA Division II ranks in 2006. Men’s soccer is undefeated in their first seven games, women’s soccer is 5-2, and the women’s volleyball team also has a winning record.

Belmont residents with an ID will get free admission to Argonauts games during the upcoming Belmont Community Days at NDNU:
Saturday, October 7—NDNU Soccer vs. Dixie State (women @ noon; men @ 3:00 pm, Koret Field)
Saturday, October 21—NDNU Women’s Volleyball vs. Biola University (3:00 pm, Gleason Gymnasium)

“The men’s soccer team is off to the strongest start since we joined the Pacific West Conference,” said BJ Noble, men’s soccer coach. “We’re well balanced from back to front. Another important factor in our early success has been the leadership of the team captains and upperclassmen.” NDNU soccer players have won every weekly honor that the PacWest Conference awards, with Esteban Berumen named Player of the Week, Robert Hines winning Defender of the Week, and Tony Andoyan taking Freshman of the Week honors.

“This is the best season start we’ve had in the twelve years I’ve been the coach of women’s soccer at NDNU,” said Paul McCallion. “We’ve got a great combination of good young players and experienced juniors and seniors. We’re gelling together. It’s been a great effort by the whole team.” Ellie Mujushi has won Freshman of the Week honors for three consecutive weeks and ranks second in the PacWest in goals with seven.  The Argonauts lead the conference in scoring with five players ranked in the top 10 in goals.

Women’s volleyball is also off to a good beginning, with a 7-5 record. The Argos were one of only two teams in the conference to go 4-0 in the recent DII West Region Showcase. Bianca Alvarez of San Bruno was named PacWest Player of the Week and is on the verge of setting the school record for career kills.


Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 48-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit


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