Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's lacrosse

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's lacrosse team is a NCAA Division I college lacrosse team representing the University of Notre Dame as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They play their home games at Arlotta Family Lacrosse Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's lacrosse
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Founded1997
UniversityUniversity of Notre Dame
Head coachChristine Halfpenny (since 2012 season)
StadiumArlotta Family Lacrosse Stadium (capacity: 2500)
LocationNotre Dame, Indiana
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
NicknameFighting Irish
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
2006
NCAA Tournament appearances
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
2009

Individual career recordsEdit

Reference:[2]

Record Amount Player Years
Goals 262 Jillian Byers 2006-09
Assists 151 Maggie Tamasitis 2009-12
Points 336 Jillian Byers 2006-09
Ground balls 193 Kathryn Lam 1999-02
Draw controls 269 Barbara Sullivan 2012-16
Caused turnovers 159 Barbara Sullivan 2012-16
Saves 528 Ellie Hilling 2010-13
Save % .531 Tara Durkin 2000-01
GAA 8.79 Jen White 2000-03

Individual single-season recordsEdit

Record Amount Player Years
Goals 83 Jillian Byers 2009
Assists 59 Maggie Tamasitis 2012
Points 114 Crysti Foote 2006
Ground balls 64 Margaret Smith 2014
Draw controls 98 Andie Aldave 2018
Caused turnovers 55 Barbara Sullivan 2016
Saves 180 Samantha Giacolone 2017
Save % .548 Tara Durkin 2000
GAA 7.49 Jen White 2002

SeasonsEdit

Reference:[3]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
NCAA Division I (Independent) (1997–2000)
1997 Tracy Coyne 5-4
1998 7-6
1999 9-6
2000 5-10
NCAA Division I (Big East Conference) (2001–2013)
2001 10-5 4-2 3rd
2002 13-5 5-1 2nd NCAA Quarterfinal
2003 8-7 4-2 3rd
2004 12-5 4-2 T-2nd NCAA First Round
2005 3-12 1-4 T-4th
2006 15-4 4-1 2nd NCAA Semifinal
2007 11-6 3-2 T-3rd
2008 12-7 4-1 2nd NCAA First Round
2009 16-5 5-2 3rd NCAA Quarterfinal
2010 11-7 6-2 T-2nd NCAA First Round
2011 10-9 6-2 T-3rd
2012 Christine Halfpenny 13-5 6-2 3rd NCAA First Round
2013 12-5 5-3 T-4th NCAA First Round
NCAA Division I (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2014–present)
2014 10-9 2-5 7th NCAA Second Round
2015 11-9 3-4 T-5th NCAA Second Round
2016 14-7 4-3 T-3rd NCAA Quarterfinal
2017 11-8 4-3 T-3rd NCAA First Round
Total: 218-141 (.607)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Postseason ResultsEdit

The Fighting Irish have appeared in 12 NCAA tournaments. Their postseason record is 7-12.[4]

Year Seed Round Opponent Score
2002 -- First Round
Quarterfinal
Ohio State
#2 Princeton
W, 11-7
L, 5-11
2004 -- First Round Northwestern L, 8-10
2006 #6 First Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Cornell
#3 Georgetown
#7 Dartmouth
W, 16-8
W, 12-9
L, 8-14
2008 -- First Round #1 Northwestern L, 7-15
2009 #6 First Round
Quarterfinal
Vanderbilt
#3 North Carolina
W, 19-13
L, 10-16
2010 -- First Round #2 Northwestern L, 7-19
2012 -- First Round #2 Northwestern L, 7-12
2013 -- First Round Stanford L, 7-8
2014 #8 First Round
Second Round
High Point
Duke
W, 18-4
L, 8-10
2015 -- First Round
Second Round
Ohio State
#8 Northwestern
W, 13-11
L, 11-16
2016 #6 Second Round
Quarterfinal
Northwestern
#3 North Carolina
W, 15-3
L, 6-10
2017 -- First Round Cornell L, 7-12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Color | Athletics Branding | On Message | University of Notre Dame". Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  2. ^ "2017-18 Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse History and Records Packet" (PDF). UND. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 Big East Women's Lacrosse Record Book" (PDF). Big East. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championships Records Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved November 26, 2017.