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
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
NCAA Tournament appearances
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Conference Tournament championships

Individual career records


Record Amount Player Years
Goals262Jillian Byers2006-09
Assists151Maggie Tamasitis2009-12
Points336Jillian Byers2006-09
Ground balls193Kathryn Lam1999-02
Draw controls269Barbara Sullivan2012-16
Caused turnovers159Barbara Sullivan2012-16
Saves528Ellie Hilling2010-13
Save %.531Tara Durkin2000-01
GAA8.79Jen White2000-03

Individual single-season records

Record Amount Player Years
Goals83Jillian Byers2009
Assists59Maggie Tamasitis2012
Points114Crysti Foote2006
Ground balls64Margaret Smith2014
Draw controls98Andie Aldave2018
Caused turnovers55Barbara Sullivan2016
Saves180Samantha Giacolone2017
Save %.548Tara Durkin2000
GAA7.49Jen White2002



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 10-54-23rd
2002 13-55-12ndNCAA Quarterfinal
2003 8-74-23rd
2004 12-54-2T-2ndNCAA First Round
2005 3-121-4T-4th
2006 15-44-12ndNCAA Semifinal
2007 11-63-2T-3rd
2008 12-74-12ndNCAA First Round
2009 16-55-23rdNCAA Quarterfinal
2010 11-76-2T-2ndNCAA First Round
2011 10-96-2T-3rd
2012 Christine Halfpenny 13-56-23rdNCAA First Round
2013 12-55-3T-4thNCAA First Round
NCAA Division I (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2014–present)
2014 10-92-57thNCAA Second Round
2015 11-93-4T-5thNCAA Second Round
2016 14-74-3T-3rdNCAA Quarterfinal
2017 11-84-3T-3rdNCAA 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 Results

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

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


  1. Notre Dame Logo Sheet (PDF). Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  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.
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