The Monogram Club presented 156 Notre Dame student-athletes and student support staff members with their Monogram jackets Tuesday evening inside Downes Club at Corbett Family Hall. The fall Monogram Jacket Ceremony honors first-time Monogram recipients from Notre Dame’s winter and spring sports along with student managers from those teams and the football program.
Former Notre Dame men’s basketball standout, and current ACC Network analyst and studio anchor, Jordan Cornette (‘05) was the featured alumni speaker, while Hannah Dorney, a sophomore midfielder on the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team, gave the student-athlete reflection.
“To get to where you are today is no simple pursuit,” Cornette told the honorees. “It’s quite an achievement. One achieved with unrelenting dedication, passion and work ethic.
“No matter the sport, embrace each other. Be each other’s biggest cheerleader. Lift one another up. Do your part for this special fraternity. You are family, the Notre Dame family. It’s a bond that will unite all of you in this room long after tonight.
“Embrace the time that you have here at Notre Dame. It doesn’t get any better. This is the easy part, if you can imagine that. Never forget the resource that this place is. It truly prepares you for greatness ahead in life.
“I’m here to help in any way I can for your futures because that’s what comes with being a Notre Dame student-athlete. That’s what the Monogram Club is all about. We are family.”
“Notre Dame is a special place full of special people,” said Dorney. “These special people are what make the experience here unlike anywhere else. No matter where you are on campus, whether it be your dorm, the library, the weight room, the field or the locker room, you’re surrounded by individuals who will do everything in their power to make sure you’re performing at the best of your ability.
“Earning this Monogram jacket means so many different things to so many different people. To me, it is a symbol of the lifelong connection to each other that we all have been granted. The Monogram Club keeps generations of athletes in touch through this historic ND symbol. This is so important to me because my special people won’t only be around to make my four years at Notre Dame special, but they will be with me to make the 40 years after that just as amazing because of this Monogram.”
Congratulations to the 1⃣5⃣6⃣ first-time Monogram winners who received their jackets last night! A big thank you to @jordancornette (‘05 @NDmbb) & @hannahdorneyy (‘22 @NDWomensLax) for their outstanding speeches!
— ND Monogram Club (@NDMonogram) November 20, 2019
Honored to address the hundred of parents, administrators, coaches and their student athletes on hand to receive their iconic @NDMonogram varsity jackets last night. Surreal to have once sat in their seat and now speak to them about my journey. pic.twitter.com/YmBEuLdcnN
— jordan cornette (@jordancornette) November 20, 2019
— Jeff Jackson (@NDCoachJackson) November 20, 2019
The most experienced sophomore class in our program’s history donned their @NDMonogram jackets for the first time tonight.
Nights like these are what make Notre Dame such a special place.
Congrats Nate, Chris, Dane, Prentiss and Robby! pic.twitter.com/Tovn2escYv
— Mike Brey (@NDMikeBrey) November 20, 2019
— Kyle Lynne Demeter (@KyleLDemeter) November 20, 2019
Nothing quite like earning an ND Monogram. Proud of these studs. “A special place for special people” pic.twitter.com/FeThjI1FNE
— John Handrigan (@JHandrigan) November 20, 2019
It’s always an honor to celebrate the Monogram jacket ceremony w/ our Student-Athletes. My 2nd favorite event (1st is graduation) of the year that Notre Dame hosts. My heart is full this evening!! ♥️☘️ @NDWomensLax #SpecialPlace #SpecialPeople pic.twitter.com/KtUziaWCFY
— Christine Halfpenny (@NDcoachPenny) November 20, 2019
— Deanna Gumpf (@NDcoachGumpf) November 20, 2019
So proud to stand alongside these two guys as they received their Monogram jackets last night. They have grown tremendously since coming to ND 15 months ago and they both contribute so much to our program on a daily basis. I’m incredibly lucky to coach people like Ax and Drew! 🍀 pic.twitter.com/Y2rJ4If6oQ
— Ryan Sachire (@NDcoachSachire) November 20, 2019
✌️ new @NDMonogram letterwinners.
☝️ unforgettable night.
— ND Women's Tennis (@NDWomensTennis) November 20, 2019
One unforgettable night.
— Notre Dame WBB (@ndwbb) November 22, 2019
A huge congrats to our Senior Managers Jake, Krysta and TC on receiving their Monogram Jackets last night. Thank you for all you do for the team and staff! pic.twitter.com/Ma1QxnSDk7
— Ron Grove Jr. (@NDhockeysk8guy) November 20, 2019
Congrats to this year’s Monogram managers! ☘️🐐 pic.twitter.com/1qNMP8ORgK
— Notre Dame Football Managers (@NDFBManagers) November 22, 2019
Thanks, @jordancornette! You were awesome! Great message to a great group of first-time Monogram winners. Always powerful to see and hear the full circle of @FightingIrish student-athletes! #NDFamily☘️ #4for40☘️ https://t.co/VIzsA7Xc3O
— ND Monogram Club (@NDMonogram) November 20, 2019
2019 Fall Monogram Jacket Ceremony Recipients
MEN’S BASKETBALLAlex Barone (manager)
Nick DeLollo (manager)
Taylor Guth (manager)
Molly Melican (manager)
Tim Papiernik (manager)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALLJacqueline Collins (manager)
Colleen Iannone (manager)
Meghan Mulroe (manager)
Andrew Stineman (manager)
Krysta Buche (manager)
Taylor Burrows (manager)
Jacques Pierre De Saint Phalle (manager)
Kellsey Wiser (manager)
Patrick Hart (manager)
Pam Udoye (manager)
SWIMMING & DIVING
MEN’S TRACK & FIELD