May 30, 2003
Baltimore, Md. – Notre Dame women’s lacrosse standout, Danielle Shearer (Sr., Hampstead, Md.), has been selected to Inside Lacrosse Magazine’s third All-American team for the 2003 season. This marks the second season in a row that Shearer has been named to the magazine’s All-American team as she took second team honors in 2002 along with teammate Kathryn Lam.
Shearer turned in a record-setting season for the Irish in 2003, helping Notre Dame to an 8-7 overall record and a 16th spot in the national rankings.
A two-time first team all-BIG EAST selection (2002 and 2003), Shearer recorded career-highs in assists (26) and points (61) while recording 35 goals for the season (her previous-best came in 2002 with 39 goals. She also led the team with 33 draw controls and was second with 34 ground balls on the year. A second team Brine/IWLCA All-American in 2002, Shearer finished second in overall scoring in the BIG EAST and led the league in six BIG EAST contests with 18 goals and 14 assists for 32 points. She finished her career with a 36-game scoring streak (85g, 51a) and was the BIG EAST offensive player of the week three times in 2003. A Tewaarton Trophy candidate as a senior, Shearer finished her Notre Dame career as the school’s all-time leader in goals (130) and points (196) while finishing second in assists with 68 in her career.
Also receiving All-American honors for the Irish in 2003 was senior goalkeeper Jen White (Sr., Annapolis, Md.) who earlier in the week was named third team Brine/IWLCA All-American, also the third Irish player selected in the seven-year history of the program.