NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Rising sophomore defender Emma Schettig is set to join the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team ahead of the 2021 season, head coach Christine Halfpenny announced today. (Aug. 3)
“I’m thrilled to announce the addition of Emma Schettig to our women’s lacrosse program.,” said Halfpenny. “After recruiting Emma in her freshman year of high school (when NCAA rules allowed early communication) we always thought she was a fantastic cultural fit for Notre Dame, academically, athletically, and socially. Emma’s values align with that of our Gold Standards as she is constantly in the pursuit of excellence, integrity, and unity. Her experience as a full-time contributor in her freshman season at Maryland will no doubt help her to transition to our team’s style of play and the competitive ACC lacrosse schedule. Notre Dame Women’s Lacrosse feels very fortunate to add such a quality person and lacrosse player to our family!”
The Emma Schettig File
High School: McDonogh
Hometown: Woodbine, Md.
Schettig joins the Irish from the University of Maryland, where she earned 2020 Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-American and All-Rookie Team accolades as a freshman. She collected a team-high 17 groundballs and nine caused turnovers while earning 16 draw controls in six games. Schettig was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after securing five groundballs and three caused turnovers against Syracuse.
Schettig was the fifth-ranked recruit by Inside Lacrosse in 2019 and played alongside Irish midfielder Kasey Choma on the gold medal-winning 2019 U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team. At McDonogh, Schettig played one season (2015) alongside Savannah Buchanan and a trio of campaigns (2015, 2016, 2017) with Andie Aldave. Schettig’s McDonagh squads earned a collective 118-1 mark and were IAAM Champions in 2016, 2017 and 2019.