Dec. 8, 2017
By Erin Locascio
Erin Locascio is a photography and graphic design intern for the University of Notre Dame. Throughout the year she will have a weekly post about her favorite five photos from the week’s events. This week Locascio is highlighting Notre Dame women’s basketball and track and field.
In each post Locascio will give background information on the photo and why she selected it.
Dumford Sets 1K Record
Last Friday night the Fighting Irish track and field team competed in their first meet of the season. There were personal records set by many individuals but no better than Jacob Dumford’s 2:21 time in the 1,000-meter. This is the perfect moment captured between two teammates right after Dumford crossed the finish line. The smile on Jacob’s face shows how much a moment like this means. I am glad I was in the right place at the right time to capture a moment that he will want to remember forever.
Arike Ties Career-High
In a road game at Michigan last week, Arike Ogunbowale went off for 32 points. Through the first half she had 20 points, and by the end of the game, she hit a career-high 13 field goals. This was easily my favorite of her from this game even though she’s not doing anything particularly special. The ref is putting his hands in the air as Ogunbowale runs by him. She was the one who just made that three. This picture is more significant knowing that Ogunbowale went 4-6 from behind the arc against the Wolverines.
Jackie Young has been one of the top performers for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team this season. Young is second on the team with 15.6 points per game and tied for first on the team with 8.0 rebounds per game. This was my favorite action shot from the game at Michigan as Young is caught perfectly mid air, fading away from the basket about to shoot. What makes this an even better shot is how the lights look like they are highlighting and shining down on Young’s face, hand, and the ball, giving the photo a good focus point.
Lili Behind The Back
Point guard Lili Thompson dribbles behind her back against Michigan State on Wednesday night. Behind-the-back shots are not that easy to come by. They usually look odd and don’t come out as well as it looks when the person is in action. This is an exception because of the angle and position it was taken from. Since we are on the side of Lili, we get to see the action of the ball being dribbled behind the back instead of in a straight on shot where the ball would most likely be hidden. In addition, the Michigan State defender coming over to try and take the ball away makes for an even better shot because she’s off balance and Thompson has the advantage by dribbling the ball behind her back.
Irish In Sync
During the Blue and Gold Invitational last Friday night, the men’s 3,000 meter run was a race of all Notre Dame runners. That is an unusual situation and made for some unusual pictures throughout the race. This was the best of the many shots from the race, as it showcased each runner in the exact same stride. They all have their arms and legs at the same place and look like duplicates of each other. The last part that made this one of the best of the week was how they are all in mid-air.