NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Senior midfielder Andie Aldave, graduate midfielder Savannah Buchanan, senior goaltender Bridget Deehan, senior attacker Maddie Howe and graduate defender Kathleen Roe were each named to the Preseason All-ACC Team ahead of the 2021 season, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 9).
Last week, Aldave (First Team), Buchanan (HM), Deehan (First Team) and Roe (HM) were each named Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans alongside Madison Ahern (Second Team), Kasey Choma (Third Team) and Emma Schettig (Second Team).
Aldave and Deehan were also tabbed U.S. Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-Americans back in December, with Deehan being named the magazine’s Preseason Goaltender of the Year.
The Irish, which open the season #2 in the IWLCA Poll, were slotted second in the conference’s preseason coaches poll.
2021 ACC Preseason Coaches Poll
- North Carolina, 63
- Notre Dame, 54
- Syracuse, 51
- Virginia, 33
- Boston College, 29
- Duke, 28
- Virginia Tech, 22
- Louisville, 8
2021 Preseason All-ACC Team
Emily Hawryschuk, Gr., Syracuse
Katie Hoeg, Sr., North Carolina
Jamie Ortega, Sr., North Carolina
Andie Aldave, Sr., Notre Dame
Paige Petty, Sr., Virginia Tech
Kerrigan Miller, Gr., North Carolina
Sarah Cooper, Jr., Syracuse
Kathleen Roe, Gr., Notre Dame
Emma Trenchard, Sr., North Carolina
Bridget Deehan, Sr., Notre Dame
Taylor Moreno, Sr., North Carolina
Savannah Buchanan, Gr., M, Notre Dame
Kerry Defliese, Gr., D, Syracuse
Maddie Howe, Sr., A, Notre Dame
Ashlyn McGovern, Sr., A, Virginia
Charlotte North, Sr., A, Boston College
Gabby Rosenzweig, Gr., A, Duke
- The #2 Irish open up the 2021 season with a home contest this Saturday (Feb. 13) against Vanderbilt.
- Opening draw is set for noon ET inside Loftus Sports Center and will be streamed live via ACC Network Extra.