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Four Irish Named 2020 IL All-Americans

Aldave & Deehan earn First Team Honors

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Andie Aldave, Bridget Deehan, Madison Ahern and Kasey Choma were each named Inside Lacrosse All-Americans for the shortened 2020 season, it was announced Tuesday morning (March 31).

Aldave and Deehan each earned First Team honors while Ahern was tabbed to the Second Team and Choma was named to the Third Team. Aldave was also named a First Team Inside Lacrosse All-American in 2019.

A junior captain in 2020, Aldave finished second on the team with 17 goals and tied for second with 23 points in seven games. On February 16, Aldave broke Barbara Sullivan’s program record for career draw controls and closed her junior year with 285 career draw controls. The Baltimore, Maryland, native closed the season with five straight multi-goal efforts, including four-goal games against Central Michigan, Ohio State and Duke. She was named to the Tewaaraton Watch list for the second straight season. 

Deehan closed the 2020 season ranked fifth in the country with a save percentage of .547. And seventh in the nation with a goals-against average of 7.78. The Milton, Georgia, native notched a career-high 12 saves against #3 Northwestern and #22 Duke, and earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors after Notre Dame’s 17-15 triumph in Evanston. Deehan was part of an Irish defensive unit that ranked second in the country with a mark of 7.29 goals allowed per game.

Ahern started all seven games for the Irish as a freshman and led Notre Dame in points (27) and assists (11) while netting 16 goals.The Cohasset, Massachusetts, native collected a team-high five points (3G, 2A) in Notre Dame’s 17-15 victory at #3 Northwestern on February 14. She scored multiple goals in all seven contests, including three straight hat tricks to open her college career.

Choma started all seven games for the Irish as a freshman and netted a team-high 22 goals while finishing tied for second on the team with 23 points. The Manorville, New York, native netted at least three goals in four of seven games, including a six-goal effort vs. Ohio State on February 23. Choma also tied for a team-high five points, including four goals, in Notre Dame’s 13-9 win over #22 Duke on March 1.