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Four Irish Named Inside Lacrosse All-Americans

Andie Aldave, Samantha Giacolone, Maddie Howe and Hannah Proctor were each named Inside Lacrosse All-Americans for the 2019 season.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Andie Aldave, Samantha Giacolone, Maddie Howe and Hannah Proctor were each named Inside Lacrosse All-Americans for the 2019 season, it was announced on Tuesday morning (May 28).

Aldave was tabbed a First Team honoree while Giacolone earned Third Team honors and Howe and Proctor were each named to the Honorable Mention team. All four players were named to the IWLCA West/Midwest Region First Team last week.

Aldave broke her own single-season program record with 152 draw controls in 2019. The sophomore ranked sixth in the country with an average of eight draw controls per game, and helped the Irish earn a draw control percentage of 63.6%, which was second in the nation. Aldave also added a career-high 47 goals and 67 points in 19 games. A First Team All-ACC selection and Tewaaraton Award nominee, Aldave collected 21 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers as one of the nation’s best all-around midfielders.

A Second Team All-ACC honoree, Buchanan racked up 71 draw controls, 34 points (16G, 18A), 37 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers as a two-way force for the Irish in 2019. Buchanan earned at least five draw controls in seven contests as a key component of Notre Dame’s dominant year in the circle. The junior captain also collected multiple ground balls and caused turnovers in four games as part of an Irish defensive unit that allowed an ACC best 8.05 goals per game.

Howe led the Irish with a career-best 59 goals and 78 points in 2019. She netted a hat trick in 13 contests, including six of the final seven games down the stretch. She converted on 17-of-26 free-position shots, and her 65.4% free position percentage ranked seventh in the country. A 2019 First Team All-ACC selection, Howe notched six goals and six assists on Feb. 22 at Ohio State, which tied Jillian Byers for the most points recorded in a single game in program history. She was also named an Inside Lacrosse Third Team Midseason All-American.

Giacolone became the program’s all-time leader in both wins and saves as a senior in 2019 after backstopping the Irish to 14 victories with 138 stopped shots. A Tewaaraton Award nominee and First Team All-ACC selection, Giacolone earned an ACC-best 8.51 goals-against average this season and recorded a career-best .498 save percentage, both of which stood seventh in the country. The Inside Lacrosse Second Team Midseason All-American stopped at least 10 shots in six contests this season.

Proctor ranked second on the Irish with 23 caused turnovers while serving as a team captain in 2019. She averaged 1.21 caused turnovers per game as a part of an Irish defense that led the ACC with a 8.05 goals allowed per game mark. A 2019 First Team All-ACC honoree, Proctor also collected 32 ground balls and a pair of draw controls. She was also named an Honorable Mention Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse.