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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.

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.