Oct. 14, 2016

By Megan Golden

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — One-hundred and fifty-three days have passed since the University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team has taken the field at Arlotta Stadium. On Saturday, the team will face off against Stanford in its first home fall ball scrimmage of the season.

Riding one of the program’s best campaigns, which featured the school’s third-most wins (14), the Irish are scheduled to host two days of scrimmages featuring the likes of Stanford, Michigan and Northwestern.

Notre Dame’s 2017 roster includes eight seniors and 11 freshmen, including two Under Armour All-Americans. Despite losing much talent in last year’s graduating class, newly-elected senior captains Alex Dalton, Katherine Eilers, Cortney Fortunato and Casey Pearsall are prepared to fill the leadership role.

The Irish are scheduled to host the Cardinal on Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. ET at Arlotta Stadium, followed by scrimmages versus Michigan and Northwestern on Sunday. A complete schedule for the weekend is below. Admission is free and open to the public.

Women’s Lacrosse Upcoming Schedule (all times ET):
Saturday, October 15, 2016
1 p.m. Stanford vs. Notre Dame

Sunday, October 16, 2016
10:30 a.m. Michigan vs. Notre Dame
11:30 a.m. Stanford vs. Michigan
12:30 p.m. Northwestern vs. Notre Dame
1:40 p.m. Stanford vs. Northwestern


Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.