Senior goalkeeper Erin Goodman and Notre Dame will face Vanderbilt in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m.  The game will be played at Notre Dame's Alumni Field.

Irish Women's Lacrosse Places Two Players On IWLCA Academic Honor Roll

Aug. 19, 2008

Notre Dame, Ind. – Junior Notre Dame women’s lacrosse players Erin Goodman (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) and Jane Stoeckert (Mendham, N.J.) have been selected to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) academic honor roll for the 2008 campaign. The two Irish players were among a group of 159 Division I women’s lacrosse juniors and seniors with 3.2 grade-point averages or better to be honored by the coaches’ association. Across all three Divisions, the IWLCA honored 386 student-athletes for their academic achievements.

As a team, the Irish were also among 50 Division I women’s lacrosse programs to take IWLCA all-academic squad honors as teams with a 3.0 grade-point average or better for the second semester of the 2007-08 academic year. The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team had a 3.203 grade point average for the spring semester.

Goodman was selected to the IWLCA academic honor roll for the first time in her career after turning in a 3.34 grade-point average with a double major in English and Economics. The team’s starting goalkeeper the last two seasons, Goodman helped lead the Irish to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 as she played in all 19 games, going 12-7 with a 10.74 goals-against average and a .462 save percentage. For he career, Goodman is 23-13 overall, with a 9.94 goals-against average and a .454 save percentage. She goes into her final season at Notre Dame ranked third in games played (38), third in wins (23), third in minutes played (2,294:23), third in saves (316), sixth in save percentage (.454) and third in goals-against average (9.94). A two-time monogram winner, Goodman has led the Irish in ground balls in each of the last two seasons, grabbing 43 in 2007 and 41 in 2008.

Stoeckert also makes her first appearance on the IWLCA academic honor roll with a 3.20 grade-point average as an English and Design major in the College of Arts and Letters. A three-time monogram winner for the Irish, Stoeckert finished fifth in scoring for Notre Dame in 2008, picking up 20 goals and seven assists for 27 points in 18 games from her midfield position. In three seasons, she has appeared in 54 games, making 25 starts and owns 52 career goals with 31 assists for 83 career points. During 2008, Stoeckert had a season-best, four-goal, five-point game at California on March 8 and she finished the season with a four-game goal and point streak, scoring nine goals with one assist for 10 points over the final four games of the year.

Both players will return to Notre Dame for their senior seasons this fall.