UND Roster

2018-19 Women's Lacrosse Roster

#23 Samantha Giacolone

Goalie


Height 5-4
Class Senior
Hometown Manorville, N.Y.
High School Eastville South Manor

AWARDS/HONORS: 

  • Closed her Irish career as the program’s all-time leader in wins (47) and saves (605)
  • 2019 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2019 Inside Lacrosse Third Team All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA First Team All-Region
  • 2019 Tewaaraton Award Nominee
  • 2019 First Team All-ACC
  • 2019 IL Midseason Second Team All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week (April 3)
  • 2019 ACC Defensive Player of the Week (March 19, April 2)
  • 2018 First Team All-ACC
  • 2018 IWLCA Second Team All-Region
  • 2018 Preseason Honorable Mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse
  • 2018 Preseason All-ACC
  • 2018 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 IWLCA National Player of the Week (March 29)
  • 2017 ACC Defensive Player of the Week (March 7 & March 28)
  • 2017 Preseason All-America Honorable Mention by Inside Lacrosse
  • 2017 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 Inside Lacrosse All-Rookie Team
  • 2016 Inside Lacrosse National Rookie of the Week (April 26; May 18)
  • 2016 ACC All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 23)
  • 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll

AS A SENIOR: 

  • Closed her Irish career as the program’s all-time leader in wins (47) and saves (605)
  • Recorded a career-best .498 save percentage with 138 saves.
  • Among the nation’s leaders with a goals-against average of 8.52.
  • Stopped double-digit shots in six contests. 
  • 2019 IWLCA First Team All-Region
  • 2019 Tewaaraton Award Nominee
  • 2019 First Team All-ACC
  • 2019 IL Midseason Second Team All-American
  • IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week (April 3)
  • 2x ACC Defensive Player of the Week (March 19, April 2)

AS A JUNIOR: 

  • Led the ACC during the regular season in save percentage (.469) and was third in saves (146) and saves per game (7.33).
  • Recorded a career-high .647 save percentage against Jacksonville when she saved 11 of 17 shots.
  • Tallied 10 games this season with a save percentage at .500 or higher.
  • Had five games this season with double digit saves.
  • Season-high 15 saves came against No. 6 Boston College and High Point.
  • Set a career high with seven ground balls against Marquette.
  • Led the team in ground balls for the second-consecutive season with 43 ground balls.
  • Ranks ninth all-time for most saves in a single season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: 

  • Started all 19 games in the goal.
  • Fourth all-time in school history for goalkeeper games played in a single season.
  • Collected 11 wins for the Irish, recorded 180 saves, caused 13 turnovers and led the Irish with 51 ground balls.
  • Set the school record for most saves (180) in a single season.
  • Owned a .475 save percentage.

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Started all 21 games, tying the school record for most games played by a goalkeeper in school history.
  • Recorded 14 wins, the third-most in a single season of any Irish goalkeeper.
  • Played 1233:56 total minutes, the most of any goalkeeper in a single season in program history.
  • Finished with a 7.97 goals against average in a single season, which ranks second on Notre Dame’s all-time list.
  • Recorded 141 saves, including a career-high 13 saves on February 21 vs. Boston College.
  • Tallied a .462 save percentage.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Eastport South Manor in the spring of 2015 … lettered in six times in lacrosse, four times in basketball and three times in soccer … member of the USA Under-19 national team … named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic team member her senior year … named an Under Armour All-American in her senior season … USA Today first team All-American … helped her team during her senior season to a Long Island and New York State Class B championship … named MVP of state semifinal game … Named to state championship all-tournament team … part of the MSG’s top 30 athletes to watch list … ranked as the No. 10 recruit in the nation by Inside Lacrosse … ranked as the top goalie in the nation by Inside Lacrosse … named all league in basketball all four years of high school … named all conference three times … awarded the ESM MVP award twice during her high school career … received the ESM White Letter MVP Award her senior year … named all-county all four years in lacrosse … helped her team to three Suffolk County Class B championships her freshman, sophomore and senior years … named second-team all-Long Island as a sophomore and first-team as both a junior and senior … earned U.S. Lacrosse All-Academic honors … tri-state first-team all-metro and Tri-State Player of the Year as a senior … ranked in the MSG Top 100 Players … received tri-state honorable mention all-metro honors as a junior… earned the ESM Most Outstanding Senior Athlete award, ESM Senior Leadership Award, and the ESM Outstanding Achievement award … section 11 Gold Key winner … final high school career record in net was 88-25 with 1,056 career saves … helped her club team to a Under-15 national championship and four other titles … played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets Lacrosse Club team along side fellow Irish Jenn Casadonte, Samantha Lynch and Nikki Ortega … member of the National Jr. Honor Society … part of the yearbook committee… full name is Samantha Catherine Giacolone … born in West Islip, New York to Steven and Theresa Giacolone … mother, Theresa, played softball and North Carolina and father, Steven, played soccer at Hofstra.