UND Roster

2020-21 Women's Lacrosse Roster

#8 Savannah Buchanan


Height 5-10
Class Graduate
Hometown Baltimore, Md.
High School McDonogh School


  • 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Week (March 9)
  • 2020 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2020 Preseason All-ACC
  • 2020 IL Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2019 Second Team IWLCA All-Region
  • 2019 Second Team All-ACC
  • 2019 Tewaaraton Award Watch List
  • 2018 First Team IWLCA All-Region
  • 2018 Second Team All-ACC
  • 2018 ACC All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 ILWomen Midseason Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2018 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Served as a team captain for the Irish. 
  • Part of an Irish defensive unit that ranked second in the country with a mark of 7.29 goals allowed per game.
  • Ranked second on the team with 24 draw controls.
  • Finished third on the Irish with eight caused turnovers and 10 ground balls.
  • Totaled four goals and seven points in five contests.
  • Earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors after leading all players with five ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers in Notre Dame’s 13-9 victory over #18 Boston College (March 7).
  • 2020 Tewaaraton Watch List.
  • 2020 Preseason All-ACC.
  • 2020 IL Preseason Honorable Mention All-American.


  • Served as a team captain for the Irish. 
  • Finished second on the Irish with 71 draw controls, which is the fourth highest single-season mark in program history.
  • Recorded 16 goals and a career-best 18 assists for 34 points.
  • Tied her career-high with 38 ground balls and caused 22 turnovers.
  • Posted a career-high four assists in Notre Dame’s 19-10 win at Ohio State.
  • One of five Irish players to cause 20+ turnovers. 
  • 2019 IWLCA Second Team All-West/Midwest Region.
  • 2019 Second Team All-ACC honoree.
  • Named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.
  • Closed her junior season ranked third in Irish history with 183 career draw controls.


  • Led the team in assists (27), second in draw controls (67), ground balls (38), third in goals (27), points (43) and caused turnovers (18).
  • Second in the ACC in assists and sixth in draw controls per game among midfielders.
  • Assisted on the overtime game-winning goal against No. 7 Syracuse on March 24.
  • Scored the game-winning goal with 31.4 seconds left to upset No. 18 Duke on April 15.
  • Tied for third all-time for draw controls in a single season and ranks ninth in draw controls for her career.


  • Started 18 games and saw action in all 19 of the Irish games
  • Scored 19 goals, picked up 34 ground balls and recorded 45 draw controls.
  • Led the Irish with 26 caused turnovers.


  • Graduated from McDonogh in June of 2016.
  • Lettered all four years in lacrosse, soccer, and basketball.
  • Won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland Championship in lacrosse all four seasons.
  • Her school’s lacrosse team was ranked No. 1 nationally all four years.
  • Under Armour Underclass champion with Team Baltimore during her sophomore and junior seasons.
  • Named to the Baltimore Sun second team All-Metro during her junior season.
  • Also named a USA Today Third Team Pre-Season All-American, US Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American, and Under Armour All-Tournament Team her junior year.
  • Won the IAAM Championship in both soccer and basketball as a junior.
  • The soccer team was ranked No. 1 nationally her junior and senior years.
  • Scored 43 goals and totaled 24 assists her senior season.
  • Named a USA Today First Team Pre-Season All-American, Baltimore Sun’s Female High School Athlete of the Year, USA Today First Team All-American, and Under Armour All-American honors as a senior.
  • Named Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Year in basketball her senior year.
  • The lacrosse team won its eighth consecutive championship and 155th consecutive game to conclude her senior year.
  • Made the Dean’s list all four years of high school.
  • Full name is Savannah Nicole Buchanan.
  • Born to Philip and Donna Buchanan in Towson, Md.