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Three Current Irish Invited To Team USA Tryout

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Sophomore Madison Ahern, senior Andie Aldave and senior Maddie Howe have been invited to the official tryout for the U.S. team that will represent the country in the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.

2019 graduate and former Irish All-American Samantha Giacolone is also invited to the tryout, which will be held at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland, from Dec. 4-6, 2020

The world championship will be hosted by US Lacrosse from July 7-17 at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, marking the first time the event has been held in the United States since 2005. A record 30 nations are expected to compete in the 2021 championship.


  • 2020 Inside Lacrosse National Rookie of the Year
  • 2020 Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-American
  • Started all seven games for the Irish as a freshman in 2020
  • Led Notre Dame in points (27) and assists (11) while netting 16 goals in 2020
  • Collected a team-high five points (3G, 2A) in Notre Dame’s 17-15 victory at #3 Northwestern (Feb. 14)
  • Scored multiple goals in all seven contests, including three straight hat tricks to open her college career


  • 2020 & 2019 Inside Lacrosse First Team All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA First Team All-American
  • 2019 First Team All-ACC
  • 2019 Tewaaraton Award Nominee
  • Broke Barbara Sullivan’s program record for career draw controls on Feb. 16, 2020 vs. Central Michigan and closed her junior year with 285 career draw controls
  • Has played in 45 contests in her college career, totaling 95 goals, 40 assists, 285 draw controls and 35 caused turnovers
  • Competed on the 2015 U.S. U19 Women’s Lacrosse Team as the youngest member of the team


  • 2020 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2019 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2019 Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA First Team All-Region
  • 2019 First Team All-ACC
  • Has totaled 115 goals, 152 points and 28 caused turnovers in 44 career games in an Irish uniform.