May 25, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame women’s lacrosse junior Lael O’Shaughnessy and sophomore Kathryn Lam have earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic all-region honors. O’Shaughnessy has been named a second team selection for the second consecutive season, while Lam becomes the first Irish player to be voted to the all-region first team.

“Having Kathryn make the all-region first team and Lael honored for the second straight season shows that people are recognizing that our program has strong players among the best in the country,” said Irish head coach Tracy Coyne, the first and only coach of the varsity team she started in 1997. “Kathryn has had the toughest defensive assignments against difficult opponents and is definitely establishing herself as one of the top players in the region. Lael has gained the respect of our opponents and become the focus of our opponents and continues to be one of our top offensive players against a more difficult schedule.”

Lam, captain of the fourth Irish varsity women’s lacrosse team in 2000 along with O’Shaughnessy and Kathryn Perrella, started and played all 15 games for Notre Dame at defense. She set the school single-season record for 62 groundballs and also led the team with 35 caused turnovers. Lam was voted the team’s MVP for the 2000 season when served as the first sophomore captain of the team.

O’Shaughnessy led the team in scoring for the second consecutive season with 27 goals and seven assists for 34 points. She also started all 15 games for the Irish at attack. O’Shaughnessy was the first Notre Dame women’s lacrosse player to earn all-region honors as second-team honoree last year following the 1999 season.