In just 20 seasons as a Division I program, Notre Dame Women’s Lacrosse has become a major player on the national lacrosse scene.
The Notre Dame Women’s Lacrosse team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 11 times since 2002, its history highlighted by a 2006 appearance in the national semifinals in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Irish first appeared in the tournament following the 2002 season and hosted their first-ever tournament game versus Ohio State, taking an 11-7 win over the Buckeyes.
In 2006, the Irish returned to the NCAA Tournament and recorded the biggest turnaround in NCAA history, going from 3-12 in ‘05 to 15-4, a +10 change. The Irish made it all the way to the semifinals that year, beating Cornell and Georgetown along the way.
Last season, Notre Dame was selected as a top-eight seed nationally and was awarded the privilege of hosting its first and second round games. It marked the fourth time that the Irish had played host to the NCAAs and the first since 2006.
The Irish finished the 2017 regular season 11-7 and matched the program's best record in Atlantic Coast Conference play, going 4-3 in the regular season. Notre Dame leads the conference in ground balls and caused turnovers per game.
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