Beachem helped the Irish finish 2-0 on the road this week, rallying from a 10-point halftime deficit at Boston College, then helping Notre Dame lead throughout the game at NC State. Beachem finished with 16 points at BC, including 13 in the key rally during the second half. His hot 4-of-8 shooting in the second half and 3-of-7 from three-point range with five rebounds and a steal helped the Irish outscore the Eagles 45-27 in the game's final 20 minutes. At NC State, Beachem hit a Notre Dame ACC-game record seven three-point field goals on the way to a game-high 27 points. He also blocked a game-high three shots. For the week, he averaged 21.5 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game and 2.0 blocker per game. He also shot 11-22 (.500) on three pointers.
Sophomore Caitlyn Brooks smashed two home runs and added five RBI in Notre Dame's 6-4 win over #11/10 Michigan on Feb. 18. It was the first Irish win over the Wolverines since NCAA Regionals in May of 1999.
Sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Giacolone collected a combined 21 saves in two games versus Marquette and Michigan. Giacolone allowed just 14 goals and recorded seven ground balls and one caused turnover during the week. Her average of 7.00 saves per game ranks fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Irish senior thrower Indi Jackson set a Notre Dame indoor track and field record with a 16.23m throw in the shot put at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday. Jackson's mark ranks fifth-best in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 24th-best in the country.
Mabrey averaged 25.5 points in a pair of road wins, shooting 62% from the floor, 55% from three and 93% from the foul line. She now boasts three straight 20-point games and has six in ACC play on the year. On Thursday night at Clemson, Mabrey scored a career-high 29 points, 24 of them coming in the second half, to help Notre Dame dodge an upset. The sophomore shot 11-of-16 (69%) against the Tigers from the floor and hit all four of her foul shots. On Sunday at No. 21 Syracuse, Mabrey kept Notre Dame in the game with 13 first quarter points while the Irish weathered a ferocious early Orange onslaught before a women’s record crowd at the Carrier Dome. She made nine of 10 free throws against the Orange including a crucial pair with 10 seconds to go and the Irish up just 81-80.
Cal Petersen led the Irish to a 1-0-1 weekend against 10th-ranked Providence. In Friday night's 4-1 win, which snapped the Friars' nine-game winning streak, Petersen turned aside 33 of the 34 shots he faced to secure the win. Then in Saturday night's back-and-forth game, he made two game saving stops on Niko Rufo in the third period to lead the Irish to the tie. He finished with 39 saves in the tie, which moved Notre Dame to third in the Hockey East standings. For the series, he was 1-0-1 with a 1.92 goals against average and a .947 save percentage (stopped 72 of the 76 shots he faced). He was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week.