Jan. 9, 2018
By Erin Locascio
Erin Locascio is a photography and graphic design intern for the University of Notre Dame. Throughout the year she will have a weekly post about her favorite five photos from the week's events. This week Locascio is highlighting Notre Dame women's basketball, ice hockey and men's basketball
In each post Locascio will give background information on the photo and why she selected it.
All-Time Wins Leader
Mike Brey passed former head coach Digger Phelps as the all-times wins leader for the Notre Dame men's basketball program last Wednesday night with the win over NC State. This photo was my personal favorite that I got during the post-game celebration. Digger is holding the game ball that he will hand over to Brey to "pass the torch" after the hug. The players seen celebrating behind the coaches' embrace is what makes this the best photo. The photo shows how much this moment means to everyone involved, especially the guys who got Brey this record win.
The Notre Dame men's basketball team had a lot of dunks in their win over NC State last week. This was the best one of the bunch for a few reasons. The first one being that because of where I was shooting from in the first half, the dunks were at the opposite end of the court and this was the only one done right in front of me during the second half. That gives this dunk the advantage already. Then, with the lights shining down right above the ball and hoop there is a nice focus point that also makes Elijah Burns' muscles and face stand out.
Notre Dame women's basketball took down Miami last Thursday night. Jackie Young finished the game with 11 points, five assists and three steals. She did take home the best photo of the game with this drive to the basket in the fourth quarter. Young was caught at the perfect moment as she is floating in the air before she extends to put the ball in the hoop. Besides the fact that she was caught mid-air, where you can see all the women's basketball banners in the back, you can see her face perfectly with her hair flying in the back. Additionally, the ball is seen and she has it in a spot where the defender can not get it. Overall, its an athletic play by an athletic basketball player.
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