Women's Basketball



NCAA National Championship: ND WBB 61, Mississippi State 58 (USATSI)

For the second time in program history, the Notre Dame women's basketball team are your NCAA National Champions.


NCAA Elite Eight: ND WBB vs. Oregon (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish take on the Ducks in the Spokane Regional Final with a trip to the Women's Final Four on the line.


NCAA Tournament Selection Show

Notre Dame earns the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Regional during 2018 NCAA Tournament's Selection Show reveal.


No. 5 Notre Dame vs. Virginia - ACC Tournament Quarterfinal

No. 5 Notre Dame defeated Virginia in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal game in Greensboro, NC.


ND Women's Basketball at Oregon State (USATSI)

Images of the Fighting Irish hitting the road to face the Beavers in non-conference action

2017-18 SEASON
• Played in six games, averaging 13.2 minutes off the bench.
• Tore ACL in left leg in practice on Nov. 28 and redshirted the 2017-18 season.
• Tallied eight points for the second straight game vs ETSU on Nov. 24, setting a new high in steals (2). Scored six of her points in the fourth quarter.
• Her .622 field goal percentage ranked 4th in the ACC at the time.
• Despite coming off the bench, Vaughn still ranked first on the team in blocks (1.2), third in offensive rebounds (2.3) and fifth in rebounds (4.3).
• Scored 15 of her 17 total points in the second half at WKU on Nov. 14, helping the Irish to a 78-65 win. Vaughn went 8-for-9 from the field and collected seven rebounds.
• Made her debut vs Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 11, recording nine points on 4-of-9 shooting. Reeled in the second most rebounds with seven.

“Mikayla has a tremendous upside. She can run the floor, score around the basket and face up. She can rebound, block shots and will help us defensively by being a presence inside.”

• Transferred to Paul VI Catholic High in Fairfax, Virginia, for her senior season where she was named co-captain
• Led Paul VI to a No. 1 high school national team ranking
• Achieved a 32-2 record in her senior season, earning the 2017 VISAA Girls State Championship
• Averaged 14.6 points per game as a senior
• Southeastern Pennsylvania scoring leader in both her junior and sophomore seasons
• Averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior at Friends’ Central School
• Guided Friends’ Central to back-to-back league championships in her junior and sophomore seasons
• Led Friends’ Central to a PAISSA quarterfinals run in her junior year
• Averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game as a sophomore
• Named Philadelphia All-City Classic Tournament MVP and ISAA New Year’s Classic Tournament MVP as a freshman
• Also played lacrosse as a freshman, where she contributed to the team’s PAISSA championship

• 2017 VISAA First Team All-State
• 2017 McDonald’s All-American candidate
• 2016 First Team Class A All-State in Pennsylvania
• 2016 First Team Friends’ School League All-League
• 2016 Comcast Sports Fan Base Networks Varsity Girls MVP
• 2015 Third Team Class A All-State in Pennsylvania
• Three-time All-Mainline First Team honors
• Recipient of the Jacqueline Frances O’Neill “Enthusiasm and Spirit” Award

• Daughter of Terri and Martin Vaughn. Has two brothers and one sister
• Father was captain and quarterback of the football team at Penn
• Won first place in the MCATFL French Oral Proficiency Contest in 2013
• Volunteered with the Beckett Life Center and CEL Church

Mikayla Vaughn
Mikayla  Vaughn


Philadelphia, Penn

High School:
Paul VI



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