Women's Lacrosse



Irish Crush Orange in 16-7 Victory

Notre Dame's Samantha Giacolone collects career-high-tying 13 saves in victory


Irish Boast 46 Spring Student-Athletes On All-ACC Academic Teams

List highlighted by Matt Landis' recognition as men's lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year


#6 Irish Fall in NCAA Quarterfinals, 10-6

Notre Dame tumbles in hard-fought battle with ACC rival North Carolina.


#7 Irish Surge Past #15 Stanford, 13-9

Notre Dame scores eight unanswered goals in second half to win its home opener.


No. 16 Irish Drop To No. 4 Boston College, 15-6

Fortunato nets second consecutive hat trick


Women's Lacrosse at North Carolina - NCAA Quarterfinals

The Irish women's lacrosse team visited North Carolina in the '16 NCAA Championship quarterfinals (photos by Reagan Lunn)


Women's Lacrosse vs Stanford 3/29

Women's Lacrosse lost to Stanford 11 to 10 at Arlotta Stadium on Saturday, March 29th, 2014.


  • Was named a Preseason All-America Honorable Mention by Inside Lacrosse.
  • Received ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of February 28.
  • Named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team, the All-ACC Second Team and the All-ACC Academic Team.
  • Appeared in 14 games and made 11 starts.
  • Scored nine goals, picked up 30 ground balls, recorded 25 draw controls and caused 12 turnovers.
  • Recorded a .310 SOG percentage.


  • Selected as an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America Second Team.
  • Was on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.
  • Received IWLCA All-Region Second Team honors.
  • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team.
  • Played in 17 games and started 15 times.
  • Scored 16 goals and recorded 10 assists.
  • Recorded a career-high three goals vs. Stanford on February 13.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Received IWLCA All-America Second Team honors … named to the ACC All-Academic Team ... selected to the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region First Team ... started in all 20 games … picked up 43 ground balls … had five ground balls on March 29 vs. North Carolina … recorded 41 draw controls … had a season-high six draw controls twice (March 6 at Boston College and April 12 vs. Michigan) … scored eight goals for the Irish, including five goals on the road.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned a spot on the IWLCA all-region second team ... named to ILWomen.com all-rookie team ... started all 19 games ... was second on the team with 38 ground balls ... ranked sixth in the ACC with 2.00 ground balls per contest ... recorded 22 draw controls and caused 19 turnovers ... collected five ground balls and caused three turnovers in a narrow loss to No. 11 Stanford ... scored three goals and dished two assists on the year ... tallied her first collegiate point with an assist in her debut against Cincinnati ... scored her first collegiate goal in a win over Virginia Tech ... scored a goal against No. 2 Maryland ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Notre Dame Academy in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters in lacrosse and basketball and three in soccer ... helped team to first girl's lacrosse state championship in school history as a senior ... scored 170 goals and collected 143 draw controls and 184 ground balls in leading squad to a 45-4 record and a state title (2013) over last two years ... also totaled 61 caused turnovers as a senior ... selected to and played in the Under Armour Senior All-American game, collecting four ground balls and causing two turnovers ... named to the North squad along with incoming teammates Cortney Fortunato and Casey Pearsall ... named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American, ESPN Boston's "Miss Lacrosse," the Boston Globe and Boston Herald Player of the Year and was also selected to the ESPN Boston Girls Lacrosse MIAA All-State Team ... selected a first team all-star by the Eastern Massachusetts Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association (EMGLCA) ... selected to the all-scholastic team for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and the Patriot Ledger ... as a junior was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American ... selected to the all-scholastic team for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Patriot Ledger for lacrosse and the Patriot Ledger for basketball ... helped team to top-25 ranking in Lacrosse Magazine ... selected a first team all-star by the EMGLCA ... helped the Lower New England Team 1 to a national championship at the National Tournament ... selected to the New England Under Armour team at the Under Armour Underclassmen Games ... captain in both lacrosse and basketball as a junior and senior ... coached by Meredith Frank, who won four national championships and was a three-time All-American at Northwestern ... participated in the National Honor Society and the Spanish Language Honor Society ... full name is Alexandra Christina Dalton ... born in Newton, Mass., to Richard and Christine Dalton ... has an older brother, William, who is set to graduate from Notre Dame in the spring of 2015 ... uncle, Kenneth MacAfee, and cousin Kerri Ann White, also attended Notre Dame ... mother, Christine, competed in gymnastics at Northeastern ... uncle, Kenneth MacAfee, played football at Notre Dame ... uncle, Allan Dalton, played basketball at Suffolk University ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and majoring in pre-health.

Dalton's Career Statistics

Year G-S SOG G A Pts. GB DC CT
2014 19-19 6 3 2 5 38 22 19
2015 20-20 21 8 3 11 40 38 18
2016 17-15 40 16 5 21 27 32 17

Alex Dalton
Alex  Dalton


Needham, Mass.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy



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