Women's Lacrosse



Irish Continue Academic Success

Irish receive IWLCA Academic Honor Squad designation for seventh straight season


Buchanan's Late Goal Lifts Irish Over Blue Devils

Savannah Buchanan scored the game-winner in the final minute to defeat Duke 10-9


Irish Upset No. 7/9 Syracuse 11-10 in Overtime

Andie Aldave scores the game-winner two minutes into overtime


Irish Return Home For St. Patrick's Day Matchup

Notre Dame welcomes No. 8/7 Virginia to Arlotta this Saturday


No. 15 Irish fall to No. 24 Hokies 9-6

Aldave's hat trick not enough to bring Irish back from first half deficit


Senior Day vs. San Diego State

Women's lacrosse defeats San Diego State 16-7 on Senior Day.


Notre Dame vs. Elon

Notre Dame defeats Elon 11-9 Sunday afternoon at the Loftus Sports Center.


Notre Dame vs. Boston College

No. 15 Notre Dame women's lacrosse team takes on No. 6 Boston College Saturday afternoon at Loftus Sports Center.


  • 2018 IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • One of three players to start all 19 games on the back line for the Irish.
  • Second in caused turnovers (22) and third in ground balls (26) among Irish defenders.
  • Recorded multiple ground balls in eight games this season.
  • Set a career high with four ground balls in the home win over No. 18 Duke.
  • Limited opponents to less than 10 goals eight times this season and the Irish are 7-1 in those games.
  • Held opponents to two goals or less in a half six times this season and the team is 5-1 in those games.
  • Tied a career high twice this season with three caused turnovers against Elon and No. 24 Virginia Tech.


  • Started 12 games for the Irish.
  • Scored five goals, recorded 12 ground balls, collected six draw controls and caused five turnovers.


  • Did not play due to injury.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Wilton High School in the spring of 2015 ... lettered all four years of high school in lacrosse, and lettered three years in soccer and basketball ... helped lacrosse team to a Class M championship her junior year, the Class M final her freshman, sophomore and senior years ... served as captain of the lacrosse, basketball and soccer teams her senior year ... led the lacrosse team in ground balls, caused turnovers, goals, and assists ... named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... tied the school record for the most draw controls in one season (118) set by her sister, Casey ... named to the 2015 MSG Tri-State team ... named 2015 MSG all-Connecticut ... played on the Newlax lacrosse club team ... helped her team to The Rise tournament title in 2013 ... participated on the Under Armour New England Girls 2014 team ... AP scholar with honors ... helped the basketball team become Class LL state champions for the first time in history during her senior year and broke the school record of most consecutive wins (20) ... this team was also named Team of the Year by The Norwalk Hour ... honored as the basketball team's Most Improved Player and Co-MVP her senior season ... helped the soccer team the a state final in her senior year ... honored with leadership award her junior and senior years ... Wilton High School Wind Ensemble officer and marching band squad leader ... member of the National Honor Society ... full name is Makenna Wright Pearsall ... born in Greenwich, Connecticut to Steve and Karen Pearsall ... father, Steve, played lacrosse at Notre Dame where he served as captain in 1984 ... sister, Casey, played lacrosse at Notre Dame ... majoring in marketing. 


Makenna Pearsall
Makenna  Pearsall


Wilton, Conn.

High School:


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