One of Notre Dame's true success stories ... came to Notre Dame as a walk-on and has moved into a starting role as a senior ... one of seven seniors on the Irish roster ... a team leader and true student of the game... Notre Dame's top one-on-one defender ... has worked hard over her four seasons to move into a leadership role on the team ... athletic player with excellent speed ... has seen her stick skills improve over first three seasons via hard work and practice ... proved herself in big-game situations as a junior ... became a key member of Irish defense that ranked 14th in the nation with with an 8.54 goals-against average ... selected to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll following the 2004 season along with graduated seniors Lauren Fischer and Mia Novic ... selected to the Dean's List at Notre Dame in five of seven semesters, including the last three in a row ... for her career, has seen action in 19 games, making five starts ... has one assist with 15 ground balls and six draw controls to her credit.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 17 games as a junior, making five starts ... was the top defensive reserve for the Irish through the first 12 games of the season ... made first career start on April 23 versus Johns Hopkins and remained in the starting lineup the remainder of the season ... grabbed 15 ground balls, caused nine turnovers and had six draw controls on the year ... had one shot on the year via a free-postion shot versus Ohio University on April 6 ... had four games with two or more ground balls, including a career-high four versus Johns Hopkins in her first career start ... turned in a career-high three draw controls in the home win versus Boston College (3/28) ... had three games with two caused turnovers (Connecticut, Rutgers and Northwestern in the NCAA tournament).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw her first collegiate action in 2003, playing in four games ... recorded one assist in Notre Dame's 19-4 win at Ohio University (3/11) ... also played versus Connecticut, Davidson and Northwestern ... named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll following the season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in any games during the 2002 season.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Played soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls, N.Y. ... helped each squad to conference championships in 2000 and 2001 seasons ... soccer and basketball teams won regional championships her senior year ... captained all three sports ... two-time MVP in each sport as a junior and senior ... three-time all-Finger Lakes conference selection in each sport ... named to all-Greater Rochester all-star teams in soccer and lacrosse ... led lacrosse team in scoring as a junior and senior ... had 129 goals and 91 assists in three varsity lacrosse seasons ... was named to New York State Section IV All-Tournament Team in basketball ... Section IV all-star team selection in soccer, basketball and lacrosse ... full name is Lindsay E. Shaffer ... daughter of Charles and Linda Shaffer ... has one brother and one sister ... father Charles (`72) and and sister Christine (`95) are Notre Dame graduates ... brother-in-law Brian Hamilton played played football at Notre Dame and was a team captain in 1994 ... born June 18, 1983, in Seneca Falls, N.Y. ... has a double major in psychology and arts and letters-preprofessional in the College of Arts and Letters.
Shaffer's Career Stats