Notre Dame beat Villanova 18 goals to 5 in Arlotta Stadium on April 7th.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 17 games with 11 starts, coming in each of the team's final 11 contests ... collected 18 ground balls with three draw controls and seven caused turnovers ... had one assist ... scooped up a season-high four ground balls against No. 13 Ohio State while causing one Buckeye turnover ... lone assist came against Detroit, a game where she also got a ground ball and caused a turnover ... had two ground balls and a draw control at Boston University ... also had two ground balls against both Villanova and Marquette ... controlled one draw against both No. 5 Syracuse and No. 4 Northwestern ... caused a turnover against Stanford in the NCAA Tournament ... received the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... selected as a finalist for the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 15 games for the Irish, tallying a pair of goals and also chipping in two ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers ... two goals came against Yale and No. 3 Syracuse ... had two draw controls in an 18-5 win over Villanova ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 15 games as a freshman ... notched a goal and three ground balls in a 15-4 win at Villanova ... also added an assist in a 17-6 win at Cincinnati ... was named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Played five sports during her high school career at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md. ... lettered in lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track ... also played soccer and basketball in freshman and sophomore years ... helped Good Counsel to three consecutive undefeated seasons (2008-10) ... three-time all-WCAC selection ... was an all-County selection as a senior ... a two-time U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American (2009, 2010) ... named U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a senior ... selected to the 2010 high school all-Tewaaraton Trophy team ... named to the Watch List of the top 40 incoming freshmen by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... had 103 goals and 62 assists for her career ... all-conference selection as a senior in field hockey ... ran the 400 and 800 meter relays in track ... played for the Metro D.C. 1 team that played in the US. Women's Lacrosse national tournament ... a member of the Hero's Lacrosse Club, she was selected to the Under Armour All-American Classic underclass all-star team following the 2009 season ... participated in the Champions Challenge in the summer of 2010 with current teammates Kaitlyn Brosco and Margaret Smith ... full name is Mary Catherine Shawhan ... daughter of Kirk and Mary Shawhan ... has three brothers, Tommy, Danny and Jack ... has Notre Dame in her blood as her father is a 1984 graduate and her mother is a 1983 graduate of St. Mary's ... born in New Bern, N.C. ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in psychology ... also pursuing a supplementary major from the College of Arts & Letters in pre-health.