Women's Lacrosse



Cobb, Doyle To Take Part In IWLCA Senior All-Star Game

The duo will be the first Irish players participating in the All-Star Game since 2014


Irish Crush Orange in 16-7 Victory

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


No. 7/7 Irish Upset By No. 19/RV UConn, 10-7, In Storrs

Notre Dame welcomes in No. 2/4 Northwestern at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


No. 7/7 Women's Lacrosse Hits Road For Tough BIG EAST Matchups

The Irish meet No. 5/5 Syracuse and No. 19/RV UConn this weekend.


Hilling Earns Spot On BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll For Second Time

The senior had 26 saves in two BIG EAST contests.


2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.


FB: Practice Update April 2

UND.com updates the team practice from Monday, April 2, and looks back at the first eight practices of the spring for 2012.


Fighting Irish Xtra 02/27


Women's Lacrosse vs Stanford 3/29

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


Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse vs Marquette on 03-19-2014

Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse vs Marquette on 03-19-2014.


Women's Lacrosse vs. Northwestern

The women's lacrosse team fell short to Northwestern, 10-8, on April 24th.


Women's Lacrosse vs. Georgetown

The Women's Lacrosse team was victorious over Georgetown at Arlotta Stadium, 13-12, on April 14th.


Women's Lacrosse vs. Villanova - March 24

Women's Lacrosse vs. Villanova - March 24

AS A SENIOR: Named the ILWomenâ?TMs co-National Defender of the Year ... recognized as an IWLCA first-team All-America selection ... named as a nominee for the Tewaaraton Trophy, the eighth different Notre Dame player to be recognized as a nominee ... named a midseason second-team All-American by Inside Lacrosse ... named to the All-ILWomen team and WomensLax.comâ?TMs All-America team ... selected to play in the IWLCA North-South All-Star Game ... named to the IWLCA All-West Region first team ... selected as a second-team All-ACC pick ... appeared in all 19 games, making 17 starts ... served as a team captain in 2014 ... led the Irish by a wide margin with 64 ground balls, 47 draw controls and 43 caused turnovers ... led the ACC in ground balls and caused turnovers ... ranked seventh nationally in ground balls and ninth in caused turnovers ... notched a career high with eight draw controls at Virginia Tech ... added two goals on the season with tallies against Marquette and No. 16 Virginia ... recorded five ground balls six times throughout the season ... caused five turnovers in both of the Irishâ?TMs games against Duke ... caused 21 turnovers in Notre Dameâ?TMs seven ACC league games, the most of any ACC player in league play ... tied for the lead in conference play with 25 ground balls, matched by Dukeâ?TMs Kelsey Duryea ... ranked third among active players in 2014 and fourth all-time among Notre Dame players with 168 career ground balls ... set the Irish all-time mark for single-season ground balls, topping Holly Mantheiâ?TMs 63 in 1998 ... set the Irish record for career caused turnovers with 122 ... ranks third all-time among Irish players with 151 draw controls ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Named first-team IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region ... named first-team All-BIG EAST ... served as a team captain ... started all 17 games ... had 35 ground balls, 36 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers ... the 35 ground balls were third on the team while the 36 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers both ranked second amongst her Irish peers ... her 1.94 caused turnovers per game ranked second in the BIG EAST and 11th in the nation ... the 33 caused turnovers rank ninth-best in Irish single-season history ... also scored 14 goals on the year with one assist for 15 points ... had three free position goals and one game-winning goal ... named to the Tewaaraton Award's preseason watch list ... scored four goals against No. 13 Ohio State with four ground balls, three draw controls and five caused turnovers ... followed that up by scoring twice, including the game-winner, against Duquesne with three caused turnovers, three draw controls and a ground ball... her combined six-goal, five ground-ball, six-draw control, eight-caused turnover week against the Buckeyes and Dukes netted her BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week accolades ... in an overtime win at Louisville, had a goal, an assist, three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers ... had a free position goal, four draw controls, a ground ball and two caused turnovers against Cincinnati ... scored twice against No. 17 Loyola while controlling a season-high six draws, gaining three ground balls and causing three turnovers ... one of her two goals against the Greyhounds came in overtime ... had five draw controls and three ground balls in the 13-12 win over No. 8 Georgetown ... ... earned a spot on the BIG EAST's weekly honor roll after a pair of games against No. 4 Northwestern and Marquette where she combined to collect eight ground balls and cause nine turnovers ... was a 2012-13 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in a stellar sophomore campaign from the midfield position, earning first team all-BIG EAST and IWLCA West/Midwest All-Region honors as well as third team IWLCA All-American accolades ... played in and started 17 games for the Irish ... led the team in draw controls (47) and finished second in ground balls (37) and caused turnovers (31) ... finished third in the BIG EAST and tied for 14th nationally in caused turnovers a game (1.82) ... had career high six caused turnovers in a win against Boston (14-11) ... six caused turnovers was two more than any other Irish player forced in a game all year ... tied career high in draw controls with six in a 13-12 overtime win at Rutgers ... scored game-winning goal with 22 seconds left in overtime against Scarlet Knights ... produced 14 games with at least one ground ball, draw control and caused turnover ... had 10 games with two or more ground balls ... collected two or more draw controls in 13 games, including 12 straight from Feb. 25-April 21 ... had eight games with two or more caused turnovers ... scooped up four or more ground balls in wins over No. 6 Stanford (17-14), No. 10 Ohio State (16-7), Boston and Connecticut (16-9), including a season high five against the Huskies ... had five or more draw controls in wins over Duquesne (17-7), Boston and Rutgers ... had four caused turnovers in a 12-11 win over No. 18 Vanderbilt ... also scored 12 goals and dished out three assists ... went a perfect 3-for-3 from the free position ... scored a hat trick in a win over Duquesne, and scored a pair of goals in a regular season loss at Loyola ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times - after a three goal, three ground ball, five draw control and two caused turnover performance in a win over Duquesne, after a one goal, one assist, four ground ball, five draw control and six caused turnover showing in a win over Boston and after a three goal, five ground ball, 10 draw control and four caused turnover performance in a weekend split against Rutgers and Loyola ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Found way onto field as a freshman, taking over a starting spot midway through the season and starting 11 of the last 12 games, while seeing action in all 19 contests ... finished fifth on the team with 32 ground balls, third with 21 draw controls and fourth with 15 caused turnovers ... had season-high six ground balls and five caused turnovers in a 15-4 win at Villanova ... notched season-high six draw controls in a 15-12 win at Georgetown in the BIG EAST semifinals ... had four ground balls against Syracuse, five against Vanderbilt and three in a 17-6 win at Cincinnati ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL:Three-sport standout athlete at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md. ... won the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Trophy as school's top female athlete her senior year ... earned four letters insoccer, three in lacrosse and one in basketball during her career ... overcame a serious injury suffered as a freshman in soccer to have an outstanding high school career ... won the Jill Bearman Award for overcoming adversity four-year starter at center midfield in soccer, scoring 20 career goals ... served as team captain as a senior and was an all-state selection that year ... played point guard as a senior on the basketball team ... outstanding midfield defender on lacrosse team ... helped McDonough to conference and regional championships in 2009 and 2010 ... team was ranked second and first in the nation respectively in those seasons by Laxpower ... served as team captain her senior year ... had 34 goals and 13 assists with 50 ground balls ... selected all-IAAM, all-Baltimore Metro and all-county as a junior after recording 29 goals, 11 assists, 52 ground balls, 52 draw controls and 39 interceptions ... selected first team U.S. Lacrosse All-American following that season ... played in Under Armour All-American game ... participated in the Champions Challenge in the summer of 2010 with current teammates Kaitlyn Brosco and Molly Shawhan ... was ranked seventh among the top 25 incoming freshmen in the nation by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... joined by Brosco (3rd overall) and Dooley (23rd) on the list ... played club lacrosse for six years ... member of the M & D 2010 Black team ... won back-to-back national championships in `07 and` 08 ... named most valuable player of the 2009 Vail Shootout ... full name is Margaret Ann Smith ... daughter of Patrick and Sue Smith ... has one brother, Andrew ... born in Baltimore, Md. ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in sociology ... also working on a supplementary major from the College of Arts & Letters in peace studies.

Smith's Career Statistics

Year G-S SOG G A Pts. GB DC CT
2011 19-11 0 0 0 0 32 21 15
2012 17-17 21 12 3 15 37 47 31
2013 17-17 23 14 1 15 35 36 33
2014 19-17 2 2 0 2 64 47 43
Totals 72-62 46 28 4 32 168 151 122

Margaret Smith
Margaret  Smith

Westminster, Md.

High School:
McDonogh School



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