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#6 Irish Land Six on All-Region Teams

May 13, 2016

By Leigh Torbin

Six members of the No. 6 Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team received all-region recognition on Friday from the IWLCA. Cortney Fortunato, Casey Pearsall and Barbara Sullivan all received first-team All-West/Midwest accolades while Brie Custis, Alex Dalton and Rachel Sexton earned a place on the all-region second team.

All six are now eligible for All-American consideration for their role in helping lead the Irish to a 13-6 record while facing one of the nation’s toughest schedules and a third-place finish in the ACC.

Notre Dame leads all teams in the West/Midwest region with its six selections. Penn State and USC had five selections apiece. On a national level, the six picks match Duke, Florida, Maryland and North Carolina for the top total in the nation. The six all-region selections ties the Irish school record established in 2006.

This is the third career all-region award for Dalton, Fortunato and Sullivan, the second for Pearsall and the first for both Custis and Sexton. Dalton (2015), Fortunato (2014-15), Pearsall (2015) and Sullivan (2013, 2015) have all previously gone on to earn All-America accolades during their time with the Irish.

Notre Dame has earned a first round bye in the NCAA Championship and will face the winner of Louisville and Northwestern at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Arlotta Stadium in the NCAA second round. The game will also be streamed live on ESPN3.

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Leigh Torbin, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2013 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse team while serving as the football publicity team's top lieutenant. A native of Framingham, Massachusetts, Torbin graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in sports management. He has previously worked full-time on the athletic communications staffs at Vanderbilt, Florida, Connecticut and UCF.

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

January 15
L, 22-5
Team USA
Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
RECAP
February 5
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 10
7:00 PM
Liberty
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 11
3:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 14
7:00 PM
Marquette
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 18
1:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBD)
February 23
6:00 PM
Elon
Burlington, N.C. (Rudd Field)
February 26
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)
March 4
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
March 7
7:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
March 11
1:00 PM
Princeton
Princeton, N.J. (Alumni Stadium)
March 15
4:00 PM
Towson
Towson, Md. (Johnny Unitas Stadium)
March 18
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)
April 2
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
April 6
1:00 PM
Kennesaw State
Atlanta, Ga. (Fifth Third Bank Stadium)
April 15
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
April 22
12:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Campus Lax & Soccer Field)
April 27
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
April 28
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
April 29
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
April 30
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
May 12
TBA
NCAA First Round
TBD
May 14
TBA
NCAA Second Round
TBD
May 20
TBA
NCAA Elite Eight
TBD
May 21
TBA
NCAA Elite Eight
TBD
May 26
TBA
NCAA Final Four
Foxboro, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)
May 28
TBA
NCAA Final Four
Foxboro, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)

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