Veteran tennis coach -- now in his 25th year directing the Notre Dame women's program -- has stressed family and team principles throughout his successful career.
Notre Dame closes season with an 18-9 record
Notre Dame advances to second round to face host Michigan in Ann Arbor
Notre Dame has now won 13 BIG EAST Championship titles in 18 appearances
Notre Dame and USF will meet for the BIG EAST Championship Sunday at 9 a.m.
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.
The Irish women's and men's tennis teams posted impressive semifinal victories in the BIG EAST Championship.
Notre Dame defeated Georgetown 4-0 in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals Friday, April 29, 2011 at Leeper Park in downtown South Bend, Indiana.
04-07-2013 Notre Dame Women's Senior Day
Images of the Irish from throughout another BIG EAST championship season.
Notre Dame Women's Tennis vs DePaul at Notre Dame, IND. 3-31-2012.
Notre Dame vs. Iowa on March 2, 2012 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
Notre Dame Women's Tennis vs Indiana on February 24th, 2012 at Eck Tennis Pavilion Notre Dame, IND.
AS A JUNIOR:Ranked fifth on the Irish in singles wins, posting a 19-14 record ...achieved a 2-0 conference record and a 14-11 effort in dual match play ... won three consecutive singles matches to close the fall slate, capped with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Mississippi State's Petra Ferancova at the Eck Tennis Classic ... opened BIG EAST singles action with a dominant 6-0, 6-1 decision over Cincinnati's Sierra Sullivan ... compiled a pair of three-match winning streaks during dual play ... claimed a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) three-set victory over Paula Montoya in a team conference win against South Florida ... emerged as a doubles specialist for the Irish, posting a team-high 28-8 record with partner Jennifer Kellner ... only one of the team's 28 wins reached a tiebreaker ... the pair enjoyed two separate seven-match winning streaks, going unbeaten from No. 20 Texas Tech to No. 14 Northwestern and No. 21 Texas A&M to the second round of the NCAA Championships against No. 12 Northwestern ... pairing closed the season with nine wins in its final 10 matches ... named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Finished the year with a record of 20-15 in singles that saw her go 10-12 on the dual season in split time at No. 4 and No. 5 ... named member of BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team ... earned second monogram ... climbed as high as 78th in the ITA rankings ... finished with record of 2-8 at No. 4 singles before moving to No. 5 and putting together an 8-4 ledger ... during the tour portion of the season, earned a third-place result in her flight at the Eck Tennis Classic after defeating Ohio State's Gabby Steele in the third-place match, 2-6, 7-6, 6-0 ... wins at the No. 4 spot came over Yale's Annie Sullivan (6-2, 6-2) and Indiana's Kayla Fujimoto (7-6, 6-4) ... after making move to No. 5, opened with two straight victories over Oklahoma's Maria Kalashnikova (6-1, 6-1) and Virginia's Maria Fuccillo (6-4, 6-0) ... ended year with a record of 19-13 in doubles, including 13-10 in dual competition and 6-3 during the tour campaign ... spent majority of dual slate at the No. 2 position, finishing with a mark of 13-8 in those matches (also 0-1 at both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles) ... paired primarily with Kristen Rafael during the dual season after working with Julie Sabacinski during the fall ... knocked off highest-ranked doubles opponents to date when Sabacinski and she took down No. 17 Danielle Mills and Bistra Ostashoiysila of Miami (9-8) in the quarterfinals of the Sarasota Clay Court Classic ... ended season winning eight of last 10 matches, with one match going unfinished ... finished with five straight wins, including sweeping through the BIG EAST Championship with victories over Georgetown's Lauren Greco and Victoria Sekely (8-1), Marquette's Rocio Diaz and Olga Fisher (8-6) and No. 42 South Florida's Irene Rehberger and Ecaterina Vasenina (8-6) in the championship match.
AS A FRESHMAN:Posted a record of 16-10 in singles in her first year with the Irish program, including going 16-9 during the dual season as the team's No. 3 ... opened season competing at the Wildcat Invitational, before getting her dual campaign underway with a victory over Iowa's Zuzana Chmelarova in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 ... reeled off wins in eight of her first nine matches on the dual slate, including a crucial three-set victory over Rika Tatsuno of Michigan (7-6, 5-7, 6-0) to help preserve the team's 4-3 win over the Wolverines ... defeated her first nationally-ranked opponent against Northwestern, knocking off No. 108 Kate Turvy in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) ... teamed primarily with Kristen Rafael during the dual season in doubles, registering a record of 10-2 (10-5 overall) ... earned 10 straight victories as a team, beginning with a win over Anik Cepeda and Carmen Pop of William and Mary, 8-3, and running through the NCAA round of 16 where they knocked off California's team of Annie Goransson and Tayler Davis, 8-4 ... named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, marking the second consecutive year an Irish player earned that distinction (Kristy Frilling - `09), as well as being chosen as the ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year ... also chosen to the all-BIG EAST team ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Nine-time letterwinner in tennis (two), volleyball (three), basketball (two) and golf (two) at Bettendorf ... top-ranked tennis recruit in the state of Iowa ... rated 32nd nationally in the 2009 recruiting class by tennisrecruiting.net ... did not play for high school team as a junior or senior ... went undefeated as a freshman and sophomore ... regional, conference and state champion during two years with Bettendorf ... named Quad City Athlete of the Year by the Quad City Times ... golf state qualifier as a junior and senior ... named the volleyball MAC Player of the Year ... selected for the senior all-state volleyball tournament and Iowa-Illinois Basketball Shootout ... named MVP of the senior all-state basketball game ... set records for assists, digs and aces at Bettendorf ... named a volleyball All-State Academic Scholar ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student council and National Honor Society ... daughter of Bill and Barb McGaffigan ... youngest of four children ... sister, Jenny, played tennis at Illinois ... sister, Katie, played tennis at Wisconsin ... sister, Laura, played tennis at Indiana ... father played tennis and hockey at Catholic University ... mother played tennis and was a swimmer at Catholic ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.