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Women’s Lacrosse: Basketball star Mallory joins lacrosse squad

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Just a week after losing in the national championship game with the women’s basketball team, graduate student Brittany Mallory has joined the women’s lacrosse team.

Mallory, a guard, averaged 5.8 points per game and started all 39 games for the Irish. She also tallied 2.1 steals per game in helping Notre Dame to its second consecutive runner-up finish.

The Baltimore native played lacrosse during her first three years of high school and earned All-County and All-American honors as a midfielder.

Mallory will play defense for the Irish for the remainder of the season.

Mallory is not the first Notre Dame player to play a second sport this year. Freshman Pat Connaughton now pitches for the Irish baseball team after starting at guard for the men’s basketball squad. Freshmen George Atkinson III and Josh Atkinson participated in events for the track team, along with sophomore Bennett Jackson, after all three competed for the Irish football team in the fall.

Mallory and the rest of the No. 7 Irish return to action this weekend when they take on Connecticut on Saturday in Storrs, Conn.