ND Women’s Lacrosse
Aldave, Buchanan, Howe named to preseason All-ACC Team
Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Three Notre Dame women’s lacrosse players were named to the preseason All-ACC Team. Junior midfielder Andie Aldave, senior midfielder Savannah Buchanan and junior attacker Maddie Howe all received the honor announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
In 2019, Aldave set personal bests and was the second-highest scorer on the team with 67 points and 47 goals, and she also broke her own program record for draw controls in a season with 152, good for sixth in the nation with an average eight draw controls per game. The 2020 captain was named to the All-ACC and IWLCA first teams last season.
Buchanan was a threat on both sides of the ball last season, tallying 71 draw controls and 38 ground balls, both second-best on the team in 2019. The Baltimore native, also a 2020 team captain, also scored 34 points and caused 22 turnovers last season.
Howe is looking to build off a strong offensive year last season in which she scored a team-best 59 goals and 78 points. Six of those goals and six assists came in a game against Ohio State, tying the program record for most points in a single game.
The Irish are ranked third in the preseason ACC Coaches Poll, behind reigning conference champion North Carolina and Syracuse, and they are ranked No. 7 in both the Inside Lacrosse and the IWLCA preseason polls. The Irish start their season next Sunday at noon with a home matchup against Marquette at Loftus Sports Center.