We are now officially halfway through the 2019 season! With a large graduating class and a new mass of first years, the Irish have a promising future ahead for both this season and years to come. Competition started in February with our annual Irish Invite, where the team opened up with a big victory against Michigan State. Both Blue and Gold Teams fell to strong Michigan teams, but we bounced back well to defend our home pool against Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, and MSU B. The next weekend, we headed to Cincinnati for our first Midwest Qualifiers hosted by Miami of Ohio, where the Blue Team went 3-1 and the Gold Team went 2-1 against a mix of conference and Masters teams.
Then, a subset of the team flew out to California for our 2019 Spring Break Training Trip. Starting in San Diego, we scrimmaged SDSU on Monday night, and then we sang our way up the coast in the 12P to San Luis Obispo to practice and play our longtime friends at Cal Poly. Upon seeing the unfortunate fate of Margie’s Diner, we took a quick stop to pay our respects to Pancake Challenge champions of the past. We finished up the week up at Foothill College at their annual spring tournament. The rigorous training and difficult games helped toughen up our girls for the competition in our own conference. We would also like to send a HUGE thank you to the Uebelhor, Klein, Moriarty, Peterson, Shank and Freitag families for taking care of us and cheering us on throughout the week!
For our final bigs news, we would like to announce that Notre Dame will be hosting Nationals this year in South Bend! The team is extremely excited and honored to have this opportunity, and we are more motivated than ever to have an extraordinary season and make a splash in our home pool this May!
- March 30-31: Midwest Qualifiers hosted by Lindenwood in Saint Louis, MO
- April 13-14: Midwest Championship hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, IN
- May 3-5: CWPA National Championship hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, IN
Check back here or on Twitter for more updates soon!
Duf, Erica, and Kelly