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The Observer

Commencement 2020: Sports


The 2019-20 year was ripe with intriguing storylines, heartbreaking and uplifting moments and even some history-making all across the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross communities. Check the links below to see the Observer Sports Department’s coverage of every tri-campus sport, even those whose seasons never came to fruition.

Notre Dame

Football: Irish, Book capture third-straight double-digit win season

Men’s Basketball: Mooney, Pflueger reflect on what could have been with season cut short as Irish got hot

Women’s Basketball: McGraw retires after first losing season since 1991

Hockey: Jackson still hunting for national championship after disappointing season

Men’s Athlete of the Year — John Mooney: Almost a Gator, fate intervened and made Mooney an Irish star

Women’s Athlete of the Year — Amanda Sirico: Sirico battles through injuries to make mark on fencing program

Fencing: Depleted-yet-veteran Irish see season end as teams peak

Baseball: Under new head coach, Irish show strong start to shortened season

Softball: Gumpf, Irish take positives from shortened season

Women’s Lacrosse: Undefeated Irish see possible championship run cut short

Men’s Lacrosse: Corrigan optimistic, proud of senior class after season is cut short

Track & Field/Cross Country: Despite unfulfilled championship hopes, talented Irish teams to bolster ranks with stellar recruiting classes

Women’s Soccer: Squad sees improvement, returns to NCAA tournament in coach’s second season

Men’s Soccer: Series of bad breaks defined season, but Irish made best of it

Volleyball: Irish volleyball’s hot start doesn’t translate

Cheerleading: Notre Dame cheerleading reaches new heights during 2019-2020 seasons

Women’s Tennis: Irish women’s tennis cool under pressure all season

Men’s Tennis: After rough start, Irish season interrupted with promising second half looming

Women’s Golf: Irish golfers able to finish fall season, spring championships cancelled

Men’s Golf: Disappointing cancellation ends historic season for Notre Dame men’s golf

Swimming & Diving: Swim and dive squads contend at national level during shortened season


Saint Mary’s

Golf: After MIAA Championship, Belles hoped for more success in spring

Soccer: Belles finish disappointing season

Lacrosse: Record-setting Belles break even on cancelled season

Basketball: Belles continue upward trend, appear in second-consecutive conference tournament

Softball: Senior leaders propel program to bright future

Cross Country: Saint Mary’s cross country faces ups and downs, makes regional meet

Volleyball: Belles earn signature win, send lone senior out in style

Tennis: Saint Mary’s says farewell to lone senior after interrupted season


Holy Cross

Men’s Basketball: McBride speaks on program’s first trip to National Tournament

Women’s Basketball: Saints struggle to replicate performance of previous season

Men’s Soccer: Holy Cross men’s soccer sees vast improvement in 2019 season

Women’s Soccer: Gallo recounts Saints first winning season in years

Men’s Golf: Standout Vise to graduate, Saints look to continue success of his tenure

Women’s Golf: Holy Cross squad’s rebuild cut short

Men’s Tennis: Holy Cross men’s tennis season comes to an abrupt halt

Women’s Tennis: Young Saints roster has season cut short two matches in