Leigh Torbin | August 10, 2016
It’s not unusual to hear people around Notre Dame say that while you may physically leave Our Lady’s University after you graduate, Notre Dame never leaves you.
A two-time team captain and a first-team All-American as a senior in 2014, Margaret Smith the women’s lacrosse student-athlete may have became Maggie Smith the coach, but she was always a Notre Dame aluma during the past two years as an assistant coach at Stetson University.
The last time the Irish stepped on the field, May 21 in an NCAA quarterfinal matchup at North Carolina, Smith was in the Fetzer Field stands. When the Irish next step on the field, Smith will instead be on the Notre Dame bench as head coach Christine Halfpenny announced on Monday that Smith will rejoin the program as an assistant coach.