Women's Club Sports 

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Women have an opportunity to choose from a number of competitive and non-competitive Club Sports.


Women of all experience levels will learn the skills of boxing and raise money for the Missions in East Africa competing in the Baraka Bouts Tournament. A novice program is conducted in the early fall, followed by veteran season prior to the Baraka Bouts.


The Notre Dame Women's Club Basketball Team is a competitive team that competes both regionally and nationally. We practice two times a week and play in about 1-2 tournaments in the fall and 4-5 in the spring.

Ice Hockey

Combining a relaxed atmosphere with a competitive spirit, our team travels all over the Midwest to play other teams in the ACHA and hosts several games at home at Compton Family Ice Arena on campus. Teamwork and good sportsmanship have been an essential part of previous seasons. Good leadership skills are acquired by providing girls from each class an opportunity to serve as team officers. The team continually looks for fresh and new talent to bring a different style onto the ice and welcomes the opportunity to talk with anyone interested!


Women’s Club Lacrosse is a competitive club team for Notre Dame women who wish to continue playing lacrosse in college. Our players have experience playing in high school, but all skill levels are encouraged to try out. We have an informal fall season with weekly practices and a couple tournaments. All interested players are welcome to participate in the fall. The spring is our main season and when we hold roster selections. We practice twice a week for two hours and have a full game schedule typically beginning after spring break. We compete in the Central Division of the WCLL against other universities and colleges in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Any questions about the club should be directed to ndwlax@nd.edu

Pom Squad

Founded in 1976, the Notre Dame Pom Squad is a non-competitive athletic club composed of students of the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College. The club is a uniquely student-led team, organized through Notre Dame Student Activities Office and RecSports. The mission of the Pom Squad is to increase Notre Dame spirit at athletic, campus and community events. The Pom Squad performs during football pep rallies, Men’s home basketball games, and select soccer and Women’s basketball games. Additionally, the club supports various campus and community events, performing annually at the shirt unveiling, Bookstore Basketball Championship, and Saint Mary's Dance Marathon to name a few. Tryouts are held each Spring for the upcoming year..


Women’s Rugby Club is a competitive club created to provide the women of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross an opportunity to participate in this unique and internationally recognized sport. The club goal is to create a team environment which promotes the growth of its members’ characters and skill sets. All levels of involvement and experience are welcomed.


We are a competitive new soccer club part of the Mid-West Alliance. We have a complete fall season and will play friendlies and what we can in the spring. We are really excited to see all our hard work go into play and get a good group of girls together. We are looking for girls who have soccer experience and are looking to play at a higher level than the co-rec and intramural.


Club Softball of Notre Dame is a new club for non-varsity athletes who wish to continue playing softball in college. Club softball is a part of the National Club Softball Association and competes against other club softball teams in the region. Anyone is welcome to practice and play with us. You can choose to travel with the team for games or just practice and participate in scrimmages for fun.

Water Polo

The Notre Dame Women’s Water Polo Club is a highly competitive, dedicated group of young women players. The program has remained in the top 12 of nationally ranked club teams since 2001 and has been ranked as high as #1. In 2009, the Irish traveled to California for Club Nationals and placed 2nd overall. The team is very diverse, with players ranging from 10 years of experience to no experience at all. The team is coached by volunteer Brian Coughlin, who was named 2009 Coach of the Year by the CWPA. Women’s Water Polo travels a few weekends in the Spring semester and plays teams from all over the country, including Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Miami of Ohio, Cal Poly, Washington, and Oregon. Players of all skill levels are welcome.


Women’s Volleyball is a competitive club team for Notre Dame women who wish to continue their volleyball careers. Most players have club and/or high school playing experience, but we welcome anyone interested to tryout. The team practices two times a week, and travels to several tournaments throughout the year at universities in the Indiana/Ohio/Michigan area.  The season culminates with the NCVF National Tournament in early April.