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Monogram Club Musings – Stanford Weekend

Oct 1, 2018, 12:32 PM EDT

Monogram Club President Terri Vitale ('94, '95, tennis) and 1st VP Don Casey ('82, '83, swimming) presented the American flag prior to Saturday's game. (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging)

A 38-17 take down (or was it a chop down?) of Stanford in a highly-anticipated top-10 tilt kept the Fighting Irish perfect on the season and guaranteed that the Legends Trophy will reside inside the Gug for at least the next year.

While the current Notre Dame football team improved to 5-0, the 1973 squad, which finished 11-0, celebrated the 45th anniversary of its national championship season. Speaking of national titles, the Fighting Irish fencing team received its national championship rings and women’s basketball was celebrated with a special halftime performance by the Notre Dame band.

Among the many returnees to campus were several cheer alumni for a program reunion. Thanks to all the Monogram Club members who took part in the weekend’s various events and activities. Here’s a look back…








Fighting Irish fans have been treated to a flyover every home game this season. (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging)












The Notre Dame fencing team received their national championship rings and were recognized during the game. (photo courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging)







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Thank you @MSHOF for such a wonderful evening shared with my fellow Class of 2018 inductees. The support from my family, teammates, friends, @DCDSchool, @ndwsoccer, @ussoccer_wnt @cpetrucelli helped me manage the highs and lows of sport and launched me into my athletic dreams. Similar to ALL Hall of Fames, there are many women that should be in this class and the ones’ prior. Few of us expect to get into these esteemed groups regardless of our achievements. I know, I didn’t, and therefore managed my expectations. But, seeing how my family celebrated this night and watching the impact on my sons and daughter changed my attitude of not speaking out towards the historical bias (unintentional and intentional). Here is hoping that the chronic underrepresentation of women in all Hall of Fames is changing, for it’s a shame not to recognize achievements regardless of gender.

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Several current – and former – Fighting Irish student-athletes had successful weekends both on campus and around the country!











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