People of Notre Dame Lacrosse

Behind the scenes of every great program is a great support staff and Notre Dame prides itself in having the best people in the country to help you both on and off the field over your collegiate career.


  • Senior Academic Counselor
  • Earned a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University in 2001 and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University in 1998.
  • Works with men's lacrosse, baseball and volleyball

Pat Holmes

  • Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes
  • Earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Notre Dame in 1979 with a major in Marketing


Kyle Skinner

  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Third year at Notre Dame
  • Responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for the Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis, and Women’s Tennis teams
  • Has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University in exercise science as well as a Master’s Degree from Utah State University in physical education


Marta Scechura

  • Director of Sports Nutrition - Olympic Sports
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
  • Fifth year at Notre Dame
  • Responsible for Men's Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Basketball and Women's Lacrosse
  • Graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago


Mandy Merritt

  • Senior Associate Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist
  • Works with Men's Lacrosse
  • Sports medicine rehabilitation specialist on staff
  • Athletic Trainer for US Lacrosse Men's National Team
  • Fourteenth year at Notre Dame
  • Completed undergrad from the University of Delaware in May 2001 and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Delaware in 2005


  • Student Welfare & Development (SWD) is committed to the total development of Notre Dame student-athletes.
  • SWD fosters the cultivation of skills that prepare student-athletes for the ultimate competitive challenge: life.
  • Based on the founding principles of the university, SWD implements programs and activities designed to nurture and develop the mind, body, and spirit.

Student Athlete Welfare & Development Values

  • Education
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Relationships
  • Diversity