Welcome Weekend Team Bios:
Name: Caroline Hazapis (Captain)
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Neuroscience & Behavior with Public Service Minor
Favorite ND Tradition: Touchdown pushups
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Senior Mass
Fun Fact: I love to travel – I have a goal of traveling to all seven continents (three down ☺)
Caroline Van Kirk
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Favorite ND Tradition: I love Drummer’s Circle at the Dome at midnight before game days
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Apple Picking
Fun Fact: I spoke fluent Dutch when I was five.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior
Favorite ND Tradition: The all-campus snowball fight on the night of the first snow. It was amazing to see the quad full of people all laughing and throwing snowballs at each other!
Favorite Walsh Tradition: The overnight. I heard so many amazing stories about people’s lives, made new friends, and grew closer to people I was already friends with.
Fun Fact: My favorite animal is a corgi because I get excited very easily and I love hugs!
Year: Sophomore (Rising)
Hometown: Chalfont, PA (near Philadelphia)
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior, College of Science
Favorite ND Tradition: Singing the Alma Mater after Football games and other events
Favorite Walsh Tradition: The Overnight Retreat
Fun Fact: I can dab with my legs
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: College Station, Texas
Major: Science Pre-Professional
Favorite ND Tradition: Candlelight dinners after football games
Favorite Walsh Tradition: The sharetable
Fun Fact: I've never broken a bone or been stung by anything before!
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
Major: Political Science and Spanish
Favorite ND Tradition: holiday themed meals in the dining hall
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Walsh Flag Football
Fun Fact: I've been to 15 different countries since 2013, yet still it took me approximately 2 years to become comfortable with the doors to airplane bathrooms. One time I got stuck in a bathroom for 15 minutes because I couldn't figure out how to open the door and a flight attendant had to rescue me.
Name: Kaitlin Powers (Captain)
Hometown: La Canada Flintridge, CA
Major: Environmental Science
Favorite Notre Dame Tradition: the snowball fight after the first snow
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Apple Picking!
Fun Fact: I love country music, and during my senior year I went to the Stagecoach music festival! Also, as a small child, I broke my arm by falling into a toilet.
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Major: International Economics & Chinese
Favorite ND Tradition: Singing the Alma Mater after the football games
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Walsh’s Christmas festivities
Fun Fact: I once won "Queen of the Tournament" at Medieval Times.
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior and Philosophy minor
Favorite ND Tradition: Mr. ND
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Apple Picking!
Fun Fact: I can do a decent Owen Wilson impression and I’ve known how to say the alphabet backwards since I was in 3rd grade.
Maggie Moriarity Miltko
Hometown: Missoula, MT
Major: International Economics with French and a minor in Peace Studies
Favorite ND Tradition: Singing and swaying to the Alma Mater at any event that we possibly can
Favorite Walsh Tradition: The Walsh overnight and the share table
Fun Fact: My barista is John Wicks, drummer for Fitz and the Tantrums. He owns Drum Coffee which is four blocks away from my house in Missoula.
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Favorite ND Tradition: Singing the Alma Mater at football games
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Flag Football
Fun Fact: At the pep rally for the first football game of the year last year I got brought on stage to participate in a Notre Dame trivia contest and all the guys participating were talking smack to each other about how they were going to win but little did they know they were in the presence of an ND football STUD like me and I annihilated everyone and won $200 worth of sweet Under Armour gear and this is still the proudest moment of my life.
Hometown: Western Springs (suburb of Chicago)
Major: Program of Liberal Studies
Favorite ND Tradition: Alma mater at the end of every football game
Favorite Walsh Tradition: Snacks at end of hall council
Fun Fact: I was once called the “devil’s handmaiden” by a customer at my bakery job (it is now my preferred title)
Alexandra “Lexie” Van Den Heuvel
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Major: Business and Political Science
Favorite ND Tradition: Football Weekends with my roommate and her family! We always do a home cooked meal Friday before the games and then eat her aunt’s delicious avocado salsa all game day (It’s the reason for my "football fifteen")
Favorite Walsh Tradition: The Overnight retreat in February!
Fun Fact: My dad spelt my name incorrectly (supposed to be my grandma’s name) on my birth certificate and they never changed it. Does that mean it’s still spelt wrong?