Barbara Sullivan
Barbara  Sullivan

Director of Operations

Barbara Sullivan comes to Columbus with excellent lacrosse credentials as well. She was a three-time All-American as a defenseman at Notre Dame, where she holds the single game, single season, and career records for caused turnovers and draw controls. She was twice named to the All-ACC’s First Team and was a two-time All-Big East honoree as well, and her first team All-America distinction as a sophomore made her the youngest in school history to achieve that feat. Sullivan suited up 82 games for Notre Dame during her career, starting all of them, and tallied 188 ground balls and 269 draw controls.

A leader of the highest caliber, Sullivan was only the ninth three-year team captain in the history of Notre Dame Athletics. In 2015 she became just the sixth defensive player ever to be a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player. Last year she served as a marketing intern for the Fighting Irish.

"Barbara brings a unique background to Buckeye Nation with her stellar playing career and marketing experience,” Venechanos said of her new director of ops. “She will be able to use this to promote our program and she will be another strong role model for our players."