NOTRE DAME — Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw announced Monday that two players will transfer from the Fighting Irish program, including 2016 National Gatorade Player of the Year Erin Boley.

Boley, from Elizabethtown (Ky.) High School, and Ali Patberg of Columbus North High, will both leave, according to a university news release. McGraw did not comment on losing the players.

Boley played in all 37 games for ND last season, starting 10, including the team's final two NCAA Tournament games after All-American Brianne Turner was lost to a serious knee injury.

She averaged 6.3 points and just over three rebounds a game as a freshman. Boley was a three-time Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year and a McDonald's All-American her senior year.

After missing the entire 2015-16 season with a knee injury, Patberg returned to play 22 games for the Irish last season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 22 rebounds. She averaged 25.8 points a game as a senior in high school, leading Columbus North 28-1 record and a Class 4A state title, beating Penn in the final. She was also a McDonald's All-American.

Both Patberg and Boley have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Notre Dame posted a 33-4 record this season, losing to Stanford in the Elite Eight.


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