June 22, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team has a long history of attaining success on the field and in the classroom. The 2015 campaign proved to be another banner year for the Fighting Irish squad both on and off the field. Head Coach Kevin Corrigan’s squad captured the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season crown and advanced to Championship Weekend in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history.
On Monday, eight members from that squad were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team. The team was comprised of 33 student-athletes representing all five of the league’s men’s lacrosse programs. Notre Dame’s eight honorees were second only to Duke’s nine selections.
Jim Marlatt (GS/M) and Sergio Perkovic were among 10 players named to the team for the second consecutive year. The six other Fighting Irish student-athletes honored included Will Corrigan (Sr./M), Edwin Glazener (Jr./D), Matt Landis (Jr./D), Eddy Lubowicki (Jr./A), Jack Near (Sr./M) and John Sexton (Fr./LSM-D). Three of those individuals — Perkovic, Landis and Near — also earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America honors.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Marlatt (Clarksville, Maryland/River Hill) served as a tri-captain for the Irish in 2015. The two-time captain played in all 15 games, scoring 11 goals and dishing off nine assists (20 points). He netted a season-high two goals in Notre Dame’s 14-7 win over Marquette and dished off a career-high four assists in a 15-14 victory over North Carolina. A third team All-America selection in 2013, Marlatt played in in 64 career outings for the Irish (50 starts), scored 63 goals and dished off 42 assists (105 points).
Marlatt earned his degree in finance from the Mendoza College in 2014 and was enrolled in the one-year MBA program with a concentration in consulting and entrepreneurship during the 2014-15 academic year.
Perkovic (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan/Brother Rice) started all 15 games for the Irish and finished as the team’s third-leading scorer as he netted a team-high 34 goals and dished off seven assists. A first-team All-America selection and all-ACC honoree in 2015, he earned a spot on the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team for the second straight year after matching his career high with five goals in Notre Dame’s semifinal contest against eventual national champion Denver. Perkovic also tallied five goals in the 2014 NCAA championship game versus Duke.
A starter in all 33 games during his career, he has netted 62 goals during his career and dished off 12 assists (74 points). Perkovic tallied six hat tricks this season and scored 10 goals and dished off one assist in Notre Dame’s three games during its NCAA tournament run. He scored at least two goals in 11 contests. Perkovic is enrolled in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Corrigan (South Bend, Indiana/St. Joseph’s) played and started all 15 games in the midfield for the Irish in his final collegiate campaign. He concluded his career by scoring a career-high eight goals and dishing off six assists. In 66 career outings (31 of them starts), Corrigan netted 20 goals and handed out 19 assists (39 points).
Corrigan ended season on a career-best five-game scoring streak, contributing four goals and dishing off two assists in Notre Dame’s three NCAA contests. He graduated last month with a degree in psychology from the College of Arts and Letters.
Glazener (La Jolla, California/The Bishop’s School) became a full-time starter on defense for an Irish squad that allowed 9.33 goals per game and held opponents to 10 goals or fewer on nine occasions. After seeing action in just one game during his freshman season, he has played a key role for Notre Dame each of the last two seasons.
An economics and pre-health major in the College of Arts and Letters, Glazener saw action in 31 games and made staring appearances in each of the last two Irish campaigns.
Glazener is enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an economics major.
Landis (Pelham, New York/Pelham Memorial) earned a bevy of accolades during the campaign, including being honored as the nation’s top defensive player as the recipient of the William C. Schmeisser Award presented by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). A starter in all 15 games, he became the third different Fighting Irish player to earn one of the USILA’s top awards and also earned first-team All-America recognition for the first time in his career.
Landis copped ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors and earned All-ACC accolades while helping to anchor Notre Dame’s defensive unit. One of his finest defensive efforts of his career came in Notre Dame’s 14-10 victory over Albany in its NCAA Championship quarterfinal victory when he held Lyle Thompson, the NCAA’s career scoring leader, to just one goal and four assists.
A finance major enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, Landis has played in 48 career outings and earned 32 starts in those contests.
Lubowicki (Somerset, New Jersey/St. Joseph’s) saw action in all 15 contests and finished the season with three goals and six assists. He scored a goal in both the Michigan and Duke contests during the regular season and also netted a goal in Notre Dame’s first-round win over Towson in the NCAA Championship. An IT management major in the Mendoza College of Business, Lubowicki has played in 34 contests during his career at Notre Dame and has not missed a game in each of the last two campaigns.
Near (Bronxville, New York/Bronxville), a short-stick midfielder, played in 14 contests during the 2015 campaign and contributed seven goals, dished off six assists and collected 19 ground galls.
A second-team All-America selection, he matched his career high against Syracuse when he scored two goals in Notre Dame’s 13-12 double-overtime victory over the top-ranked Orange that catapulted the Irish to the number-one ranking following the win, that included the game-winning score. Near registered at least two points in five games.
Named to the USILA Scholar All-America Team this past season, Near played in 62 contests, scored 19 goals and dished off 13 assists (32 points) during his four-year career. He graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.
Sexton (Sudbury, Massachusetts/Lincoln-Sudbury) played in all 15 games for the Irish as a long-stick midfielder, during his rookie season. He registered his lone point of the season when he assisted on a goal in Notre Dame’s 20-5 win over Dartmouth. As a freshman, he was enrolled in Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies.
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