Junior defenseman Sam Barnes is one of three Fighting Irish players named to the <i>Inside Lacrosse</i> team of the week this season.

Irish A Prominent Fixture On Inside Lacrosse Team Of The Week

March 4, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Junior defenseman Sam Barnes (Branford, Conn./Branford) has been the latest Notre Dame men’s lacrosse player named to the Inside Lacrosse team of the week. Barnes joined teammates Grant Krebs (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) and Scott Rodgers (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur) as Irish student-athletes selected to the publication’s team of the week so far this season.

Barnes earned the honor after helping the Fighting Irish shut down Dartmouth in Notre Dame’s victory in its home opener on Feb. 28. Barnes and the Irish defense limited the Big Green to just seven goals and 24 shots.

Krebs was named to the first Inside Lacrosse team of the week this season (Feb. 17) after notching four points on three goals and an assist in the 10-9 season-opening win over Loyola. The junior midfielder was selected to squad as the `EMO Sniper’ after he scored two man-up tallies in the second half against the Greyhounds.

Rodgers, a senior goalie, was named to the IL team of the week on Feb. 24 after notching a career-high 20 saves in a 13-8 victory at Penn State. Rodgers compiled a save percentage of .714 against the Nittany Lions.

The seventh-ranked Fighting Irish (3-0) have a match-up with No. 3 North Carolina (6-0) this Sunday (March 8) inside the Loftus Sports Center. The game is slated for a 1:00 p.m. (ET) start.

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