Andrew Irving and the Irish will travel out West to battle Johns Hopkins in the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic.

Irish To Face Johns Hopkins In San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic

Oct. 4, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team will face Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Oct. 16 in the second annual San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic. The exhibition contest is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. (PT) at Kezar Stadium. All proceeds from the game will benefit the BAYS Foundation.

Prior to the game, free youth clinics will be held for boys first through eighth grades, featuring coaches and student-athletes from the participating teams. A free coaches’ clinic will be held for local youth and high school coaches with the coaching staffs from Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame. Both clinics are being presented by Easton Lacrosse.

Lacrosse has been one of the nation’s fastest growing high school and college sports over the past 10 years. There are more than 10,000 youth lacrosse players in California, an increase of more than 200% since 2001. Home to over 300 boys and girls high school teams, in addition to hundreds of youth teams, the Bay Area and California are ready to welcome back a great world-class lacrosse event that will help showcase the excitement of the game to both seasoned fans, as well as those experiencing lacrosse for the first time. North Carolina faced Brown last year in the inaugural San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic.

All of the proceeds from the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic will go directly to the BAYS Foundation to support programs and organizations that provide opportunities and increase access for low-income youth in the Bay Area to participate in organized sports programs. Last year, BAYS made $50,000 in grants to five outstanding organizations as a direct result of the success of the 2009 San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic. Additional information about the BAYS Foundation and the programs they support may be found at

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The Fighting Irish posted a 10-7 record last season, which was their first in the BIG EAST Conference, and fell in overtime to Duke, 6-5, in the NCAA title game. That was the first NCAA championship game appearance in program history. Johns Hopkins went 7-8 in 2010 and fell to Duke, 18-5, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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