Senior tri-captain Patrick Hodan earned all-ACC honors for the third time in his career after picking up 2015 second team honors on Tuesday

Irish Trio Earn All-ACC Honors

Nov. 10, 2015

by Tony Jones

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – On the strength of a third straight top four regular season finish and conference semifinal berth, three University of Notre Dame men’s soccer players earned 2015 all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) recognition on Tuesday. Fifth-year senior defender/tri-captain Max Lachowecki and senior midfielder/tri-captain Patrick Hodan were named to the all-ACC second team, while sophomore forward Jon Gallagher claimed all-ACC third team accolades.

The all-conference second team selection was the third career ACC scroll earned by Hodan, to go along with all-ACC second team status in 2013 and all-ACC first team honors in 2014. The ACC citations for Lachowecki and Gallagher were the first of each player’s career.

Lachowecki (Evansville, Indiana) has turned in his most effective offensive season at left back for Notre Dame in 2015, tying a career-high with three goals and adding a personal-best four assists to log 10 points in 18 starts. His goal in the second minute at Michigan State on Sept. 22, the second fastest goal to open a match by a Notre Dame player since 1995, was one of Lachowecki’s two game-winning tallies thus far this season.

Hodan (Brookfield, Wisconsin), who earned 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors, has totaled three goals and a career-high six assists (12 points) during 18 starts in his senior campaign. Including last Sunday’s 1-0 ACC Championship quarterfinal win over Virginia, Hodan has recorded nine of his 12 points in 2015 (two goals, five assists) against ACC opponents.

Gallagher (Dundalk, Ireland) has emerged as one of the most explosive attacking players in the ACC, ranking second in the conference in goals scored with nine as of Nov. 10. Gallagher is also tied with Clemson’s Diego Campos for the second most shot attempts among ACC players (63 in 18 matches, 3.50 shots per match), and is fifth in the league with 21 total points (nine goals, three assists). Gallagher and Lachowecki are tied for the top spot on the Notre Dame stat sheet with two game-winning goals each.

No. 9 Notre Dame (10-3-5, 4-2-2 ACC) returns to Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday for the second time in three weeks to face No. 1 Wake Forest (15-1-2, 6-0-2 ACC) in the semifinal round of the ACC Championship. The 7 p.m. (ET) match will air live on ESPN3.

2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Award Winners

Offensive Player of the Year – Jack Harrison, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Midfielder of the Year – Paul Clowes, Sr., M, Clemson
Defensive Player of the Year – Kyle Fisher, Sr., D, Clemson
Freshman of the Year – Jack Harrison, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Coach of the Year – Bobby Muuss, Wake Forest

2015 All-ACC Men’s Soccer Team

First Team
Andrew Tarbell, Jr., GK, Clemson
Kyle Fisher, Sr., D, Clemson
Paul Clowes, Sr., M, Clemson
TJ Casner, Sr., F, Clemson
Zach Mathers, Sr., M, Duke
Tim Kubel, So., D, Louisville
Jonathan Campbell, Sr., D, North Carolina
Julian Buescher, So., M, Syracuse
Ian Harkes, Jr., M, Wake Forest
Jack Harrison, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Jacori Hayes, Jr., M, Wake Forest

Second Team
Zeiko Lewis, Jr., M, Boston College
Zach Knudson, So., M, NC State
Alan Winn, So., F, North Carolina
Omar Holness, Jr., F, North Carolina
Raby George, Sr., M, North Carolina
Max Lachowecki, Gr., D, Notre Dame
Patrick Hodan, Sr., M, Notre Dame
Jake Rozhansky, So., M, Virginia
Todd Wharton, Sr., M, Virginia
Alec Ferrell, Jr., GK, Wake Forest
Michael Gamble, Sr., M, Wake Forest

Third Team
Lennart Zeugner, So., D, Boston College
Iman Mafi, Jr., D, Clemson
Oliver Shannon, So., M, Clemson
Jeremy Ebobisse, So., F, Duke
Daniel Johnson, Jr., M, Louisville
Tucker Hume, Jr., F, North Carolina
Jon Gallagher, So., F, Notre Dame
Oyvind Alseth, Jr., M, Syracuse
Edward Opoku, Fr., F, Virginia
Jeff Caldwell, So., GK, Virginia
Jon Bakero, So., F, Wake Forest

All-Freshman Team
Simon Enstrom, Fr., F, Boston College
Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Fr., D, Clemson
Tate Schmitt, Fr., F, Louisville
Julius Duchsherer, Fr., M, NC State
Alex Comsia, Fr., D, North Carolina
Kamal Miller, Fr., D, Syracuse
Miles Robinson, Fr., D, Syracuse
Derrick Etienne, Fr., M, Virginia
Edward Opoku, Fr., F, Virginia
Brad Dunwell, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Jack Harrison, Fr., M, Wake Forest


Tony Jones, athletics communications assistant at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2012 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame softball and men’s soccer programs. A native of Jamestown, New York, Jones is a 2011 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and prior to arriving at Notre Dame held positions at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills.