May 16, 2008

The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team was honored with the Second Annual Trophy Award for its outstanding commitment to community service at the OSCARS dinner in late April. Members of the men’s lacrosse team donated more than 1,000 hours of time to several local organizations and causes. The team centered its activities at South Bend’s Jefferson Intermediate School where players served as mentors throughout the year. The team also participated in Bike for Uganda, Fit for Fun Day at the YMCA, the O’Brien Recreation Center, Walk for Diabetes, LaSalle Academy and the Center for the Homeless. The Trophy Award is co-sponsored by the Monogram Club and the Alumni Association.

The sixth-seeded Irish advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2008 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament last Sunday with a thrilling come-from-behind 8-7 victory over Colgate at Alumni Field. The game marked the first time an NCAA lacrosse tournament game was played in the Midwest.

Coach Kevin Corrigan, now in his 20th season as head coach, takes his team to Ithaca, N.Y., Sunday to battle third-seeded Syracuse. The winner advances to the NCAA Final Four Memorial Day weekend in Foxboro.