NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse program and Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan released the 2020 schedule, a 12-game slate that features seven games at Arlotta Stadium and Loftus Sports Center. The Irish enter the season ranked in the top 10 again, earning the No. 6 ranking from US Lacrosse Magazine and No. 7 from Inside Lacrosse.
The Irish have reached 14 consecutive NCAA Championships and have played in nine of the last 10 quarterfinals entering the 2020 season. Notre Dame is set to return six of its top seven returning goal scorers from last season and two of its three starting defensemen and goalie.
TOUGHEST SCHEDULE IN THE COUNTRY
Notre Dame always challenges itself with by playing one of the toughest schedules in the country and the 2020 slate will be no different. Of Notre Dame’s 12 regular-season opponents, eight are in the top 15 of Inside Lacrosse’s preseason rankings. The Irish are set to face six opponents ranked in the top 10 of the poll, as Notre Dame will square off against No. 1 Virginia, No. 4 Maryland, No 6 Duke, No. 8 Syracuse, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 Denver. Notre Dame will also face No. 11 North Carolina and No. 15 Army.
LOADED HOME SLATE
Four of seven home games of the regular-season schedule are against teams ranked in the preseason poll. The Irish welcome the defending national champions, No. 1 Virginia, on March 19 in a primetime matchup at Arlotta Stadium. The other highly touted teams to visit Notre Dame are No. 10 Denver (March 7), No. 6 Duke (April 4) and No. 15 Army in the regular-season home finale (April 11).
B1G NON-CONFERENCE BATTLES
Three of Notre Dame’s eight non-conference games will be played against teams from the Big Ten. The Irish will play both Maryland (Feb. 29) and Ohio State (March 10) on the road. Notre Dame then hosts Michigan (March 15) at Arlotta Stadium. The Irish played all three teams in the regular season in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and have gone a combined 6-3 against the opposition over the two-year span.
REGULAR SEASON HOME FINALE
The Irish seniors will take the field of Arlotta Stadium for their final regular season game on April 11, as Notre Dame faces Army in the finale. The Irish and Black Knights will renew their rivalry after not playing in 2019.
The semifinal and championship rounds of the annual ACC Tournament will be held on the campus of the No. 1 seed on April 24 & 26. The Irish have reached the title game in each of the last three seasons and claimed the 2018 championship.
The Irish will host two preseason scrimmages prior to the 2020 regular season schedule. Notre Dame will welcome Detroit Mercy on Sunday, Jan. 19 to Loftus Sports Center and then will take on Air Force on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Loftus Sports Center as part of the annual NDLaxTV Coaching Clinic weekend.
Over 225 coaches from 20-plus states attend the clinic each year. The clinic runs from Jan. 25-26. Registration for the event can be found at NDLXP.com/coachesclinic.
SELFIE SUNDAY – MEET THE TEAM ON FEBRUARY 2
On Sunday, February 2, the men’s lacrosse team will host an open practice at the Loftus Center from 12pm to 2:00pm. After the practice, fans will have the chance to meet the team, take selfies with the players and get autographs. Season tickets will also be on sale.
GET YOUR SEASON TICKETS
Season Ticket Member Benefits Include:
- Guarantee your seat all season long
- Save 25% off walk-up prices
- Complimentary access to pregame chalk talks before the Richmond and Denver games
- Bring-a-friend vouchers
Season Ticket Prices:
- $130 for “fan pack” of 4 tickets
To purchase tickets, click here, stop by the Murnane Family Ticket Office at Purcell Pavilion, or call 833-ND-IRISH.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets for youth 8th grade and under are encouraged to purchase a Notre Dame Kids Club membership for just $30 ($25 for each additional child). Membership includes free admission to all men’s lacrosse, softball, and baseball. In addition, kids receive a free ticket to the Blue-Gold spring football game and a Notre Dame Stadium tour.
2020 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET)
Feb. 15 (1 p.m.) – vs. Cleveland State
Series: Meeting will be the first in program history.
Feb. 23 (Noon) – vs. Richmond
Series: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: Lost 9-8 at Richmond on Feb. 23, 2019
Feb. 29 (Noon) – at Maryland
Series: Series tied 6-6
Last Meeting: Won 14-13 in OT on March 3, 2019
March 7 (Noon) – vs. Denver
Series: Notre Dame leads 16-10
Last Meeting: Won 10-7 in Costa Mesa, California, on March 10, 2019
March 10 (4 p.m.) – at Ohio State
Series: Notre Dame leads 34-10
Last Meeting: Lost 11-10 in OT at Notre Dame on March 23, 2019
March 15 (4 p.m.) – vs. Michigan
Series: Notre Dame leads 3-1
Last Meeting: Won 12-9 at Michigan on March 20, 2019
March 19 (7 p.m.) – vs. Virginia
Series: Notre Dame leads 8-7
Last Meeting: Lost 10-4 at Virginia in ACC Tournament Final on May 4, 201
March 28 (2 p.m.) – at Syracuse
Series: Syracuse leads 10-5
Last Meeting: Won 13-10 at Notre Dame on March 30, 2019
April 4 (2 p.m.) – vs. Duke
Series: Duke leads 15-10
Last Meeting: Lost 14-13 in OT in NCAA Championship quarterfinals in Hempstead, N.Y. on May 18, 2019
April 7 (3:30 p.m.) – at Marquette
Series: Notre Dame leads 8-0
Last Meeting: Won 13-6 at Notre Dame on April 10, 2019
April 11 (Noon) – vs. Army
Series: Notre Dame leads 7-2
Last Meeting: Won 17-5 at Notre Dame on May 5, 2018
April 18 (Noon) – at North Carolina
Series: UNC leads 10-9
Last Meeting: Won 12-10 at Notre Dame on April 20, 2019
April 24-26 –ACC Tournament Semifinals & Championship (hosted by No. 1 seed)