No. 5 Notre Dame hits the road for the first time this season for an early season top 10 showdown at No. 7 Maryland at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 29. The game will be broadcast live on BTN+ (subscription required).
Location: College Park, Maryland | Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 29 — 1 p.m. ET
Live Stream: BTN+
Live Stats: UND.com
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at Saturday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame
THE MARYLAND SERIES
• Saturday will be the 13th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Maryland. The Irish and Terrapins are tied at 6-6 in the matchup.
• The Irish came out on top last season, winning a 14-13 thriller in OT in Loftus Sports Center. Brian Willetts scored the game-winning goal to give the Irish the win.
CORRIGAN REACHES HISTORIC MILESTONE
• Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan became just the third coach in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to reach the 300-win mark at a single school with the win over Marquette on April 10, 2019.
• Corrigan is one of just four active Division I coaches to reach the 300-win mark in his career.
• Corrigan has an overall record of 315-161 in his 34 seasons of coaching.
• The head coach is 305-146 in his 32 seasons at Notre Dame.
• Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.
COSTABILE CLOSING IN ON HISTORY
• Senior Bryan Costabile is coming off the most prolific goal-scoring season by an Irish midfielder in program history, setting a record with 42 goals.
• Costabile was named the 2019 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous first team All-America selection.
• The midfielder has 93 career goals, ranking 11th in program history.
• Costabile is set to become just the ninth Notre Dame player to reach the 100-career goal mark and is 18 goals shy of becoming the program record-holder for career goals by a midfielder. The mark is currently held by Irish great Sergio Perkovic (110 goals).
• The senior currently has 108 career points, and is just seven shy of breaking into the top 20 of Notre Dame’s career points list.
• Costabile has been selected as a unanimous preseason first team All-American heading into the 2020 campaign and is on the Tewaaraton Watch List.
FANTASTIC FEBRUARYS FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH
• Notre Dame is 30-2 in its last 32 games played in February dating back to the 2006 season.
• Fighting Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan is 39-5 in the month of February during his Notre Dame tenure.
• The Irish are 2-0 this season in February, defeating Cleveland State and #18/17 Richmond.
NOTRE DAME VS. TOP-10 TEAMS
• Notre Dame is 38-32 against teams ranked in the top 10 in the USILA Coaches Poll since the start of the 2008 season, including a mark of 5-5 in 2019.
• The Irish are 15-15 since 2012 against teams ranked in the top five in the USILA Coaches Poll.
• Notre Dame had five wins last season against teams ranked in the top 10 at the time of the game, defeating No. 2 Maryland (3/3/19), No. 8 Denver (3/9/19), No. 8 Syracuse (3/30/19), No. 3 Duke (4/27/19) and No. 10 Johns Hopkins (5/12).
TOUGHEST SCHEDULE IN THE COUNTRY???
• Notre Dame has never shied away from putting together a challenging schedule and the 2020 slate is no different.
• Of Notre Dame’s 12 regular-season opponents, nine are currently ranked in both the USILA and Inside Lacrosse Top 20 Polls.
• The Irish ace scheduled to face four opponents currently ranked in the top eight.
• The Irish start two freshmen through two games of the 2020 season, as Pat Kavanagh has been a mainstay in attack and Liam Entenmann is between the pipes.
• Kavanagh leads the Irish in points (12), goals (7) and assists (5) through two games.
• Entenmann has been equally impressive, recording eight saves in each of his starts, while allowing just seven goals.
• Senior FOGO Charlie Leonard has picked up right where he left off last season to begin the 2020 campaign, winning 28-of-35 faceoffs (80.0%) through two games.
• The senior was named to the USILA Team of the Week after going 19-for-20 in the win over #18/17 Richmond, scooping up 10 GBs and adding an assist.
• Leonard won 220-of-376 face-offs (58.5%) last year as the primary FOGO for the Irish and scored seven goals and added two assists.
• Leonard was named to the All-ACC Team for the first time in his career in 2019 and led the league in ground balls per game with an average of 6.5.
• Despite Costabile drawing most of the attention from a national perspective, the Irish have goal scorers all over the field.
• All six of Notre Dame’s starters in the attack and midfield scored goals in the first half in the season-opening win over Cleveland State.
• The Irish had 10 players combine to score 17 goals in the win over Cleveland State.
• Seven different players found the back of the net in the win over #18/17 Richmond.