Sept. 17, 2015

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Tapping into the extensive alumni network and resources available at the University of Notre Dame, members of the Fighting Irish men’s lacrosse team participated in a variety of internship programs throughout the summer.

From Baltimore to Chicago, the student-athletes were engaged in real-world applications of the career tracks they aspire to pursue with some of the most respected companies in the world. A total of 17 individuals completed premier internships, a list which contains one MBA candidate, 10 rising seniors and six members of the rising junior class.

“The help our alumni offer to our current players is of obvious benefit to the current guys, propelling them to earn great opportunities to work and learn in their fields of interest,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “It also benefits our alumni, connecting them with the university and our current student-athletes. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved with our program.”

Anthony Marini, a junior from Medford, N.J., was stationed in New York City and worked with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on acquiring businesses valued up to $300 million. The company’s portfolio contains more than 75 companies with over $4.4 billion in assets.

“Working at The Riverside Company was a great experience,” Marini said. “I learned a lot over a short period of time, working on real projects and gaining valuable insight into private equity.

“I was able to work with Steve O’Hara, a 2014 Notre Dame lacrosse alum, who helped me learn the business with an understanding of where I came from. That is what the Notre Dame lacrosse network is all about. You connect with guys who were once in your shoes and in a few years, you do the same to those who come after you. It is one of the most valuable aspects of my time as a Notre Dame lacrosse player, and I’m glad I made the decision to come here and be part of it.”

Marini’s experience is just one example of the value placed within the Notre Dame lacrosse experience on making connections and being involved away from the playing field.

Jack Sheridan, a native of West Chester, Penn., looked beyond the Notre Dame lacrosse family of alumni to earn an internship with Whiting-Turner Contracting, one of the nation’s largest construction management and general contracting companies.

“With the help of the Monogram Club, I was put in touch with a Notre Dame football alum,” Sheridan said. “He connected me with Whiting-Turner and was genuinely interested in helping me out.

“At Whiting-Turner, I worked on a team of eight people managing a project in downtown Baltimore. Throughout my internship, I learned a lot and had a great time in a fast-paced work environment. This experience would not have been possible without the Notre Dame community.”

The Notre Dame Monogram Club is comprised of individuals who have earned the University’s varsity athletic insignia for their athletic or team support endeavors or who have been Honorary Monogram recipients. The group’s mission is to provide its members the opportunity to foster and maintain relationships across different sports, generations and geographical locations.

Sheridan was one of 10 rising seniors to complete a summer internship program, while Conor Kelly, an MBA candidate, earned an internship with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Stamford, Conn. before starting his graduate program. Joining them in the boardroom were teammates Trevor Brosco (Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office; New York), Edwin Glazener (Citi; New York), Adam Goins (General Electric; Chicago), Bobby Gray (Evercore; New York), Matt Kavanagh (Jones Lang LaSalle; New York), Matt Landis (Jefferies; New York), Eddy Lubowicki (TEVA Pharmaceutical; Philadelphia), Jack Sheridan (Whiting-Turner; Baltimore), Thomas Stephan (Annaly Capital Management; New York).

Representing the junior class with summer internships were Chris Carter (Morgan Stanley; San Diego, Calif.), Robert Collins (Stryker Orthopedics; Kalamazoo, Mich.), P.J. Finley (ModSpace; Berwyn, Pa.), Anthony Marini (The Riverside Company; New York), Sergio Perkovic (ConwayMackenzie; Chicago) and Ben Pridemore (NAI Robert Lynn; Dallas).

The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team pursues excellence on and off the field through the three pillars in which the program is built: Character, Culture & Community. These three foundational values guide the promise of the program, which is to provide its student-athletes with the most compelling and enriching experience in all of college athletics. Through academics, competition, service and travel, the program aims to immerse its players in situations that enhance their student-athlete experience to help them become the people, students and teammates they aspire to be.

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— Ashley Albertson, Athletics Communications Assistant Director