NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse program and Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan released the 2019 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 Inside Lacrosse and No. 8 from US Lacrosse Magazine.
“I don’t think there is any question that we play the most difficult schedule in the country,” said Corrigan. “I think we play the best teams from every league. If you look whom we have played from the fall up to the NCAA Tournament we will have played the best teams in the country. I think that is the challenge and exciting opportunity that our guys look forward to.”
The Irish have reached 13 consecutive NCAA Championships and have played in eight of the last nine quarterfinals entering the 2019 season. Notre Dame is set to return four of its top five returning goal scorers from last season and its entire close defense 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 2019 slate will be no different. Of Notre Dame’s 12 regular-season opponents, nine are in the top 20 of Inside Lacrosse’s preseason rankings. The Irish are set to face five opponents ranked in the top 10 of the poll, as Notre Dame will face No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Maryland, No. 5 Cornell, No. 7 Denver and No. 8 Virginia. Notre Dame will also square off against No. 11 Syracuse, No. 16 North Carolina, No. 17 Ohio State and No. 19 Michigan.
BACK-LOADED HOME SLATE
Five of the final six games of the regular-season schedule will take place at Notre Dame. The Irish close the 2019 season with home contests against Ohio State (March 23), Syracuse (March 30), Marquette (April 10), Cornell (April 14) and UNC (April 20).
PACIFIC COAST SHOOTOUT
For the third time in program history, the Irish will take part in the annual Pacific Coast Shootout on March 9, as Notre Dame faces Denver at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. The game will start at 10 p.m. ET and tickets can be purchased here. The Irish are 1-1 when playing in the Pacific Coast Shootout, winning their most recent game against Maryland by a final score of 9-4 on March 5, 2016.
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 (March 3) and Ohio State (March 23) at Arlotta Stadium. Notre Dame travels to Michigan in a midweek matchup (March 21). The Irish played all three teams in the regular season in 2017 and 2018 and have gone a combined 4-2 against the opposition over the two-year span.
ROAD WORK AHEAD
The Irish have five road games on the 2019 schedule, four coming against teams that played in the 2018 NCAA tournament. The first road test of the season comes at Richmond on February 23. Notre Dame has a tough road swing during spring break, as the team travels to California to play Denver in the Pacific Coast Shootout (March 9) and then to Virginia (March 16) for the ACC opener. Notre Dame is also slated to take on Michigan (March 20) and then wraps up its regular-season road schedule with a game against Duke (April 6.
REGULAR SEASON HOME FINALE
The Irish seniors will take the field of Arlotta Stadium for their final regular season game on April 20, as Notre Dame faces UNC in the finale. The Irish will be looking for revenge, as the team fell at UNC last season.
The first two rounds of the annual ACC Tournament will be held on UNC’s campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The No. 4 vs. No. 5 matchup will take place on Thursday, April 25 with the semifinal rounds scheduled for Saturday, April 27. The title game will be played at the campus of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, May 4. The Irish are the defending champions of the ACC Championships.
The Irish will host two preseason scrimmages prior to the 2019 regular season schedule. Notre Dame will take on Air Force on Saturday, Jan. 26 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. 26-27. Registration for the event can be found at NDLXP.com/coachesclinic.
GET YOUR SEASON TICKETS
Season Ticket Member Benefits Include:
- Guarantee your seat all season long, including the sold-out Cornell game
- Save 25% off walk-up prices
- Complimentary access to chalk talks with members of the team before the Maryland and Syracuse 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 $40. 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 stadium tour.
Selfie Sunday – Meet the Team on February 3
On Sunday, February 3, the men’s lacrosse team will host an intrasquad scrimmage at the Loftus Center from 11am to 1:30pm. After the scrimmage, fans will have the chance to meet the team, take selfies with the players and get autographs. Season tickets will also be on sale.
2019 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET)
Feb. 16 (7:30 p.m.) – vs. Detroit
Series: Notre Dame leads 3-0
Last Meeting: Won 10-7 at Notre Dame on Feb. 11, 2018
Feb. 23 (Noon ET) – at Richmond
Series: Notre Dame leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Won 11-7 at Notre Dame on Feb. 24, 2018
March 3 (Noon) – vs. Maryland
Series: Maryland leads 6-5
Last Meeting: Lost 12-10 at Maryland on March 3, 2018
March 9 (10 p.m. ET) – vs. Denver (Costa Mesa, California)
Series: Notre Dame leads 15-10
Last Meeting: Lost 9-7 at Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament Round of 16 on May 13, 2018
March 16 (3 p.m. ET) – at Virginia
Series: Notre Dame leads 8-5
Last Meeting: Won 17-7 at Virginia in ACC Tournament Final on April 29, 2018
March 19 (4 p.m. ET) – at Michigan
Series: Notre Dame leads 2-1
Last Meeting: Lost 13-12 at Notre Dame on March 21, 2018
March 23 (1 p.m. ET) – vs. Ohio State
Series: Notre Dame leads 34-9
Last Meeting: Won 9-8 at Ohio State on March 25, 2018
March 30 (Noon ET) – vs. Syracuse
Series: Syracuse leads 10-4
Last Meeting: Lost 10-6 at Syracuse on March 31, 2018
April 6 (Noon ET) – at Duke
Series: Duke leads 13-9
Last Meeting: Won 14-11 in ACC Tournament semifinal at Virginia on April 27, 2018
April 10 (4 p.m. ET) – vs. Marquette
Series: Notre Dame leads 7-0
Last Meeting: Won 7-6 at Marquette on April 11, 2018
April 14 (Noon ET) – vs. Cornell
Series: Cornell leads 5-1
Last Meeting: Won 12-7 in NCAA Championship semifinal in Baltimore on May 29, 2010
April 20 (Noon ET) – vs. North Carolina
Series: UNC leads 10-8
Last Meeting: Lost 10-9 at North Carolina on April 21, 2018
April 25-27 – at ACC Tournament First Round & Semifinals (hosted by UNC)
May 4 – ACC Tournament Final (hosted by highest seed)
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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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