NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team continued its run producing on the field and in the classroom during the 2018-19 year. After a successful spring season that saw the Irish earn a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Championships, the team was recognized for its academic prowess on Thursday by the ACC.
Eight members from the team were named to the ACC All-Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team. The team was comprised of 39 student-athletes representing all five of the league’s men’s lacrosse programs.
Five of Notre Dame’s eight recipients have now earned the distinction multiple times in their career, with Bryan Costabile, Hugh Crance and Brendan Gleason being selected for the third straight season. Arden Cohen and Matt Schmidt were recognized for their success for the second season in a row while Charlie Leonard, Quinn McCahon and Connor Morin each made their first career appearances on the distinguished list.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
The Irish have now accrued 44 All-ACC Academic Team selections over their six seasons competing in the league.
Notre Dame placed three players during the 2019 season on both the All-ACC Team and the ACC All-Academic Team, as Costabile, Gleason and Leonard each earned both honors.
The program finished the season with a record of 9-7 while earning the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Championship, advancing to the quarterfinals. The Irish also played in the ACC Championship game for the third straight season in a row.