UND Roster

2007-08 Men's Lacrosse Roster

#1 Joey Kemp


Height 5'11''
Weight 171 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Potomac, MD
High School Georgetown Prep School


Kelly Award for Outstanding Goaliein NCAA Division I (2008)

USILA First TeamAll-America (2008)

USILA Honorable MentionAll-America (2006 & 2007)

Great Western Lacrosse LeaguePlayer of the Year (2007)

All-Great Western LacrosseLeague First Team (2006, 2007, 2008)

NCAA Division I Save PercentageLeader (2005)

Great Western Lacrosse LeagueRookie of the Year (2005)

All-Great Western Lacrosse LeagueSecond Team (2005)

A three-time All-America honoree … receivedfirst-team All-America honors from the UnitedStates Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association(USILA) as a senior … became just the secondstudent-athlete, and the first goalie, in programhistory to be a first team All-American …received the 2008 Kelly Award for OutstandingGoalie in NCAA Division I … USILA honorablemention All-America selection as a sophomoreand junior … named the 2007 Great WesternLacrosse League (GWLL) player of the year … athree-time all-GWLL first-team selection …earned all-conference recognition all four of hisseasons in an Irish uniform … GWLL rookie ofthe year in 2005 … two-time team captain andfour-time monogram winner … led the nationwith a .652 save percentage as a freshman …ranks first in program history in victories (40),goals-against average (7.20), minutes played for agoaltender (3189:46), games started for a goaltender(56) and saves (633) … finished with a.623 save percentage … picked up 124 groundballs … earned All-America honors while atGeorgetown Prep School, one of the top highschool teams in the country … first Potomacnative to play lacrosse for the Irish … wasselected by the Los Angeles Riptide in the thirdround with the 29th pick overall during the2008 Major League Lacrosse Draft.

AS A SENIOR: Copped first-team All-America honors from the USILA … alsoreceived the 2008 Kelly Award for OutstandingGoalie in NCAA Division I … earned first-teamall-GWLL recognition for the third straight season… finished third among all Division I goalieswith a .635 save percentage and fourth with a6.69 goals-against average … posted a 14-3record … 29 ground balls … was named to theTewaaraton Trophy Award watch list prior to theseason … opened the campaign with a 13-saveperformance in a 7-6 win at #17 Loyola … wasnamed the GWLL player of the week for hiseffort against the Greyhounds … had 10 saves ina 15-9 win over Penn State in the home opener… made 11 saves in back-to-back wins over #13Albany (7-6) and Villanova (16-6) … played49:33 against Villanova and allowed just threegoals … also had 11 stops in an 8-6 setback at#4 North Carolina … played 52:59 and surrenderedsix goals, while making 12 saves, in a 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth … had nine saves in a13-6 win over #11 Drexel … 10 saves and fivegoals allowed in 52:52 in a 19-7 victory atBellarmine in the GWLL opener … stopped 13shots in a 9-8 loss to #19 Denver … made eightsaves in back-to-back wins over Quinnipiac (16-6) and Lehigh (14-7) … gave up just two goalsin 50:04 and made nine saves in a 13-5 victoryat Air Force … had 12 stops in a 17-12 triumphof #9 Ohio State in the regular-season finale toclinch a share of theGWLL title … madeeight saves in a 10-6win over Quinnipiacin the semifinals ofthe GWLL tournament… had an outstandingday as hemade 18 saves, while allowing just two goals, in 60 minutes of play totop #10 Ohio State and capture the GWLL tournamentcrown … was named the Nike/InsideLacrosse National Player of the Week for hiseffort in the conference tournament … madeeight saves, including a key stop in overtime, asthe Irish claimed an 8-7 overtime victory against#10 Colgate in the first round of the NCAAChampionship … stopped a season-high 19 shotsin an 11-9 setback to #3 Syracuse in the NCAAquarterfinals.

AS A JUNIOR: Received STX/USILA honorablemention All-America honors for the secondstraight season … named the GWLL playerof the year … started all 15 games, posting an 11-4 record … made 153 saves, while allowing 96goals … picked up a career-high 42 ground balls… made nine saves in the 9-7 season-openingvictory over #13 Loyola … held the Greyhoundswithout a goal for the final 22:56 of the contest… played 57:33 and made 11 stops in an 11-8win at Penn State … picked up a career-besteight ground balls against the Nittany Lions …faced a season-high 48 shots in a 13-8 setbackagainst #4 Cornell … made 13 saves against theBig Red … made a season-high 14 saves in an11-8 loss at #15 North Carolina … helped theIrish get back to their winning ways by stopping12 shots in a 16-5 victory at #19 Drexel … produceda season-low five saves in a 7-6 setback atDartmouth … only allowed two goals and madenine saves in 50:49 of playing time in an 11-3win over Bellarmine in the GWLL opener …held Brown to just three scores, while making 11saves in an 11-3 triumph … played 51:52 in a 15-5 win over Villanova … stopped seven shotsagainst the Wildcats … in 51:19 playing timeagainst Air Force, made 12 saves, while allowingjust four goals in a 16-4 victory … made 11 savesin a 14-6 win against Denver … held Lehighwithout a goal in 37:10 of playing time duringthe 14-2 Irish victory … was 8-for-8 in savesagainst the Mountain Hawks … saw his careerlongshutout streak of 55:08 snapped in a 12-6win at #20 Ohio State … made 13 saves in thewin against the Buckeyes … notched 10 saves inthe 14-9 victory over Quinnipiac in the regularseasonfinale … recorded eight saves in an 11-10overtime loss at #5 Johns Hopkins in the firstround of the NCAA Tournament … the 61 minutesplayed was the second-highest total for hiscareer.

AS A SOPHOMORE: STX/USILA honorablemention All-America selection … first teamall-GWLL … started all 15 games in goal, postinga 10-5 record … was eighth in the nationwith a .596 save percentage … posted a 7.54goals-against average, which ranked 12th nationally… made 159 saves, while allowing 108 goals… totaled 859:57 of a possible 900 minutes ofplaying time … picked up 28 ground balls …made 13 saves, while allowing just four goals inan 8-4 season-opening victory against #14 PennState … surrendered nine tallies, while stopping14 shots in a 9-6 setback to #8 Cornell … madeseven stops, while giving up seven scores in a 9-7 win over North Carolina … posted those samenumbers in a 10-7 win at Villanova … gave up acareer-low two goals (for an entire game) in an 8-2 win at Bellarmine … made 10 stops againstthe Knights … allowed 13 goals, while making11 saves in a 13-5 loss at #5 Hofstra … hisshutout streak of 36:23, which spanned theBellarmine and Hofstra games, was a career-bestmark … made 10 saves and allowed just threegoals in 49:57 of play in an 11-5 win overBrown … had 14 saves and seven goals allowedin an 8-7 win over Dartmouth … stopped 10shots and surrendered eight goals in a 9-8 winat Butler in the GWLL opener … made a season-low five saves and gave up eight goals in an8-5 loss at #18 Denver … stopped 10 shotsagainst Air Force in a 9-8 setback … returnedthe Irish back to the win column by making 10saves in a 10-7 win over Lehigh … posted his10th double-digit save game of the season with10 stops in a 10-8 win against Ohio State …only played a half in a 19-7 win over Quinnipiacin the regular-season finale … made six savesand gave up two goals against the Knights …collected a season-high 20 saves, while surrendering14 goals, in a 14-10 loss to #1 Virginia inthe first round of the NCAA Tournament … thatwas the second-highest save total of his NotreDame career … picked up a season-high threeground balls on seven occasions … earned amonogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 11 gamesin goal with nine starts … posted a 5-2 record… led Division I with a .652 save percentage …named to all-Great Western Lacrosse Leaguesecond team … made 131 saves, while allowing70 goals … had a GWLL-leading 8.36 goalsagainst-average … was second in the conferencewith 11.91 saves per game … faced 317 shots …logged 502:40 in goal … collected 25 groundballs … came off the bench to play five minutesand make one save in the season opener against#21 Penn State … logged 18:26 as a reserve atCornell, where he allowed two goals and madetwo saves … made first collegiate start versus#10 North Carolina in The First 4 Invitationalin Carson, Calif. … played the entire game andled the Irish to the 9-7 win over the Tar Heelsby stopping 13 shots and picking up a seasonhighfive ground balls … was tabbed the game[apos]sMVP by College Sports Television … became first Notre Dame goalie ever to beat a rankedteam in first college start … stopped two shotsand gave up three goals in 30 minutes of actionin a 22-6 win against Butler … logged 66:05 ina 9-8 double-overtime win at #13 Hofstra …made 16 saves against the Pride … won hisfourth straight game by stopping 16 shots as theIrish topped Villanova 11-7 … became just thesecond Notre Dame goalie ever to win first fourdecisions (also Tim Dunne in 1989) … sufferedfirst collegiate loss at #19 Dartmouth … made23 saves while facing a season-high 51 shotsagainst the Big Green … made 18 saves and collectedfour ground balls in a 9-6 loss againstDenver … made the start and played 40:19 in a14-13 overtime win against Air Force … allowed10 goals, while stopping five shots, and did notpick up the decision against the Falcons …played 57:51 in a starting role in the 12-11 lossto #20 Fairfield, but again got no decision …against the Stags, he made 19 saves and gave up11 goals … closed the season with a 16-5 win atOhio State … played 45 minutes, giving up threegoals and making 16 saves.

PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Competedin lacrosse, hockey and football at GeorgetownPrep … lettered all four years in lacrosse as agoalie … also earned four letters in hockey atcenter and two in football at the wide-receiverposition … lacrosse team nationally-ranked allfour years of his career … stellar senior seasongarnered All-America, all-state, all-city and allconferencehonors … also team MVP and captainthat campaign … second-team all-state and firstteamall-conference and all-county, along withbeing honorable mention all-metro area his juniorseason … recorded 185 saves (81% save percentage)as a senior and 170 (75%) his junioryear, as he led his team to a 22-1 record, a conferencetitle, and a national No. 1 ranking byInside Lacrosse magazine … competed in theMaryland state senior all-star game and theMaryland Bay State Games … hockey squad capturedconference and regional championships hissophomore year … all-conference hockey playerhis final two seasons … named team captain andMVP of his hockey team during his final seasonalong with being an all-conference selection …football team won the conference and regionalcrowns his junior campaign … several familymembers have competed in intercollegiate athletics… father, Robert, played football atWilliam & Mary under former Notre Damehead coach Lou Holtz … sister, Julie, was aswimmer at the University of Miami … brother,C.J., was a lacrosse All-American and the 2002Great Western Lacrosse League player of theyear as Fairfield[apos]s goalie … sister, Erin, was aswimmer at Towson … sister, Elizabeth, currentlyswims for the University of Florida and was anAll-American during her freshman season in2006-07 … son of Cheryl and Robert Kemp …has six siblings … born April 2, 1986, in SilverSpring, Md. … graduated from the MendozaCollege of Business in May of 2008 with adegree in finance … finished with a 3.044 cumulativeGPA.


Year GP/GS W-L Time GA GAA Saves Pct. GB
2005 11/9 5-2 502:40 70 8.36 131 .652 25
2006 15/15 10-5 859:57 108 7.54 159 .596 28
2007 15/15 11-4 849:03 96 6.78 153 .614 42
2008 17/17 14-3 978:06 109 6.69 190 .635 29
Totals 58/56 40-14 3189:46 383 7.20 633 .623 124