UND Roster

2017-18 Men's Lacrosse Roster

#46 John Sexton


Height 5'11''
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Sudbury, MA
High School Lincoln-Sudbury


  • 2017 USILA First Team All-American
  • 2017 Tewaaraton Award Nominee
  • 2017 Inside Lacrosse Midseason First Team All-American
  • 2017 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Third Team All-American
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Week (3/25)
  • 2016 Second Team USILA All-American
  • Two-time All-ACC selection (2016, 2017)
  • Two-time ACC All-Academic Team recipient (2015, 2016)

AS A SENIOR (2018)

  • Played in all but one game for the Irish in 2018.
  • Posted four goals and three assists for seven points.
  • Led the team in ground balls, scooping up 60.
  • Posted a season-best eight ground ball recoveries at Virginia (4/29/18).
  • Also led the team in forced turnovers with 19, including five against Virginia (3/17/18).

AS A JUNIOR (2017)

  • Played in all 15 games at the long stick defensive midfielder position in his third season with the Irish
  • Posted career highs in goals (4) and points (5)
  • Ranked second on the team in ground balls with 46
  • Ranked second on the squad in caused turnovers with 23
  • Finished with multiple ground balls in 12 of 15 games in 2017
  • Notched a career-high two points with a goal and assist in the victory over No. 4 Ohio State (3/25)
  • Recorded a season-high five ground balls on three occasions, coming against Ohio State (3/25), North Carolina (4/22) and Army (5/6)
  • Caused a season-high four turnovers against North Carolin in the ACC Championship title game (4/30)


  • Selected as a USILA Second Team All-American at the LSM position
  • Named to the All-ACC Team and the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned playing time in all 15 games, recording three goals, 44 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers
  • Ranked second on the Irish in ground balls (44) and caused turnovers (18) in 2016
  • Scored the first goal of his career against Georgetown (2/20) and added goals against Denver (3/13) and Marquette (4/13)
  • Posted a season-high seven ground balls in an 8-7 win over Marquette (4/13)
  • Forced a season-high four caused turnovers against UNC (5/22) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament


  • Played in all 15 games for the Irish as a long-stick midfielder during his rookie season
  • Had one assist in the win against Dartmouth
  • ACC All-Academic Team
  • Grabbed 41 ground balls, tallying at least one scoop for 13 straight games


  • Ranked 40th in the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshmen
  • Under Armour All-American
  • Scored a goal in the Under Armour All-American Game
  • Three-time U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American
  • Eastern Massachusetts All-American as a senior
  • Lincoln-Sudbury team captain during his senior campaign
  • Four-time All-Dual County Conference
  • Tallied 22 goals and 21 assists during his high school career
  • Played for Laxachusetts LC (Mass.)
    Captained the Lincoln-Sudbury football team his senior season and earned all-conference recognition
  • Led his squad in tackles for loss as a senior
  • Cousin, Jon Harvey (’01), played lacrosse for the Fighting Irish
  • Son of Ralph and Valerie Sexton
  • Has an older sister, Rachel
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major and is minoring in sustainability