#27 Ryan Hoff
Two-time All-America honoree … named to the all-Great Western Lacrosse League first team three times … played in a school-record 63 career games, including 60 starts … finished his career second in Notre Dame history with 134 goals … 146 career points on 134 goals and 12 assists … 77 ground balls … four-time monogram winner … led the Irish in goals during his final three seasons … second player in program history to record back-to-back 40-goal seasons … led Notre Dame with 40 goals during his sophomore campaign and had 41 as a junior … selected by the Chicago Machine with the first pick in the third round (17th overall selection) in the 2009 Major League Lacrosse Draft.
AS A SENIOR: Copped All-America honors for the second straight season as he was named to the USILA third team … named to the all-GWLL first team … a Lowe[apos]s Senior CLASS Award finalist … selected to the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list … led the Fighting Irish with 32 goals in addition to notching three assists … matched a career-high total with 27 ground balls … had nine multiple-goal games … started the season with six multiple-goal performances … tallied two goals in wins over Loyola (10-9) and Penn State (13-8) … notched two goals and an assist along with matching a career-high total with five ground balls in a 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth … collected a hat trick in a 9-7 victory against North Carolina … two goals in a 10-6 win over Bucknell … registered six points on five goals and an assist in a 13-7 besting of Vermont … had a goal in wins over Villanova (9-7) and Air Force (10-4) … had a goal and an assist in a 10-8 victory over Denver … notched a goal in a 10-2 win over Quinnipiac … recorded back-to-back hat tricks in wins over St. John[apos]s (12-2) and Ohio State (14-8) … scored six goals, which was one shy of the school record that he shares, in a 16-7 triumph of Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL tournament.
AS A JUNIOR: Earned honorable-mention All-America accolades from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) … copped first-team all-GWLL honors for the second straight season … scored a team-best 41 goals to become the first player in program history to record back-to-back 40-goal seasons … the 41 goals were the fifth most in school history for a single season … key reason why the Irish ranked fifth nationally in scoring offense by averaging 12.09 goals per game … team also ranked fourth in man-up offense (.446) … tallied four assists to produce a career-high 45 points … scored three or more goals on seven occasions during the season … had three game-winning goals and seven man-up tallies … picked up 13 ground balls … attempted 95 shots … started all 17 games … scored a goal in a 7-6 win over Loyola in the season opener … tallied a season-high six goals in a 15-9 triumph of Penn State in the home opener … the six goals were one off the school record that he shares … held without a point for the only time all season in a 7-6 win over Albany … got back in the scoring column with five goals and an assist in a 16-6 victory at Villanova … scored a goal in an 8-6 setback at North Carolina … netted a hat trick in a 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth … tallied two goals in a 13-6 win over Drexel … posted a goal and an assist in a 19-7 besting of Bellarmine … recorded another hat trick in a 9-8 loss to #19 Denver … registered back-to-back four-goal efforts in wins over Quinnipiac (16-6) and Lehigh (14-7) … also had an assist against the Mountain Hawks … produced consecutive two-goal performances in league wins over Air Force (13-5) and Ohio State (17-12) … notched a hat trick to help the Irish top Quinnipiac, 10-6, in the semifinals of the GWLL tournament … scored two goals in a 9-2 triumph of Ohio State in the title game of the league tournament … netted a goal, his 40th of the season, in Notre Dame[apos]s thrilling 8-7 overtime victory against Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Championship … tallied his 41st goal in an 11-9 loss to Syracuse in the NCAA quarterfinals.
AS A SOPHOMORE: A starter in all 15 games … led the Fighting Irish with 40 goals … that total tied him for fifth all-time in program history for a single season … had four assists for a grand total of 44 points, which ranked second on the team … helped Notre Dame rank third nationally in man-up offense percentage (.500) by tallying six man-up goals, which was the third-highest mark on the team … the Irish also ranked fourth nationally with a 11.65 goals per game average … 27 ground balls … whistled for three penalties, resulting in 1:30 of penalty time … opened the season with a three-point performance on two goals and one assist in a 9-7 victory over #13 Loyola … picked up a career-high four ground balls against the Greyhounds … tallied a goal and an assist in an 11-8 win at Penn State … scored one goal in a 13-8 setback to Cornell … deposited two goals in an 11-8 loss at North Carolina … tied a program record with seven goals in a 16-5 triumph at Drexel … that established an Irish record for goals in a road contest … in addition, he matched a career-high with four ground balls against the Dragons … the only game he did not register a point was a 7-6 loss at Dartmouth … recorded four points on three goals and one assist in an 11-3 win over Bellarmine in the GWLL opener … scored one goal in an 11-3 victory over Brown … produced five goals in a 15-5 triumph of Villanova … in league wins over Air Force (16-4) and Denver (14-6), he scored two and four goals, respectively … notched two goals and one assist in a 14-2 win over Lehigh … had two more goals in a 12-6 victory at Ohio State … scored six times in a 14-9 win at Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale … had two goals in an 11-10 overtime loss to #5 Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … notched a goal with nine seconds remaining that sent the game into overtime.
AS A FRESHMAN: Had a major impact for the Fighting Irish during his rookie campaign … played in all 15 games, making 12 starts … fourth on the team in goals with 21 and points with 22 … one assist … attempted 42 shots … had one game-winning goal and four man-up tallies … collected 10 ground balls … had an impressive debut with the Irish as he scored two goals in an 8-4 victory over Penn State in the season opener … notched goals in wins over North Carolina (9-7) and Villanova (10-7) in back-to-back games … started a six-game goal streak by netting a hat trick in an 11-5 win over Brown … posted two goals in the next game, an 8-7 triumph of Dartmouth … had a season-high two ground balls against the Big Green … scored in a 9-8 win at Butler in the GWLL opener … had two goals apiece in back-to-back losses to Denver and Air Force … his goal streak reached six games with a tally in a 10-7 victory over Lehigh … held without a point against Ohio State … collected a season-high four points on three goals and an assist in a 19-7 win over Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale … matched a season-high total with two ground balls against the Knights … recorded his third hat trick of the season by scoring three goals in a 14-10 setback at Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A standout in lacrosse and football at Dulaney High School … earned four letters for lacrosse and three for football … helped to lead team to conference and regional championships all four years … led team to state championship his freshman, sophomore and senior seasons … selected team captain of football team his junior and senior seasons and captain of lacrosse team as a senior … earned MVP honors in both sports in junior and senior years … selected all-conference junior and senior seasons for both football and lacrosse, all-city in both sports as a senior, plus his junior year in lacrosse … selected lacrosse all-state as a junior … All-America selection in lacrosse as a junior and a senior … set high school record for most tackles in a career with 397 total tackles … scored 198 goals and 50 assists in his career for lacrosse … played in City/County All-Star Game for football … member of the South Team at the National Senior Showcase game for lacrosse, participant in Maryland State All-Star game for lacrosse … son of Patricia and Randal Hoff … has one older brother, Erik … born July 9, 1987 … graduated from Notre Dame[apos]s Mendoza College of Business in May of 2009 with a marketing degree … he finished with a 3.286 cumulative GPA.
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