May 9, 2016
University of Notre Dame goaltender Shane Doss claimed Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday for men’s lacrosse.
Doss, a junior from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, allowed only three goals and made 10 saves Sunday while playing 51:29 in goal in Notre Dame’s 13-7 victory over Army. He had helped the Irish build a 12-3 lead when he left the game.
Doss ranks among the 2016 national leaders in both goals-against average (7.36) and save percentage (.575).
Doss also earned that same ACC honor Feb. 22 after Notre Dame’s season-opening win against Georgetown in which he made 14 saves as the Irish won 12-7.
The Irish, seeded third in the 2016 NCAA Championship bracket, play host to Air Force at 7:30 p.m. EDT Saturday at Arlotta Stadium in a first-round NCAA game.
John Heisler, senior associate athletics director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 1978. A South Bend, Indiana, native, he is a 1976 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame. He is editor of the award-winning “Strong of Heart” series.
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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