Relive All of the Excitement of Another Run to Championship Weekend

  • Jim Marlatt And Stephen O’Hara To Captain The Irish

    December 10, 2013
    Strong leadership usually is an essential part of any successful team and this season’s Notre Dame men’s lacrosse squad will look to seniors Jim Marlatt and Stephen O’Hara to set the tone for the upcoming campaign. Marlatt, a midfielder, and O’Hara, a defenseman, have been selected team captains for the 2014 season, which will be Notre Dame’s first as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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  • Stephen O’Hara Picked By Ohio Machine In MLL Draft

    January 13, 2014
    University of Notre Dame defenseman Stephen O’Hara was selected by the Ohio Machine with the first pick of the sixth round (41st overall) of the 2014 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft, which was held Friday in Philadelphia, Pa.

    O’Hara (West Chester, Pa./St. Joe’s Prep) has started every game over the last two seasons in Notre Dame’s close defense, which has been one of the best in the nation over that time. The Fighting Irish allowed just 8.31 goals per game last season. (read more)

  • Fighting Irish #4 In Inside Lacrosse Preseason Pol

    January 24, 2014
    The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team checks in at No. 4 in the Inside Lacrosse preseason rankings and the Fighting Irish will face the other top-nine squads during the 2014 regular season. Notre Dame is the only program in the nation to have eight top-10 teams on its regular-season docket.

    The Fighting Irish are entering their first season of Atlantic Coast Conference play and all of the league members appear in the top-10 of the Inside Lacrosse poll. (read more)

  • Notre Dame To Hold National Coaches Clinic Feb. 1-2

    January 25, 2014
    The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse coaching staff will conduct its fifth annual National Coaches Clinic Feb. 1-2. The clinic will take place on the University’s campus and will cover all facets of the game.

    The clinic annually attracts coaches from several states across all levels (youth, high school, travel team & MCLA). Coaches wishing to attend this year’s clinic can register and view the event schedule at Register now because the clinic has reached capacity each of its first four years. (read more)

  • Notre Dame Looks To Maintain Successful Stretch In Another New League

    February 14, 2014
    In the last six years the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team has gone from the West (Great Western Lacrosse League) to the East (BIG EAST) to the Atlantic Coast (ACC), but one thing that hasn’t changed during that time is the continual success of the program.

    Notre Dame is one of just two schools (Maryland) that have qualified for each of the last eight NCAA Championships and the Irish have made it to at least the quarterfinals of the last four tournaments, including two Championship Weekend appearances (read more)

  • #5 Notre Dame Cruises To 19-7 Season-Opening Win At Jacksonville

    February 16, 2014
    Clearly the cold South Bend winter has not affected the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team as the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish were red-hot in Sunday’s 19-7 season-opening victory over Jacksonville in the Moe’s Southwest Grill Lacrosse Classic at EverBank Field.

    Notre Dame (1-0) used 13 different goal scorers en route to the program’s 12th straight victory in a season opener. Leading the way was sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh, who posted three goals and four assists. Fellow attackman Conor Doyle, a junior, joined Kavanagh with a hat trick. (read more)

  • #4 Notre Dame Clipped By #12 Penn State, 8-7

    February 22, 2014
    No. 4 Notre Dame scored four of the game’s last five goals but it wasn’t enough as No. 12 Penn State spoiled the Fighting Irish home opener with an 8-7 decision in men’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium. Penn State (2-1) increased its two-goal (5-3) halftime edge to four with early third-quarter scores from Shane Sturgis and TJ Sanders. Sturgis tallied five goals and one assist on the day, while Sanders had two goals and an assist for the Nittany Lions, who never trailed in the contest. (read more)

  • Stephen O’Hara A Senior CLASS Award Candidate

    February 26, 2014
    Whether on the field, in the classroom or in the community, Stephen O’Hara tends to excel at whatever has his attention at that moment. That successful drive is a reason why the Fighting Irish defenseman and team co-captain has been named one of 20 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award in the men’s lacrosse division.

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  • #11 Irish Rally To Top #2 Tar Heels, 11-10, In ACC Opener

    March 1, 2014
    Joining the nation’s strongest men’s lacrosse league was going to lead to some memorable games and No. 11 Notre Dame made its first contest in the Atlantic Coast Conference unforgettable with a thrilling 11-10 come-from-behind victory at No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.

    Notre Dame (2-1, 1-0) trailed 8-3 early in the third quarter, yet responded with five unanswered goals to tie the game up less than 30 seconds into the final period. The rally began on a goal from Matt Kavanagh, who had three goals and two assists in the contest. Midfielder Tyler Brenneman sliced the deficit to three (8-5) with his first goal of the season. (read more)

  • #6 Notre Dame Falls To #12 Denver, 10-7, In Pacific Coast Shootout

    March 8, 2014
    On a perfect California day it was an imperfect result for the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team as the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish fell to No. 12 Denver, 10-7, in the inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout at LeBard Stadium on the campus of Orange Coast College.

    Denver (4-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the 6:14 mark of the opening quarter with scores from Erik Adamson, who had six goals in the game, and Jack Bobzien. Attackman Westy Hopkins put the Irish on the board with 5:21 remaining in the opening quarter, but consecutive tallies from Adamson and a man-up deposit from Zach Miller gave the Pioneers a 5-1 advantage just over two minutes into the second period. (read more)

  • #11 Notre Dame Doubles Up #7 Virginia, 18-9

    March 16, 2014
    A seven-goal second quarter and a nine-goal fourth quarter put the No. 11 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team well on its way to an 18-9 victory over No. 7 Virginia on Sunday evening inside the Loftus Sports Center. The win moves the Fighting Irish to 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and places them in a tie with Maryland for first place in the league. (read more)

  • Kavanagh Ties School Record With Seven Goals As #7 Irish Best Buckeyes, 13-7

    March 25, 2014
    A program record-tying seven goals from sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh propelled the seventh-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team to a 13-7 victory over Ohio State on Tuesday afternoon at a blustery Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

    The contest was delayed for over a half hour due to snow and Ohio State’s Carter Brown scored the only goal of the opening quarter. It marked the first time all season the Fighting Irish were held scoreless for an entire quarter. (read more)

  • Irish Fourth-Quarter Rally Falls Short In 11-10 Setback At Syracuse

    March 29, 2014
    No. 7 Notre Dame erased a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter but Syracuse’s Kevin Rice scored with just over two minutes left to give the 10th-ranked Orange an 11-10 victory in Atlantic Coast Conference men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon inside the Carrier Dome.

    Junior attackman Conor Doyle scored a career-high four goals for the Fighting Irish, while freshman goalie Shane Doss made a career-best 11 saves. Rice led the Orange with four goals and two assists. (read more)

  • Stephen O’Hara Named A Finalist For Senior CLASS Award

    April 2, 2014
    Notre Dame team captain and standout defenseman Stephen O’Hara has been named one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award in the men’s lacrosse division.

    To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. (read more)

  • #7 Notre Dame Drops 15-7 Decision To #3 Duke

    April 5, 2014
    Five goals from Deemer Class and four more from Jordan Wolf propelled No. 3 Duke to a 15-7 victory over No. 7 Notre Dame in Atlantic Coast Conference men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.

    Junior midfielder Nick Ossello scored a team-high two goals for Notre Dame, while junior attackman Conor Doyle tallied one goal and three assists. (read more)

  • Strong Second Half Leads #10 Notre Dame Past Marquette, 12-7

    April 8, 2014
    The No. 10 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team scored five of the game’s final six goals to capture a 12-7 victory over Marquette on Tuesday afternoon at Uihlein Park. Midfielders Trevor Brosco and Jim Marlatt both recorded hat tricks for the Fighting Irish, who snapped a two-game losing streak with the win. (read more)

  • #10 Notre Dame Rolls Past Robert Morris, 15-5

    April 12, 2014
    A 9-0 run that spanned most of the first and second quarters put the 10th-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team well on its way to a 15-5 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium. The contest was the first-ever meeting between the two schools. (read more)

  • #5 Maryland Uses Late Surge To Get By #8 Notre Dame, 12-8

    April 19, 2014
    Fifth-ranked Maryland scored the final four goals of the contest to take a 12-8 decision over No. 8 Notre Dame in Atlantic Coast Conference men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.

    Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh tallied two goals and four assists for the Fighting Irish, while fellow attackman Conor Doyle also netted two goals. Mike Chanenchuk and Connor Cannizzaro both had three goals and one assist for the Terrapins. (read more)

  • Matt Kavanagh And Stephen O’Hara Named All-ACC

    April 23, 2014
    Notre Dame’s Matt Kavanagh (So./A) and Stephen O’Hara (Sr./D) have been named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Team. The Fighting Irish standouts were among 18 players selected to the all-conference squad, which was voted on by the league’s six head coaches who could not vote for their own players. (read more)

  • Kavanagh Nets Game Winner As #9 Irish Top #5 Terps, 6-5, In ACC Semifinals

    April 25, 2014
    Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh scored the game winner with seven seconds left as No. 9 Notre Dame topped No. 5 Maryland, 6-5, on Friday evening in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship at a chilly and rainy PPL Park. Notre Dame will face Syracuse at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday for the ACC title.

    The game-clinching sequence began when Notre Dame freshman defenseman Garrett Epple forced a Maryland turnover and midfielder Jack Near scooped up the ground ball, raced down the field and found Kavanagh, who gave the Fighting Irish (7-5) their first lead of the game. (read more)

  • #9 Notre Dame Captures ACC Title With 15-14 Win Over #4 Syracuse

    April 27, 2014
    Notre Dame went on a 6-0 run in the third quarter and held on to defeat Syracuse, 15-14, to win the 2014 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship Sunday afternoon at PPL Park.

    “I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Notre Dame coach Kevin Corrigan. “We didn’t play tentatively like a team that’s afraid and not sure what’s going to happen to them. We played like a team that’s going to go out and win games. (read more)

  • #5 Notre Dame Edges #19 Army, 18-17, In Offensive Affair

    May 3, 2014
    In a game that featured eight ties and six lead changes, the fifth-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team got the decisive tally from Conor Doyle with 20 seconds left to top No. 19 Army 18-17 on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium. A capacity crowd of 4,522 fans saw the ACC champion Fighting Irish in their regular-season finale. (read more)

  • Sixth-Seeded Notre Dame To Host Harvard In NCAA First Round

    May 4, 2014
    The University of Notre Dame earned the No. 6 national seed and will play host to Harvard Saturday in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship. The game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. (ET) at Arlotta Stadium and it will be broadcast live on ESPNU and

    For ticket information, call the Notre Dame ticket office at 574-631-7356 or visit (read more)

  • John Scioscia Named ACC Offensive Player Of The Week

    May 6, 2014
    After tallying a career-high eight points on six goals and two assists in Saturday’s 18-17 win over Army, Notre Dame senior attackman John Scioscia (Summit, N.J./Summit) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week.

    The six goals tied a career-best mark for Scioscia and the eight points were one shy of matching the program record. Arguably his biggest play of the game occurred in the final minute when he forced an Army turnover, picked up the ground ball and assisted on Conor Doyle’s game winner. (read more)

  • #5 Notre Dame Downs #11 Harvard, 13-5, In NCAA First Round

    May 10, 2014
    No. 6 seed Notre Dame opened the game on a 7-0 run and never looked back en route to a 13-5 win over unseeded Harvard in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.

    The Fighting Irish offense was spearheaded by a four-goal performance from senior attackman John Scioscia, while sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh added two goals and three assists. Goalie Conor Kelly, a junior, made a career-high 17 saves for the Irish, who have a season-best four-game win streak. (read more)

  • Fighting Irish Men’s Lacrosse Boasts Perfect APR Score

    May 14, 2014
    Four NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse teams earned a perfect score in the latest Academic Progress Rate statistics and the University of Notre Dame is the only one that also qualified for this season’s NCAA Championship.

    Joining the Atlantic Coast Conference champion Fighting Irish with a perfect score were Bucknell, Dartmouth and Villanova. (read more)

  • Irish Top Albany, 14-13, In Overtime Thriller In NCAA Quarterfinals

    May 17, 2014
    A Matt Kavanagh goal in overtime gave No. 6 seed Notre Dame a thrilling 14-13 victory over Albany on Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship in front of a sellout and stadium-record crowd of 13,519 at James M. Shuart Stadium.

    The Fighting Irish (11-5) trailed 12-7 with just over eight minutes remaining in the contest before ending regulation on a 6-1 run. The surge began on a Nick Ossello goal, which snapped a 6-0 Albany run, and Westy Hopkins scored less than a minute later to make it a three-goal affair. Tallies from Conor Doyle and Sergio Perkovic 36 seconds apart cut the Albany lead to one (12-11) with 6:19 left to play. (read more)

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