Lacrosse is a very popular sport within colleges and universities all over the United States. College Lacrosse is regarded as a NCAA tournament sport and many college teams have played against each other vying for the championship titles. Notre Dame’s Lacrosse team
is a highly decorated team with several NCAA titles and championship wins. The Notre Dame Lacrosse team was founded in 1981 and it became a varsity program at the university. In the beginning of the team, they played in the Midwest Lacrosse Association. In 1994, the Notre Dame Lacrosse team was a member of the Great Western Lacrosse League. It wasn’t until 2010 that the Notre Dame Lacrosse team became a member of the Big East Conference.
One player in particular stood out last season. Defenseman Matt Landis was an integral part of the team’s success last year and fans are looking forward to see what he’ll do as he finishes his final year at Notre Dame. Landis is known for his many accolades
and for his amazing defensive skills that covered Player of the Year Lyle Thompson and helped the Irish defeat the Danes late last spring.
In current news, the Notre Dame Lacrosse team made it to the 2014 NCAA Quarterfinals. During that time, they had a national rank of five. This year, three of the Notre Dame Lacrosse team players have been picked to play in the Under Armour Lacrosse Classic. The selection process took a year, the organization looked over several thousand lacrosse players in various colleges and universities in the United States to make their determination. Notre Dame Lacrosse players will also play in the Bob Kemp Lacrosse Classic which is a charity event. This event happening in October will award a lucky student a full scholarship to Washington Jesuit Academy in the name of Bob Kemp. During the game, the Notre Dame Lacrosse team will play against the United States Navel Academy. Spectators are also welcomed to meet the lacrosse team in person.