The University of Notre Dame Men's Club Lacrosse team was founded in 2012 by Connor Stacy and Andrew Kuhn. Since 2012, the Club has expanded from one team to two, with over 50 players for the 2016-2017 season. Each year we travel in both the fall and spring semesters to compete against top schools in the Midwest such as Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Since joining the Great Lakes Lacrosse League for the 2013 season, we have won the championship three times.
2017 GLLL Champs
- ND Gold: 12-0
- ND Blue: 8-3
2016 GLLL Champs
2014 GLLL Champs
2016-2017 Season Update
Co-Presidents: Christian Wood & Austin Matheny
2016-2017 was a great year for ND Club Lacrosse. With Austin and Christian at the helm we played the most competitve schedule to date. In our home fall tournament we went 2-0 with wins against Dayton and Western Michigan. Thunderstorms forced us to cancel the final game against Purdue. Overall it was a great display that we could compete and win against MCLA teams.
Following our fall tournament, we continued to practice once a week until March. We began our season with a tournament at Ohio State. ND Blue defeated Kentucky handily but lost to Ohio State A in the semifinals. ND Blue, led by co-presidents Austin and Christian, defeated Ohio State B to take 3rd place in the tournament. ND Gold defeated Louisville, Ohio State B, and Ohio State A to win the Midwestern Invitational Lacrosse Fesitval. Captains Jack Assaf and Kevin Sohr led the team, with strong performances also turned in by goalie Shane Johnson, Martin Buckley, and Ryan Onderdonk.
We then traveled to Northwestern the following weekend. We had strong wins against Michigan, Michigan State, and others. Huge shoutout to Mr. and Mrs. McFarland for having the team over after the game for some post-win sandwiches and snacks. At our home tournament, ND Gold defeated ND Blue in a scrimmage. Both teams defeated the University of Wisconsin. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Sohr for feeding the teams between games.
Championship weekend: Madison, WI
We traveled to Madison, WI for our championship weekend with only a few subs for either team. Despite our low numbers, ND Gold and ND Blue advanced to the semifinals where unfortunately, they had to play each other. ND Blue mounted a huge second half comeback to force OT. Goalie Shane Johnson led the way for ND Gold making a save that led to transition through Jack Toomey and Kevin Sohr. Tyler Williams sealed the deal with a righty alley dodge and a shot that pinned the top left corner.
ND Blue defeated Winona State for third place in the GLLL. With the support of ND Blue on the sideline, ND Gold defeated Wisconsin 8-7 to win the 2017 GLLL championship. Freshmen Ben Shephard dominated the tournament with a pair of goals in the championship.
2017-2018 Season Outlook
Co-Presidents: Martin Buckley & Kevin Sohr
We are very excited to get back to school and start our fall season. With another impressive incoming class of freshmen expected, we are prepared to make a strong push to three-peat as GLLL Champs. We will be the captains of one of the teams while last year's co-presidents, Austin Matheny and Christian Wood, will serve as captains for the other team. Below is our board for the upcoming season:
Treasurer: Dan Delfico
Assistant Treasurer: Mark Kowalik
Apparel Officer: Tyler Williams
Transportation Officer: Michael McFarland
Communications Officer: Andrew Weigman
Social Media: John Farley
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