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Two Routes, One Destination

Mar 5, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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Everyone knows Maryland is where you go for good crab. What most people west of the Appalachian Mountains forget is that Maryland—more specifically, Baltimore—is also a breeding ground for lacrosse. From Towson, a suburb due north of Baltimore, Jack and Conor Doyle are two of nine Maryland natives on the Notre Dame roster. Conor, a junior attackman for the Irish, and Jack, a graduate student midfielder, graduated from the Gilman School before making their way to Notre Dame.

Football is to Texas as Lacrosse is to Baltimore

“[Lacrosse] is kind of its own subculture in Baltimore.” That subculture Conor spoke of allows for some pretty tough contests, but—to be a little cliché—what didn’t kill the Doyle’s only made them stronger. “That’s probably one of the reasons we were able to come to a school like Notre Dame. Competition is great in Baltimore. It gave us a lot of experience growing…

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