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  1. Lacrosse Invades Indy

    May 22, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    When you think lacrosse, central Indiana is certainly not the first location that comes to mind. On Sunday however, four teams and their fan bases invaded Indy for the NCAA quarterfinals. On the Colts’ turf at Lucas Oil Stadium, Denver overcame an early 6-0 deficit to top North Carolina in a 12-11 thriller, before Notre…

  2. ND Men’s Lacrosse Invades Indy- NCAA Quarterfinals, Day 2

    May 18, 2013, 3:50 PM EST


    “Today I want to thank you, challenge you, and finally, ask you a favor,” said Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick at Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse’s graduation ceremony at the NCAA Hall of Champions.  “I want to thank you for all that you have given to Notre Dame…I challenge you to do what you already do- to…

  3. ND Men’s Lacrosse Invades Indy! NCAA Quarterfinals Trip Day 1

    May 17, 2013, 9:09 PM EST


    The police overtook us about 10 miles outside of Indianapolis.  Four cars approached our bus and the sirens came on. No, we were not being arrested. It was our police escort, coming to guide us to the hotel that will be our home for the next 3 days. Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse left for Indianapolis…

  4. Notre Dame Primed For Postseason Success

    May 1, 2013, 11:13 AM EST

    Barbara Sullivan, on of the best defenders on the Irish squad, is also a Tewaarton Trophy Nominee.

    The Irish put a capper on an impressive regular season Saturday in the home finale with a 14-5 victory over Marquette. The win couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for the team, as Notre Dame was able to lick its wounds and recover from a three game losing streak. During that streak, Notre…

  5. Irish Eye Rebound Performance At BIG EAST Tournament

    May 1, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

    Goalie John Kemp had his hands full fending off shots from the Syracuse Orange in the Big City Classic game.

    After losing to Syracuse in Saturday’s road matchup against the nation’s seventh best team, Notre Dame gets another shot at the Orange in a neutral setting. Notre Dame was unable to get into any sort of offensive rhythm in its 10-4 loss, especially during the second half of the game. The Orange scored nine goals…

  6. Scioscia gives Irish a lethal scoring threat on the attack

    Apr 26, 2013, 5:01 PM EST

    photo by Fred Goode

    The top-ranked men’s lacrosse team and junior attack John Scioscia have turned some heads this season. Scioscia has come from under the radar and emerged as the fifth leading scorer for the 10-2 Fighting Irish after not scoring in his first two seasons on the team. Scioscia’s remarkable journey has allowed him to net 14…

  7. Pitch Imperfect: Freshman Bus Karaoke

    Apr 15, 2013, 11:46 PM EST

    Photo by Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations

    Hello again, lacrosse fans, Notre Dame fans, and awesome blog fans. In this week’s adventure I take you inside yet another Notre Dame tradition. While the trip only takes place once every two years, it may be the most memorable team experience in my college career. The journey is the eight-hour bus trip to Penn…

  8. Midseason Report: Morrison and Sullivan weigh in on progress of the Irish

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

    Lindsay Powell (#18) and Barb Sullivan (#29) - photo by Tim Singler

    The fifth-ranked Irish are off to their first 10-0 start since 2003-2004 and the first in the Christine Halfpenny era, and they have punished opponents using an up-tempo offensive attack that put up 13 goals on Sunday against Cincinnati. Just over the halfway point in the season, the Irish are starting to get into the…

  9. Notre Dame Chases Best Start in Almost a Decade

    Apr 4, 2013, 12:56 AM EST

    Photo Credit: Matt Cashore

    By Rich Hidy ’16 Start the engines of the hype train because it may very well soon be arriving in South Bend. The women’s lacrosse team is now 8-0 following a routine-looking 14-2 victory last Sunday over BIG EAST foe Villanova. The 14 goals were the third most scored by the team all season as…

  10. Irish Display Offense for the Ages

    Apr 4, 2013, 12:45 AM EST

    Photo Credit: Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations

    By Rich Hidy ’16 The top spot in the country proved to be fleeting for the Irish. The team only held the position for a week following a high-octane offensive outpouring last Saturday when the Irish stumbled against St. John’s 12-10. However, Notre Dame bounced back with a dominant performance on the road against Marquette…

  11. Irish Capture Top Spot

    Mar 27, 2013, 8:33 AM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    For the second time in school history, the Irish have risen to the top of the nation with a first overall ranking in both the USILA Coaches Poll and the media poll. Coach Kevin Corrigan, now in his 25th season, has seen his program reach the pinnacle of regular season success for the second time…

  12. Final BIG EAST opener yields strong performance for Notre Dame

    Mar 24, 2013, 1:03 AM EST

    Lindsay Powell (#18) and Barb Sullivan (#29) - photo by Tim Singler

    In their second Top 25 matchup of the season, the Irish exceeded their high level of competition with a 9-6 victory over nineteenth-ranked Rutgers after nine days without playing a game. Although the temperature was just above freezing, the Irish played outside in the frozen tundra of Arlotta Stadium amongst a number of bundled up…

  13. Irish Handle Another Ranked Test

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:50 AM EST

    Sean Rogers (photo by Matt Cashore)

    Two more Top 10 wins vaulted the third-ranked Irish to 5-1 on the year. Notre Dame notched yet another tight victory against then fifth-ranked Denver at Mile High Stadium, 13-12 in overtime, and followed that performance with a much more convincing 9-4 victory on Wednesday inside Loftus over Ohio State. While tumultuous weather forced Notre…

  14. The Florida Adventures: Part II

    Mar 19, 2013, 3:20 PM EST


    It’s been a while, but junior attack and new bagpiper Ryan Mix checks back into the In The Crease blog with his latest post – part two of “The Florida Adventures.” Irish Lax fans – as we are two games, and victories, into the season, I thought I would take a moment to look back…

  15. Mixed results in Saturday’s doubleheader-Part 2

    Mar 11, 2013, 8:18 PM EST

    Stephanie Toy (photo by Maria Massa)

    Sixth-ranked Notre Dame’s start to 2013 has been remarkable and the offensive improvements the Irish have made from last year are extremely evident at this point in the season. The Irish gave the home crowd a great deal to cheer about in yet another explosive offensive outburst, improving to 5-0 by defeating Boston, 16-11, in…

  16. Mixed results in Saturday’s doubleheader-Part 1

    Mar 11, 2013, 8:09 PM EST

    Photo by Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations

    Both Irish Lacrosse teams took the field on Saturday to display their perfection in front of the home crowd but only one came out unscathed. The men’s team represented the early game facing off against a fourth straight ranked opponent with #15 Hofstra coming to town. The second-ranked Irish were in trouble from the get…

  17. Greatest home performance in school history vaults Irish

    Mar 8, 2013, 8:54 AM EST

    Jenny Granger (photo by Mike Bennett)

    The sixth-ranked Irish continued a scorching start to the year at home in Loftus on Tuesday by making a statement to the rest of the nation with an authoritative 22-1 win over Detroit (1-4). This team has started as well as anyone and is a legit contender right now for the best team in collegiate…

  18. Irish now 3-0 after road win

    Mar 4, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

    Margaret Smith (photo by Mike Bennett)

    Up until the end of the first half of Saturday’s dance with Duquesne in the 27-degree Pittsburgh cold, it was highly conceivable to think the ninth-ranked Irish fell right into the let down trap. After unranked Atlantic 10 contender Duquesne took the lead 5-3 with only thirty minutes to play, the Irish showed tremendous athletic…

  19. Quick thoughts on Saturday’s dramatic win

    Mar 4, 2013, 9:19 AM EST

    Photo by Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations

    The second-ranked Irish opened at Arlotta Stadium in sunny South Bend in front of over 1,000 frigid but screaming fans and certainly gave the fans their money’s worth against the ninth ranked UNC Tar Heels with an offensive explosion. The game was extremely hard fought for six periods until freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh finally broke…

  20. What to Watch For In Saturday’s Showdown

    Mar 1, 2013, 8:47 AM EST

    Goalie John Kemp had his hands full fending off shots from the Syracuse Orange in the Big City Classic game.

    The second-ranked Irish take the field on Saturday in the first game of the season at Arlotta Stadium, coming off an impressive overtime win against the eight-ranked annual Big Ten foe, Penn State. Head coach Kevin Corrigan has to be impressed by his team’s maturity. The Irish are playing with the attitude that no game…

  21. Scoring Spree Translates Into Success

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:57 AM EST

    Margaret Smith (photo by Maria Massa)

    The home opener inside the Loftus Athletic Complex proved to be just the right venue the seventh-ranked Irish needed to earn a victory and improve to 2-0 on the season. After an away matchup against Stanford, which Notre Dame won 12-10 in Palo Alto, the team had a ten-day layover and responded looking fresh and…

  22. No Time to ReLAX – 2.21.13

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:12 PM EST

    photo by Mike Bennett

    Irish senior Emily Conner returns to the blog with her third “No Time to ReLAX” post of the season. This latest entry looks back at the team’s season opener in Palo Alto, Calif. It ain’t over till it’s over. – Yogi Berra “This isn’t the way things are supposed to go,” I thought to myself.…

  23. Goal barrage by Marlatt, Kavanagh lead Irish to fast start

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:53 AM EST

    Jim Marlatt looks to score during a 2012 game against Yale. (photo by Joseph Weiser)

    The Irish began their regular season slate with a tough test in a road matchup with fourth-ranked Duke. The third-ranked Irish took the field by storm and put on a performance that won’t soon be forgotten. Notre Dame was able to score the first six goals of the game and didn’t look back as it…

  24. Dominating Duke

    Feb 18, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

    Jim Marlatt (photo by Matt Cashore)

    The #3 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team opened its season with an impressive 13-5 win over #4 Duke in Durham, N.C. Junior midfielder Jim Marlatt paced the offense with five goals, freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh netted four goals, while seniors Sean Rogers and Steve Murphy added two scores apiece. The Irish return to the field…

  25. The Florida Adventures: Part I

    Feb 13, 2013, 11:39 AM EST


    Fans, boosters, alumni, Oprah, lacrosse community, I apologize for the span of time since the last #NDlax blog. I hope the last couple of months have been as crazy for you as they have for me. My journeys over the past two months have included California, Hawaii, Miami, Baltimore, the Bend, and Orlando. My vitamin…

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