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Matt Landis Gears Up for Senior Year with Notre Dame Lacrosse

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The Notre Dame lacrosse team was founded in 1981 (varsity). It was a sports club until it became part of the varsity program in 1981. in the years 1981 to 1993 it was part of the Midwest Lacrosse Association. Later from 1994 to 2009 the Notre Dame lacrosse team became a member of the Great Western Lacrosse League. It became a part of the newly established Big East men’s lacrosse conference, switching to Atlantic coast conference in 2012.
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The first coach to lead the program was coach Rich O’Leary, establishing a career record of 64-62. In 1989 Kevin Corrigan took over as head coach. With ten years of varsity program history behind the Notre Dame Lacrosse team made the first appearance in the NCAA championship tournament in 1990, where since then the team has made a regular appearance. The team made it to the semi-final round (final four) for the first time in 2001, after defeating Bucknell and John Hopkins in the earlier rounds. The Notre Dame team finished the season with a record of 14-2, raking 4th in the nation.

In the more recent years the team has made it to the NCAA championship tournament every year since 2006. They went undefeated during the regular season in 2009 reaching 2nd in the national pools. The team finished the season with a record of 15-1, with five players receiving All-America honors. The feat was then repeated in 2014 when the team reached the finals (final two) with a 12-6 record.

During all its existence the team produced several All-Americans, like Randy Colley (1994, 1995), David Ulrich (2000, 2001), Michael Podgajny (2007, 2008) and many others.

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More recently a player that has been catching the attention of the lovers of this sport is Matt Landis. Born in the state of NY Matt excelled both in academics and sports as a child. Matt Landis chose the Notre Dame University over the Universities of Massachusetts, Navy, Brown and Colgate. Notre Dame’s close-knit school community, its acclaimed academic programs and outstanding Division one sports programs having a lot of influence on his decision.
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Even with a full schedule that include a load of classes, a part-time job and an internship at The Riverside Company in New York Matt Landis still finds the time to play for the Notre Dame lacrosse team. Wining the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week in early 2015.