College sports undergo an annual period of change and evolution as the latest intake of freshmen and walk on’s arrive on campus to join returning players to each squad. The process of bringing the latest batch of new players into the fold has begun at Notre Dame, where the Irish have taken the first tentative steps towards integrating the next generation of players into a lacrosse squad that has reached the semi-finals of the national championships in each of the last two seasons.
The popular head coach Kevin Corrigan explained he was now looking to experienced players, such as last seasons defensive standout Matt Landis to help the new recruits both on and off the field.
Matt Landis has undergone something of a career jump over the last year after becoming one of the nation’s most awarded defensive players, including the awards he earned as the ACC defensive player of the season for 2014-15 and national recognition as one of the best all round players in the college lacrosse game. The Pelham, New York native will also be looked at for his assistance to new recruits in finding the perfect balance between achieving on field success off the field. Landis not only finds time to hold down a part time job as a model, but he has also maintained a high GPA at the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame.
The new recruits to the lacrosse squad at Notre Dame are looking to move on to a higher level of success after winning the ACC last season and finishing just one game short of the national championships final. Founded in 1981, Coach Corrigan has been in charge of the program since 1988 and is looking for his first ever championship with a group of freshmen he believes are amongst the finest he has coached.