May 30, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT
A glorious run by the men’s lacrosse team came to an end on Monday at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Championship game. The Irish had been on a roll of late, winning the ACC Championship and coming out victorious in their first three games in NCAA play. Take a second to watch the highlights from Monday’s NCAA Championship Game.
Now what did we miss …
1. Connaughton Gears Up For Draft (NBCSports.com)
A three-year starter on the men’s basketball team, Pat Connaughton is also the “ace” of the Irish baseball squad. With the MLB Draft looming, Connaughton, a draft-eligible junior, is weighing all of his options for the 2014-15 season. Click the link above to read more.
2. Rowing In The Circle City (NCAA.com)
After Notre Dame’s first season in the ACC, the Irish rowing team picked up its third straight NCAA Championship bid. The Championship, hosted by Notre Dame, is being held in Indianapolis. Click the link above to read more.
3. Samardzija Is Elite And No One Cares (CraveOnline.com)
Jeff Samardzija’s 1-4 record for the Chicago Cubs this year is not just misleading, it’s downright misleading. Samardzija’s eight (of 11) starts of 7.0 innings or more, coupled with his miniscule 1.68 ERA make him one of the top starters in the entire league a third of the way through the MLB season. Click the link above to read more.
Tweet Of The Day
— Ryan Camden (@rscamden) May 29, 2014
Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day
Not only is A.J. Pollock (former Irish baseball student-athlete) tearing it up at the plate as of late, his fielding isn’t too shabby either.
Did You Know?
Jordan Ferreira, a rising sophomore on the Irish women’s golf team, will become the sixth Irish student-athlete to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. The previous five student-athletes to play in the tournament are Ashley Armstrong, Becca Huffer, Nicole Zhang, Lindsay Weaver and Crissy Klein.
- W. Soccer. What To Watch For: Boston College
- M. Soccer. Keys To The Game: Duke
- M. Ice Hockey. Hockey Opens Season With 7-5 Exhibition Win Over Guelph
- W. Volleyball. Volleyball Earns First ACC Win Of Season At Clemson
- W. Swimming. Women's Swimming & Diving Wins 32nd Dennis Stark Relays
- M. Swimming. Irishmen Win 51st Dennis Stark Relays
- W. Tennis. Gleason, Robinson Take Down Arkansas Duo In Main Draw Consolation
- M. Tennis. Monaghan Falls In Three Sets At All-American Championships
- W. Volleyball. Volleyball Hits Road For Matches At Clemson & Georgia Tech
- Football. Pat And Jana Eilers Endow Defensive Backs Coaching Position
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