A Young Man That Has Shown Much Promise

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Matt Landis is a Notre Dame lacrosse player that has shown promise and determination throughout his entire college career. As a freshman, during the 2013 year Matt Landis was able to play 15 games and he was able to pick up over 22 ground balls earning him his first monogram. During his sophomore year he played in every one of the past 18 games, and he was able to pick up 14 ground balls. His performance earned his second monogram. In total during his sophomore and freshman years he has been able to appear in more than 32 games. Landis has received 17 starts and has picked up 37 ground balls which has earned him to monograms.

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When it comes to the power 100 freshman, Landis was ranked number 66. He was also ranked as the 18th best defenseman in the class of 2012 while he was still in varsity lacrosse high school. Apart from being a lover of lacrosse, Landis also played football as a high school student. He was named Athlete of the Year in 2012.Landis also played four seasons of hockey at his high school in Pellham Memorial.

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Apart from sports, Landis also has a fantastic academic history. He is an honor roll student, and has been ever since his high school years. Currently Landis is known as a very multi faceted defender. He is a very consistent and steady player, and that is the reason why he was able to win the conferences Defensive Player of the Year. Matt Landis recently was named Epoch/LM Player of the Week, first-team All-American. Going into the senior year, Matt Landis is a young man that shows much promise and determination for the Notre Dame lacrosse team.

Notre Dame Lacrosse Standout Matt Landis

The 2015 NCAA Lacrosse season has come to an end and the outstanding player awards have been handed out. Notre Dame Defenseman Matt Landis was among those athletes that received awards. Landis took home four awards in total for his performance on May 16th against the Albany Great Danes, but also for his outstanding play the entire year.

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In early May, Landis was named Atlantic Coast Conference 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He was also recognized as one of best Lacrosse players in the country by being nominated for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award. Thanks to Landis’s and his stellar play, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse team was a number seed for the ACC championship.

Matt was once again recognized for his defense when Epoch and Lacrosse Magazine named him Player of the Week. His defensive play against Albany’s Lyle Thompson helped lead Notre Dame to a 14-10 victory. Landis and his defensive teammates were able to keep Albany star Lyle Thompson in check by holding him to only one goal out of eleven tries in the senior’s final game. It was the first time this year that a defensive player won Payer of the Week.

The Notre Dame Lacrosse team ended the season with seven players being named All-American, which is a school record. Landis was only one of three players on the team to be named first team. Landis and the Irish defense finished 12th in caused turnovers, 18th in scoring defense, and ninth in ground balls in the nation.

To cap off the season, Matt Landis was distinguished as NCAA’s most outstanding defenseman in men’s college lacrosse by winning the William C. Schmeisser Award Outstanding Defensive Player of the year award. Matt Landis will continue to help the Notre Dame Lacrosse team as he plans on returning for his senior year in hopes of leading the Irish to a Championship.