Fighting Irish Athletics | May 17, 2015
The University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse program already had accomplished a handful of firsts during the 2015 season:
-- The Irish spent four straight weeks ranked number one in the national polls.
-- They worked their way unblemished through their Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season slate of games, including dramatic one-goal home wins over eventual No. 2 NCAA seed Syracuse and No. 3 NCAA seed North Carolina.
-- They earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship (Notre Dame's previous best seed had been No. 2 in 2013).