Notre Dame Athletics | May 17, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Four University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse players received Inside Lacrosse All-America honors, headlined by the first team selection of senior long-stick defensive midfielder John Sexton.
Sophomore midfielder Bryan Costabile earned second team nods and junior short-stick defensive midfielder Drew Schantz was named to the third team. Junior attackman/midfielder Brendan Gleason was selected as honorable mention.
The three teams are compiled by more than 30 members of the lacrosse media who vote in the weekly Maverik Media Poll and are in tune with the national college lacrosse landscape week to week. This diverse group of opinions provides a strong consensus of who's the best of the best in DI men's college lacrosse. Their selections were made at the conclusion of the 2018 regular season and account for performances through May 9. To view all three teams, click here.
Sexton (Sudbury, Massachusetts) had a remarkable season to conclude a great career for the Irish. The senior standout was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and to the ACC All-Tournament Team after helping the Irish win the ACC Championship title. Sexton scored four goals and added three assists to go along with a team-high 60 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.
After a solid freshman campaign in 2017, Costabile (Sykesville, Maryland) had a breakout season as a sophomore. The midfielder scored a team-high 30 goals and added four assists to total 34 points. Costabile played his best lacrosse of the year in the ACC Championship, scoring six goals and adding two assists against Duke and Virginia to earn MVP honors.
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