College lacrosse fans across the world are waiting expectantly for the start of the new season, which should see the impressive performances of Notre Dame defensive standout Matt Landis lead the team to further success. Landis will be looked at as one of the leaders of the new look Notre Dame team that will see 12 freshmen join the squad for practice sessions, which have already begun. The junior season of Matt Landis saw the Pelham, New York native become one of the star players of the college lacrosse game when he was awarded player of the week and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award for 2015.
The first practice sessions have already taken place for the new look squad after a number of leading performers graduated from Notre Dame to leave some gaps for freshmen to fill. Each season sees college teams evolve as players graduate and others join the college, which makes the job of Notre Dame’s Coach Corrigan a difficult one as he bids to push on from the semi-final finish for Notre Dame last season.
Corrigan and his players have reached the semi-final stages of the playoffs for the last two seasons and hope to move forward with an appearance in the national championship game in the coming season. Matt Landis will be looked at as a leader of the team following his breakout junior season, which could see him used to assist the freshmen players on and off the lacrosse field. Landis has bcecome a popular figure in the lacrosse world after he managed to combine academic success at the Mendoza College of Business and work as a part time model while leading Notre Dame to the number one seed position in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Towards the end of last season the position of Matt Landis as one of the best defensive players in the college game was achieved as Notre Dame continued an impressive ACC season in the playoffs. The Lacrosse Magazine player of the week award for his role in halting the attacking skills of Albany’s Lyle Thompson saw Landis come to the attention of the national press and fans across the country. Matt Landis is hoping to continue this level of success in the coming season as a new look Notre Dame team look to remain the number one team in the ACC.