Men's Lacrosse



Matt Landis, Matt Kavanagh Selected in Top Five of MLL Draft

Both were selected among the top five players in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft


Men's Lacrosse vs. Villanova

#3 Notre Dame beat Villanova, 9-7, at Alumni Field on March 31 to remain perfect.

2011 MLL Draft Pick - Long Island - Fifth Round (29th Overall Selection)
Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American (Second Team - 2011)
All-BIG EAST Preseason Team (2011)
USILA Honorable Mention - All-American (2009)
All-Great Western Lacrosse League First Team (2009)

Two-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) honorable mention All-American (2009 & 2011) ... all-BIG EAST first team (2011) ... all-Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) (2009) ... selected by the Long Island Lizards in the fifth round (29th overall pick) of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse draft ... missed all of the 2010 season due to a knee injury, yet returned to the Irish for a fifth season in 2011 ... played in 52 career games, including 30 starts ... tallied one assist and picked up 60 ground balls ... earned three monograms.

AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR: Returned to the Fighting Irish lineup after missing the previous season with an injury ... earned USILA honorable mention All-America honors for the second time during his career ... named to the all-BIG EAST first team ... started all 14 games and helped the Irish defense finish the season ranked second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game ... picked up 14 ground balls ... matched a career-high total with four ground balls against North Carolina.

AS A SENIOR: Missed entire season due to injury.

AS A JUNIOR: Earned honorable mention All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) ... copped first-team All-Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) accolades ... started all 16 games ... key reason why Notre Dame ranked first among all NCAA Division I schools with a program-record 6.19 goals-against average ... the Fighting Irish did not allow more than nine goals in a game and surrendered six goals or fewer on six occasions ... tallied one assist ... picked up a career-high 28 ground balls ... collected three or more ground balls in four games ... notched the first point of his career by assisting on a goal in a 9-7 win over Villanova ... also picked up a single-game career-high four ground balls against Villanova ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 17 games ... earned his first monogram ... contributed to a Fighting Irish defense that ranked fifth nationally by allowing just 7.04 goals per game ... picked up 18 ground balls ... whistled for three penalties, which resulted in three minutes of penalty time ... attempted two shots ... picked up a career-high three ground balls in wins over Dartmouth (19-7) and Quinnipiac (10-6) in the GWLL tournament semifinals.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in five games ... whistled for one penalty, totaling one minute of penalty time ... saw time against North Carolina (L, 11-8), Bellarmine (11-3), Villanova (15-5), Air Force (16-4) and Lehigh (14-2).

PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-time letterwinner in lacrosse ... also won three monograms in basketball at Branford High School ... led lacrosse team to a state championship his freshman and senior seasons and conference championships his sophomore and junior seasons ... three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-city selection ... garnered an all-state selection in lacrosse his junior season ... MVP of his team his final campaign, as he set school records for most ground balls by a defenseman ... also led team in points by a defenseman ... played in the Peak Zoo All-Star Game as well as the Super Junior All-Star Game ... led basketball team to a conference championship his junior year ... team MVP in basketball his senior season ... member of the National Honor Society ... son of Joan and Mark Barnes ... father played collegiate football at Yale ... has one younger sister ... born October 26, 1987, in New Haven, Conn. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2010 with a finance degree.

Barnes' Career Statistics

Year GP/GS G A Pts. GB Shots Sh Pct. SOG P/Min UpG GWG
2007 5/0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1-1:00 0 0
2008 17/0 0 0 0 18 2 .000 1 3-3:00 0 0
2009 16/16 0 1 1 28 1 .000 0 4-3:30 0 0
2010 Did Not Play - Injury
2011 14/14 0 0 0 14 0 .000 0 2-1:00 0 0
Totals 52/30 0 1 1 60 3 .000 1 10-8:30 0 0

Sam Barnes
Sam  Barnes


Branford, CT

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205


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