Notre Dame returns eight starters, including three All-America honorees, from semifinalist finish.
Jim Marlatt tallies three goals and two assists for the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame's fourth-quarter rally falls short.
Notre Dame clinches outright BIG EAST regular-season title.
Irish clinch top seed for BIG EAST Championship with ninth straight win.
Notre Dame vs. Maryland (USATSI)
Images of the Irish during their run to another Final Four.
The men's lacrosse team was victorious over Villanova, 12-8, at Arlotta Stadium on April 2nd.
The Men's Lacrosse team beat Drexel on the Loftus Field on March 6th.
AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR (2014): Appeared in 17 games on Notre Dame’s second midfield line … registered six points on four goals and two assists … scored a goal in the 19-7 season-opening victory at Jacksonville … the Penn State game was the only contest he missed … deposited a goal in the 18-9 win over Virginia … tallied a goal in the 11-10 setback at Syracuse … had an assist in the regular-season finale versus Army, an 18-17 win … dished out an assist in the 13-5 victory over Harvard in the first round of the NCAA Championship … put the Irish up 10-5 late in the third quarter of the 11-6 win over Maryland in the NCAA semifinals … earned his third monogram.
AS A SENIOR (2013): Missed the entire season due to injury ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Played in all 16 games and tallied a career-high six goals ... also had two assists and two ground balls ... was on the third midfield line for the Irish ... began a career-best three-game goal streak with a tally in an 8-7 win at Ohio State ... the score gave the Irish a 6-4 lead over the Buckeyes late in the third quarter ... put Notre Dame up 2-0 in the early stages of a 12-9 win over Rutgers ... deposited Notre Dame's final goal in a 13-6 victory over St. John's at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic ... registered another three-game goal streak, which began with a tally in a 10-7 win at Villanova ... that goal put the Irish up 7-4 in the fourth quarter ... gave Notre Dame a 4-0 advantage in the second quarter of an 8-6 triumph of Syracuse that clinched the BIG EAST regular-season title for the Irish ... registered the team's first goal in an 8-7 setback to St. John's in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... had a career-high two assists in a 13-7 win over Yale in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his second monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in all 14 games, including three starts, and registered five goals and three assists ... picked up five ground balls ... scored his first collegiate goal, in addition to first career assist, in a 12-7 season-opening win over Duke ... earned his first career start against Drexel, an 11-7 Irish victory ... also started against Denver and North Carolina ... scored goals in back-to-back wins over Denver (10-9) and Ohio State (8-7) ... had an assist in BIG EAST road wins over Rutgers (8-3) and Providence (14-3) ... picked up two ground balls in a 9-8 overtime setback at North Carolina ... deposited a career-high two goals in a 13-6 triumph of Penn in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his first monogram. AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Played in seven games during his rookie season ... took three shots ... saw action against Loyola (W, 11-9), Denver (W, 14-7), Ohio State (W, 7-6 in overtime), Rutgers (L, 10-8), Villanova (L, 9-8), Providence (W, 11-3) and St. John's (W, 13-6).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Under Armour All-American ... an Under Armour Senior All-American Classic participant ... a USL high school All-American ... a two-sport athlete at Georgetown Prep, earning a combined seven varsity letters in football (3) and lacrosse (4) ... Georgetown Prep went 20-3 during his senior season in lacrosse en route to winning their league and finishing 13th nationally ... team went 83-7 during his four-year career ... helped Georgetown Prep go undefeated and finish nationally ranked, all on the way to capturing a conference, regional and state championships his freshman year ... team achieved national ranking during his sophomore and junior campaigns as well ... was chosen as team captain for both football and lacrosse teams as a senior ... participated as a member of the Under Armour Underclassmen team in 2007 and 2008 ... first team all-state in 2008 and 2009 ... two-time member of the Maryland Free State lacrosse team ... notched 30 goals, 20 assists and 75 ground balls as a senior ... 2009 conference (IAC) champions in lacrosse ... was No. 4 prospect according to the Inside Lacrosse rising senior list ... three-year starter in football at running back and linebacker ... has two siblings ... son of George and Jean Cotter ... father played rugby at Holy Cross and grandfather, Tom, played baseball at Iona ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a management consulting degree ... took graduate courses during his final year at Notre Dame.