Men's Lacrosse



Top Dozen Moments (Plus One) in Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse in 2016

It's been only a handful of weeks since the University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse season ended


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


Kelly Award for Outstanding Goalie in NCAA Division I (2008)

USILA First Team All-America (2008)

USILA Honorable Mention All-America (2006 & 2007)

Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Year (2007)

All-Great Western Lacrosse League First Team (2006, 2007, 2008)

NCAA Division I Save Percentage Leader (2005)

Great Western Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year (2005)

All-Great Western Lacrosse League Second Team (2005)

A three-time All-America honoree ... received first-team All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) as a senior ... became just the second student-athlete, and the first goalie, in program history to be a first team All-American ... received the 2008 Kelly Award for Outstanding Goalie in NCAA Division I ... USILA honorable mention All-America selection as a sophomore and junior ... named the 2007 Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) player of the year ... a three-time all-GWLL first-team selection ... earned all-conference recognition all four of his seasons in an Irish uniform ... GWLL rookie of the year in 2005 ... two-time team captain and four-time monogram winner ... led the nation with a .652 save percentage as a freshman ... ranks first in program history in victories (40), goals-against average (7.20), minutes played for a goaltender (3189:46), games started for a goaltender (56) and saves (633) ... finished with a .623 save percentage ... picked up 124 ground balls ... earned All-America honors while at Georgetown Prep School, one of the top high school teams in the country ... first Potomac native to play lacrosse for the Irish ... was selected by the Los Angeles Riptide in the third round with the 29th pick overall during the 2008 Major League Lacrosse Draft.

AS A SENIOR: Copped first-team All- America honors from the USILA ... also received the 2008 Kelly Award for Outstanding Goalie in NCAA Division I ... earned first-team all-GWLL recognition for the third straight season ... finished third among all Division I goalies with a .635 save percentage and fourth with a 6.69 goals-against average ... posted a 14-3 record ... 29 ground balls ... was named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Award watch list prior to the season ... opened the campaign with a 13-save performance in a 7-6 win at #17 Loyola ... was named the GWLL player of the week for his effort against the Greyhounds ... had 10 saves in a 15-9 win over Penn State in the home opener ... made 11 saves in back-to-back wins over #13 Albany (7-6) and Villanova (16-6) ... played 49:33 against Villanova and allowed just three goals ... also had 11 stops in an 8-6 setback at #4 North Carolina ... played 52:59 and surrendered six goals, while making 12 saves, in a 19- 7 triumph of Dartmouth ... had nine saves in a 13-6 win over #11 Drexel ... 10 saves and five goals allowed in 52:52 in a 19-7 victory at Bellarmine in the GWLL opener ... stopped 13 shots in a 9-8 loss to #19 Denver ... made eight saves in back-to-back wins over Quinnipiac (16- 6) and Lehigh (14-7) ... gave up just two goals in 50:04 and made nine saves in a 13-5 victory at Air Force ... had 12 stops in a 17-12 triumph of #9 Ohio State in the regular-season finale to clinch a share of the GWLL title ... made eight saves in a 10-6 win over Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the GWLL tournament ... had an outstanding day as he made 18 saves, while allowing just two goals, in 60 minutes of play to top #10 Ohio State and capture the GWLL tournament crown ... was named the Nike/Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week for his effort in the conference tournament ... made eight saves, including a key stop in overtime, as the Irish claimed an 8-7 overtime victory against #10 Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... stopped a season-high 19 shots in an 11-9 setback to #3 Syracuse in the NCAA quarterfinals.

AS A JUNIOR: Received STX/USILA honorable mention All-America honors for the second straight season ... named the GWLL player of the year ... started all 15 games, posting an 11- 4 record ... made 153 saves, while allowing 96 goals ... picked up a career-high 42 ground balls ... made nine saves in the 9-7 season-opening victory over #13 Loyola ... held the Greyhounds without a goal for the final 22:56 of the contest ... played 57:33 and made 11 stops in an 11-8 win at Penn State ... picked up a career-best eight ground balls against the Nittany Lions ... faced a season-high 48 shots in a 13-8 setback against #4 Cornell ... made 13 saves against the Big Red ... made a season-high 14 saves in an 11-8 loss at #15 North Carolina ... helped the Irish get back to their winning ways by stopping 12 shots in a 16-5 victory at #19 Drexel ... produced a season-low five saves in a 7-6 setback at Dartmouth ... only allowed two goals and made nine saves in 50:49 of playing time in an 11-3 win over Bellarmine in the GWLL opener ... held Brown to just three scores, while making 11 saves in an 11-3 triumph ... played 51:52 in a 15- 5 win over Villanova ... stopped seven shots against the Wildcats ... in 51:19 playing time against Air Force, made 12 saves, while allowing just four goals in a 16-4 victory ... made 11 saves in a 14-6 win against Denver ... held Lehigh without a goal in 37:10 of playing time during the 14-2 Irish victory ... was 8-for-8 in saves against the Mountain Hawks ... saw his careerlong shutout streak of 55:08 snapped in a 12-6 win at #20 Ohio State ... made 13 saves in the win against the Buckeyes ... notched 10 saves in the 14-9 victory over Quinnipiac in the regularseason finale ... recorded eight saves in an 11-10 overtime loss at #5 Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... the 61 minutes played was the second-highest total for his career.

AS A SOPHOMORE: STX/USILA honorable mention All-America selection ... first team all-GWLL ... started all 15 games in goal, posting a 10-5 record ... was eighth in the nation with a .596 save percentage ... posted a 7.54 goals-against average, which ranked 12th nationally ... made 159 saves, while allowing 108 goals ... totaled 859:57 of a possible 900 minutes of playing time ... picked up 28 ground balls ... made 13 saves, while allowing just four goals in an 8-4 season-opening victory against #14 Penn State ... surrendered nine tallies, while stopping 14 shots in a 9-6 setback to #8 Cornell ... made seven stops, while giving up seven scores in a 9- 7 win over North Carolina ... posted those same numbers in a 10-7 win at Villanova ... gave up a career-low two goals (for an entire game) in an 8-2 win at Bellarmine ... made 10 stops against the Knights ... allowed 13 goals, while making 11 saves in a 13-5 loss at #5 Hofstra ... his shutout streak of 36:23, which spanned the Bellarmine and Hofstra games, was a career-best mark ... made 10 saves and allowed just three goals in 49:57 of play in an 11-5 win over Brown ... had 14 saves and seven goals allowed in an 8-7 win over Dartmouth ... stopped 10 shots and surrendered eight goals in a 9-8 win at Butler in the GWLL opener ... made a season- low five saves and gave up eight goals in an 8-5 loss at #18 Denver ... stopped 10 shots against Air Force in a 9-8 setback ... returned the Irish back to the win column by making 10 saves in a 10-7 win over Lehigh ... posted his 10th double-digit save game of the season with 10 stops in a 10-8 win against Ohio State ... only played a half in a 19-7 win over Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale ... made six saves and gave up two goals against the Knights ... collected a season-high 20 saves, while surrendering 14 goals, in a 14-10 loss to #1 Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... that was the second-highest save total of his Notre Dame career ... picked up a season-high three ground balls on seven occasions ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 11 games in goal with nine starts ... posted a 5-2 record ... led Division I with a .652 save percentage ... named to all-Great Western Lacrosse League second team ... made 131 saves, while allowing 70 goals ... had a GWLL-leading 8.36 goalsagainst- average ... was second in the conference with 11.91 saves per game ... faced 317 shots ... logged 502:40 in goal ... collected 25 ground balls ... came off the bench to play five minutes and make one save in the season opener against #21 Penn State ... logged 18:26 as a reserve at Cornell, where he allowed two goals and made two saves ... made first collegiate start versus #10 North Carolina in The First 4 Invitational in Carson, Calif. ... played the entire game and led the Irish to the 9-7 win over the Tar Heels by stopping 13 shots and picking up a seasonhigh five ground balls ... was tabbed the game's MVP by College Sports Television ... became first Notre Dame goalie ever to beat a ranked team in first college start ... stopped two shots and gave up three goals in 30 minutes of action in a 22-6 win against Butler ... logged 66:05 in a 9-8 double-overtime win at #13 Hofstra ... made 16 saves against the Pride ... won his fourth straight game by stopping 16 shots as the Irish topped Villanova 11-7 ... became just the second Notre Dame goalie ever to win first four decisions (also Tim Dunne in 1989) ... suffered first collegiate loss at #19 Dartmouth ... made 23 saves while facing a season-high 51 shots against the Big Green ... made 18 saves and collected four ground balls in a 9-6 loss against Denver ... made the start and played 40:19 in a 14-13 overtime win against Air Force ... allowed 10 goals, while stopping five shots, and did not pick up the decision against the Falcons ... played 57:51 in a starting role in the 12-11 loss to #20 Fairfield, but again got no decision ... against the Stags, he made 19 saves and gave up 11 goals ... closed the season with a 16-5 win at Ohio State ... played 45 minutes, giving up three goals and making 16 saves.

PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Competed in lacrosse, hockey and football at Georgetown Prep ... lettered all four years in lacrosse as a goalie ... also earned four letters in hockey at center and two in football at the wide-receiver position ... lacrosse team nationally-ranked all four years of his career ... stellar senior season garnered All-America, all-state, all-city and allconference honors ... also team MVP and captain that campaign ... second-team all-state and firstteam all-conference and all-county, along with being honorable mention all-metro area his junior season ... recorded 185 saves (81% save percentage) as a senior and 170 (75%) his junior year, as he led his team to a 22-1 record, a conference title, and a national No. 1 ranking by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... competed in the Maryland state senior all-star game and the Maryland Bay State Games ... hockey squad captured conference and regional championships his sophomore year ... all-conference hockey player his final two seasons ... named team captain and MVP of his hockey team during his final season along with being an all-conference selection ... football team won the conference and regional crowns his junior campaign ... several family members have competed in intercollegiate athletics ... father, Robert, played football at William & Mary under former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz ... sister, Julie, was a swimmer at the University of Miami ... brother, C.J., was a lacrosse All-American and the 2002 Great Western Lacrosse League player of the year as Fairfield's goalie ... sister, Erin, was a swimmer at Towson ... sister, Elizabeth, currently swims for the University of Florida and was an All-American during her freshman season in 2006-07 ... son of Cheryl and Robert Kemp ... has six siblings ... born April 2, 1986, in Silver Spring, Md. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2008 with a degree in finance ... finished with a 3.044 cumulative GPA.


200511/95-2502:40708.36 131.65225
200615/1510-5859:571087.54 159.59628
200715/1511-4849:03966.78 153.61442
200817/1714-3978:061096.69 190.63529
Totals58/5640-143189:463837.20 633.623124

Joey Kemp
Joey  Kemp


Potomac, MD

High School:
Georgetown Prep School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 171



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