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


John Scioscia Named BIG EAST Offensive Player Of The Week

Junior attackman tallied four goals and one assist in victory over Villanova.


Big Fourth Quarter Leads #2 Notre Dame Past #19 Villanova, 13-9

Fighting Irish outscore Wildcats 7-3 in final period and improve to 10-2.


#2 Irish Play Host To #19 Villanova Saturday On ESPNU

Key BIG EAST battle slated for 2 p.m. (ET) at Arlotta Stadium.


Notre Dame Falls To Loyola, 7-5, In NCAA Semifinals

Irish finish season with 13-3 record, making second trip to Championship Weekend in three years.


2012 Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse: A Season in Photos

Images of the Irish during their run to another Final Four.


2012 NCAA Divsion 1 Men's Lacrosse Championship *First Round*

Notre Dame's vistory in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Divsion 1 Men's Lacrosse Championship vs Yale on May 13, 2012 at Arlotta Stadium Notre Dame, Ind.


Irish Fall to Rutgers in Big East Opener

The 8th-ranked Men's Lacrosse team fell to Rutgers, 10-8, in their Big East Opener on Saturday at Arlotta Stadium.

Three-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America honoree ... earned first team All-America accolades as a junior and honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore and senior ... 2012 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year ... three-time all-BIG EAST performer ... produced a 36-13 career record with a 7.07 goals-against average and a .590 save percentage ... the win total ranks second in program history behind his older brother Joey, while the goals-against average mark is third in Irish history ... made 498 career saves and picked up 92 ground balls ... three monograms ... selected by Rochester in the fourth round of the 2013 MLL Draft ... he was the first goalie picked in the draft.

AS A SENIOR (2013): Earned honorable mention All-America accolades from the USILA ... All-BIG EAST First Team ... Tewaaraton Award nominee ... started all 16 games and posted an 11-5 record ... ranked 10th nationally and first in the BIG EAST with an 8.19 goals-against average ... was 22nd nationally in save percentage (.539) ... 153 saves and 21 ground balls ... made 10 or more saves in 10 games ... allowed just five goals and made 10 saves in a 13-5 season-opening victory at Duke ... was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Blue Devils ... surrendered a season-low four goals (full game) along with making 11 saves in a 9-4 triumph of Ohio State ... gave up just three goals in 47:25 of action in a 17-5 win over Marquette ... stopped 14 shots in a 13-9 triumph of Villanova ... made a season-high 15 saves in a 9-3 setback to Syracuse in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... had 10 saves in a 9-7 win over Detroit in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... made 13 saves in his final collegiate game, a 12-11 loss to Duke in the NCAA quarterfinals ... earned his third monogram.

AS A JUNIOR (2012): Received first team All-America honors from the USILA ... earned the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top goalie ... BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year along with earning first team all-league accolades ... ranked first nationally in goals-against average (6.27) and save percentage (.637) ... was 11th nationally in saves per game (11.06) ... made 177 saves ... a Tewaaraton Award nominee ... was 13-3 and played all but seven minutes between the pipes for the Irish ... picked up 38 ground balls ... he and the Irish defense allowed seven or fewer goals in 12 of the team's 16 games ... notched 10 or more saves in 10 of the 16 games ... had 14 saves and allowed just three goals in a 7-3 season-opening win over Duke ... made a career-high 18 saves in a 4-3 overtime setback to Penn State ... surrendered just five goals apiece in back-to-back 6-5 road wins against Drexel and Hofstra (OT) ... stopped 17 shots in an 8-7 victory at Ohio State ... allowed just one goal in 52:44 of action in a 9-1 win over Providence ... registered 13 saves in a 9-7 triumph at Georgetown ... held Syracuse to just six goals and made 11 saves in an 8-6 victory that clinched the BIG EAST regular-season title for the Irish ... totaled 39 saves in three NCAA Championship contests ... had 12 stops in the 13-7 first-round win over Yale and then made 14 saves in a 12-10 triumph of Virginia in the quarterfinals ... recorded 13 saves in a 7-5 setback to Loyola in the semifinals ... selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... earned his second monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned honorable mention All-America honors from the USILA ... second team all-BIG EAST ... started all 14 games for the Fighting Irish and posted an 11-3 record ... ranked second nationally in goals-against average (6.60) and fourth in save percentage (.602) ... collected 139 saves ... made a career-high 14 saves in a 12-7 season-opening victory over Duke ... only allowed two goals and made eight saves in a 6-2 win at Penn State ... stopped 13 shots in a 10-9 triumph at Denver ... gave up just three tallies and made 10 saves in an 8-3 win at Rutgers in the BIG EAST opener ... that was the first of a four-game stretch with a double-digit save total ... had 11 stops in a 12-8 besting of Villanova ... registered 12 saves in a 7-6 victory over Georgetown ... made 11 stops in a 10-7 win over St. John's ... his seventh double-digit save total of the season came at North Carolina where he made 12 stops in a 9-8 overtime setback ... played a career-high 61:03 and picked up a career-high five ground balls against the Tar Heels ... made nine saves and allowed just six goals in a 13-6 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his first monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Played in four games, including two starts, during his rookie campaign ... played 175:25 between the pipes ... totaled 29 saves and allowed 22 goals for a 7.52 goals-against average and a .569 save percentage ... picked up six ground balls ... his first action of the season against Rutgers when he replaced an injured Scott Rodgers ... played the entire second half in the 10-8 setback to the Scarlet Knights ... made eight saves and allowed five goals to Rutgers ... made his first career start in the next contest, a 9-8 setback at Villanova ... made a season-high 10 saves and picked up four ground balls against the Wildcats ... played the entire second half during an 11-8 setback at Georgetown ... stopped six shots and surrendered five goals versus the Hoyas ... notched his first career win as he only allowed three goals and made five saves in an 11-3 besting of Providence ... played the first 55:25 against the Friars.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Under Armour All-American ... Under Armour Senior Classic participant ... U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... recipient of the Tim Wynne Award as the `Outstanding Goalie in the State of Maryland' ... garnered the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Memorial Award as the `Outstanding Maryland High School Lacrosse Player' ... selected to the Toyota High School `All-Tewaaraton Team' ... first team all-state ... named the Washington D.C. area player of the year by The Washington Post ... first team all-Met ... tabbed as the county player of the year and first team all-county ... team MVP and captain at Georgetown Prep ... first team all-conference (IAC) ... had a career save percentage of 71 percent and a career goals-against average of 3.58 ... was a member of the undefeated and top-ranked team nationally during his freshman lacrosse season ... team went on to capture conference and state titles as well ... saw lacrosse team finish nationally-ranked sophomore (4th) and junior (21st) years ... served as team captain for both hockey and lacrosse teams senior year ... was selected as honorable mention All-Metro DC area as well as being named second team All-Maryland in lacrosse as a junior ... Under Armour Underclassmen regional team in 2008 ... part of the Maryland Freestate team ... played both hockey and lacrosse at Georgetown Prep, earning varsity letters every year in both sports ... was a member of the German National Honor Society ... brother, Joey, was a three-time All-American in goal for the Irish from 2005-08 ... has six siblings ... sisters Julie, Erin and Liz were swimmers for Miami (Fla.), Towson and Florida, respectively ... brother, CJ, was a lacrosse goalie at Fairfield ... son of Robert and Cheryl Kemp ... father played football at William and Mary under former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a finance degree.

Kemp's Career Statistics

Year G-S W-L Time GA GAA Saves Pct. GB
2010 4/2 1-2 175:25 22 7.52 29 .569 6
2011 14/14 11-3 835:48 92 6.60 139 .602 27
2012 16/16 13-3 966:55 101 6.27 177 .637 38
2013 16/16 11-5 959:15 131 8.19 153 .539 21
Totals 50/48 36-13 2937:23 346 7.07 498 .590 92

John Kemp
John  Kemp


Potomac, MD

High School:
Georgetown Prep

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170


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