DENVER - 11 NOTRE DAME - 10
Both teams returns to Championship Weekend for the second straight season.
Irish lacrosse headed back to Championship Weekend for the second straight year.
Notre Dame, making a 10th straight NCAA appearance, faces the Tigers at 5 p.m. on ESPNU.
Kavanagh scores game winner to send Irish to Championship Weekend.
USATSI photos Notre Dame vs. Denver Men's Lacrosse on Saturday, May 23, 2015
Photos - action and postgame celebration - from Notre Dame 14-11 NCAA Quarterfinal vs. Albany (May 16, 2015; Denver, CO).
Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse vs Maryland on 04-19-2014
Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse vs Duke on 04-05-2014.
Notre Dame lost to St. Johns 10 goals to 12 on Saturday, March 30th at Arlotta Stadium.
AS A JUNIOR (2014): Played in all 18 games ... was on Notre Dame's second midfield line for the first 16 contests before moving to the first line for the final two games (Maryland & Duke) ... posted career-high marks for goals (13) and points (16) ... three assists ... scooped up 25 ground balls ... went 39-of-88 (.443) in faceoffs ... scored a goal and picked up three ground balls in the season opener, a 19-7 win at Jacksonville ... went 3-of-3 in faceoffs against the Dolphins ... was 4-of-5 in faceoffs versus Penn State ... scored a career-high three goals and was 3-of-5 in faceoff attempts in the 18-9 victory over Virginia ... tallied a goal and was 2-of-3 in faceoffs at Syracuse ... deposited two goals in the regular-season matchup against Duke ... one goal in the 15-5 besting of Robert Morris ... assisted on Notre Dame's second goal in the 6-5 win over Maryland in the semifinals of the ACC Championship ... posted one goal and tied a career-high mark with two assists along with picking up a season-high seven ground balls in the 15-14 victory over Syracuse in the title game of the ACC Championship ... took a season-high 25 faceoff attempts (10-of-25) in the win over the Orange ... was 6-of-9 in faceoffs in the 18-17 triumph over Army ... netted two goals in the 14-13 overtime triumph over Albany in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship ... posted another two-goal effort against Maryland in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship ... was 3-of-11 in faceoff attempts against the Terrapins ... earned his third monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Played in 14 games on the second midfield line and shared the team's faceoff duties ... was 62-of-124 (.500) in faceoffs ... notched nine points on five goals and four assists ... picked up 40 ground balls ... collected his first career point with an assist in the 13-5 season-opening win at Duke ... scored the first goal of his career in the Hofstra contest ... assisted on two goals in the 13-12 overtime win at Denver ... netted a goal in the 9-4 besting of Ohio State ... tallied a goal against St. John's ... was 17-of-21 (.810) in faceoffs along with picking up a career-high 15 ground balls and assisting on a goal in a 13-8 victory at Providence ... the 17 faceoff wins and .810 winning percentage were career-high marks ... recorded a goal and collected nine ground balls in a 13-9 triumph of Villanova ... scored a goal and was 7-of-12 in faceoffs in a 9-3 loss to Syracuse in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament ... went 7-of-11 in faceoff attempts in the 9-7 win over Detroit in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his second monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Split the team's faceoff duties ... played in 14 games and was 53-of-102 (.520) in faceoff attempts ... picked up 26 ground balls ... won a season-high 10 faceoffs (on 16 attempts) in a 10-9 triple-overtime victory over Denver ... also picked up a season-high seven ground balls against the Pioneers ... was a combined 8-for13 in faceoffs in wins over Ohio State and Rutgers ... was 9-for-14 in the faceoff circle in a 10-7 triumph at Villanova ... went 8-for-14 in faceoff attempts in a 12-10 besting of Virginia during the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time all-conference performer in lacrosse at Wheat Ridge High School ... received all-state accolades as a junior and senior ... team captain as a junior ... squad won the conference title during his senior campaign ... a starter in the 2010 and 2011 all-state lacrosse game ... missed most of his senior campaign with an injury ... as a junior, led his team in points (49) and ground balls (114) ... also a football standout at Wheat Ridge ... copped all-state, all-city and all-conference honors during his senior season of football ... team MVP and team captain during his senior campaign on the gridiron ... football squad won the state title and received a national ranking during his sophomore season ... the team captured the state title at Invesco Field at Mile High ... was invited to play in the all-state football game ... 2010 conference MVP in football ... First Team All-Colorado defensive back ... son of Steve and Lynnea Ossello ... has two siblings ... his aunt, Stella Ossello, attended Notre Dame ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
Ossello's Career Statistics