Images from Notre Dame's season that culminated in a run to the NCAA title game
The Fighting Irish men's lacrosse team defeated Maryland, 7-5 in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 22 in Princeton, N.J.
The 8th-ranked Men's Lacrosse team fell to Rutgers, 10-8, in their Big East Opener on Saturday at Arlotta Stadium.
The 9th-ranked Notre Dame Men's lacrosse team opened up the new stadium with a 14-7 win over Denver.
The third-ranked Notre Dame men's lacrosse team defeated Penn State, 12-8, to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Championship ... a two-time All-America honoree ... named the 2009 Great Western Lacrosse Player of the Year ... a second-team all-BIG EAST pick in 2010 ... led the nation in goals-against average (6.14) and save percentage (.663) in 2009 ... also led the nation in save percentage (.605) in 2010 in addition to ranking third in goals-against average (7.56) ... played in 38 career games, including 31 starts ... finished his stellar career with a 6.77 goals-against average and a .642 save percentage ... made 371 saves, while allowing 207 goals ... 69 ground balls ... a two-time monogram recipient ... selected by the Toronto Nationals in the second round (seventh overall pick) of the 2010 MLL Draft ... taken by the Minnesota Swarm in the second round (15th overall pick) of the 2010 NLL Draft.
FIFTH-YEAR: Chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championship by allowing just 23 goals and making 53 saves in Notre Dame's four games of the tournament ... received honorable mention All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) ... selected to the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list ... a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist ... named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on two occasions ... started 15 games in between the pipes ... did not play against Villanova and Providence due to injury ... clocked 833:13 minutes of playing time ... his .605 save percentage ranked first nationally ... his 7.56 goals-against average ranked third nationally ... recorded 161 saves and allowed 105 goals ... picked up 20 ground balls ... opened the season by making 15 saves in an 11-7 triumph at Duke ... had 11 stops in back-to-back wins over Penn State (12-8) and Loyola (11-9) ... registered 12 saves in a 7-6 overtime setback at Drexel ... made five saves in a 10-8 loss to Fairfield ... stopped 12 shots in a 14-7 win over Denver ... had 10 saves in a 7-6 overtime triumph of Ohio State ... played 26:28 against Rutgers before suffering a leg injury ... made six saves and allowed five goals in the 10-8 loss to the Scarlet Knights ... missed the next contest, a 9-8 setback at Villanova, due to the injury ... came back and played the first half in a road game at Georgetown ... made four saves and allowed six goals against the Hoyas, who overcame an 8-6 halftime deficit to top the Irish 11-8 ... did not play versus Providence, an 11-3 win ... played the opening 51:22 and made 13 saves, while allowing five goals, in a 13-6 victory at St. John's ... played the entire game in a 12-6 setback to Syracuse ... made nine saves against the Orange ... started his stellar NCAA Tournament run with a 14-save performance in an 8-5 win at Princeton in the first round ... made eight saves in a 7-5 win over Maryland in the quarterfinals ... recorded a season-high 16 stops in a 12-7 besting of Cornell in the semifinals ... had a season-best four ground balls in the Cornell and Maryland contests ... had a 15-save performance in a 6-5 overtime loss to Duke in the national title game ... earned his second monogram.
AS A SENIOR: Named a third-team All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) ... selected as the Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) Player of the Year, in addition to making the all-conference first team ... served as a team captain ... started all 16 games and led the nation in goals-against average (6.14) and save percentage (.663) ... the goals-against average was a program record ... key reason why Notre Dame led all NCAA Division I teams with a program-record 6.19 goals-against average ... the Irish defense did not allow more than nine goals in a game and limited their opponents to six goals or fewer on six occasions ... picked up 47 ground balls ... made his first collegiate start in the season opener made 11 saves, including several key ones late in the game to preserve a 10-9 victory over Loyola ... made a career-high 20 saves in a 13-8 victory at Penn State ... played 50:42 and allowed six goals, while making eight saves, in a 19-7 besting of Dartmouth ... stopped 16 shots in a 9-7 triumph of North Carolina ... registered 11 saves in a 10-6 win over Bucknell ... made nine saves in a 13-7 victory against Vermont ... produced 11 saves in an 11-6 win against Bellarmine ... had nine stops in a 9-7 besting of Villanova ... notched 16 or more saves for the third time on the season with 16 stops in a 10-4 win over Air Force ... had 15 saves in a 10-8 win over Denver ... allowed just one goal and made five saves in 50:27 of action in a 10-2 win over Quinnipiac ... recorded 10 saves in a 12-2 triumph of St. John's ... made nine saves in a 14-8 win at Ohio State ... stopped 13 shots in a 7-4 triumph of Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the GWLL Tournament ... surrendered five goals and made 10 saves in 50:39 on the field in a 16-7 win over Ohio State in the title game of the league tournament ... collected 14 saves in a 7-3 setback to Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Did not see game action.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in five games ... totaled 51:57 of playing time ... made 20 saves, while allowing four goals for a 4.62 goals-against average ... boasted a .833 save percentage ... saw time in wins against Penn State (11-8), Bellarmine (11-3), Villanova (15-5), Air Force (16-4) and Lehigh (14-2) ... made a career-high 10 saves in the victory over Lehigh ... also played a career-long 22:50 against the Mountain Hawks.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in two games, totaling 21:23 of playing time ... made three saves, while allowing three goals ... posted an 8.42 goals-against average and a .500 save percentage ... picked up two ground balls ... saw time in wins against Brown (11-5) and Quinnipiac (19-7) ... made his collegiate debut against Brown, playing 6:23 ... recorded a save and allowed one goal against the Bears ... played 15:00 against Quinnipiac ... stopped two shots, while allowing two goals against the Knights ... collected a ground ball in both games.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport letter winner at MacArthur High School ... four-year letterwinner in lacrosse, two each in football and basketball ... captain of lacrosse team in senior season and voted team MVP ... helped lead basketball team to conference championship in senior season, earning all-conference accolades ... decorated goalie, earning all-city and all-county honors all four years of high school ... selected Nassau County goalie of the year in junior season ... two-time all-academic selection ... two-time Empire State Team participant ... two-time All-America selection in lacrosse in junior and senior seasons ... holds MacArthur High School record for most career saves with 998, third on the career saves list for Nassau County ... National Senior Showcase participant in St. Louis, Mo. ... son of Bridget and Scott Rodgers ... has one younger sister, Brianna ... born February 17, 1987 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major ... carries a 3.077 cumulative GPA.
Rodger's Career Statistics