Men's Lacrosse



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

Two-time All-America honoree ... named to the all-Great Western Lacrosse League first team three times ... played in a school-record 63 career games, including 60 starts ... finished his career second in Notre Dame history with 134 goals ... 146 career points on 134 goals and 12 assists ... 77 ground balls ... four-time monogram winner ... led the Irish in goals during his final three seasons ... second player in program history to record back-to-back 40-goal seasons ... led Notre Dame with 40 goals during his sophomore campaign and had 41 as a junior ... selected by the Chicago Machine with the first pick in the third round (17th overall selection) in the 2009 Major League Lacrosse Draft.

AS A SENIOR: Copped All-America honors for the second straight season as he was named to the USILA third team ... named to the all-GWLL first team ... a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist ... selected to the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list ... led the Fighting Irish with 32 goals in addition to notching three assists ... matched a career-high total with 27 ground balls ... had nine multiple-goal games ... started the season with six multiple-goal performances ... tallied two goals in wins over Loyola (10-9) and Penn State (13-8) ... notched two goals and an assist along with matching a career-high total with five ground balls in a 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth ... collected a hat trick in a 9-7 victory against North Carolina ... two goals in a 10-6 win over Bucknell ... registered six points on five goals and an assist in a 13-7 besting of Vermont ... had a goal in wins over Villanova (9-7) and Air Force (10-4) ... had a goal and an assist in a 10-8 victory over Denver ... notched a goal in a 10-2 win over Quinnipiac ... recorded back-to-back hat tricks in wins over St. John's (12-2) and Ohio State (14-8) ... scored six goals, which was one shy of the school record that he shares, in a 16-7 triumph of Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL tournament.

AS A JUNIOR: Earned honorable-mention All-America accolades from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) ... copped first-team all-GWLL honors for the second straight season ... scored a team-best 41 goals to become the first player in program history to record back-to-back 40-goal seasons ... the 41 goals were the fifth most in school history for a single season ... key reason why the Irish ranked fifth nationally in scoring offense by averaging 12.09 goals per game ... team also ranked fourth in man-up offense (.446) ... tallied four assists to produce a career-high 45 points ... scored three or more goals on seven occasions during the season ... had three game-winning goals and seven man-up tallies ... picked up 13 ground balls ... attempted 95 shots ... started all 17 games ... scored a goal in a 7-6 win over Loyola in the season opener ... tallied a season-high six goals in a 15-9 triumph of Penn State in the home opener ... the six goals were one off the school record that he shares ... held without a point for the only time all season in a 7-6 win over Albany ... got back in the scoring column with five goals and an assist in a 16-6 victory at Villanova ... scored a goal in an 8-6 setback at North Carolina ... netted a hat trick in a 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth ... tallied two goals in a 13-6 win over Drexel ... posted a goal and an assist in a 19-7 besting of Bellarmine ... recorded another hat trick in a 9-8 loss to #19 Denver ... registered back-to-back four-goal efforts in wins over Quinnipiac (16-6) and Lehigh (14-7) ... also had an assist against the Mountain Hawks ... produced consecutive two-goal performances in league wins over Air Force (13-5) and Ohio State (17-12) ... notched a hat trick to help the Irish top Quinnipiac, 10-6, in the semifinals of the GWLL tournament ... scored two goals in a 9-2 triumph of Ohio State in the title game of the league tournament ... netted a goal, his 40th of the season, in Notre Dame's thrilling 8-7 overtime victory against Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... tallied his 41st goal in an 11-9 loss to Syracuse in the NCAA quarterfinals.

AS A SOPHOMORE: A starter in all 15 games ... led the Fighting Irish with 40 goals ... that total tied him for fifth all-time in program history for a single season ... had four assists for a grand total of 44 points, which ranked second on the team ... helped Notre Dame rank third nationally in man-up offense percentage (.500) by tallying six man-up goals, which was the third-highest mark on the team ... the Irish also ranked fourth nationally with a 11.65 goals per game average ... 27 ground balls ... whistled for three penalties, resulting in 1:30 of penalty time ... opened the season with a three-point performance on two goals and one assist in a 9-7 victory over #13 Loyola ... picked up a career-high four ground balls against the Greyhounds ... tallied a goal and an assist in an 11-8 win at Penn State ... scored one goal in a 13-8 setback to Cornell ... deposited two goals in an 11-8 loss at North Carolina ... tied a program record with seven goals in a 16-5 triumph at Drexel ... that established an Irish record for goals in a road contest ... in addition, he matched a career-high with four ground balls against the Dragons ... the only game he did not register a point was a 7-6 loss at Dartmouth ... recorded four points on three goals and one assist in an 11-3 win over Bellarmine in the GWLL opener ... scored one goal in an 11-3 victory over Brown ... produced five goals in a 15-5 triumph of Villanova ... in league wins over Air Force (16-4) and Denver (14-6), he scored two and four goals, respectively ... notched two goals and one assist in a 14-2 win over Lehigh ... had two more goals in a 12-6 victory at Ohio State ... scored six times in a 14-9 win at Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale ... had two goals in an 11-10 overtime loss to #5 Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... notched a goal with nine seconds remaining that sent the game into overtime.

AS A FRESHMAN: Had a major impact for the Fighting Irish during his rookie campaign ... played in all 15 games, making 12 starts ... fourth on the team in goals with 21 and points with 22 ... one assist ... attempted 42 shots ... had one game-winning goal and four man-up tallies ... collected 10 ground balls ... had an impressive debut with the Irish as he scored two goals in an 8-4 victory over Penn State in the season opener ... notched goals in wins over North Carolina (9-7) and Villanova (10-7) in back-to-back games ... started a six-game goal streak by netting a hat trick in an 11-5 win over Brown ... posted two goals in the next game, an 8-7 triumph of Dartmouth ... had a season-high two ground balls against the Big Green ... scored in a 9-8 win at Butler in the GWLL opener ... had two goals apiece in back-to-back losses to Denver and Air Force ... his goal streak reached six games with a tally in a 10-7 victory over Lehigh ... held without a point against Ohio State ... collected a season-high four points on three goals and an assist in a 19-7 win over Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale ... matched a season-high total with two ground balls against the Knights ... recorded his third hat trick of the season by scoring three goals in a 14-10 setback at Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

PREP AND PERSONAL: A standout in lacrosse and football at Dulaney High School ... earned four letters for lacrosse and three for football ... helped to lead team to conference and regional championships all four years ... led team to state championship his freshman, sophomore and senior seasons ... selected team captain of football team his junior and senior seasons and captain of lacrosse team as a senior ... earned MVP honors in both sports in junior and senior years ... selected all-conference junior and senior seasons for both football and lacrosse, all-city in both sports as a senior, plus his junior year in lacrosse ... selected lacrosse all-state as a junior ... All-America selection in lacrosse as a junior and a senior ... set high school record for most tackles in a career with 397 total tackles ... scored 198 goals and 50 assists in his career for lacrosse ... played in City/County All-Star Game for football ... member of the South Team at the National Senior Showcase game for lacrosse, participant in Maryland State All-Star game for lacrosse ... son of Patricia and Randal Hoff ... has one older brother, Erik ... born July 9, 1987 ... graduated from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business in May of 2009 with a marketing degree ... he finished with a 3.286 cumulative GPA.

Hoff's Career Statistics

Year G-S G A Pts. GB Shots Sh Pct. P/Min SOG UpG GWG
2006 15/12 21 1 22 10 42 .500 34 0-0:00 4 1
2007 15/15 40 4 44 27 80 .500 58 3-1:30 6 3
2008 17/17 41 4 45 13 95 .432 72 3-2:30 7 3
2009 16/16 32 3 35 27 80 .400 53 0-0:00 6 3
Totals 63/60 134 12 146 77 297 .451 217 6-4:00 23 10

Ryan Hoff
Ryan  Hoff


Baldwin, MD

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200


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