Feb. 9, 2017
By: Robby Hamman
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Sergio Perkovic has always thrived under pressure when the stakes are the highest. On Friday, February 3, the 2017 preseason All-American came through once again in a big-time situation, although this time it was at the rink of Compton Family Ice Arena instead of the familiar field of Arlotta Stadium.
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During a men's lacrosse promotion during intermission of the Notre Dame hockey game against Vermont, Perkovic competed in a center ice shooting contest on behalf of a young Irish fan named Henry Gillen of South Bend, who's father Pete is a Notre Dame lacrosse alum.
The senior midfielder known for having one of the best shots in college lacrosse put on an impressive display with the hockey stick, making not one but two shots to win Gillen $750 worth of airfare, sending the Compton crowd into a frenzy.
The University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse team pursues excellence on and off the field through the three pillars in which the program is built: Character, Culture & Community. These three foundational values guide the promise of the program, which is to provide its student-athletes with the most compelling and enriching experience in all of college athletics. Through academics, competition, service and travel, the program aims to immerse its players in situations that enhance their student-athlete experience to help them become the people, students and teammates they aspire to be.
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Robby Hamman joined Fighting Irish Media as athletics communications assistant director in September 2016, coordinating efforts for the volleyball and men's lacrosse program. Hamman is a 2010 graduate of Bethel College, where he earned bachelor's degrees in sport management and business administration, and earned his master's degree in business administration from Defiance College in 2013.