March 2, 2017
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame senior men's lacrosse players Shane Doss, Nick Koshansky, Anthony Marini and Sergio Perkovic have been selected as captains for the 2017 University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse squad.
Doss, a 5-11, 167-pound goalkeeper from Glen Ridge, New Jersey (Glen Ridge), entered his senior campaign as a 2017 Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-American and 2017 Preseason All-ACC selection and was recently named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.
"Shane has been back in goal for us three years now" said Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan. "He’s a guy that everybody looks to and if you want your team’s mantra to be ‘do your job’ then we have a guy who shows up every week and does his job."
Last season the senior allowed just 7.67 goals per game, posting a save percentage of .562. The success led Doss to be named a 2016 Third Team USILA All-American and be honored as a 2016 All-ACC selection. The goalkeeper has an overall career record of 29-10 with the Irish.
Doss is enrolled in the in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
Koshansky, a 6-5, 233-pound defensive midfielder from Kings Park, New York (St. Anthony's), has played in 42 games with the Irish over his career.
"Nick has really earned the respect of his teammates for not only the way he has played but in the role he has played in the last year while he was hurt," said Corrigan.
"He reached out to help other people and continued to be part of our team in an active way while he was getting surgery. He was still at every practice, every game and remained involved in everything we were doing. I think he earned a lot of respect in the way he handled things."
Koshansky has caused 16 turnovers, scooped up 32 ground balls, has scored a goal and registered an assist in his four years at Notre Dame. The senior fought through a leg injury that limited playing time in his junior season but has been back on the field through the first two games of the 2017 campaign
Koshansky is an accounting major in the Mendoza College of Business and has accepted a position as an audit associate at KPMG that will begin this summer.
Marini, a 5-7, 160-pound attackman from Medford, New Jersey (St. Joseph's Prep), has played in 21 games in his Notre Dame career. The attackman has seen his playing time increase during the 2017 season after years of hard work.
"You don’t see a lot of guys who haven’t played a lot who become captains when they are seniors because it is hard sometimes in that role to get that respect but I think that Anthony earned it everyday over the last three and a half years," said Corrigan. He works as hard as anybody we have. He helps guys understand what we’re doing, what they are doing and what they need to do, even when they are the guys that he is competing with for playing time.
"He’s really a great example of what a great teammate is and should be and I think everybody recognizes that. It is a terrific honor for him and says great things about him and our team that everyone recognizes and respects that and wants to reward him with being a captain."
Marini has scored two goals in his career, recording goals during his sophomore and junior campaigns. The senior has also collected four ground balls in his time with the Irish.
Marini is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major and has accepted a position as a private equity analyst at The Riverside Company that will begin this summer.
Perkovic, a 6-4, 225-pound midfielder has received the honorary ACC Postgraduate Scholarship and has garnered 2017 Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-America and 2017 Preseason All-ACC Team accolades. Perkovic was recently selected to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.
"There’s no harder working guy than Sergio," said Corrigan. "He’s our best player and our hardest working player. He does thing right and doesn’t take shortcuts on anything. He works hard in the weight room and the classroom. If you’re looking at what the model is for how we want to conduct ourselves in terms of the daily process of being a student athlete, then I don’t think there is a better example in our department than Sergio Perkovic."
The midfielder earned first team All-American honors in each of the last two years on the team. As a junior (2016), he was named to the All-ACC Team and All-ACC Academic Team. He was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2014 and 2015. The senior is a two-time All-ACC selection (2015, 2016).
The midfielder has started every game (50) of his Irish career and has scored 91 goals, which ranks ninth in program history.
Perkovic is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major and has accepted a position as a sales and trading analyst at Credit Suisse that will begin this summer.
Doss, Koshansky, Marini and Perkovic have combined to lead the Irish to an impressive list of achievements over the past three years:
-- An 11-4 record in 2016, including the ACC regular-season title and an appearance in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals.
-- A 12-3 record in 2015, including the ACC regular-season title, the top overall seed in the NCAA Championship bracket and a berth in NCAA Championship weekend
-- A 12-6 record in 2014, including the ACC Tournament crown and an NCAA Championship title game appearance
The Irish welcome No. 1 Maryland to Arlotta Stadium for a top-five showdown on Saturday, March 4 at noon. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.
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.