March 6, 2001
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NOTRE DAME, IND. -- The ninth-ranked Notre Dame men's lacrosse team embarks on a three-game road stretch for its spring break as the Irish will play three games over a nine-day period. The three games are the first of five consecutive road games for Notre Dame who will not be home again until an April 7 meeting with Denver.
Notre Dame will begin the three-game road swing when its travels to Piscataway, N.J., to face thte Scarlet Knights of Rutgers on Fri., Mar. 9 at 3:00 p.m. Following that game, the Irish will travel to Charlottesville, Va., where they will meet the Cavaliers on Wed., Mar. 14 at 4:00 p.m. and then play at Loyola on Sun., Mar. 18 at 1:00 p.m.
RECAP OF PENNSYLVANIA GAME -- Senior attack Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) scored three goals to lead the Irish to a come-from-behind 10-8 victory over Pennsylvania. Glatzel received help from teammates Steve Bishko (West Islip, N.Y.) and Devin Ryan (Kensington, Md.) each scored a pair of goals to pace Notre Dame in the victory. Senior attack David Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.) added a goal and three assists.
Notre Dame trailed 2-1 after the first quarter and 5-4 at the intermission. After Ryan had tied the game at 2-2 with 14:30 remaining in the second quarter, the Quakers ran off three straight goals to take a 5-2 lead with 6:56 remaining in the period. Back-to-back man-up goals by Glatzel and Chris Young (Manilius, N.Y.) pulled the Irish to within 5-4 with 5:27 left before the break.
Pennsylvania tallied the first goal of the half less than three minutes into the second half to take a 6-4 advantage before Ryan's second score of the game cut the lead to one (6-5) with 9:19 left in the third period. After the Quakers answered with a goal less than a minute later, the Irish rattled off four consecutive scores with Bishko and Glatzel each scoring twice as Notre Dame built a 9-7 led with 3:25 remaining in the third period. Penn scored to cut the deficit to 9-8 with 1:43 left to play in the third quarter.
Jon Harvey (Winchester, Mass.) scored the game's lone goal with 6:06 remaining in the game.
HEAD COACH KEVIN CORRIGAN -- Kevin Corrigan is in his 13th season at Notre Dame and 15th in the collegiate ranks. The three-time Great Western Lacrosse League coach of the year earned his 100th career win during the '99 season in Notre Dame's 10-8 victory over Hobart on March 27 and notched his 100th win as the Irish head coach in 2000 with his team's 10-5 victory at Army . He owns a 116-74 (.611) overall ledger and an 106-59 (.642) mark with the Irish. Corrigan has guided Notre Dame to nine NCAA tournament appearances in the last 11 years and 10 (either outright or shared) conference titles. Prior to 1998, he had led the Irish to six straight tournament berths from 1992-97. Under Corrigan, Notre Dame has been victorious in the first round of the NCAA tournament on two occasions. In 1995, Notre Dame won its first-ever NCAA tournament game with a 12-10 victory over Duke which propelled the Irish into the quarterfinals for the first time in school history. Last season, his squad uspet fifth-seeded Loyola (Md.) in 15-13 in the first round for the school's first-ever win over the Greyhounds. Previous to his tenure at Notre Dame, he served as head coach at Randolph-Macon during the 1985 and 1986 campaign where his teams compiled a 10-15 mark.
SERIES RECORD VS. RUTGERS -- The series between the two teams is tied at 1-1 and this will be the first meeting since the 1998 campaign. Each team has been victorious on the home floor of their opponent. Notre Dame earned an 8-7 overtime road decision in 1994. Rutgers returned the favor when they beat the Irish 13-12 at Notre Dame in 1998.
SERIES RECORD VS. VIRGINIA -- This will be the third time the two schools have faced each other in Charlottesville, Va., and both meetings have occurred in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers have won both previous matchups, earning a 19-9 victory in 1993 ad 23-4 decision a year later in 1994.
SERIES RECORD VS. LOYOLA -- The Greyhounds have dominated the series and lead by a 10-1 count. Loyola had won the 10 previous meetings between the two schools, but on May 14, 2000, the Irish earned their first-ever win in the series with a 15-13 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
THE CAPTAINS -- The captains for the 2001 campaign are senior Michael Adams, Tom Glatzel, Kirk Howell and David Ulrich. Adams plays defense for the Irish and was a starter in all 14 games last season while scoring three goals and earning Great Western Lacrosse League all-conference honors. Glatzel, an honorable mention All-America selection to United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association of America (USILA) at attack, led Notre Dame in scoring in 2000 with 38 goals and 18 assists (56 points). A native of Baltimore, Md., he also was named to the GWLL All-Conference team. Howell is beginning his third season as the Irish starter in goal. The Nashville, Tenn., native had an 8.70 goals against average and .563 save percentage. Ulrich, a three-time GWLL ALL-Conference choice, was named to the USILA Honorable Mention All-America team a year ago. The Baltimore, Md., native tied the Irish single-season assist mark when he dished off 32 last season. In addition, he scored 17 goals for a single-season personal best 49 points.
CAPTAIN KIRK -- Fifth-year player Kirk Howell is in his second year as an Irish captain. Last season, he served as a team captain along with Patrick Darcy, Steve Fiamingo and Kevin Higgins. He has the distiction of being one of just four Irish players to serve as team captain twice during their careers. Randy Colley, Notre Dame's career goals, assists and points leader, was the first two-time captain in 1994 and 1995. Alex Cade and Jimmy Keenan served as captains in both 1997 and 1998.
GWLL WELCOMES FAIRFIELD -- The newest member to the Great Western Lacrosse League in 2001 is Fairfield. The Stags were an independent a year ago. The Irish played Fairfield for the first time last season and won the game 20-12 on April 22, 2000.
STRONG ACADEMICS -- More than one in every three Notre Dame student-athletes made the Dean's List (3.4 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale) during the 2000 fall semester. Of the 737 student-athletes on Notre Dame varsity rosters, 275 (37 percent) made the Dean's List. Of those 275, 16 came from the men's lacrosse program. The Irish had their best semester ever in recording a 3.193 as a team.
The 16 named to the Dean's List were: junior Owen Asplundh (3.867, English), senior Steve Bishko (3.733, Economics), freshman Andrew Coleman (3.686, First Year of Studies), freshman Edward Crosland (3.750, First Year of Studies), senior Chis Fallon (3.867, American Studies), sophomore Timothy Brooks Hartnett (3.530, Mendoza College of Business), senior Jon Harvey (3.667, History), senior Kirk Howell (3.750, Government), junior Matt Leisen (3.467, Finance), freshman Chris Masterson (3.529, First Year of Studies), freshman John Mulfur (3.572, First Year of Studies), senior Mike Pfeffer (3.533, Architecture), freshman Hani Rimlawi (3.738, First Year of Studies), junior Devin Ryan (3.467, Management Information Systems), junior A.J. Wright (3.584, Accounting) and senior Chris Young (3.600, Finance).
FRIEND OR FOE? -- When Notre Dame faces off against perennial national power Virginia, it will be a homecoming of sorts for Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan, a 1982 Cavalier graduate and former assistant men's lacrosse coach at the school. Corrigan was an assistant coach during both the 1987 and 1988 campaigns under head coach Jim "Ace" Adams. He also enjoyed a three-year stint as a player scoring five goals and dishing off six assists during his career. In his sophomore year, 1979, the Cavaliers reached the NCAA final before losing to Johns Hopkins in overtime. This will be the third time Corrigan will be taking one of his Irish teams to Charlottesville, Va. Notre Dame and Virginia have met twice previously, both in the first round of the 1993 and 1994 NCAA tournaments.
SEEING DOUBLE -- Seniors David and Todd Ulrich are the first twin brothers to play on the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team. David has been a three-year starter at attack for the Irish, while Todd has been a starter in the midfield for two years.
GLATZEL, ULRICH KEEP STREAK IN TACT -- The naming of Tom Glatzel and David Ulrich to the 2000 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Honorable Mention All-America Team marked the eighth consecutive year that the Irish have had at least one player earn all-america honors since 1993. Since that time, eight different players have earned all-america recognition. Glatzel and Ulrich both played high school at Boys' Latin in Baltimore, Md. Glatzel twin brother John, who plays defense at Syracuse University, was second-team All-America honoree after helping the Orangemen to the 2000 national title.
TOUGH DEFENSE -- Under Kevin Corrigan, Notre Dame teams have always stressed defense. The Irish have allowed eight goals in each of their first two contests. The last time a Notre Dame team held their opponents to under 10 in the the first two games of the season was during the 1998 campaign. In fact, Notre Dame did not allow more than 10 goals until the fourth game of the season.
RYAN HAS SECOND MULTIPLE-GOAL GAME -- Junior Devin Ryan recorded the second multiple-goal of his carer in the 10-8 win over Pennsylvania. Ryan, who has career totals of nine goals and an assist (10 points), also scored two goals in Notre Dame's 10-5 victory at Army on April 15, 2000.
LONG ROAD STRETCH -- Notre Dame will play its next five games on the road and will not return home again until April 7 when the Irish entertain Denver. The upcoming road stretch will be the longest since the Irish played seven straight road contests during the 1996 campaign.