May 15, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Four University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse players received Inside Lacrosse All-America honors, headlined by the first team selection of senior long-stick defensive midfielder John Sexton.
Sophomore midfielder Bryan Costabile earned second team nods and junior short-stick defensive midfielder Drew Schantz was named to the third team. Junior attackman/midfielder Brendan Gleason was selected as honorable mention.
The three teams are compiled by more than 30 members of the lacrosse media who vote in the weekly Maverik Media Poll and are in tune with the national college lacrosse landscape week to week. This diverse group of opinions provides a strong consensus of who's the best of the best in DI men's college lacrosse. Their selections were made at the conclusion of the 2018 regular season and account for performances through May 9. To view all three teams, click here.
Sexton (Sudbury, Massachusetts) had a remarkable season to conclude a great career for the Irish. The senior standout was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and to the ACC All-Tournament Team after helping the Irish win the ACC Championship title. Sexton scored four goals and added three assists to go along with a team-high 60 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.
After a solid freshman campaign in 2017, Costabile (Sykesville, Maryland) had a breakout season as a sophomore. The midfielder scored a team-high 30 goals and added four assists to total 34 points. Costabile played his best lacrosse of the year in the ACC Championship, scoring six goals and adding two assists against Duke and Virginia to earn MVP honors.
Schantz (Allentown, Pennsylvania) was a lockdown defender for the Irish in 2018. The junior was a key member of one of the best defensive midfield units in the country. Schantz also added a goal and five ground balls over the course of the season.
Despite missing three games due to an injury, Gleason (Essex, Vermont) managed to be one of the most productive players in the Irish attack in his junior campaign. The attackman/midfieldr scored 19 goals and tied for the team lead in assists with 14. Gleason totaled six points on three separate occasions in wins over Richmond (three goals, three assists), Duke (three goals, three assists) and Army (four goals, two assists).
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