2010 Season Timeline: Highlights of a Final Four Run

May 10, 2009: Irish Fall To Maryland, 7-3, In First Round Of NCAA Championship
The Irish fall to the Terps in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and finish the season at 15-1.

June 23, 2009: Notre Dame Recognized Nationally For Stellar Season
Irish first in team defense and winning percentage, while Rodgers led both major goalie categories.

David Earl's five tallies against Princeton tied the most goals ever scored by a Notre Dame player in an NCAA Tournament game.

December 15, 2009: Notre Dame Announces 2010 Men's Lacrosse Schedule
2010 schedule released.

January 7, 2010: Fighting Irish Name 2010 Captains
2010 captains announced.

January 29, 2010: Irish Picked To Finish Second In BIG EAST Preseason Coaches Poll
BIG EAST pre-season poll announced.

February 4, 2010: Notre Dame Ranked Ninth In USILA Preseason Coaches Poll
Notre Dame ranked ninth in pre-season poll.

February 18, 2010: NCAA Men's Lacrosse Preview: Five on the Doorstep
Lacrosse preview.

February 20, 2010: Irish Down No. 2 Duke 11-7 In Season Opener
No. 9 Notre Dame never trailed and used a Brenneman hat trick to capture victory.

February 25, 2010: Notre Dame Spring Sports Preview: Men's Lacrosse
Fighting Irish begin a new era in 2010 with the inaugural season of new Arlotta Stadium and BIG EAST Conference lacrosse.

February 26, 2010: Third-Ranked Irish Open Home Slate Against Penn State On Sunday
Fighting Irish begin the 2010 home season.

February 28, 2010: No. 3 Notre Dame Improves To 2-0 With 12-8 Win Over Penn State
Fighting Irish begin the 2010 home season with a victory.

March 6, 2010: Third-Ranked Irish Top No. 10 Loyola, 11-9, In Face-Off Classic
Notre Dame improves to 3-0 behind hat tricks from Brenneman and Earl.

March 9, 2010: Third-Ranked Irish Fall In Overtime At No. 20 Drexel, 7-6
Max Pfeifer nets career-high four goals for Notre Dame.

March 16, 2010: Irish Open Arlotta Stadium With 14-7 Win Over Denver
No. 9 Notre Dame used seven goal scorers to defeat the Pioneers.

March 20, 2010: Earl's Overtime Goal Lifts Notre Dame Past Ohio State, 7-6
Zach Brenneman and David Earl net hat tricks in the Irish victory.

April 3, 2010: No. 15 Notre Dame Falls At No. 13 Villanova, 9-8
Irish rally with five fourth-quarter goals, yet Wildcats prevail in BIG EAST thriller.

April 11, 2010: Notre Dame Falls At No. 9 Georgetown, 11-8
Hoyas out score Irish 5-0 in the second half.

April 17, 2010: Notre Dame Downs Providence 11-3 In BIG EAST Action
Notre Dame cruises in BIG EAST action.

April 24, 2010: Notre Dame Captures 13-6 Victory At St. John's
Notre Dame captures a BIG EAST win.

April 26, 2010: Rodgers And Krebs Receive BIG EAST Weekly Honors
Rodgers and Krebs recognized for their performances in the St. John's win.

May 1, 2010: Irish Fall To No. 2 Syracuse, 12-6, In Front Of 4,063 Fans At Arlotta Stadium
Irish end regular season at 7-6.

May 13, 2010: Five Fighting Irish Players Garner All-BIG EAST Honors a
Five players earn BIG EAST honors.

Senior attackman Neal Hicks celebrates one of his four goals against Cornell on Saturday.

May 16, 2010: Earl's Five Goals Propel Irish Past Princeton, 8-5, In NCAA First Round
Irish win first round game.

May 19, 2010: Earl And Rodgers Receive National Accolades
David Earl's five tallies against Princeton tied the most goals ever scored by a Notre Dame player in an NCAA Tournament game.

May 22, 2010: Notre Dame Upends No. 3 Maryland, 7-5, In NCAA Quarterfinals
Irish edge the Terps in the quarters.

May 27, 2010: Five Notre Dame Players Garner USILA All-America Honors
Five players garner USILA All-America honors.

May 28, 2010: Days One And Two At The Men's Lacrosse Final Four
Notre Dame is preparing to face Cornell in the national semifinals at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

May 28, 2010: Notre Dame Makes Rare Final Four Lacrosse Appearance
Notre Dame advances to the final four for only the second time in program history.

May 28, 2010: A Big Step Back...A Giant Step Forward
NCAA.com Feature Story

May 29, 2010: Notre Dame Advances To NCAA Title Game With 12-7 Win Over Cornell
12-7 win over Cornell propels Irish to national championship game berth, and a seventh meeting all-time with the Duke Blue Devils.

May 30, 2010: Irish And Blue Devils To Square Off On Monday For NCAA Title
The championship match is set for Monday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m.

May 30, 2010: Duke, Notre Dame: Two Similar Teams Seek First Title
Courtesy of the Associated Press

May 31, 2010: Leaves In South Bend, Roots In Durham: A Lacrosse Family Tree
NCAA.com Feature Story on the Corrigans

May 31, 2010: Notre Dame Falls 6-5 to Duke in Overtime of NCAA Championship Match
Duke won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship in dramatic fashion, defeating Notre Dame 6-5 Monday

June 1, 2010: cott Rodgers Named NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player
The championship match is set for Monday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m.

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