SOUTH BEND, Ind. – No. 2/3 Notre Dame opens up the 2023 season at residence towards Marquette at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 15 inside Loftus Sports activities Middle. The sport will probably be broadcast stay on ACCNX.
Location: South Bend, Indiana | Loftus Sports activities Middle
Schedule: Feb. 15 — 5 p.m. ET
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THE MARQUETTE SERIES
• Wednesday would be the eleventh assembly all time between Notre Dame and Marquette.
• The Irish maintain a commanding 10-0 lead within the sequence, together with a mark of 6-0 when enjoying at Marquette.
• The latest matchup within the sequence got here final season, with Notre Dame profitable 18-8 in Milwaukee.
• Jake Taylor led the Irish assault with 5 targets whereas Pat Kavanagh totaled 5 factors off two targets and three assists.
• Liam Entenmann was robust between the posts, registering 15 saves whereas permitting simply seven targets.
FANTASTIC FEBRUARYS FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH
• Notre Dame is 32-4 in its final 36 video games performed in February courting again to the 2006 season.
• Combating Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan is 41-7 within the month of February throughout his Notre Dame tenure.
• The Irish break up their two February matchups final season, defeating Detroit Mercy earlier than falling to Georgetown.
OWNING THE OPENERS
• Notre Dame is 35-7 all-time in season openers, together with a 29-5 document within the Kevin Corrigan period.
• The Irish have received a program-record 20 straight season openers.
• Notre Dame opened the 2022 season with a 24-2 win over Detroit Mercy on Feb. 19.
• The Irish final dropped a season opener in 2002, a 10-9 time beyond regulation setback at residence towards Penn State.
• In residence openers, the Irish are 38-4 in program historical past and 31-3 beneath Corrigan.
THE BROTHERS KAVANAGH
• Pat Kavanagh grew to become the fourth Tewaaraton Finalist in program historical past in 2021 and his brother Chris joined the 2022 squad as an attackman.
• Pat led the workforce through the 2022 season in factors (64) and assists (39). He was second in targets (24), brought about turnovers (12) and floor balls (39) whereas Chris was second in factors (33) and assists (11) whereas tied for third in targets (22).
• The brothers linked up on 12 targets through the 2022 season, with one helping the opposite’s objective.
• The Kavanagh’s mixed for 27 factors over the 2 wins over Syracuse. Pat had 19 factors (7G, 12A) and Chris added eight (4G, 4A).
• In simply 12 video games within the 2022 season, Pat grew to become the all-time single-season ND help document holder with 39, breaking his personal document from the 2021 season.
• Pat owns the single-game factors document at ND, recording 10 factors in a sport twice, each towards Syracuse and each approaching Might 1. He recorded 10 factors on Might 1, 2021 with 5G & 5A after which matched his document on Might 1, 2022 with 4G & 6A.
• Notre Dame positioned three gamers on the Preseason All-ACC Group coming into the 2023 season.
• Senior goalie Liam Entenmann, senior attackman Pat Kavanagh and junior midfielder Eric Dobson every earned the honors from the convention’s coaches.
• Additionally included within the preseason launch from the ACC was the annual coaches ballot. The Irish had been pegged second within the rankings, incomes 21 factors.
THE ATTACK IS BACK
• The Irish return 78.5 % of their targets from final season (139 of 177).
• Eight of ND’s high 10 scorers from 2022 are on the 2023 roster, together with 4 that completed with 20+ targets.
• Notre Dame completed 2022 with the perfect protection within the ACC and a top-10 unit within the nation, permitting simply 10.08 targets per sport.
• The Irish completed final season holding opposing assaults to single-digit scoring outputs in three of the final 5 video games.
CASHING IN ON THE EMO
• Notre Dame had one of many biggest man-up items in latest reminiscence through the 2022 season, main the nation in effectivity.
• The Irish EMO unit cashed in on 21-of-31 probabilities (.677) final season.
• Six returners mixed to attain 19 of the 21 targets, with Eric Dobson main the workforce with six targets and Jeffery Ricciardelli including 4. Pat Kavanagh added three targets and Chris Kavanagh have every scored two man-up targets.
CHALLENGING SLATE AHEAD
• Notre Dame has by no means shied away from placing collectively a difficult schedule and the 2023 slate isn’t any totally different.
• Of Notre Dame’s 12 regular-season opponents, 9 are presently ranked within the high 20 in each the USILA or Inside Lacrosse High 20 Polls.
• Notre Dame has excelled when enjoying contained in the final eight seasons, going 15-1 when enjoying indoors for the reason that begin of the 2015 season.
• Notre Dame is presently using a 21-game win streak when enjoying in Loftus Sports activities Middle.
• The Irish haven’t misplaced in Loftus Sports activities Middle since dropping a 14-11 determination to UNC on March 14, 2004.
• The Irish went 2-0 when enjoying indoors final season, defeating Detroit Mercy within the residence opener in Loftus after which downing Syracuse contained in the Service Dome.
CORRIGAN ALL-TIME DI PROGRAM WINS LEADER
• With the win over No. 1 Duke on April 10, 2021, Baumer Household Head Males’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan broke the NCAA document for many wins at a DI program with 311, passing Bob Shillinglaw (Delaware).
• Corrigan grew to become simply the third coach in NCAA Division I males’s lacrosse historical past to achieve the 300-win mark at a single faculty with the win over Marquette on April 10, 2019.
• Corrigan is one among simply 4 energetic Division I coaches to achieve the 300-win mark in his profession.
• Corrigan has an total document of 331-172 in his 37 seasons of teaching.
• The pinnacle coach is 321-157 in his 35 seasons at Notre Dame.
• Corrigan is the longest tenured males’s lacrosse coach on the DI degree.