The University of Notre Dame is a private, non-profit Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana. The Fighting Irish men's lacrosse team was founded in 1981. They have appeared in the NCAA tournament 23 times, have made the Final Four 5 times, and were the NCAA Tournament Runner-Up in 2010 and 2014. Their current coach is Kevin Corrigan.
Across Major League Lacrosse’s nine teams, there are currently seven Fighting Irish on preseason active rosters. The current players include: Shane Doss (Florida Launch), Patrick Healy (Boston Cannons) and Carlson Milikin (Ohio Machine).
Drew Schantz is likely to join the ranks of these Fighting Irish standouts. In his college career thus far, Schantz has been named to the All-ACC Team, an Inside Lacrosse All-American, and a USILA All-American. This year Schantz has been named to the Preseason All-ACC Team, and an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American.
In 2018 Schantz earned some social media glory after running the whole field and scoring a buzzer-beater against Syracuse at the end of the first quarter.
Drew Schantz just ran the whole field and beat the buzzer �� pic.twitter.com/9guoJEUF6w
— Inside Lacrosse (@Inside_Lacrosse) March 31, 2018
When commenting on Schantz’s play, Coach Corrigan stated, “Drew Schantz is a throwback - a tough, defensive-minded two-way midfielder who can fill any role in the middle of the field. Drew plays as hard as anyone, but he brings IQ and poise to game situations as well.”
The question now becomes, will Schantz’s IQ and poise be enough to earn a spot on a 2019 MLL roster? Tune into Lax Sports Network on March 9 th at 7pm to see if Drew Schantz is one of the 63 players to be selected into the 2019 MLL Draft presented by Cascade.
About the 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade
The 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The Draft will be free of charge to attend and will feature representatives from every MLL team. Lax Sports Network will stream the 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade starting at 7pm E.T.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. In the spring of 2018, MLL entered into new leadership for the first time in 17 years when it selected Alexander Brown as the Commissioner. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, and Ohio Machine.
*Story image thanks to Notre Dame Athletics