Notre Dame Lacrosse’s senior defensive player Matt Landis is no stranger to athletic success. The Pellham, New York native has been winning awards for his athletic ability since high school, and his 2015, junior season at Notre Dame was no exception.
The close defense player started all fifteen games of the 2015 season, during which he helped lead the team to a second straight NCAA National Championship bid, that ended with a close, 11-10, loss to Denver in the semi-final round. His most notable contribution during the tournament came in the quarter final game against Albany when he held the NCAA’s leading career scorer to just one goal.
Having already been selected twice as the ACC Defensive player of the week during the 2015 season, it came as no surprise when Landis was voted the ACC Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches. The first team All-American selection was also the first defensive player to ever be named Player of the Week by Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine in May. His 2015 honors culminated with the awarding of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation’s top defensive player.
As Matt Landis enters his senior year in the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame University, he continues to show promise both academically and athletically. He will undoubtedly play an integral role as the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team pushes for a third straight championship run in the 2016 season.