Notre Dame Lacrosse's Matt Landis Picked as ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Junior Matt Landis Also 2015 Tewaaraton Nominee

May 06, 2015, 15:05 ET from Matt Landis

SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Notre Dame Lacrosse defenseman Matt Landis has been an integral component of the team's undefeated regular season and top ranking in the league. His hard work and dedication has paid off as the Atlantic Coast Conference named him the 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by the league's head coaches.

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Already honored with the title of ACC Defensive Player of the Week twice this year, there was little surprise that Matt Landis took the Conference's annual title. His work on the field helped The Fighting Irish accomplish their 4-0 regular season leading to its overall 9-2 record and their No. 2 ranking.

Matt Landis has played in 44 matches of his Notre Dame Lacrosse career and has been has been a starter since his sophomore year. This year, he has been a leader of a defensive unit that has allowed a spare 9.10 average of goals per game. Matt Landis has started all 11 contests this season, collected 22 ground balls, and caused seven turnovers. Notre Dame is currently the number-one seed at the ACC Championship.

In addition to his ACC title, Matt Landis is also on the list of nominees for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award. Five men's and five women's finalists will be selected and the winners will be announced on May 7th. Winners will be invited to the 15th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony held May 28th in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. Matt Landis's teammates Matt Kavanagh and Sergio Perkovic are also nominated.

About Matt Landis

Matt Landis is a collegiate level athlete, who's well known for his contributions on the lacrosse field. Currently attending the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, he continues to be a mainstay of the lacrosse program, and remains one of their most promising defenders.

About Notre Dame Lacrosse

The University of Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse team pursues excellence on and off the field through the three pillars in which the program is built: Character, Culture & Community. These three foundational values guide the promise of the program, which is to provide its student-athletes with the most compelling and enriching experience in all of college athletics. Through academics, competition, service and travel, the program aims to immerse its players in situations that enhance their student-athlete experience to help them become the people, students and teammates they aspire to be.


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