No April Fools Joke: Notre Dame is Lacrosse U

A quick look at the national lacrosse rankings finds Notre Dame ranked No. 1.

“Is that in men’s or women’s lacrosse?” – one might ask.


The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team held onto their top national ranking with Saturday’s home victory over previously No. 3 Syracuse.  It was highlighted by the save of the year by goaltender Liam Entenmann who helped slow down a ferocious Syracuse comeback effort in the fourth quarter.

The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team is also ranked No. 1 in the latest rankings, taking over the top spot this week.  The Irish routed Pitt 26-5 on Saturday to improve to 10-2 on the season.

The women check in No. 1 as they have wins this season over both No. 2 Northwestern and No. 4 Boston College.  They’ll return to the field Saturday for their senior day against Duke.

The men are 6-1 and again ranked first this week and also get ready to take on Duke in a national championship rematch on Sunday in Durham.

Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire