2020 Schedule Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

(Photo Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the 75th and final DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. Notre Dame comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 9-7 overall and 2-2 in the ACC. The Fighting Irish lost to Virginia in the ACC championship game, defeated Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and fell to Duke in the NCAA Quarterfinals.


Date Home Away Notes
1/19 Notre Dame Detroit Mercy
1/25 Notre Dame Air Force
2/15 Notre Dame Cleveland State
2/23 Notre Dame Richmond
2/29 Maryland Notre Dame
3/7 Notre Dame Denver
3/10 Ohio State Notre Dame
3/14 Notre Dame Michigan
3/19 Notre Dame Virginia ACC
3/28 Syracuse Notre Dame ACC
4/4 Notre Dame Duke ACC
4/7 Marquette Notre Dame
4/11 Notre Dame Army West Point
4/18 North Carolina Notre Dame ACC

Key Games

2/23 vs Richmond

After giving the Irish a scare in 2018, the Spiders pulled off the upset against Notre Dame last season. This meeting in 2020 could very well be just as tight as it has been the past two seasons. 

2/29 @ Maryland

The Fighting Irish have won their past three meetings against the Terrapins. Last season’s meeting, Maryland forced overtime with an Anthony DeMaio but Brian Willetts scored the game game winning goal for the Irish in OT. 

4/4 vs Duke

ACC foes, the Fighting Irish and Blue Devils split their two meetings last season. Notre Dame took down Duke in the regular season, but things played out different in the NCAA tournament with Duke securing the win to advance to Championship Weekend. The quarterfinal meeting between these two went into overtime and Joe Robertson delivered the game-winner for Duke.

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