Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse team not selected for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005
SOUTH BEND, Ind -- The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team will not be going to the NCAA tournament this year for the first time since 2005.
The 11th ranked Irish ended the season 8-4 finishing with a six-game win streak, but fell short of the NCAA tournament.
“They got screwed absolutely. They know it. We know it. Everyone else knows it. The NCAA knows it,” Notre Dame student Rory Vandorpe said.
The team has played in the NCAA tournament since 2006 and been among one of the best in the nation.
This year, they got off to a bad start going 1-3, but fans believe they still belong in the tournament.
“It’s a real shame they don’t get to compete for a national title,” Vandorpe said.
The Irish played what they believed to be their last game before tournament play on Saturday against the Duke Blue Devils, without knowing that it would be their final game of the season.
The game was somewhat of a storybook ending, as they were down 11-7 and ultimately won 16-14.
“Backs against the wall and they showed up and they deserve to keep it going,” Vandorpe said.
Fans expected the Irish to be in this year’s tournament after going 5-1 in the ACC and sharing the conference championship with the University of Virginia.
However, the NCAA tournament selection committee did not agree.
Virginia is the only team representing the ACC and fans are taking it personally on social media.