Notre Dame’s Matt Landis named Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Academic Team Announced
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Notre Dame senior Matt Landis has been named the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team, as announced Monday by Commissioner John Swofford.
A finance major, Landis repeated as the William C. Schmeisser Award winner given to the nation’s most Outstanding Defensive Player, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and USILA First Team All-American in 2016. The Tewaaraton Award finalist, USILA Scholar All-American and two-time first-team All-ACC honoree helped anchor a Notre Dame defense that allowed 8.0 goals per game and caused 8.47 turnovers per game, which both ranked seventh nationally. Landis started all 15 games for the Irish this season, collected 34 ground balls and led the team in caused turnovers with 19.
Landis, who earned his second career ACC academic honor, is the first from Notre Dame to be named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
All five of the league’s men’s lacrosse programs are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by Syracuse with nine selections. Duke followed with seven student-athletes on team, North Carolina and Notre Dame with six each, and Virginia with four.
Duke’s Deemer Class earned his fourth All-ACC Academic Team honor, while Notre Dame’s Sergio Perkovic and Syracuse’s Brandon Mullins are three-time selections.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
ACC Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Matt Landis, Notre Dame
2016 All-ACC Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team
Danny Fowler, Jr., Duke (Psychology)
Deemer Class (4), Sr., Duke (Sociology)
Teddy Henderson, Jr., Duke (History)
Jamie Ikeda, Sr., Duke (History)
Case Matheis, Sr., Duke (Sociology)
Kyle Rowe (2), Jr. Duke (Sociology)
Ian Yanulis (2), Jr., Duke (Sociology)
Patrick Kelly (2), Sr., North Carolina (Biology)
Stephen Kelly (2), Jr., North Carolina (Business Administration)
Jake Matthai (2), Sr., North Carolina (Communication)
Austin Pifani (2), Jr., North Carolina (Media & Journalism)
Shane Simpson (2), Jr., North Carolina (Business)
Michael Tagliaferri (2), Sr., North Carolina (Business Administration)