Liam Entenmann – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website
AWARDS & HONORS
- 2021 US Lacrosse Magazine Second Team All-American
- 2021 USILA Second Team All-American
- 2021 Inside Lacrosse Third Team All-American
- 2021 All-ACC Team
AS A SOPHOMORE (2021)
- Started all 12 games between the pipes as the goalie for the Irish in his sophomore campaign
- Led the ACC and ranked fourth in the country in save percentage (58.5 percent)
- Led the ACC and ranked fourth in the country in goals allowed per game (8.85)
- Finished the season with a record of 8-4
- Finished with more saves than goals allowed in 10 of 12 games in 2021
- Made 145 saves while allowing 103 goals on the season
- Recorded double-digit saves in 9-of-12 outings
- Made a career-high 18 saves while only allowing three goals in the win over Marquette (3/17)
- Combined to make 33 saves in the two NCAA Tournament games, including 17 stops in the 10-8 win over Drexel in the opening round
AS A FRESHMAN (2020 – Season Cancelled After Five Games Due to COVID-19)
- Started all five games for the Irish in rookie season as a goalkeeper.
- Finished the season with 48 saves and 46 goals allowed for a save percentage of .511.
- Made his Notre Dame debut between the pipes in the win over Cleveland State (2/15), making eight saves and allowing just two goals for a save percentage of .800.
- Made a career-high 16 saves against No. 7 Maryland (2/29).
PREP & PERSONAL
- Under Armour All-America Senior Team selection
- Two-time Under Armour All-American Long Island Team
- No. 1 rated goalie by Inside Lacrosse in the class of 2019 and No. 20 overall
- Selected for the U.S. Men’s U19 National Team
- Led Chaminade to the No. 6 ranking in the country by Inside Lacrosse during his senior season
- Two-time team captain and MVP at Chaminade
- Was on the Honor Roll at Chaminade all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society
- Played on the Long Island Express club team
- Served as a mentor on the Chaminade Senior Leaders Program
- Son of Bill and Loreen Entenmann
- Has an uncle and five cousins who each played collegiate lacrosse
Shane Doss – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website
CAREER HONORS, AWARDS & RANKINGS
- 2017 ACC All-Tournament Team
- 2017 Team Captain
- 2017 Tewaaraton Award Watch List
- 2017 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American (1st Team)
- 2017 Preseason All-ACC Team
- 2016 Third Team USILA All-American
- 2016 All-ACC selection
- Finished career 6th in program history for career saves (497)
AS A SENIOR (2017)
- Started all 15 games in goal for the Irish during his final season at Notre Dame, logging 861:15 of time between the pipes
- Posted a save percentage of . 512 for the year
- Made a season-high 14 saves in the overtime win over Virginia (3/18)
- Recorded double-digit saves in eight games
- Accumulated 22 saves over two games at the ACC Championship to earn All-Tournament Team status
- Scooped up a season-high seven ground balls on two occasions against Virginia (3/18) and North Carolina (4/30) in the ACC title game
- Finished the season with a 9-6 record
AS A JUNIOR (2016)
- Named a Third Team All-American Goalie by USILA
- Earned All-ACC honors for his standout season
- Three-time ACC Defensive Player of the Week selection for his performances against Georgetown (2/20), Virginia (3/19) and Army
- Started every game in goal for the Irish during the 2016 campaign, making 144 saves on the season, while allowing 112 goals (.562 save pct.). Also tallied 36 ground balls and caused five turnovers
- Produced 10+ saves in eight games, including a season high of 14 on two occasions against Georgetown (2/20) and Virginia (3/19)
- Posted a season high save percentage of .
- Finished the season with an 11-4 record
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015)
- Played in 15 games, including 14 starts
- Made 148 saves and allowed 123 goals in his second season with the Irish
- Produced crucial saves in home victories against Syracuse and North Carolina
- Did not allow a single goal in the home victory against Ohio State
- Made a career-high 17 saves against Duke helping lead the team to a 15-10 win
AS A FRESHMAN (2014)
- Played in nine games, including seven starts
- Posted a 5-3 record in goal
- Made his debut in the season opener at Jacksonville .
- Came off the bench to play the final 51:06 of the 11-10 come-from-behind victory at North Carolina in the ACC opener
- Started seven straight games beginning with the Denver contest
- Stopped nine shots in the 18-9 win over Virginia
- Made a season-high 11 saves at Syracuse
PREP AND PERSONAL
- Earned All-America honors from US Lacrosse as a senior
- Named to the 2013 National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) All-America Second Team
- Rated as the nation’s 10th-best goalie in the class of 2013 according to Inside Lacrosse
- Received third team All-State honors as a senior along with being named first team All-Group, first team All-Gibbs Conference and first team All-Essex County
- Glen Ridge team MVP as a senior and was the team’s defensive MVP as a junior
- Under Armour Underclassman All-American (Team New Jersey)
- Nike Blue Chip Camp as a rising sophomore and junior
- Made 450 career saves and boasted a .627 save percentage
- 2011 Group 1 state champions
- Two-time Essex County champions (2011 & 2012)
- Earned four varsity letters and was a senior captain for both his lacrosse and football teams
- Son of Lance and Terry Doss
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
Matt Schmidt – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website
AS A SENIOR (2021)
- Played in three games as a goalie during his senior season
- Totaled nine saves while allowing four goals in just over 24 minutes of action
AS A JUNIOR (2020 – Season Cancelled After Five Games Due to COVID-19)
- Played in two games, making seven saves while allowing seven goals for a save percentage of . 500,
AS A SOPHOMORE (2019)
- Played in 13 games while earning 12 starts in goal for the Irish in his sophomore season.
- Finished the season with a record of 7-5.
- Made 116 saves while allowing 122 goals for a save percentage of .487.
- Posted double-digit saves in eight games during the 2019 campaign.
- Recorded a career-high 18 stops in the win over Duke (4/27) in the ACC Championship semifinals.
- Also scooped up 18 ground balls and caused a turnover.
AS A FRESHMAN (2018)
- Started all 15 games for the Irish in 2018 at the goaltender position.
- Posted a record of 9-5 in his first season with the Irish.
- Made 106 saves and allowed 117 goals for a save percentage of .475.
- Recorded a season-high 11 saves in the win over Duke (4/27) in the semifinals of the ACC Championship.
- Forced three turnovers and scooped up 20 ground balls.
PREP & PERSONAL
- Two-time Under Armour Midwest All-American (2015 & 2016)
- 2017 USA Today Second Team All-American
- Selected to the Under Armour All-America Senior South Team in 2017
- 2017 US Lacrosse Magazine Midwest Player of the Year
- Attended Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana
- Rated 31st in Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshman Rankings
- Rated third in Inside Lacrosse Incoming Goalies
- Led Culver Military to a 21-1 record during senior season, posting 169 saves and a save percentage of .
- Selected as the 2017 Inter-AC Invitationals Championship Player of the Game
- Named the MSLCA 2016 Championship Defensive MVP
- Played club lacrosse with Resolute Lacrosse
- Three-time varsity football letterwinner and team defensive MVP
- Son of Anne Grunow and David Schmidt and brother of Isaac
- Enrolled in First Year of Studies
- Lives in Worthington, Ohio
Q&A With Notre Dame Lacrosse Goalie Shane Doss
Shane Doss is the current starting lacrosse goalie for Notre Dame and in case you haven’t heard of him, he’s one of the top lax goalies in the NCAA right now.
As a sophomore in 2015 he helped lead Notre Dame to the semifinals of the NCAA national championship where they were eliminated by eventual champs Denver in OT. He also pitched a shutout that year – zero goals given up in a game against #15 ranked Ohio State. On national TV no less.
This year as a junior he led Notre Dame to the quarterfinals where they were eliminated by eventual champs UNC.
This past weekend Shane did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit where he answered a slew of goalie related questions and shared his general knowledge with the folks about Notre Dame and lacrosse.
He did the AMA to promote the club program he’s working with this summer so be sure to check them out here – Blue Star Lacrosse.
Here is a recap of the most insightful questions and answers from his AMA. For a few of the answers I add some additional thoughts.
What’s the best piece of advice you have for new goalies? Specifically at the high school level.
SD: For new goalies I’d say play as much as possible and learn from as many different goalies as possible.
Ask a ton of questions from guys with more experience and adopt the techniques that work for you.
When did you start the recruiting process?
SD: I started playing for a summer club team after 6th grade, but my first recruiting event was the Nike Blue Chip camp the summer going in to sophomore year.
After that I got some letters in the mail and then it just went on from there.
What is the best way to promote positioning and footwork when coaching a goalkeeper who struggles with things like that?
To build on this, 45 degree forward step or lateral steps? This seems to be a hot topic these days.
SD: Great questions. I think footwork is all about repetitions and muscle memory. The Walk the Line drill is great for just drilling those movements so that in games, when you need to focus on the ball, the stepping part is automatic.
For positioning I might consider filming the goalie to show him what the shooter is seeing so he can understand how important it is.
As far as 45 degree vs lateral, different things work for different goalies. Ideally 45 degrees is better because you are meeting the ball, which helps with bounce shots and cutting off the shot angle.
But shooters are getting their shots so fast these days that you might not have time for that, and just need to step lateral.
I definitely do both at different times, so I’d say its situational. At the end of the day, a save is a save.
Great season this year. When did you start playing lacrosse? Any plans to keep playing after college or just sticking to the blue star lacrosse league?
SD: I started playing on Sundays in 2nd grade – I hated it, but my mom kept me going and eventually I fell in love with it.
I’ll probably never stop playing, whether its in men’s leagues or wherever possible. At least as long as my body allows me to.
Do you have any tips for flinching last second?
SD: That’s a tough one that a lot of kids struggle with. There is a drill where you tie a short string from your stick head to your helmet and then have someone shoot on you with tennis balls. It forces you to follow your stick with your head.
That might help – otherwise maybe wearing more pads will help you build up some confidence to watch the ball and not flinch.
What does the average day in fall ball and in the spring season look like?
SD: In fall ball we practice three times a week and lift three times. Practice is a lot of scrimmaging and full field drills to get our team chemistry going and get every one playing their best.
In the spring there is a lot more game preparation: watching film, running through scouting reports, and playing six on six against a scout team that runs the opponent’s offense.
I’m a rising senior goalie that is looking to get recruited. I’ve reached out to coaches and sent film but is there anything I should be doing to ensure or raise my chances of getting recruited?
SD: Seems like you’re on the right track already. Make sure your grades are as good as possible – that always helps.
Otherwise just keep playing your hardest, and if the offers don’t come that’s ok.
There are a ton of really cool options to play whether its club or walking on to a team; I wouldn’t panic if things don’t go the way you expect them to.
What is your pre-game warm up like? I am always looking to find new things for my goalie to do before and after they take shots.
SD: I have my coach walk an arc and shoot for one spot each time across the arc. Once we do all 6 spots and bouncers we just mix it up to all spots until I feel good.
Then right before the face off our other goalies feed from behind and the coach shoots a little harder to any spot. We try to emphasize shooting the way our opponents shoot for that game.
Coach Damon: Before jumping into the cage I like to get the body warmed up by jumping rope and get the reaction time and hand/eye coordination working with the goalie lead hand drill. Then I take the shots like Shane describes.
Hey there Shane. I have a goalie, high school, who took a really bad shot last season and since then has slowed his progression as a player.
He knows it and has been trying to work through it this past season but to no avail and nothing I have done has helped easier. Any insight on ways I can help get him back on his horse?
SD: You might want to try using tennis balls to have him build his confidence back up. No shame in that – I do it all the time.
Another thing might be using visualization or meditation, because it seems like a mental problem. There are a bunch of great techniques online that might help. That is a tough one though.
Coach Damon: One thing I’d add – make sure the goalie is fully padded up. Who cares if teammates give him crap. The additional padding will help him mentally. Once he starts showing progress again you can remove the additional padding if you want. I created a goalie gear guide here that shows all standard and optional lacrosse gear.
I’m always looking for drills to do solo, wall ball routines, and/or drills to promote stepping to the ball on shots. Would love advice on any or all of those! You’re the man.
SD: Thanks man! Walking the line is a great one for stepping. Doing things solo is tough though – there’s a point where you just need a shooter. I’d say just playing a lot of wall ball is great for hand eye coordination – you can even use a short stick to make it tougher. Goalies should be the best at wall ball on the whole team honestly.
Coach Damon: In addition to what Shane listed, let me add a few more drills here that goalies can do by themselves. There’s actually a surprising number of drills (13!) that goalies can do solo. I linked up each drill to another post where you’ll find a description of how to perform the drill.
Also here’s my wall ball routine for goalies.
Do you ever start to feel less passionate about the game? Almost burned out after the season? What makes you keep coming back?
SD: I think everyone needs a break at times. Things can get frustrating and the fun kind of disappears.
But whenever I’m away for a little the drive to play just comes right back. I’m not sure why, it’s just always been there for me.
The feeling of winning a game or making a save just never gets old.
What would it take to walk on to a D1 team?
SD: Depends on the team, but it’s very hard. You have to prove to the coach that he needs you – its not a charity.
Having talent is important, but having the intangibles like hard work and showing that to him will go along way to helping you make it.
Something I’ve always wondered about Notre Dame, do you have any players on the team that are not Catholic/Christian or even openly atheist?
SD: We have guys from all different backgrounds – religion isn’t a requirement by any means.
Is white the easiest color ball to see? What’s the hardest color?
SD: Any color is fine as long as it’s a new ball. Dirty ones are really hard to see.
How did you handle difference between high school and college ball as a goalie, and what was the hardest part?
SD: Toughest part was probably the shot quality and game speed.
You have to get used to the fact that you’re going to get scored on a lot early on. Once you get over that and get comfortable then you can start to build up your confidence.
How should I talk to my coach without being disrespectful when I feel like I’m better than the starting goalie and should be the one who is starting?
SD: Hey man – thats a tough one and something a lot of goalies have to deal with.
There is nothing wrong with telling him flat out that you were frustrated or disappointed – that shows that you really care and want to help your team win.
I agree that you should be respectful, but try to understand his reasoning and ask what you can do to earn his trust. If he is not willing to work with you on it, then that is just bad coaching. But if he has a reason, even if you disagree with it, then you should do everything you can to fix that.
Goalie is a tough position because only one can play at a time, thats just the way it is.
That was really cool of Shane Doss to share his goalie knowledge with the Reddit community. He is one of the top goalies in the game today (especially in the NCAA) and its always great to hear and learn from the greatest goalies in our game.
I was out of town this weekend and was bummed to realize the AMA was over before I got to participate. However reading through the questions and answers from Shane was incredibly insightful.
I hope you enjoyed my recap.
Until next time! Coach Damon
Any questions about any Shane Doss’s answers? Let me know in the comments.
Notre Dame Goalie Samantha Giacolone Appears in “Inside the Mind” Series
Notre Dame Goalie Samantha Giacolone Appears in “Inside the Mind” Series
Fri May 10 2019 | Jeremy Fallis | College
Notre Dame senior goalie Samantha Giacolone is accustomed to directing—making sure her defense stops the ball or giving her the best chance to make a save. Now, it appears, she is able to add a directorial debut of another kind.
Giacolone is the subject of Notre Dame’s latest edition of “Inside the Mind,” a video series that is told from the athlete’s point of view. Past participants have been Heisman Trophy candidate and current Philadelphia Eagle Josh Adams, captain and current AHL forward Jake Evans, and NCAA champion and two-time Olympian fencer Lee Kiefer.
“They are among the best players in their programs,” Giacolone said. “It gave me chills to be inside their heads – it makes you amped up. I’ve watched them before I’ve played to get me going. I hope that mine does the same for others, but showing women as strong as equals to men, that we’re powerful sports figures in the sports world, is going to be huge.”
Giacolone’s role in the film is unique compared to her contemporaries. Firstly, while the previous films have focused solely on the protagonist and a specific play they see, this one involves the teammates in front of Giacolone. This was by design.
Our defensive unit is in sync,” Giacolone noted. “If you’re in my mind you need to be in theirs as well.”
Secondly, the two-time first-team All-ACC netminder took control of the set. Giacolone was afforded the opportunity to take a directorial view of the project, working with Notre Dame producer and videographer Cody Baker.
“It was really fun for me,” Giacolone said. “I have never done anything like this…Working behind the scenes with Cody Baker, drawing up the play we wanted to talk about, and drawing what I wanted to see: a strong woman and show people that we’re warriors and we’re not just playing a silly game.”
The perspective of a goalie is unique. It can be exciting and action-filled as well as lonely and demoralizing. Giacolone was careful to include this as the mentality of a goalie is shaped by multiple facets of a game — opponents, teammates and personal performance.
“I think a lot of people take for granted how mentally strong a goalie needs to be,” said Giacolone. “And how if they make a mistake, they need to have a strong mindset to get to the next play. They have the no control over who’s shooting, where it’s coming from and sometimes goalies take the brunt of the consequence when a team is letting in a lot of goals, especially when they’re taken out. I need to show that a lot of this game is out of our control.”
In this particular film, Giacolone and her teammates recreate what many consider the save of the year on North Carolina’s Jamie Ortega in a 9-7 win on March 31. Giacolone stopped 14 shots that day, but that first-half save provided the belief that the Fighting Irish could turn the upset.
“We had a game plan,” Giacolone added. “And I wanted it to be a key play in our moment that our team is going far, you can’t take us for granted, the potential in that moment, that the sky is the limit. We don’t need anything else, we have everything here.”
The Fighting Irish are in preparation for their first-round matchup against Stanford with a place on the line to face fourth-seeded Northwestern. With Giacolone’s collegiate career coming to a close this month, this video will serve as an homage to the position she loves and the teammates who guided her success.
“Regardless of what the outcomes will be for us, filming with the people that I literally shed blood, sweat and tears with for 2-4 years is remarkable,” Giacolone concluded. “It shows how close-knit this group is and how much we fight. As a senior, it’s a nice cherry on top to be doing this on the way out. It’s such an honor and privilege to do one of these videos because not many get picked to do this.”
Liam Entenmann; Goalie Chaminade to Notre Dame
Liam Entenmann was one of the best goalies on Long Island during his tenure at Chaminade. During his junior season Entenmann and the Flyers won the CHSAA Class AA championship with a thrilling victory over St. Anthony’s. When Liam returned for his senior year he was an undisputed leader of a team hungry to defend its title.
Liam registered a 100 save season (and one assist for good measure) as Chaminade breezed through the regular season dropping only a single game against Delbarton (NJ). Unfortunately their fortunes turned as the postseason came around. The Flyers were slated to play St. Anthony’s again, but this time for the CHSAA ‘AAA’ title, as the two programs were the only two with the ‘AAA’ distinction. Chaminade lost a heartbreaker to their rival, 14-13, this was the final game of Entenmann’s career, unfortunately a disappointing end to a great career. Still Liam’s accomplishments during his high school career should not go unnoticed, winning a championship is quite a feat. Liam is now enrolled at Notre Dame and answered a few questions for the LILJ.
Q: How have you been adjusting to college?
I’ve been loving college so far. I love the team aspect of college. We are around each other a lot, whether that be lifting, practicing or just hanging out at the locker room.
Q: What differences have you noticed in the training now that you are at Notre Dame?
One big difference between high school and college is the speed of the game. The shot clock plays a huge role in practice and scrimmages, as there is a time cap on everything. Also, the volume of lifting is different. We lifted a good amount in-season at Chaminade but the volume and intensity of D1 weightlifting is definitely a step up from high school.
Q: Why ND?
I truly feel there is not another a school that has the mix of academics, athletics, and well-rounded culture that ND has. I’m so happy that I chose ND and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Q: What do you miss most about Long Island?
I miss being so close to my family, but being around my team helps a ton with that. I definitely miss the food. Indiana pizza just isn’t the same as Long Island.
Q: What was the highlight of your high school career?
There are a few that I can think of. The Under Armour game and the USA tryouts were very special, but I’d say the two games vs. St Anthony’s are the highlight of my career so far. As a kid growing up on Long Island, my dream was to be the goalie for Chaminade, and the St. Anthony’s game is the biggest game of our season. To be able to live that dream out is something I’m very thankful for.
Q: How do want your time at Chaminade remembered?
Regarding how I’d like to be remembered at Chaminade, how I’m remembered off the field is far more important to me than how I’m remembered on the field. Being a good lacrosse player means nothing if you aren’t a good teammate. So I just want to be remembered as a good teammate who cared for everyone equally, regardless of where they were on the depth chart.
Q: Where do you see yourself after school, and how do you see your lacrosse experience playing a role?
Not certain what I want to do after college, but I know that the teamwork and mental and physical toughness aspects of lacrosse will help me in whatever I chose to do.
Q: Favorite TV show?
The Walking Dead
Scott Rodgers: Notre Dame Goalie Turns Princeton into Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood | Bleacher Report
Scott Rodgers made 14 saves Saturday afternoon to lead the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse team to an 8-5 upset over the sixth-seeded Princeton Tigers at the Class of 52 Stadium.
The five goals represented the fewest allowed by Notre Dame in an NCAA Tournament game.
Rogers and the Irish defense held Princeton scoreless for a 19:33 period in the first half and the final 22:12 of the game. Junior midfielder David Earl provided most of the offense Notre Dame needed by scoring five goals.
Princeton began the scoring with 7:47 left in the first quarter when Rob Engeke scored his 16th goal of the season when he received a pass from Jack McBride behind Notre Dame’s cage and rifled a shot past Rodgers’ left shoulder. Grant Krebbs tied the score at one when midfielder Zach Brenneman set a screen for Krebbs and Krebbs bounced a shot through the legs of Tiger goalkeeper’s Tyler Fiorito.
Earl scored the first two goals of the second quarter before McBride scored his 34th goal of the season off a pass from Jimmy Davis. McBride continued his hot play in the second by assisting on consecutive goals by Paul Barnes and Engeke, giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead at halftime.
The scoring in the third quarter began early when Krebbs scooped up a pass that bounced off of Princeton’s Tyler Moni and raced to the other end of the field where he found Andrew Irving, a long-stick midfielder, open in front of the Tigers’ goal. Irving scored to tie the game just 1:18 into the second half.
Despite Irving’s goal, his bigger impact on the game was the four turnovers he forced on the defensive end for Notre Dame.
The Tigers took the lead for their final time with 7:12 left in the quarter when McBride side-stepped past defender Mike Creighton and slipped a low-to-low shot beyond Rodgers’ reach.
The next two goals by Notre Dame were sparked by strong efforts by defenseman Adam Felicetti. Felicetti was able to strip a Princeton player of the ball while the Tigers were on attack and pushed the ball to Kelly McKenna.
The Tigers made a mistake by having two men guard the Irish’s senior midfielder and McKenna found a wide-open Earl that resulted in his third goal of the match.
Felicetti created the turning point of the game near the end of the third period when he knocked the ball away from McBride. The Tigers wanted a foul called but play continued, and Felicetti sprinted near Princeton’s cage and passed to Neal Hicks.
Nicholas Beattie sprinted to the net and took a pass from Hicks and went top-shelf for the go-ahead tally.
Earl increased Notre Dame’s lead when he faked out defenseman Long Ellis and beat Fiorito up high. Earl scored his final goal of the game and 20th for the season with just 55 seconds left in the game when he decided to shoot into a empty net after a penalty was called on Princeton.
Earl’s five tallies tied Randy Colley for the most goals scored by a Notre Dame player in an NCAA Tournament game. Colley set his record in a first-round victory over Duke in 1995.
Rodgers responded with a huge effort in goal after experiencing a disappointing season in his senior campaign. The goalie suffered a hamstring injury during the year and finished the regular season with a 6-4 record, a . 568 save percentage, and a 8.29 goals-against average.
Those numbers were a far cry from 2009 when Rodgers led the nation in goals against average (6.14) and save percentage (.663). Last season, the 6’4″, 254 pound goalie from Wantagh, NY, won 15 of his 16 starts for Notre Dame.
The Irish will need another strong performance from Rodgers when the teams returns to the Class of 52 Stadium Saturday, May 22, against the third-seeded Maryland Terrapins.
Despite the victory over Princeton, the Tigers held the advantage in shots and ground balls. Princeton’s low shooting percentage and 18 turnovers were instrumental in Notre Dame’s victory.
The Irish’s 43rd-ranked man-up offense continued to struggle as Notre Dame failed on all three of its extra-man opportunities.
Defense will need to be at a premium as Maryland is 12-1 this season when scoring 10 or more goals in a game.
Another win by Notre Dame in Princeton, and everyone in South Bend will want to be Rodgers’ neighbor.
Photo Credit: UND.com/sports90,000 Trotz and Cooper share common roots
Almer was previously a student, hockey coach, teacher and administrator at Atol Murray School in Notre Dame, he has his own interest. The fourth match of the series will take place on Sunday (22:00 Moscow time) at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
Islanders Coach Barry Trotz and Lightning Coach John Cooper attended the same private school in the tiny village of Wilcox (2016 Canadian Census 264), 25 miles south of Regina …
Almer coached Trotz, a 1981 graduate and defender and captain of the Hounds (Hounds) in the AAA U18. The 68-year-old has never coached Cooper, but taught him English in 12th grade. Cooper himself graduated in 1985 and played lacrosse, American football and hockey.
“I don’t personally root for anyone,” Almer said. “I just hope for a good game and I know that the teams will be given to the game. And I’m very proud of both of them.”
Generally “Hounds” are proud of many in this series. Islanders striker Jordan Eberle and third goalkeeper Christopher Gibson, as well as Lightning defender Braydon Coburn and reserve goalkeeper Curtis McElinney also attended Notre Dame School, which was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis and Father Haryz Murray – a Canadian Catholic priest. He ran the school until his death in 1975.
Also among Notre Dame alumni is Vegas Golden Knights defender Braden McNabb against the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Finals.
Trotz and Cooper bumped into each other last week at a Toronto hotel gym, where the Eastern Conference teams played until the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and reminisced about the days of Notre Dame. After that, the trainers took a selfie and sent it to their alma mater.
“Notre Dame is one of those places where you learn a lot about yourself,” said Cooper, who wore a Hounds cap during a conference call on Tuesday.In the early 1980s, it was different there, but the message remained the same: “Once a hound, always a hound. ” No matter what year you graduate. “
This season 16 Hounds alumni have played in the NHL, and three coaches also worked: Cooper, Trotz and Rod Brindamore of the Carolina Hurricanes. Almer’s son Jeff served as the coordinator of the coach development at the Arizona Coyotes, but his contract was not renewed for the next season
Brindamore is one of 180 high school graduates who were drafted in the NHL or played in the league.In the 1985-86 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs featured a trio of Notre Dame alumni called The Link of the Hounds: Wendell Clarke, Gary Lyman and Russ Courtnall.
Clarke (Maple Leafs, 1991-94), Brindamore (Carolina Hurricanes, 2005-10) and Vincent Lecavalier (Lightning, 2008-13) were NHL captains.
Trotz believes that one of Notre Dame’s strengths is leadership development.
“I think it’s all about the environment,” said Trotz, who grew up in Dauphin, Manitoba.- Many of the things that Father Murray believed in are still discussed and used. They are still proud of what they do. It’s a lifestyle and a code that teaches young people responsibility, leadership, and the like. ”
Cooper and Trotz also played against each other in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals when Trotz coached the Washington Capitals. “won seven matches and reached the Stanley Cup final.
Notre Dame alumnus Jaden Schwartz won the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues last season.Either Trotz or Cooper with two of his players will make it to the Cup final this year.
Current Notre Dame employees always pay attention to the time when the school’s graduates fight for the Cup. On Thursday, after a six-month hiatus due to coronavirus, classes and hockey training resumed, which is eagerly awaited in Wilcox.
“When your guys are playing the playoffs and getting close to the Stanley Cup, it’s always eye-catching,” said 1990’s Notre Dame hockey director Jeremy Milimok.- There are now two coaches fighting, also in Vegas there is McNabb, there is McElinney and Coburn, Gibson from Islanders, and Eberle. Nice storyline. We are proud of all our alumni, but these guys are the undisputed leaders and have the respect of their partners. ”
58-year-old Trotz won the Jack Adams Coach Prize in 2016 and 2019. Cooper, 53, was a finalist in 2014 and 2019
When Almer was coaching Trotz, he noticed qualities that should someday make him a good coach.
“He is a very, very good leader,” Almer said. “He is not very tall (176 cm), but very, very solid, such a bulldog. He never stopped. And the guys followed him.”
Almer remembered Cooper as an astute student who always wanted to learn.
“John has always been very passionate, he is a very smart man,” Almer said. “He played in one of the junior teams, but tried very hard. In the end, he received a lacrosse scholarship at Hofstra University.He helped manage the hockey team so he was always in a position to learn. ”
Jerry Scheibel was a teacher, coach and administrator of Notre Dame for 45 years until his retirement in 2007, and a history teacher until this spring. He said that Trotz never studied in Scheibel’s classes, but he remembers him well. Also, the 81-year-old coached Cooper on the football team and taught him history in the 12th grade.
“John Cooper was one of the handsome faces in the crowd, ”Scheibel said.“He didn’t make the hockey team, but he grew up and realized his potential elsewhere.”
Cooper left his hometown of Prince George, British Columbia in 1981, studying in Notre Dame in grade 10. that missing the hockey team was one of the many life lessons the school taught him.
“Getting out of the hockey team was the first big blow,” Cooper said. – This happened to me for the first time, so I had to somehow cope with it.It was not only about the sports component, but also about the school one. It was necessary to acclimatize in a new environment, among new friends. But at school they did everything great to maintain interest and develop. So the school became a real team. “
And it remained a team many years after graduation.
Two years ago, Cooper, Lecavalier, and Coburn took part in a hockey family workshop in Tampa. Trotz performed at the graduation ceremony in 2014, and two a month ago I was engaged in interviews with applicants and their families on Zoom.
“There is magnetism in school, which is hard to explain,” Milimok said. “It’s like winning a championship. You have to go through it yourself. But after that all the Hounds have something in common. ”
Notre Dame Hockey Academy
Recruitment of players for the 2020/21 hockey program is announced
Students age from 14 to 17 years old.
HOCKEY ACADEMY NOTRE DAME (CANADA)
Hockey Academy Notre Dame is an opportunity to get quality education abroad and make a sports career.
The mission of the Academy is to educate a free, comprehensively developed personality with deep fundamental knowledge of general education disciplines, excellent physical fitness and leadership spirit.
Founded in 1920 in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, the academy has a nearly century-old tradition of nurturing athletes, political, business and cultural leaders.
,185 college students are drafted / playing in the NHL, no other school in the world has trained so many hockey players in NHL
What is teaching at one of the best private sports schools in Canada?
QUALITY EDUCATION ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
• Fundamental training in general education subjects.
Schoolchildren from all over the world from grades 9 to 12 study at the academy. The educational program is comparable to the school curriculum in Russia, which makes it possible to educate children from Russian schools in grades 9-11.
The Academy Program allows successful students to easily enter a university in Canada, the United States or another country. The program includes all the subjects necessary for admission: English (multilevel training), mathematics, physics, chemistry, history, art, religion, sociology, computer science, etc.
• Special language program for students from other countries.
All subjects are taught in English. In this regard, in the first year of study, many hours are devoted to classes in English for foreigners. In the future, new students of the academy smoothly connect to the standard program without prejudice to the educational process.
• Individual approach to training
– Strong teaching staff and modern teaching systems ensure a personalized approach to students.
– All students are given personal laptops, the teacher can always track the student’s progress, how many hours he devotes to independent studies, and what exactly the child is doing in class. At away matches, teachers do not waste time and work with students remotely.
– Training is conducted in small groups – in a class of up to 16 people. One-to-one teacher consultation and student mentoring program. Notre Dame has a special family atmosphere that makes the learning process comfortable, the adaptation period is fast, which is undoubtedly important in adolescence.
– Constant supervision of students by hausperers (educators) who are with students 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
• High enrollment rates in top Canadian and US universities
– In addition, in graduation classes, a consultant works with students who helps to determine the choice of university and specialty, as well as assists in preparing for the entrance exams and supervises the student until he enters the university.
– The outstanding results of the school’s graduates speak for themselves: about 95% become students of leading universities in Canada and the United States and receive a scholarship.
Notre Damé – hockey academy , which, among other things, aims to train high-class athletes.
The Academy’s arsenal includes the only indoor Olympic-standard ice rink in the province, its own gym with professional equipment, a cardio training center, sports fields and playing fields.
The trainings are conducted by qualified international-class hockey coaches.
As well as the availability of a physiotherapist and rooms for physiotherapy in the hockey arena during the games.
Among the alumni of the academy, NHL stars: Wendell Clark, Russ Courtnall, Curtis Joseph, Rod Brind’Amour, Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Braydon Coburn, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Myers, Keith Aulie.
Sports training program includes:
• At least 5 workouts on ice per week including games
• Team trainings in the gym 3-4 times a week
• Every month classes with a sports psychologist
• At least 50 games per season
• Participation in hockey tournaments in Canada or the USA (2-3 times per season)
• Individual training with specialization for goalkeepers (3-4 times per season)
Scouts from the junior leagues of Canada and the USA are regularly present at the matches!
The school has 11 hockey teams in the Bantam, Midget, Junior categories and is registered with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, a member of Hockey Canada.
Notre Dame Hockey Academy has an excellent reputation among the best universities, which, together with a professional coaching base, gives graduates a real opportunity not only to become students of leading universities in Canada and the United States, but also to play for the university’s hockey team.
In addition to hockey players, the school also successfully coaches teams in football, rugby, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, American football, baseball, and also raises stars in badminton and golf.
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• Accommodation in residences for 3-4 people (boys and girls separately)
• A mentor-curator from high school and assistants is assigned to each residence
• A kitchen where you can prepare snacks, machines with hot and cold drinks are working
• On the territory of the academy there is a canteen in compliance with the sports diet
• Laundry service available
• Cultural events with the participation of students of the Academy
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St. Petersburg | The real wolf of Wall Street: how Tampa coach John Cooper went from clerk to Stanley Cup winnerPhoto: NHL
While the passions for Tampa’s second championship have subsided a little, you can turn your gaze to the man who literally, through sweat and tears, led the team to the Stanley Cup for the second time in a row.
We all understand perfectly well that behind every big victory there is a huge number of people, from the very top – management and coaching staff, to the staff of the hockey arena. But there are people who join these giant puzzle pieces into one piece with their appearance.
In Tampa, such an accumulating link, however strange it may seem, is the head coach of the team John Cooper . It is he who is the very “glue” that holds together this huge system into a single whole.Under his leadership, the team went through an emergency restructuring of the roster and returned the title of the top club in the NHL. Cooper twice missed the championship in the final of the conference, by some miracle was able to stay in office after losing to Columbus, then first took the first Stanley Cup in difficult hockey times and doubled his success the day before.
Tampa Bay Lightning. Photo: club twitter
John Cooper was born and raised in Canada.Like many Canadian children, Cooper has dreamed of seeing his name in the Stanley Cup since childhood. But, unlike most of his peers, he understood that he had no particular chances to break through to the top – at school he preferred to play lacrosse, and in hockey he played for the team from Notre Dame in one of the countless Canadian juniors.
But it was playing sports that allowed Cooper to get a scholarship to study at the university and … become a clerk on Wall Street. Yes, the future head coach of Tampa Tampa will still have many obstacles, but it is these difficulties and twists of fate that will ultimately lead Cooper to the coaching bridge of the “lightning”.
Cooper was brought into hockey as an adult by his job as a lawyer. After leaving Wall Street, he decided to get a lawyer’s education. Barely making ends meet at just over $ 200 a week, he was looking for ways to increase his income. At the same time, his law practice gave him a whole bunch of new acquaintances, one of which led him to work as a coach in one of the school teams.
John Cooper turned out to be a good coach. His teams have taken top spots in the state championship over and over again.However, despite his successes, Cooper still needed money, and then one of his acquaintances suggested that he try himself in the NAHL (the second most important junior in the United States).
At the NAHL, Cooper has formed his core coaching values: speed, creativity and a renowned 7-defender. Cooper will then extend the 11 forwards and 7 defenders scheme through all the leagues where he will work, and later, with its help, will take both Stanley Cups with Tampa. However, the ability to work with talents on the ice will also come in handy.
Over time, Cooper was noticed, and his career went uphill – the championship in the USHL, then he headed the farm club “ Tampa “, with which he took his next championship, and finally, in 2013 he was appointed head coach of the main teams. All the rest is already history, worthy of at least a film adaptation.
Basically, Cooper is a man who came to Tampa and hockey literally from the street. Lacking serious experience of playing at the level of professional leagues, Cooper was able to build one of the strongest teams from a whole galaxy of super talented players like Kucherov, Stemkos.
Cooper is the only one who has not caved in to trends. He is the only one who did not copy his team from the experience of other clubs. John Cooper created. It was he who gave the world that Vasilevsky, who yesterday took the “Horses Smythe Trophy” – because Cooper knows and knows how to convince people that they are capable of more. It was he who, after the exchange of the young defender Mikhail Sergachev, saw potential in that guy and made him believe in himself and in his talent.
And returning to the introduction – behind every big victory there is a big team of people.John Cooper has always been behind Tampa and its titles. The real wolf of Wall Street.Text: Ana Levitan 90,000 What is Beach Handball. The rules of the sports game: goal, ball, players
Beach Handball is a game that originated in Italy at the end of the 20th century. An alternative name is Beach Handball. The matches are played on sandy beaches. This sports entertainment involves the composition of teams, which include exclusively girls, men or a mixed composition.Beach handball is often played during physical training in schools, using it as a general developmental game.
Due to the fun plot of the game, the relative simplicity of the rules and the absence of strict frameworks and the need for a large number of inventory, the game has a lot of fans.
Beach Handball Rules
It is customary to play the Beach Handball game on a sandy field made in the shape of a rectangle. The playing field is 27 meters long and 12 meters wide.The field includes a playing area and two goal areas. There is also a security zone. It is located around the site.
The width of the safe zone is 3 meters. The playing area is 15 meters long and 12 meters wide. The borders are marked with a wide bright ribbon. On the court, all lanes of the restriction are considered playable. Sidelines are ribbons that define the length of the pad. There are short goal lines between the goals. The lines located on either side of them are called external lines.
Beach Handball Goal Size
Gates in the game must have dimensions: 3 meters wide and 2 meters high. In addition, the gate must have a net, and the gate area is located in front of it. It is indicated by a rope. Marking: at a distance of 6 meters from the goal, you need to hang a ribbon or rope, but it must be laid parallel to the goal line – this is a must.
Beach handball ball
A male team uses a ball with a circumference of 54 – 56 centimeters and weighing 350 grams. Women’s handball teams play with a ball having a circumference of 50 – 52 cm and weighing 280 grams. For teams of children, balls with smaller dimensions can be used.
Composition of the team – 8 people. The minimum. If there are not so many people willing to play, then you can play with fewer opponents, but the number of participants must be a multiple of two, that is, the minimum number of participants is 6. During the competition, players can be eliminated.
It is recommended that the teams’ clothing be very different in color, so that it is easier for the referee to consider violations.Participants playing for the goalkeepers according to the rules of the game “Beach Handball” must have a uniform that is different from the color of the clothes of the players in the field of the participating teams and different from the uniform of the opponent’s goalkeeper.
The goalkeeper’s uniform may be worn by no more than two team members. Goalkeepers may wear transparent jerseys or jerseys of light color so that their number can be seen. Participants play handball barefoot. It is forbidden to play in any shoes. You can play with socks or with bandaged feet.
The equipment rules can be omitted if this is just a competition between friends while relaxing on the beach.
Let’s start playing
The start of the competition begins after the draw is carried out by the judges according to the rules of the game “Beach Handball”. It determines where, whose side of the field and how to distribute between the teams of the substitution zone. The toss is done by a coin toss. The team that wins the toss chooses a substitution area or part of the playing field.The second team gets the rest of the field at its disposal.
The competition can be started after the command of the match referee. At the end of the first half of the match, the position of the teams is reversed. Those whose playing area was on the right move to the left side. And vice versa. The Golden Goal and each period begins after the referee’s command and jump ball.
There are two periods in the match. The number of points in each period is calculated separately.The time of one half is 10 minutes. Break – five minutes.
When the ball has jumped over the outlined goal line completely, the opponents get a goal, but those who scored this goal get a winning point in their “piggy bank”. In an amateur competition, it is necessary to agree on how many points must be scored to achieve victory before the start of the game.
A goal will not be credited if the player who committed it or his teammates violated at least one rule. If a member of the opposing team committed a violation while the ball flew into the goal, the team gets a point anyway.If play is stopped by the referee or timekeeper before the ball crosses the goal line, no goal will be awarded.
A goal will be counted if someone outsider, not directly related to the game, prevented the ball from entering the goal, and the referee is confident that the goal was guaranteed, the hit will be counted. A bonus point can be awarded for a spectacular goal or an attractive situation during the game only after the team scores a goal. Two points are awarded to the team if the goal was scored by the goalkeeper or from a distance of 6 meters.
“Golden Goal” in the game “Beach Handball” is used if the score is equal at the end of the period. The team that wins the period will receive an additional point. If a team wins both halves of the game, that team becomes the winner. In such a situation, the score is declared 2: 0 in favor of the winning team. If both teams win once in periods, it is considered a draw. In this case, “knockout” is used. One team member plays against the opponent’s goalkeeper.
Five participants who have the right to make throws, according to the rules of the game “Beach Handball”, compete with the opposing team one after another. The goalkeeper plays the role of a field player if he is among those participants who received the right to make throws. This status is given to this player only when he makes his throw.
The winning team is the team with the most points in five shots. The throws will continue until the winner is determined.
The end of the Beach Handball game is announced by the referee by blowing his whistle or the competition is stopped by the final siren.
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