Notre Dame defensive star Matt Landis continues to add to his growing reputation in the lacrosse game with string performances for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the NCAA tournament, Inside Lacrosse has reported. Landis was the standout performer for the Irish as they limited the Albany Danes to just 10 points and scored 14 themselves as they advanced to the semi finals of the 2015 tournament. His accomplishment culminated in being named the Epoch/LM Player of the Week.
The Irish began the game with a specific game plan devised by coach Kevin Corrigan to limit the effectiveness of an Albany offense led by Lyle Thompson. Corrigan had been working with Landis and the rest of his defensive unit to prepare them for the fast movement and quick changes of direction at the point of attack Thompson and Albany are known for. After the low scoring game Corrigan claimed his team had remained dedicated to the plan and that was the reason for their victory.
Landis himself was singled out for praise for the way he had performed against Thompson, who is known as one of the top offensive players in college lacrosse. Matt Landis built on his growing reputation with a physical and fast paced performance that saw him check Thompson very few times, but instead cut down the available angles normally available to the attacker as he looked to score and create chances. Coach Corrigan later stated that Matt Landis had performed as well as anybody could against the threat posed by Thompson and without his performance the result of the quarter final would have been very different.