Notre Dame men's lacrosse back-to-back Final Four appearances

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The #1 ranked Irish one step closer to going back to the national championship after being crowned the 2023 champs.

It's not shocking that the Irish remained the best team in the country since winning the national championship. Neither is their 14-1 record to prove their dominance.

That lone lose on the schedule came at the hands of Georgetown early in the regular season. Guess what? Notre Dame took down the Hoyas in the quarterfinals, to earn their trip to the final four and are not preparing for Denver.

"Big rangy guys on defense, I would say they like to pack it in so we can have to move the ball well," Junior Chris Kavanagh said.

Not anything unusual for the Irish when you have Chris and Pat Kavanagh. Two brothers who have made history with the Irish, both scoring 100 career goals.

"It's been it's been pretty special. We've definitely stayed a couple hours after practice and just spend as much time as we could together with each other. It's gonna be a sad day when it when it's all said and done, but hopefully, and on a good note," Chris added.

Chris may be losing his older brother, but he's got another teammate by the name of will lynch that fits the mold.

"I've known Chris we grew up in Rockville Center together. We've known each other literally forever. We're playing on the Rockville Center PIL team since we were this big," Lynch said.

"He's been my best friend since we were in first grade. So just to watch us grow together. It's been unbelievable," Chris mentioned.

Unbelievable to be on this journey together but could you imagine what it would be like for the best friends to win back-to-back national titles together?

"Gets me fired up to think about I think, I think we're very close, but very far at the same time. We got to take care of Denver first on Saturday, and then we'll get all eyes looking towards Monday, but now we're all juiced up and we're excited to roll Denver," Lynch said.

Notre Dame will face Denver Saturday, May 25 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA at 12 p.m.

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