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FIHS Dobson gets second lacrosse NCAA Ring

Drafted to Premiere Lacrosse League

Randy Lefko
Sports Editor
Posted 6/6/24

PHILADELPHIA – The No. 1 Fighting Irish men’s lacrosse team captured its second-straight NCAA national title on Monday, defeating No. 7 Maryland by a score of 15-5 at Lincoln Financial Field to …

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FIHS Dobson gets second lacrosse NCAA Ring

Drafted to Premiere Lacrosse League


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PHILADELPHIA – The No. 1 Fighting Irish men’s lacrosse team captured its second-straight NCAA national title on Monday, defeating No. 7 Maryland by a score of 15-5 at Lincoln Financial Field to successfully defend its 2023 championship.

On the team for the Fighting Irish is former Fleming Island High All American Eric Dobson, who was recently drafted to play in the Premiere Lacross League (PLL). Dobson was selected as a Second Team All-American for his 2024 season to repeat his 2023 Second Team selection. The Premiere Lacrosse League has been in existence since 2019 with 12 cities.
Notre Dame is the first team in a decade to win back-to-back men’s lacrosse NCAA national championships in consecutive seasons and the ninth team in history to accomplish the feat.
The championship is the second in program history, both coming under the direction of Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan.
After the Terrapins recorded the first two goals of the game the Irish settled in and scored five of the last six of the opening 15 minutes of action to take a 5-3 lead after the end of the first frame.
Dobson was one of five Notre Dame goals with teammates Will Angrick, Jake Taylor, Max Busenkell and Jalen Seymour to give Notre Dame the lead.
The five goals allowed ties a program record for fewest in an NCAA Tournament game while the 10-goal margin ranks second in the postseason at Notre Dame.
Chris Kavanagh was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player after scoring five goals in the title-winning performance. The five goals tied the program record for most goals in an NCAA Tournament game.
In the ensuing PLL draft, Dobson, a midfielder, was selected in the second round (Pick 4) by the Carolina Chaos behind teammates Liam Entenmann, a guard, and Pat Kavanaugh, an attacker, who were selected fifth and sixth in the first round.
In 2023, Dobson tallied 45 points in 16 games (34G, 11A) for Notre Dame in an All-American season. This season, he’s totaled 27 points in 15 games (15G, 12A).
At Fleming Island (Class of 2020), Dobson scored 149 goals with 91 assists, was named a US Lacrosse All American, a first team All State in Florida and was three-time captain for Golden Eagles.

Eric Dobson File

2023 NCAA National Champion (first in program history)
2023 NCAA All-Tournament Team
2023 USA Lax Magazine All-American (1st Team)
2023 Inside Lacrosse All-American (2nd Team)
2023 USILA All-American (2nd Team)
2023 All-ACC Team Selection
2023 CSC Academic All-Region
2022 Inside Lacrosse All-America Honorable Mention
2022 USA Lacrosse Magazine All-America Honorable Mention
2022 USILA All-America Honorable Mention
2022 All-ACC Team