Farewell to Earl and Brenneman

At the end of the Notre Dame lacrosse season I am sad to have to talk about two of the best lacrosse players we have seen for the Irish in a while. David Earl and Zach Brenneman will be leaving for the MLL this season, both being picked top 15. Earl was picked 13th overall and Brenneman being picked 5th overall.

David Earl started his career as a freshman playing in 15 games, and he scored two goals and had three assists. He also was a monster on the turf and picked up 34 ground balls. He got better through the years and played 16 games as a sophomore and scored 12 goals and had 3 assists. This was his best year yet with 44 ground balls scooped up. Then the year he took the team to a national championship( junior year) but sadly lost in overtime, he had 22 goals, 6 assists and 49 ground balls in 17 games. Then in his senior year his goals fell a little short but his assists went up with 15 goals ams 10 assist. Also he picked up only 30 ground balls.
David Earl Stats

Year G A Pts. GB David Earl
2008 2 3 5 34
2009 12 3 15 44
2010 22 6 28 49
2011 15 10 25 30
Totals 36 12 48

Zach Brenneman also started his big career as a freshman and had an early impact. He played in all 17 games and scored 10 goals with 2 assists. He only picked up 3 ground balls though. Then he came up big in his sophomore year just like Earl and had 17 goals and 7 assists with 25 ground balls. By this time him and Earl were carrying the team and in his junior year they went to the national championship. In that season he had( in 17 games) 29 goals and 13 assist but only 13 ground balls. Then in his senior year he fell short with only 16 goals and 6 assists, with 11 ground balls.
Zach Brenneman stats

Year G A Pts GB .Zach Brenneman
2008 10 2 12 3
2009 17 7 24 25
2010 29 13 42 12
2011 16 6 22 11
Totals 56 22 78

After great careers at Notre Dame I’m sad to see them go. They led us to a national championship in 2010 were they played fantastic but came up short in overtime. They have been key players in getting The Fighting Irish name in the college lacrosse world. Thank you David and Zach and good luck in the MLL.

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