MATT IS ONE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, ALWAYS HAS BEEN
It was a tough choice for Matt Landis, but he’s finally made his decision. His two main choices were between Notre Dame and John Hopkins. Well my friends, he has chosen to go with Notre Dame. Not a bad choice for a player like Matt.
Matt was kind enough to sit down and entertain a very informal Q&A Session recently. For those of you who missed it, here is a small excerpt.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE ON NOTRE DAME?
“It was the community aspect of it. It’s also about education. Notre Dame offers a good balance of both.” There is a togetherness here. Something that you really don’t find in most schools these days.”
WHERE ELSE DID YOU VISIT
“I considered every school from Brown to Navy. What made it so difficult was John Hopkins. Hopkins was the only other school I officially visited. Hopkins has a lot to offer. There is also an aspect of family there. Believe me, the choice was tough. At the end of the day I went with Notre Dame though.”
WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU SEE LYING AHEAD
“The biggest challenge is stepping up my game. I have to, in order to play lacrosse at a college level. I’ve been do great so far, but it’s not enough. Notre Dame is going to push me to the next level, especially with my hands. I need to play ball with both of them. I need that balance. It’s going to be a challenge, but one I welcome.”
ARE THERE ANY PROBLEMS YOU EXPERIENCE FROM A TEAM PERSPECTIVE
“Sure. I would love to play someone one-on-one. Sometimes this is not the ideal, though. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the rest of the team. We are all part of a team, that is what counts. We have to all have the same end-goals. Something has to get sacrificed.”
HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD WHAT IT TAKES TO PLAY COLLEGE LEVEL AND BEYOND
“I guess it was during the summer games. I was playing the Empire Games, as well as other summer games. Dave McNally and Tim Schurr told me I had what it takes. They said it would be hard work, but worth it. They informed me I had what it took to go all the way. I was already thinking about it, but they helped me secure my plans. The rest is history.”