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Ryan Hoff

University of Notre Dame


Ryan was a member of the Dean’s List in the fall of 2008 with a 3.833 semester GPA.  he carries a cumulative GPA of 3.230 as a marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business.


Nominated by his coaches for the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) to represent the men\‘s lacrosse team in 2008 and 2009, Hoff’s duties as a SAAC representative include meeting monthly to discuss academic, athletic and community issues within the Notre Dame Athletic Department.  He was also chosen by his peers as SAAC Vice President for 2009 season.  Ryan is a member of Rosenthal Leadership Committee and served as the head coach of ‘Chicago Lax’ summer lacrosse club team in Chicago during the summer of 2007.


As a Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) representative Ryan is in charge of organizing and recording community service events and hours for lacrosse team.  He advised on a planning committee for ‘Fit For Fun’ community service event in South Bend; an event that taught local community kids how to stay physically and mentally fit.  In addition, he has been a member of the Jefferson Secondary School Mentor Program from fall 2006 to present day and has mentored one ‘high-risk’ male student at Jefferson Intermediate School in South Bend for the past three years.  An interesting side note about the mentoring program, Jefferson has had no expulsions of male students since program was instituted by the Notre Dame lacrosse team.  The Fighting Irish men’s lacrosse team won the 2008 Notre Dame Community Service Trophy as a result of the team committing 1,087 community service hours, which is 1/4 of all community service hours recorded by student-athletes at Notre Dame.  Hoff is also a member of the team that volunteered in eight non-profit organizations including Bike for Uganda, Fit For Fun, South Bend Reads, Walk for Diabetes, Memorial Hospital\‘s Hematology/Oncology Christmas Party and the toiletry drive for the South Bend Center for the Homeless.


Ryan’s on-field accolades include:  Receiving honorable mention All-America accolades from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) as a junior in 2008 … a two-time first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) performer … has played in 48 career games, including 46 starts … 113 career points on 104 goals and nine assists … 37 ground balls … ranks fifth in school history with 104 career goals … team’s leading goal scorer as a sophomore and junior … first player in program history to record back-to-back 40-goal seasons … led Notre Dame with 40 goals during his sophomore campaign and 41 as a junior … the 41 goals during his junior campaign were the fifth most in school history for a single season … he was a key reason why the Irish ranked fifth nationally in scoring offense by averaging 12.09 goals per game in 2008 … Notre Dame ranked fourth nationally in scoring (11.65) during his sophomore season … has helped the Irish to three straight NCAA Tournament berths, including a trip to the NCAA Championship quarterfinals in 2008.  In addition, he is a three-time monogram winner.