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4 Pat Kavanagh

2022 U.S. Men's U21 Team




Rockville Centre, N.Y




Notre Dame


Rockville Centre, N.Y.

With a family legacy to follow, Pat Kavanagh is making his own mark.

Pat Kavanagh's parents were collegiate athletes, two of his older brothers have played professional lacrosse, including his brother, Matt, who won a gold medal with 2012 U.S. U19 team. But in a family of athletes, Pat is making his own mark.

After making the U.S. U19 team during tryouts in the summer of 2019, Kavanagh earned a starting spot as a freshman at Notre Dame. Through five games he was leading the team in scoring before COVID-19 brought an early end to the campaign.

That was just a taste of the impact he was about to make. In 2021, the sophomore burst into the national limelight and was named one of just five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award. Despite just a 12-game schedule, Kavanagh set a Notre Dame school record with 38 assists for the season and a school single-game record with 10 points in a win over Syracuse.

He did it with style as well, appearing four times on ESPN Sportscenter's Top 10 countdown.

In 2022, he was named a third team All-American after breaking his own school record with 39 assists, once again needing just 12 games to hit the mark and he matched his Notre Dame record with another 10-point game against Syracuse.

  • Named to 2022 U.S. U21 team after 2019 tryouts
  • Older brother, Matt, was the MVP of the 2012 world championship
  • Led Chaminade to Long Island Catholic League titles in 2017 and 2018
  • Spent a postgraduate year at Taft in 2019, scoring 69 points
  • Ranked as No. 26 player by Inside Lacrosse in Class of 2019
  • Tewaaraton Finalist (2021)
  • First team All-American by USA Lacrosse Magazine (2021) and second team by USILA
  • 3rd team All-American (USILA) in 2022
  • Ranked No. 2 in the country in assists per game (3.25) in 2022 and No. 3 in 2021 (3.17)
  • Set Notre Dame single-season record with 38 assists in 2021 and broke it with 39 the next season
  • Notre Dame's leading scorer his first three seasons with 16 in 2020 and 64 in 2021 and 2022
  • Set Notre Dame single-game record with 10 points in win over Syracuse in 2021 and matched it with 10 against the Orange in 2022