“I have been interested in Notre Dame ever since my first year playing lacrosse and watching them play at the Pacific Coast Shootout. The opportunity to receive a world-class education and play at the game’s highest level in the ACC made Notre Dame such a great fit for me,” Ip said.
Ip becomes the first Sea King since Hugh Crance (CdM class of 2015) to commit to Notre Dame.
“I loved the feel of Notre Dame. Everything was so accessible around campus, and it seemed like it was easy to get from classes to dorms to the fields,” Ip said. “The athletic facilities were top-notch and there’s great academic support for the athletes.”
Ip got off to a flying start last season with 10 point (7 goals, 3 assists) in the two games that CdM played before the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the season abruptly. He finished his freshman year with 48 points (33 goals, 15 assists) while helping the Sea Kings make the county semifinals.
Ip’s accolades include making the All-Sunset League second team and the All-County third during his freshman year. He also made the Team USA U15 team in his sophomore year.
Ip kept a busy schedule this fall, helping West Coast Starz win the Pinnacle Lacrosse Championship in Bradenton, FL while also competing in the Nike National All-Star Game, the Inside Lacrosse ID Invitational, and the Baltimore Classic with Mad Dog.
“First, I would like to thank my parents and my brother who have supported me throughout this entire process. I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill my dreams without their constant sacrifices and commitment to my dreams. I would also like to thank my coaches G.W. Mix, Tommy Duerr, and Jono Zizzi for helping me throughout the process. Their support and constant belief in me motivated me to become a better player and person,” Ip said.
Last year, the Fighting Irish went 2-3 before the pandemic cancelled the entire season.