Men's Club Sports
We offer a variety of competitive and non-competitive Club Sports for men.
Each year many of Our Lady’s young men choose to walk away from the game of baseball in order to receive a world class education. For many of us who have had to make this choice in the past, we know how difficult of a decision it can be. Club Baseball of Notre Dame (CBND) was founded so that Our Lady’s young men wouldn’t have to choose between continuing a baseball career and receiving an exemplary education. In this way we hope to give non-varsity athletes at the University of Notre Dame the opportunity to continue their competitive baseball careers at the collegiate level. CBND is a part of the National Club Baseball Association.
Notre Dame Club Basketball seeks to provide students an opportunity to continue playing basketball at a highly competitive level while pursuing a top notch education. The club is in its first official year and plays against other university club teams in regional and national tournaments.
The tradition of sportsmanship, safety and competitive spirit: university students compete in the 90th annual Bengal Bouts, a boxing tournament whose funds go to parishes in Bangladesh.
We are the Notre Dame ACHA DIII Men’s Ice Hockey team. Founded in 2012, we have grown each year into a premier Club Hockey team. With experienced, local coaching, we have a high-caliber program, which has developed players to make Notre Dame’s NCAA DI program, including Joe Aiken (’15), Nick Stasack (’16), and Peter Mark (’18) The season begins in early September and typically ends in late February. Competing as an independent team, we have the ability to play against many other competitive programs and tailor our schedule to reflect traditional Notre Dame rivalries.
All home games are played at the beautiful Compton Family Ice Arena, and we typically practice twice a week here. In the 2018-2019 season, ND Men’s Club Hockey finished 12th in the North region, which is the most competitive region for ACHA DIII hockey. In 2019 – 2020, we have playoff aspirations as we look to continue to build upon last year’s success, hoping to attend Regionals for the first time in program history. For the 2019-2020 season, we have a highly competitive schedule with games against schools like Vanderbilt University at the Scholars Shootout Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee and games against regional teams like the University of Michigan and Michigan State.
we have a highly competitive schedule with games against schools like Vanderbilt University at the Scholars Shootout Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee and games against regional teams like the University of Michigan and Michigan State.
The University of Notre Dame Men's Club Lacrosse team was founded in 2012 by Connor Stacy and Andrew Kuhn. Since 2012, the Club has expanded from one team to two, with over 60 players for the 2018-2019 season. Each year we travel in both the fall and spring semesters to compete against top schools in the Midwest such as Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Since joining the Great Lakes Lacrosse League for the 2013 season, we have won the championship four times.
Both experienced and novice rowers have the opportunity to represent Notre Dame at regattas, including annual competitions at the Head of the Charles in Boston, the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and ACRA championships. Rowing competes in both the fall and spring with dry land conditioning in the winter. Compete against clubs and varsity programs across the US from Boston to San Diego. Pride, Precision, Tradition is our motto. We are a team and we are a family, rowing for each other and for Our Lady.
The University of Notre Dame Men's Rugby Program plays at the highest level of collegiate rugby (D1A) in the United States. The Irish compete in 15s play in the fall, and 7s competition in the spring, culminating with the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, which the team has been a competitor in, since its inception in 2010. Home matches are played on our attractive, dedicated artificial turf field, Stinson Rugby Field, and all students at Notre Dame and Holy Cross are eligible to join the club.
The Men’s Club Soccer team formed in the Spring of 2012. The team competes in the Southern Division of the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference (MASC). Tryouts occur in early fall (first week of classes typically) and early spring with the fall being the main season. Practices run 2 days a week and are 1.5 hours long with games on weekends. The regular season consists of 10 games with the top 3 teams in each division making the regional conference tournament in late October. The winner of the regional tournament earns a spot in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association National Tournament in November. The spring consists of practices and friendlies.
The Notre Dame Men’s Volleyball club is for both experienced and novice students to play volleyball at a high level of competition. Tryouts are conducted in the early fall with practices throughout Fall and Spring semesters. The team competes at the regional and national level, playing in the top division at Nationals.
The mission of the Notre Dame Men’s Water Polo team is to provide the students of ND and HCC with the opportunity to play water polo at the intercollegiate level. In the fall during our season we compete for the National Club Water Polo Championship, and in the spring we play in and host a variety of invitationals. All levels of experience from never having played before to having played for over a decade are welcome.