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Sources: Ryder Garnsey to miss 2019 season

The senior was ruled academically ineligible.

Notre Dame Athletics

Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior attackman Ryder Garnsey will miss the entire 2019 season due to being academically ineligible, multiple sources tell College Crosse.

A team spokesperson would not comment on the situation.

Garnsey has been Notre Dame’s top offensive players since arrive in South Bend in 2016. He led the team in points the past two seasons with 43 and was third on the team in the same category as a freshman with 39.

As a freshman, he was alongside Matt Kavanagh and Mikey Wynne and was second on the team with 27 goals. He took command of the offense the following year and was only one of two players with double digit assists, leading the Irish in that category with 23 (Brendan Collins had 10).

Last year as a junior, Garnsey recorded 29 goals and a team-high 14 assists along with Brendan Gleason. This came after a summer in which Garnsey almost transferred to Virginia and only started in nine of their 15 games.

For Notre Dame, midfielder Bryan Costabile is now their top returning scorer with 30 goals and four assists a year ago. As for the attack position, Gleason and Brian Willetts return at two of the three spots. Other candidates to play are junior Stephen Chase, sophomore Connor Morin, and freshman Quinn McCahon.