Lacrosse Player Matt Landis Earns Lots of Awards

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The NCAA Lacrosse 2015 season is now over, and the spectacular athletes have also received their awards. Matt Landis, a Notre Dame Lacrosse has received the four desired awards for his performance versus the Albany Great Danes on May 16th, as well for his performance throughout the year. In early May, Matt Landis was named the Atlantic Coast Conference 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

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Matt Landis has also been accredited as the Epoch and Lacrosse Magazine Player of the week. This is following his defense against Albany’s Lyle Thompson that assisted Notre Dames’s win by 14-10. Together with his defensive counterparts, they nullified all the efforts of the star player throughout the game. This was by holding the star player to 1 out 11 goals during Thompson’s final game at in college. Matt Landis was the 1st defensive player to be awarded the Epoch/ LM title for the player of the week.
Landis was among the three players named to the All-American first team. He was chosen for his defense leadership that ranks him 9th nationally in the ground balls, i.e. 32.57 per game. He is also ranked 12th nationally in caused turnovers and 18th in scoring defense.

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In men’s college lacrosse, Matt was named to the NCAA’s, the William C. Schmeisser Award Outstanding Defensive Player of the year as the best defenseman. The award is conferred by USILA and is named after William C. “Father Bill” Schmeisser, a former player and coach for Johns Hopkins University.

Landis is a college student level athlete. He is known in lacrosse field for his big contributions. Presently, he is at the University of Notre Dame in Mendoza College of Business. He proceeds to be an anchor of the lacrosse program as well as one of the most promising defenseman.

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The University of Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse team is dedicated to excellence on and off the pitch. Their program is built on three pillars i.e. character Culture & Community. These values are the guiding words for the program’s promise. The promise is to offer their student-athlete with the greatest experience in all college athletics.

Yeonmi Park Talks About The Rights Of Refugees And Her Escape from Brutal North Korea

Yeonmi Park has been in the spotlight on youtube often being featured in media following her stance on activism. She is a North Korean young lady who has made a mark in speaking publicly about oppressed people in North Korea. The North Korean defector and a human rights activist fled her country and is now living in Seoul, South Korea.

Park’s journey from the brutal North Korean has not been one without challenges. He has experienced difficult moments during the time of the escape. Park, born in Hyesan in North Korea, escaped the brutal acts of the leadership of her country in 2007. He comes from a family that was at one time part of the North Korea’s ruling elite. She is today an activist, speaker, reporter, and appears on various talk shows and television programs as a celebrity often advocating for rights of North Korean refugees.

Park is deeply touched by what she saw and experienced in and out of North Korea. In 2014, she attained global prominence following a speech she delivered at One Young World Summit held in Dublin, Ireland. This is an annual summit that tries to gather people from all corners of the world to come up with solutions affecting the world population today.

Park gave a speech detailing her experiences during the time she escaped North Korea. The summit in Dublin received close to over 2 million views on YouTube. Park has featured in different newspapers such as the Washington Post and has appeared as a guest on different radio channels including Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, BBC2 and SBS Insight.

She also frequently appears as a guest presenter on the program On My Way to Meet You, which is aired on a South Korean TV. Park co-hosts a podcast dubbed Casey Lartigue and Yeonmi Park Show that is aired in The English Language. She is also a volunteer ambassador of the program Teach North Korean Refugees besides taking other volunteer work with other institutions.

Yeonmi Park saw the bloody executions of people in North Korea and escaped to China when 13 years old together with her family. She also said that her mother was brutally raped in time of the escape. Park travels all over the world raising awareness about the repressive regime of North Korea. She has shared her disturbing childhood memories with various media channels such as the BBC.

In February 2009, Park and her mother left China after they received aid from Christian missionaries and rights activities. She headed to Mongolia where she sought asylum from South Korean diplomats who had turned against her and the family. She traveled through Gobi Desert and upon reaching Mongolian border; the guards there stopped them and began threatening to deport Park and her mother back to China.

At some point when they received the threats from the guards, they vowed to kill themselves using knives and it’s this action, which prompted the guards to let them in, though under custody at Ulan Bator, a detention center in capital of Mongolia.