Liam Entenmann was one of the best goalies on Long Island during his tenure at Chaminade. During his junior season Entenmann and the Flyers won the CHSAA Class AA championship with a thrilling victory over St. Anthony’s. When Liam returned for his senior year he was an undisputed leader of a team hungry to defend its title.
Liam registered a 100 save season (and one assist for good measure) as Chaminade breezed through the regular season dropping only a single game against Delbarton (NJ). Unfortunately their fortunes turned as the postseason came around. The Flyers were slated to play St. Anthony’s again, but this time for the CHSAA ‘AAA’ title, as the two programs were the only two with the ‘AAA’ distinction. Chaminade lost a heartbreaker to their rival, 14-13, this was the final game of Entenmann’s career, unfortunately a disappointing end to a great career. Still Liam’s accomplishments during his high school career should not go unnoticed, winning a championship is quite a feat. Liam is now enrolled at Notre Dame and answered a few questions for the LILJ.
Q: How have you been adjusting to college?
I’ve been loving college so far. I love the team aspect of college. We are around each other a lot, whether that be lifting, practicing or just hanging out at the locker room.
Q: What differences have you noticed in the training now that you are at Notre Dame?
One big difference between high school and college is the speed of the game. The shot clock plays a huge role in practice and scrimmages, as there is a time cap on everything. Also, the volume of lifting is different. We lifted a good amount in-season at Chaminade but the volume and intensity of D1 weightlifting is definitely a step up from high school.
Q: Why ND?
I truly feel there is not another a school that has the mix of academics, athletics, and well-rounded culture that ND has. I’m so happy that I chose ND and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Q: What do you miss most about Long Island?
I miss being so close to my family, but being around my team helps a ton with that. I definitely miss the food. Indiana pizza just isn’t the same as Long Island.
Q: What was the highlight of your high school career?
There are a few that I can think of. The Under Armour game and the USA tryouts were very special, but I’d say the two games vs. St Anthony’s are the highlight of my career so far. As a kid growing up on Long Island, my dream was to be the goalie for Chaminade, and the St. Anthony’s game is the biggest game of our season. To be able to live that dream out is something I’m very thankful for.
Q: How do want your time at Chaminade remembered?
Regarding how I’d like to be remembered at Chaminade, how I’m remembered off the field is far more important to me than how I’m remembered on the field. Being a good lacrosse player means nothing if you aren’t a good teammate. So I just want to be remembered as a good teammate who cared for everyone equally, regardless of where they were on the depth chart.
Q: Where do you see yourself after school, and how do you see your lacrosse experience playing a role?
Not certain what I want to do after college, but I know that the teamwork and mental and physical toughness aspects of lacrosse will help me in whatever I chose to do.
Q: Favorite TV show?
The Walking Dead