AS A SENIOR: Reserve walk-on linebacker for Irish in 2001 . . . played mainly on special teams ? three-year monogram winner and starting midfielder on Irish lacrosse team that advanced to 2001 NCAA Final Four?recorded first tackle of the season vs. Pittsburgh. . .recorded one tackle on special teams vs. West Virginia. . .posted another special-teams tackle against Boston College. . .made 73 special teams appearances this season.
AS A JUNIOR: Reserve walk-on linebacker for Irish in 2000 . . . played in each 2000 football
game on special teams, making 72 appearances . . . made first career
vs. Michigan State . . . also had one stop vs. West Virginia, Air Force
USC . . . pounced on loose ball after David Givens blocked Mike Barr's
in third quarter vs. Rutgers to set up a Javin Hunter touchdown that gave
Irish 31-17 lead . . . blocked Mike MacGillivray punt and returned it four
yards in the second quarter vs. USC, setting up a Matt LoVecchio touchdown
run that gave Irish the lead for good, 14-7 . . . handled majority of
faceoffs for '01 Notre Dame lacrosse team that finished 14-2 and advanced
to NCAA semifinals in best season in Irish history in that sport.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned high school All-America honors as
midfielder in lacrosse ... was selected Waterloo High School Athlete of
Year ... three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and football ... also earned
two letters in basketball ... three-time all-conference selection in
lacrosse ... captained lacrosse team as a junior and a senior ... also was
a two-time MVP ... played in the prestigious North-South National Lacrosse
Senior All-Star Game ... selected to play in the Empire State Games in
lacrosse ... led football team three consecutive conference championships
... two-year captain in football and was the team MVP as a senior ...
three-time all-conference selection and an all-state selection ...
first-team all-Greater Rochester area selection ... chosen to play in the
Eddie Meath All-Star Football Game ... born March 9, 1980 ... enrolled in
the College of Engineering.