Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.
Two-time monogram winner at Notre Dame ... enters his senior year as the veteran leader of the Irish defense ... talented blue liner who has been a regular on the Irish defense in each of the last two seasons ... strong skater who makes good decisions with the puck ... knows how to use his speed and skating ability to contain bigger players in the defensive zone ... leads by example on the ice ... confident player who plays a sound defensive game ... can be an impact player for the Irish on the blue line ... plays in all situations - at even strength, on the penalty kill and on the power play ... was an honorable mention all-CCHA selection as a sophomore (2010-11) ... won Notre Dame's most improved player award for his play in `10-'11 ... as a junior in 2011-12, led all Irish defensemen in scoring with three goals and 13 assists for 16 points ... has played in 85 career games with nine goals and 25 assists for 34 points ... joined the Irish after spending two seasons with USA Hockey's National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... one of seven players on the Notre Dame roster to play for the National Program along with juniors Stephen Johns and Bryan Rust, sophomores Robbie Russo and Austin Wuthrich and freshmen Thomas DiPauli and Andy Ryan ... one of 31 alums of the USNTDP to play hockey at Notre Dame ... one of six Illinois natives on the Notre Dame roster joining Kevin Lind (Homer Glen), T.J. Tynan (Orland Park), Robbie Russo (Westmont), DiPauli (Woodridge) and Sam Herr (Hinsdale) ... signed a national letter-of-intent in the early-signing period (Nov. `08) along with Nick Larson, Kyle Palmieri and Riley Sheahan.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 40 games for the Irish in 2011-12 ... led Notre Dame defensemen in scoring with three goals and 13 assists for 16 points ... recorded six penalties for 12 minutes ... was -9 for the season ... had three multiple-point games, including a career-best three-assist game versus Rensselear (Oct. 21) ... had a pair of three-point scoring streaks on the year ... recorded first multiple-point game of the season with a pair of assists in the 5-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 8) ... played a key role in Notre Dame's first-ever win at the Compton Family Ice Arena on Oct. 21 as he assisted on three goals in Notre Dame's 5-2 win over R.P.I. ... had three-game assist streak from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25 ... assist on Nov. 18 came on Bryan Rust's game-winning goal with 1.1 seconds left in overtime against Boston College ... scored his first goal of the season, the lone Irish goal, in a 4-1 loss to Ferris State (Dec. 9) .. scored his second goal in a 3-2 loss to Western Michigan (Jan. 13) ... had a big weekend against Michigan (Jan. 20-21) ... scored a goal and added an assist in 3-1 win over Wolverines ... added an assist on lone Irish goal the in 2-1 loss on Jan. 21 ... had just one assist over the final 13 games (vs. Michigan State - Feb. 25) ... had no points in four postseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 42 of Notre Dame's 44 games in 2010-11 ... led Irish defensemen in scoring with six goals and 12 assists for 18 points, all career highs ... scored one power-play goal and had two short-handed tallies ... second on the team with a +23 ... picked up seven penalties for 14 minutes ... winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award ... honorable mention all-CCHA ... had a pair of two-point games during the season and a career-best, five-game point streak (4g, 3a) ... recorded first collegiate point (an assist) in 4-2 win at home versus Lake Superior (Oct. 14) ... first career goal was a big one as he scored the game-tying goal in the 2-2 tie at North Dakota (Nov. 27) ... started his five-game point streak with a goal in 10-2 win over Canisius (Dec. 29) ... added an assist in 4-3 loss to Minnesota State in the opening game of the Shillelagh Tournament ... started a three-game goal streak with a short-handed goal in 3-3 tie with Boston University (Jan. 2) ... recorded first career multiple-point game with a goal (shg) and an assist in 8-1 win over Northern Michigan (Jan. 7) ... closed the goal streak with a power-play marker in 3-1 victory at Northern Michigan (Jan. 8) ... assisted on an Irish goal in final game of point streak ... second two-point game (1g, 1a) came in 3-2 win over Ferris State (Feb. 18) ... recorded assists in each of Notre Dame's wins versus Lake Superior in second round of CCHA playoffs ... played in eight postseason games and had two assists.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in three games during his rookie year and did not record a point ... was even for the season with no penalties and one shot on goal ... first action came in the second game of the year versus Alabama-Huntsville (Oct. 10) ... played the following week versus Providence College (Oct. 16) ... did not play again until first game of the Miami series (Oct. 4) ... suffered a broken left leg early in the game and missed the next 18 contests.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Spent two seasons with the USA Hockey National Team Developmental Program were he was a teammate of former Irish player Kyle Palmieri ... split time between the Under-17 and Under-18 teams in 2008-09 ... saw action in 35 games with the Under-18 team, recording five assists and eight minutes in penalties ... in nine games with the Under-17 team scored one goal with four assists and five points ... with the Under-17 team in 2007-08, played in 47 games with four goals and eight assists for 12 points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the USA National Team Developmental Program ... product of the Midwest Elite Hockey League where he played the 2006-07 season for Team Illinois in the Midget Major AAA division ... had 10 goals and 62 assists for 72 points in 70 games that season ... full name is Samuel Carmen Calabrese ... son of Carmen and Jane Calabrese ... has one sister, Nicole, and one brother, Matt ... born in Park Ridge, Ill. ... double major in finance in the Mendoza College of Business and sociology in the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame.