Quietly great player is one of the nation's top finishers around the goal ... third-year starter at attack led Irish in goals in each of last two seasons ... earned first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League honors as a sophomore and junior ... ranked 18th nationally in goals per game in 2003 (2.29) ... All-America candidate named preseason honorable mention All-America by Inside Lacrosse ... has started all 27 games over last two seasons, scoring at least one goal in all but three of them ... had multiple goals in 14 of those contests, including nine times in 2003 ... second on '03 after tying for scoring honors in '02 ... great crease player can finish with either hand ... crafty at getting stick open inside ... has outstanding catching skills ... ability to play off the ball another asset ... smart, knowledgeable player who is most effective in Notre Dame's transition game ... sees the field well and plays with a great deal of poise ... along with teammate Pat Walsh, was one of three attackmen cited by Inside Lacrosse as GWLL "Players to Watch" in 2004 ... wore jersey No. 28 in first collegiate season ... part of a trio of former Boys' Latin High School players on Irish, along with freshmen Joey Rallo and J.R. Stahl ... All-Americans David Ulrich (`01) and Tom Glatzel (`01) are among four former Irish players from Boys' Latin.
AS A JUNIOR: Earned first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League honors for second consecutive season ... started all 14 games and finished as the team's second-leading scorer with a team-leading 32 goals and two assists (34 points) ... has been in the starting lineup in 27 straight contests dating back to the 2002 campaign ... registered the second four-goal game of his career in season-opening win against Penn State ... three of his four goals in the game were assisted by Matt Howell ... netted his first goal of the season off an assist from Matt Karweck with 3:14 remaining in the second quarter to give the Irish a 4-2 advantage and then netted three goals in the second half, including two in the final quarter ... scored three goals in 9-8 win over Denver ... netted what proved to be the game-winning goal off an assist from Matt Malakoff with 5:27 remaining in the contest ... scored two of Notre Dame's first three goals against the Pioneers ... netted his only score of the game off an assist from Howell with 59 seconds remaining in the second quarter to give Notre Dame a 5-4 advantage against Pennsylvania ... in 10-8 win over North Carolina, tallied Notre Dame's third goal off of a John Souch assist with 2:19 remaining in the second quarter ... tallied two goals, including Notre Dame's first of the game, while adding an assist in loss to Virginia ... scored three goals, including a third-period tally off a Matt Ryan assist that brought the score to 8-6 in the 9-8 loss to Loyola ... scored five goals on seven shots, including two from Howell assists, in the 9-8 loss to Hofstra ... added one goal in win over Hartford ... scored two first-period goals, both from Pat Walsh assists, in 11-5 loss to Ohio State ... scored three goals and picked up three ground balls in win against Butler ... scored three goals on nine shots in 13-4 win over Air Force ... scored consecutive goals at 7:37 and 4:12 remaining in the third period ... scored both of Notre Dame's third-period goals on his way to a three-goal performance against Fairfield ... had a goal and two assists in win versus Harvard ... held scoreless in the season finale against Maryland ... collected 25 ground balls.
AS A SOPHOMORE: One of five players who started all 13 games, after playing in just six games (and scoring just one goal) as a rookie ... earned first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League honors ... netted a team-high 21 goals in 2002 ... along with teammate John Flandina, led the Irish with 25 points, as he also dished off four assists ... scored a goal in each of Notre Dame's first 10 games and in 11 of the team's 13 games ... had five multiple-goal contests ... tallied his first goal of the year in the season opener against Penn State ... sent the game into overtime when he scored with seven seconds remaining off a Flandina assist ... registered the first multiple-goal game of his career when he scored four goals in 7-6 Irish setback ... one of four players to score two goals in Notre Dame's 11-6 win over Rutgers, as he netted two of the seven Irish goals in the contest ... in addition, dished off his first career assist against the Scarlet Knights when he assisted on Steve Clagett's first-period goal ... scored two goals in Notre Dame's 7-5 loss at #4 Virginia and also added an assist ... scored the first Irish goal in double-overtime loss to #3 Loyola ... had a goal and an assist against Hofstra ... one of eight Irish goal scorers against Denver in 15-8 road win ... scored two goals in 9-3 victory at Air Force ... tallied three goals in 12-8 win at Butler and collected four ground balls ... netted two of Notre Dame's first five goals in the contest ... had a hat trick in 11-8 loss at Army, tallying two fourth-period goals ... held without a goal for the first time in 11-10 loss to Fairfield ... was credited with an assist on Owen Mulford's first goal of the season at the 5:57 mark of the first quarter, which tied the game at 2-2 ... held without a goal or an assist against Harvard in 7-6 overtime loss ... scored the opening goal 1:55 into the game in Notre Dame's 7-3 victory in season finale at home against Ohio State ... collected 20 ground balls.
AS A FRESHMAN: As a first-year attackman, saw action in six games while earning one start ... scored a goal and collected five ground balls ... earned first career start against Fairfield in Notre Dame's 12-5 road win ... scored an unassisted goal with 4:29 remaining against Harvard, the first of his collegiate career ... saw action for the first time in his career against Rutgers on the road.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Stands fifth on Boys' Latin all-time scoring list ... led his lacrosse team to high school state championships in 1999 and 2000 ... three-time letterwinner in lacrosse and two-time letter- winner in wrestling ... served as captain and voted MVP in his last of three letterwinning seasons as quarterback ... has two older brothers with collegiate lacrosse experience, one who played at Denver and the other at Brown ... played on same high school team as current Irish freshmen Joey Rallo and J.R. Stahl ... born Oct. 24, 1981 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a history major.
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