Second-year starting midfielder will again fulfill leadership role after serving as a team captain in 2003 ... helped Irish rank second nationally in team ground balls (44.7/game) ... was tied for third on team, collecting 38 ... experienced player has seen field in 42 of 43 games since arriving at Notre Dame ... two-way workhorse who makes things happen ... solid all-around player with no glaring weakness ... has the ability to make others around him better ... has continued to improve all facets of his offensive and defensive game ... ballhandling and ability to get ball off the ground among many strengths ... a smart, crafty player ... aggressive and tough ... has a real passion for the game ... team leader who has the respect of his teammates ... one of just three current Irish players with three monograms ... was first junior to serve as an Irish captain since Alex Cade and Jimmy Keenan in 1997 ... wore jersey No. 36 in first collegiate season.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 14 contests and earned eight starting appearances ... helped Irish rank second nationally in team ground balls (44.7/game) ... was tied for third on team, collecting 38 ... scored a career-high eight goals and dished off one assist during the season ... earned his first-ever collegiate start in the season opener at Penn State ... was in the starting lineup for Notre Dame's first six games, but was not a starter again until the Butler game ... scored his first goal of the season against Pennsylvania, which came off an assist from Pat Walsh and gave the Irish a 6-4 advantage in the third period ... collected four ground balls against the Quakers ... picked up four ground balls against Virginia and one against Loyola ... added one ground ball in 9-8 loss to Hofstra ... posted one goal, one assist and a team-high seven ground balls in 17-3 win over Hartford ... his lone goal against Denver with 10:06 remaining in the contest broke a 7-7 tie in eventual 9-8 win ... picked up one ground ball in loss to Ohio State ... collected three ground balls in a win over Butler ... picked up three ground balls and fired four shots in 13-4 win over Air Force ... scored an unassisted goal at 0:34 remaining in the first period in the victory against Fairfield ... tallied a career-high three goals in 16-11 win against Harvard, in addition to collecting four ground balls ... also had four ground balls against Maryland.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 13 games and netted six goals ... scored his first goal of the season and collected a career-high four ground balls against Rutgers ... his first-period goal against the Scarlet Knights off a Dan Berger assist gave the Irish a 5-0 advantage in the contest ... also collected four ground balls in the Loyola contest ... registered the first multiple-goal game of his career, as he scored two goals in Notre Dame's 15-8 victory over Denver ... his first goal came off an assist from John Flandina in the first quarter ... netted his second goal of the game in the fourth quarter, assisted by Chris Richez ... tallied his fourth goal of the season in 12-8 win at Butler, as his score off an assist from Matt Malakoff gave the Irish a 10-6 advantage with 9:42 remaining in the third period ... in addition to the goal, he was credited with four ground balls ... collected three ground balls against Army and Harvard ... lone multiple-goal scorer in season finale against Ohio State, as he netted two unassisted goals for the second time in '02 ... scored his first goal with 9:53 remaining in the first quarter to give the Irish a 2-1 advanatage and then put Notre Dame up 3-2 in the game with the first score of the second quarter, with 10:34 remaining ... also collected four ground balls against the Buckeyes.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 15 games in 2001 ... played in all three NCAA tournament games vs. Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, and Bucknell ... scored one goal and collected seven ground balls ... tallied first collegiate goal in Notre Dame's 13-2 win over Air Force when he netted the game's final score with 1:30 remaining in the contest.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-time letterwinner in lacrosse at DeMatha Catholic High School ... named to all-conference squad in final two seasons ... participated in Maryland senior all-star game ... team captain as a senior ... won one letter in wrestling ... captain of Scuba Squad during his freshman year ... graduated from the same high school as former Notre Dame basketball standout Adrian Dantley and former football players John Owens and Ryan Gillis ... father Stephen played collegiate lacrosse at Washington College and was a two-time captain of the team ... born March 10, 1982 ... named to Dean's List in spring 2002 semester ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.
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