Fighting Irish aiming to continue their consistent run of excellence with a seventh consecutive NCAA postseason berth.
Gives the Irish valuable depth at either the long-pole or short-stick defensive midfielder positions ... aiming to be in the short-stick rotation this season ... has played in one career game ... a smart and athletic player ... understands what the team is trying to accomplish at the defensive end of the field ... one of four Georgetown Prep alums on Notre Dame's roster.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Played in one game ... made his Fighting Irish debut in a 9-1 triumph of Providence.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Did not see game action during his rookie campaign.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A two-sport athlete at Georgetown Prep ... earned four letters in lacrosse and three in football ... helped Georgetown Prep to three conference (IAC) titles in lacrosse ... team achieved national rating all four years of his playing career ... member of the Maryland Free State team ... ranked as the 28th best incoming midfielder, and 91st overall prospect, by Inside Lacrosse ... played safety and wide receiver in football ... named all-league (MIAA), all-county and honorable mention all-state in football ... recorded seven interceptions in nine games during senior year ... son of Steve and Carin Collins ... father played football at the University of Delaware ... has three siblings ... enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.