Part of a trio of starting defensemen back for the Irish in 2004 ... helped Irish rank second nationally in team ground balls (44.7/game) ... was fourth on team, collecting 37 ... All-America candidate ... outstanding athlete who has become a solid defenseman ... possesses good on-ball skills ... has a knack for picking up loose balls ... may be ready to become more versatile this season ... very fast player who can defend a variety of people ... brings toughness and athleticism to defensive end of the field ... has improved as much as any player on the Irish team ... sports No. 7 jersey formerly worn by All-Americans Randy Colley (`95, Irish career scoring leader) and David Ulrich (`01, Irish career assists leader) ... wore jersey No. 29 in first collegiate season ... played on same high school team as current Irish senior Owen Mulford, bringing all-time total Loyola Blakefield alums playing for the Irish to six.
AS A JUNIOR: Started first 10 games before sitting out the final four contests due to an injury ... helped Irish rank second nationally in team ground balls (44.7/game) ... was fourth on team, collecting 37 ... collected a career-high 11 ground balls against Penn State and finished with six ground balls in win over Pennsylvania ... picked up three ground balls against Virginia and one against Loyola ... added five ground balls in 17-3 win over Hartford ... collected three ground balls against Denver and two more against Ohio State ... picked up one ground ball in win over Butler.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 13 games and earned one start, while also collecting 17 ground balls ... earned first career start against Army ... collected a career-high five ground balls versus the Cadets ... credited with two ground balls in the Rutgers, Loyola, Fairfield, and Harvard contests.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in five games and collected two ground balls ... saw action in his first collegiate game against Ohio State.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time letterwinner for Loyola Blakefield in lacrosse ... did not begin playing organized lacrosse until his junior year in high school ... went to same high school as current Irish teammate Owen Mulford, as well as former teammates All-American A.J. Wright (`02) and Nick Antol (`03) ... played quarterback on his way to earning three letters in football ... captained his football team as a senior, earning MVP honors ... earned one letter in basketball ... member of National Honor Society ... father Michael played football for Notre Dame and graduated in 1973 ... father was the starting tight end for the Irish from 1970-72 and was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1972 ... born Aug. 12, 1982 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
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