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    Stewart Crosland

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bethesda, MD

    High School:
    Landon School

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 203

    Position:
    Goal

    Birthdate:
    08/21/1981


    Awards & Honors

  • Second Team All-Great Western Lacrosse League (2003)

    Veteran goalkeeper returns for a fifth year of action after being starter in cage for Irish in 2003 and '04 ... All-America candidate in `05 ... also candidate for Academic All-America honors, carrying 3.61 cumulative GPA as a management entrepreneurship and history double major ... named academic all-district by College Sports Information Directors of America in `04 ... tabbed second-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League in 2003 ... has started 27 consecutive games for Notre Dame and holds 17-12 career record ... will serve as one of team's captains in 2005 ... ranked fifth in the nation in save percentage in 2003 (.626) and 11th in '04 (.599) ... led GWLL in both save percentage and goals-against average (7.49) in '03, also ranking 11th in Division I in the latter and posting the third-best mark in program history ... ranks among top seven in Irish career record book in eight categories: third in GAA (8.09) and minutes played by a goalie (1,632:00); fourth in ground balls for a goalie (74); fifth in save percentage (.619); sixth in wins (17), saves (357), and goalie starts (29); and seventh in games played by a goalie (32) ... has held opponent scoreless for stretches of 23 minutes or more on nine occasions, including three streaks over 44 minutes ... has continued to add to skills throughout his career and is now a complete goalie ... has been a great stopper since arriving at Notre Dame ... has added ability to handle the ball and help clearing game ... also has become a leader of the defense with ability to pull unit together ... communication skills have improved ... maturity will be a boon to youthful Irish backline in 2005 ... will look to be more consistent ... has become more mentally strong as he has played ... has ability to make the big save ... possesses great understanding of responsibilities of everyone on defensive end of field ... has great hands and superior vision ... a strong outlet passer ... clears the ball extremely well ... aggressive in the goal area ... saw considerable action in 2002, starting three times ... sports No. 11 jersey worn by former All-Americans Alex Cade (`98) and Mike Adams (`01) ... six-time Dean's List honoree ... posted 3.93 GPA in fall `03 semester and 3.92 in fall `04 ... wore jersey No. 44 in first collegiate season ... one of only four three-year monogram winners on the Irish roster. AS A SENIOR: Starting Irish goalie for second consecutive season, turning in 7-5 record ... ranked fourth in the GWLL and 11th nationally with a .599 save percentage, to go along with 9.08 goals-against average against a schedule with half of the opponents ranking among the top 16 scoring teams in Division I ... earned academic all-district honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... team's wide-open style (ND was second in nation in scoring offense) hurt his numbers ... posted 5.39 GAA and .726 save percentage (26 GA, 69 saves) during Notre Dame's five-game winning streak ... had save percentages of .625 or higher in each of final six games ... on four occasions, held opponent scoreless for a stretch of longer than 25 minutes: 28:47 vs. #17 Ohio State, 40:37 vs. Dartmouth, 48:14 at Air Force, and 25:42 vs. Fairfield ... played 98.5% of the time (713:46 of possible 724:19), turning in nine complete games and posting seventh-highest minutes total ever for ND goaltender ... 161 saves are tied for seventh-highest season total ... key figure in Irish putting together top back-to-back defensive performances in school history, holding Dartmouth and Air Force to a combined five goals ... turned in top game of his career against the Big Green (who came into the game ranked seventh in the nation in scoring offense), stopping 12 of 13 shots for career-high save percentage of .923 before leaving the game with 4:18 remaining with ND up 10-1 ... saved 14 of 16 Air Force shots for .875 percentage ... made season-high 20 saves against #17 Denver (12 GA, .625) ... made 16 saves in holding #17 Penn State to seven goals in season opener (.696 percentage) ... held Nittany Lions scoreless in fourth quarter ... stopped 13 of 19 shots (.684) vs. Fairfield and 10 of 15 (.667) at Butler before leaving the games ... nearly helped Irish to biggest regular-season victory (in terms of national rankings) in school history in season finale at #3 Maryland ... held Terps (who finished sixth in nation in scoring with 11.63 average) to nine goals in 64:19, as Irish fell 9-8 in double overtime ... had 15 saves (.625) and matched career high with six ground balls ... registered seven first-quarter saves at #3 Syracuse and helped Irish to 10-7 second-half lead ... finished with 15 stops vs. the Orangemen ... made 14 saves vs. #9 North Carolina, including seven in the third quarter ... had 12 saves at #16 Loyola ... stopped 11 shots vs. #13 Hofstra and #17 Ohio State ... also picked up career-high six ground balls against Denver ... had five vs. the Big Green, four at Butler, and three at Air Force. AS A JUNIOR: Garnered second-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League honors ... started all 14 games for the Irish in goal, going 9-5 ... win total is tied for sixth-highest season mark in school history ... played 737 of a possible 840 minutes, ranking fifth in Irish record book ... finished the season with 154 saves and allowed 92 goals for a .626 save percentage (ninth in program history) and 7.49 goals-against average (third all-time) ... ranked fifth nationally in goals against average and 11th in GAA ... led GWLL in both categories ... helped Irish rank second nationally in team ground balls (44.7/game) ... was tied for third on team, collecting 38, the eight-highest season total for an Irish goalkeeper ... played entire 60 minutes in win over Penn State and finished with 15 saves, while allowing nine goals ... made 10 saves against Pennsylvania in 14-5 win ... held Quakers to just one goal in the second half ... played entire game in win over North Carolina and made 16 saves while allowing just eight goals on 42 Tar Heel shots ... earned Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week honors for his performance against North Carolina ... posted 21 saves in loss to Virginia ... made eight saves while playing all 60 minutes in 9-8 loss to Loyola ... added eight saves and three ground balls in 9-8 loss to Hofstra ... allowed only two goals in 38 minutes of action in win versus Hartford ... played first 38 minutes of the contest against Denver and gave up five goals while making four saves ... made 17 saves while allowing 11 goals in 60 minutes against Ohio State ... had nine saves while allowing only one goal in 49 minutes against Butler ... made 10 saves while allowing three goals in 51 minutes in 13-4 win over Air Force ... played 47 minutes and made four saves while allowing only two goals against Fairfield ... registered seven saves in win over Harvard while allowing four goals in 38 minutes ... posted 19 saves in loss to Maryland in 59 minutes. AS A SOPHOMORE: After not seeing action during his freshman season, earned three starts during 2002 and played in six contests overall ... played 181:14 while registering a 6.62 goals-against average and .677 save percentage ... allowed 20 goals and made 42 saves ... the season opener against Penn State marked his first start and first appearance in an Irish uniform ... played the entire 61:29 of contest, as he made 18 saves in 10-9 overtime loss ... also started the second game of the season at Pennsylvania and played the first 30 minutes of the contest, as he gave up five goals and made five saves in eventual 7-6 loss ... following the Pennsylvania game, did not play in the Virginia, Loyola, Hofstra, and Denver contests ... played the final five minutes of Notre Dame's 9-3 win at Air Force and made one save and allowed one goal ... did not see action in Notre Dame's 12-8 win at Butler, but played the entire fourth quarter against Army and did not allow a goal while making one save ... played the final 8:45 in 11-10 loss to Fairfield and allowed one goal and had one save ... started the season finale against Ohio State and allowed just three goals and made 16 saves in 7-3 Irish victory, as he held the Buckeyes scoreless in the final 37:17 of the contest ... 12 of his 16 saves came in the first half ... collected five ground balls during the season. AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see action as rookie backup to All-American Kirk Howell. PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Registered over 300 saves in two seasons as starting goalkeeper for Landon School ... was 37-2 as a starter ... 4.00 goals-against average over those two seasons ... member of a nationally-ranked prep team for three years ... 1999 team was ranked No. 1 by Lacrosse Magazine ... served as team captain in 2000 ... named team MVP ... earned all-conference and all-city honors ... three-time letterwinner in both lacrosse and football ... attended same high school as former Irish lacrosse players Burke Hayes and All-America goalie Alex Cade ... sister Mallory played golf at Vanderbilt ... born Aug. 21, 1981 ... a three-year member of Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council, for which he served on the community service subcommittee ... carries 3.61 cumulative GPA ... named to Dean's List six times, including three in a row (along with fall `00, `01, and `02) ... posted 3.750 GPA in first collegiate semester, 3.926 GPA in fall `03, and 3.917 in fall `04 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management entrepreneurship and history double major.

    Crosland's Career Statistics

    Year GP/GS GA Saves Pct. Time GAA
    2001 DNP
    2002 6/3 20 42 .677 181:14 6.62
    2003 14/14 92 154 .626 737:00 7.49
    2004 12/12 108 161 .599 713:46 9.08
    Totals 32/29 220 357 .619 1,632:00 8.09

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