The 8th-ranked Men's Lacrosse team fell to Rutgers, 10-8, in their Big East Opener on Saturday at Arlotta Stadium.
Will serve as one of four team captains during his senior season ... a short-stick defensive midfielder that has been a major factor for the Irish since his freshman season ... has appeared in all 47 games during his Fighting Irish career ... three monograms ... has one goal, one assist and 26 ground balls ... brings a strong and physical presence to the field ... a quick learner ... gives the team a lot of flexibility and versatility ... has improved in transition and on offense ... a good leader.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Played in all 16 games and helped the Irish defense rank first nationally by allowing just 6.31 goals per game ... Notre Dame also boasted the nation's top man-down defense (.892) ... scored one goal and picked up eight ground balls ... tallied his first career goal in the Penn State contest ... tied a career-high total of two ground balls on three occasions ... received his third monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in all 14 games ... a key presence for an Irish defense that ranked second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game ... notched one assist and picked up six ground balls ... registered his first collegiate point with an assist in a 10-9 victory at Denver ... matched a career-high total with two ground balls in a 7-6 league win over Georgetown ... collected his second monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Took the field in all 17 games during his rookie campaign ... picked up 12 ground balls ... picked up a season-high two ground balls in a 13-6 win over St. John's ... forced two turnovers to help the Irish take down Maryland, 7-5, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship ... won 1-of-2 faceoffs during a 12-7 besting of Cornell during the NCAA semifinals ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... four-year lacrosse player at Duxbury High School ... four-time Division I state champion ... 2009 Boston Globe Massachusetts Lacrosse Player of the Year ... captained his high school team during his senior season ... 2009 Boys' Lacrosse All-Northeast Region Team honorable mention ... team MVP as a senior ... Patriot League All-Star in 2008 and 2009... named the team's most valuable midfielder as a senior ... 2009 Eastern Mass All-Star ... member of Top Gun Clams Lacrosse ... named varsity rookie of the year ... four-year football player at Duxbury ... Super Bowl champion in 2008 ... named defensive player of the year in football as a senior along with being a Patriot League all-star ... played hockey for two seasons ... Boston Globe Gold Key Scholastic Art Award in 2009 ... an honor roll student ... son of Robert and Kim Cully ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing and design major.