The Men's Lacrosse team took on Penn State on February 26th at Arlotta Stadium.
A short-stick defensive midfielder ... appeared in 37 career games ... two monograms ... one assist and 56 ground balls ... battled through injuries during his first two seasons.
AS A SENIOR (2012): Played in all 16 games ... picked up a career-high 32 ground balls ... key part of an Irish defensive unit that ranked first nationally by allowing just 6.31 goals per game ... Notre Dame also boasted the nation's top man-down defense (0.892) ... collected a career-best six ground balls in BIG EAST wins over St. John's and Georgetown ... received his second monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2011): Played in all 14 games ... notched one assist ... picked up 22 ground balls ... helped the Notre Dame defense rank second nationally by surrendering just 6.57 goals per game ... recorded his first career point with an assist in an 11-7 win over Drexel ... scooped up three ground balls in three games (Penn State, Providence, Duke) ... earned his first monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in two games ... went 1-for-5 in faceoffs ... saw his first action of the season during an 11-3 victory over Providence ... also played in a 13-6 win at St. John's.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Played in five games ... collected two ground balls ... made Irish debut in a 19-7 win over Dartmouth ... picked up two ground balls against the Big Green ... also saw time in wins over Denver, Quinnipiac, St. John's and Ohio State.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A two-time all-state selection in lacrosse at New Milford High School ... has earned four varsity letters ... four-time all-conference, three-time team MVP and two-time team captain ... one conference championship ... is the all-time leading scorer at New Milford with 235 goals ... also has 108 assists for 343 total points ... holds the New Milford record for single-season scoring as he tallied 71 goals and 44 assists in 2007 ... has experience at the faceoff circle ... played in the Connecticut Super Juniors all-star game and the Connecticut all-star game in 2006 ... attended a post-graduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., where he was named MVP ... named midfielder of the year of the New England Prep School 2008 season ... younger brother, Phil, plays lacrosse at Loyola ... is the son of Phil and Janice Dobson ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2012 with a finance degree ... finished with a 3.055 cumulative GPA.