Serving as a co-captain on this year's squad along with classmate Drew Peters ... an aggressive player has become one of the top defensemen in the country ... preseason third-team All-America selection by Inside Lacrosse magazine after being a first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League pick in 2004 and 2005 ... was named the league's 2005 defensive player of the year ... earned second-team all-conference accolades in 2003, when he ranked 34th nationally, including second among freshmen, in ground balls per game (4.36) ... expected to be the top defenseman in the GWLL, as the league's lone representative on the Inside Lacrosse preseason All-America lists at the position ... helped Irish rank second in the nation in team ground balls (44.7/game) in '03 and became first defenseman and second freshman in Irish history to lead team in ground balls (61, ND freshman record) ... capable of doing everything on the defensive end of the field ... smart and tough player who is tenacious ... wants to be a great player ... athletic and talented ... possesses good size, but also has great range ... has good instincts for the game ... adept at hounding the ball ... versatile player can defend against multiple types of attackmen ... part of a trio of Malvern Prep graduates on the Irish, along with junior Bill Liva and sophomore Sean Dougherty ... earned monograms in first three seasons.
AS A JUNIOR: Earned STX/USILA Honorable mention All-America honors ... also was named to all-GWLL first team for the second straight season and received the league's defensive player of the year award ... started all 10 games in which he played ... collected 37 groundballs, which was the second-best total on the squad ... one of top performances came in 9-7 win over #10 North Carolina as he held first-team All-American Jed Prossner (who had six goals vs. Notre Dame in `04) to just one goal, one assist, and four turnovers ...tied for second on the team with four penalties for 2.30 ... picked up a season-high six groundballs in wins over #21 Penn State and #10 North Carolina ... collected five groun balls versus Butler, Denver and Fairfield ... had four ground balls at Cornell ... did not play vs. Air force when Notre Dame allowed a season-high 13 goals.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Top Irish player on defensive end of field was named to all-GWLL first team ... started every game and ranked fourth on team with 37 ground balls ... physical player led team in penalties (six for 5:30) ... important in Irish putting together top back-to-back defensive performances in school history, holding Dartmouth to three goals (10-3 win) and Air Force to just two (12-2 win) ... also key in unit that held opponent scoreless for stretch of longer than 25 minutes on four occasions: 28:47 vs. #17 Ohio State, 40:37 vs. Dartmouth, 48:14 at Air Force, and 25:42 vs. Fairfield ... contributor in Irish defensive effort that held Hofstra without a shot in first quarter (ND had 17) of 19-11 victory ... collected season-high five ground balls at #3 Syracuse ... had four ground balls vs. #17 Penn State, #16 Loyola, #13 Hofstra, Air Force, and #17 Denver ... grabbed three against #9 North Carolina, Dartmouth, and #3 Maryland.
AS A FRESHMAN: Second-team all-GWLL honoree ... played in all 14 contests and earned six starts ... scored one goal (vs. Harvard) picked up a team-leading 61 ground balls ... ranked second among Division I freshmen in ground balls ... became first defensemen and second freshman in Irish history to lead team in ground balls ... helped Notre Dame rank second in nation in team ground balls (44.7/game) ... made first career start against Hartford ... had season-high 10 ground balls vs. Fairfield ... posted eight vs. Harvard and six against Virginia.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-sport standout at Malvern Prep ... an All-America selection ... captained lacrosse team to the conference championship in 2002 ... team captain of both lacrosse and football teams during his senior year, in which both squads were nationally ranked ... enjoyed a stellar football career ... nominee for Maxwell Award ... earned Inter-AC Player-of-the-Year honors in '01 ... helped football team win three straight conference titles ... intercepted nine passes in 10 games, which led state during his senior year ... selected team MVP and was an all-conference and all-city selection ... given name is Dan ... father Dan played football at Villanova and for the Philadelphia Eagles, while uncle Bernie was a three-sport athlete at Dickinson ... cousin Greg Ambrogi plays football at the University of Pennsylvania ... member of National Honor Society ... played on same team as current Irish teammates Bill Liva and Sean Dougherty ... born March 26, 1984 ... carries a 3.254 cumulative grade-point average ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
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