The Fighting Irish men's lacrosse team defeated Maryland, 7-5 in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 22 in Princeton, N.J.
2011 MLL Draft Pick - Hamilton - Third Round (13th Overall Selection)
Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American (Third Team - 2011)
All-BIG EAST Preaseason Team (2011)
Team Captain (2011)
USILA Honorable Mention- All-American (2010)
All-BIG EAST Second Team (2010)
Will serve as a team captain during his senior campaign ... an Inside Lacrosse preseason All-American and preseason all-BIG EAST honoree ... picked by the Hamilton Nationals in the third round (13th overall selection) of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse draft ... received All-America and all-BIG EAST honors during his junior season ... has played in 48 games during his career ... a three-time monogram recipient ... has notched 48 points on 36 goals and 12 assists ... 127 ground balls ... figures to be a part of a solid first midfield unit ... one of the top ground ball guys on the team ... good athlete that has the ability to help the Irish in a variety of ways ... a two-way midfielder ... arguably the best one-on-one defender on the team at the midfield position ... will look to become more consistent on the offensive end of the field.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 17 games ... posted career-high numbers in goals (22) and assists (6) ... also picked up a career-best 49 ground balls, which was the third highest total on the team ... opened the season scoring one goal and scooping two ground balls during the 11-7 win over Duke ... picked up a season-high six ground balls to help the Irish take down Penn State 12-8 ... registered three goals and one assist, in addition to matching a season-high total with six ground balls, in an 11-9 triumph of Loyola ... posted one goal against Drexel ... scored two goals and assisted on another against Fairfield ... netted a goal in a 14-7 win over Denver ... scored three goals, including the game winner in overtime, and picked up five ground balls in a 7-6 triumph of Ohio State ... had two goals versus against Rutgers ... posted a goal against Villanova ... registered an assist in the 11-3 win over Providence ... scored a goal and picked up four ground balls in a 13-6 win over St. John's ... scored a career-high five goals in an 8-5 win at Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... tallied a goal in a 7-5 besting of Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship ... registered an assist in a 12-7 victory over Cornell in the NCAA semifinals ... posted a goal and two assists in a 6-5 overtime setback to Duke in the national title game.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 16 games ... scored a career-high 12 goals and matched a career-high with three assists for a career-best 15 points ... his 44 ground balls were a career-high total and ranked fourth among all Notre Dame players ... collected three or more ground balls on 10 occasions ... scored two goals and picked up three ground balls in a 10-9 season-opening win over Loyola ... had a goal in a 13-8 win at Penn State ... assisted on a goal and picked up four ground balls in a 19-7 victory over Dartmouth ... netted first career hat trick in a 13-7 win over Vermont ... notched an assist and picked up a career-high eight ground balls in an 11-6 win over Bellarmine ... deposited three goals in a 10-4 win over Air Force ... registered a goal and an assist in a 10-8 triumph at Denver ... scored two goals in a 16-7 victory over Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL Tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN: A significant contributor to the Irish during his freshman season as he played in 15 games ... registered five points on two goals and three assists ... picked up 34 ground balls, a total that ranked sixth on the team ... scored his first goal of the season in a 19-7 win over Dartmouth ... dished out an assist in a 9-8 setback to Denver ... assisted on a goal and picked up a season-high seven ground balls in a 16-6 victory over Quinnipiac ... deposited a goal in a 14-7 win at Lehigh ... notched an assist in a 13-5 triumph of Air Force ... scooped up six ground balls in a 17-12 victory over Ohio State and in a 10-6 win against Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the GWLL tournament.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated in 2006 from Westminster School ... completed a post-graduate year in 2006-07 ... a 2006 All-America selection ... tallied 56 points during his senior season ... named team MVP of his prep squad ... received Team Hubby Ground Ball Award ... won the Brian Bruyette Award as Westminster's top athlete ... was a 2006 Western all-star in soccer along with being all-league in 2005 and 2006 ... named second-team all-league in ice hockey for the 2006-07 campaign ... son of Virginia and Tom Earl ... brother played ice hockey at Yale ... father played college hockey at Colgate ... has three siblings ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management entrepreneurship major ... has a 3.039 cumulative GPA.