Versatile player who really came into his own as a player ... top returning scorer from a year ago ... popular player among teammates, he was named one of four captains along with Chad DeBolt, Devin Ryan and John Flandina for the upcoming 2002 campaign ... proved to be a key goal scorer for the Irish in big games ... veteran midfielder has gained quality playing time each of the past two season ... difficult to quantify what he does on the field ... has worked to become a better defensive player ... is an all-around threat offensively ... plays and moves well without the ball ... good dodger around the goal area ... handles the ball well under pressure ... will be counted on to be one of the team?s top goal scorers this season ... named to the Honorable Mention All-America Team by Face-Off Yearbook.
AS A JUNIOR: Second team all-Great Western Lacrosse League at midfield ... leading scorer among midfield players in 2001 ... fourth-leading scorer on the team this season with career bests of 20 goals, seven assists and 20 ground balls ... one of six players who started all 16 games ... contributed two goals and an assist in NCAA quarterfinal game against Johns Hopkins ... assisted on Tom Glatzel?s third goal with 50 seconds remaining in the first half to extend the Irish lead to 7-5 ... scored the first of five consecutive Notre Dame goals in the last 6:29 to put the Irish ahead for good ... added another goal during that stretch ... also picked up two ground balls against the Blue Jays ... scored the first of six unanswered goals for the Irish in NCAA tournament first-round win over Bucknell ... also collected a career-high six ground balls in the contest ... had a goal and an assist against Penn State in the season opener ... tallied Notre Dame?s first goal of the season when he tied the score at 1-1 with 7:35 remaining in the first quarter ... had an assist on the second of Tom Glatzel?s four consecutive goals in the second half ... instrumental in the 11-8 Irish victory at Virginia as he scored a career-high four goals in the game ... his final goal of the game put Notre Dame up 6-5 in the contest (a lead they would not relinquish) with 8:45 remaining in the third quarter ... registered two goals in three straight games against Hofstra, Ohio State and Denver ... scored two goals and dished off two assists in 17-13 win over Army ... his second goal of the game with 27 seconds remaining in the third quarter gave the Irish a 13-12 advantage ... had a goal and an assist against Butler ... tallied three goals in 12-5 victory over Fairfield in contest that clinched Notre Dame?s third straight Great Western Lacrosse League title.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in all 14 contests after moving from attack to midfield in the offseason ... started the first two games of the season against Penn State and Pennsylvania ... scored a goal and dished off two assists in quarterfinal NCAA tournament loss to Johns Hopkins ... had eight goals and six assists (14 points) ... earned first career start in the season opener versus the Nittany Lions ... had a goal and an assist in 10-4 win over Penn State ... also had a goal and an assist in NCAA tournament first-round upset of Loyola ... his first-quarter unassisted goal with 5:48 remaining put the Irish up 5-1 in the contest ... assisted on Jon Harvey?s first-quarter goal against the Greyhounds ... dished off an assist in the Denver contest ... one of only two goal scorers for the Irish against Loyola ... had the assist on Notre Dame?s opening goal against Butler which was scored by Devin Ryan in the 12-11 victory ... had an unassisted goal in the first quarter against Villanova that put the Irish up 2-0 in eventual 17-9 win ... one of 10 goal scorers in 20-12 win over Fairfield ... scored back-to-back goals in 11-10 win at Harvard ... collected 14 ground balls.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of just two freshmen to see playing time in all 14 games in ?99 ... led Irish rookies in scoring with six goals and four assists (10 points) ... tallied his first career goal in 17-9 win over Denver ... dished off first two assists of his career in 16-2 win versus Air Force ... assisted on Chris Dusseau?s man-up goal in the second quarter against top-ranked Loyola which tied the game at 4-4 ... scored the last Notre Dame goal in 12-8 loss to Georgetown ... tallied a goal with 20 seconds remaining against Harvard ... his second-quarter goal with 3:25 remaining before intermission against Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA tournament tied the contest for the fifth time.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned seven letters in three sports at West Islip High School ... three-year letter winner in lacrosse ... also earned two letters in golf and basketball ... finished with a school-record 220 points at West Islip ... established school records for career goals (70) and career assists (150) ... also set the school record for points in a season ... played in Super Senior Lacrosse Game ... member of Long Island Lacrosse Team ... invited for a tryout on the USA National Team in the summer of 1998 ... all-state and all-city honoree in lacrosse following the ?97 and ?98 campaigns ... grandfather played football for Vince Lombardi at Fordham ... hails from same high school as Irish teammates Dave Rubano and Steve Bishko ... born Sept. 24, 1980 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in management information systems and art history.
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