PREP AND PERSONAL: Under Armour All-American ... appeared at No. 57 in the Inside Lacrosse "Power 100 Freshmen" rankings and was the No. 15 defensive player ... named to the 2013 National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) All-America First Team ... earned four varsity letters as a four-year starting defenseman at Calvert Hall ... team captain during his senior season ... 2013 Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association (MSLCA) First Team All-State ... selected to the 2013 MSLCA Senior All-Star Game ... first team All-Metro according to the Baltimore Sun ... first team all-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) ... 2011 MIAA champion ... 2010 MIAA runner-up and 2012 MIAA semifinalist ... earned three varsity letters in football at Calvert Hall ... football team captain as a senior ... football squad was ranked No. 1 in Maryland in 2010 along with appearing in the USA Today national rankings ... 2012 all-MIAA as a linebacker ... 2012 Baltimore Sun All-Defensive Football Team ... 2012 defensive all-state football team ... starting linebacker on Calvert Hall squad that captured 2010 MIAA title ... WMAR-TV Academic Athlete of the Week (12/3/12) ... helped Calvert Hall win the 2012 MIAA title ... selected to the Under Armour Underclassman Team three times ... enrolled in Notre Dame's First Year of Studies program ... son of Carl and Lisa Epple.
Kevin Corrigan on Epple ... "Garrett is recovering from a shoulder surgery that he had at the end of last season. We hope that he'll be able to play in the fall but we're not sure yet. He certainly is a guy who was playing at a high level in high school. He is another player who is very developed and could come in and, if healthy, compete for playing time."