Awards & Honors
Inside Lacrosse Preseason Honorable Mention All-American (2005)
First Team All-Great Western Lacrosse League (2003, 2004)
Outstanding fourth-year starter in midfield has become all-around player after being predominantly an offensive threat early in his career ... preseason honorable mention All-America by Inside Lacrosse ... one of just three GWLL midfielders to earn accolades from the magazine (teammate Brian Hubschmann - who moved to attack for '04 - and Ohio State's Tom Randisi also were honorable mention) ... first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League selection in 2003 and '04 after playing attack as a rookie ... will serve as one of team's captains in 2005 ... explosive scoring threat boasts 11 multiple-goal games, including six in 10 contests in '04 ... started 34 of the 37 games in which he has played over the last three seasons ... has shown improvement in his game every year ... hard work has made him a scoring threat every time the ball is on his stick ... has developed great knack for scoring and making offensive plays ... has made great strides in defensive game to become an all-around player ... a skillful playmaker who creates scoring chances ... a confident offensive player ... aggressive and hard-nosed ... one of just four three-year monogram winners on the Irish roster.
AS A JUNIOR: Third-year starting midfielder was one of Notre Dame's most explosive offensive threats, notching multiple goals in six of 10 games in which he played ... tabbed first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League for second year in a row ... posted career-best 18 goals and six assists for career-high 29 points ... had three or more points in six of 10 games ... major part of Irish offensive unit that finished second in Division I in scoring offense (12.50 goals per game) ... also helped Irish lead GWLL and rank 14th nationally in man-up offense (.358), scoring three EMO goals ... fifth on team with 54 shots (33 on goal) for .333 shooting percentage (fourth-best on Irish) ... also collected 15 ground balls ... named Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week on March 29 after five-goal performance helped Irish upset #13 Hofstra ... matched career highs in goals and points in that contest, while taking a career-high nine shots ... had only one attempt saved by Pride goalie ... registered four points (2 G, 2 A) in season opener vs. #17 Penn State ... notched hat trick in first 17 minutes at #3 Syracuse, tying score 4-4 with final goal ... added an assist on next Irish goal ... also had hat tricks at Air Force and #17 Denver, adding an assist in the former game ... scored two second-half goals in helping Irish rally from 9-6 deficit for 14-12 victory against Pioneers ... notched team-high three points (2 G, 1 A) in season finale at #3 Maryland, including scoring with 1:23 remaining to give Irish an 8-7 lead (ND would lose 9-8 in double overtime) ... contributed goal and assist in second quarter against the Terps to help Notre Dame build 3-1 halftime lead ... had one assist vs. #9 North Carolina ... had season-high three ground balls against Orangemen and #17 Ohio State ... collected two vs. Nittany Lions, Tar Heels, and Falcons.
AS A SOPHOMORE: A first-team all-Great Western Lacrosse League honoree ... played in all 14 contests and earned 12 starting appearances ... did not start vs. Butler and Air Force ... fifth-leading scorer on the team with 13 goals and five assists ... provided assist on Matt Howell's second goal in giving Irish a 2-0 lead in 14-5 win over Pennsylvania ... also provided an assist on Howell's man-up third-period goal that gave the Irish the lead for good (4-3) at the 12:44 mark ... added a first-period assist on Howell's goal at 9:41 to tie the score at 2-2 in loss to Virginia ... netted his first goal of the season in 9-8 loss to Loyola ... scored an unassisted goal at 6:37 of the third period in 9-8 loss to Hofstra ... his third-period goal off an assist from Kyle Frigon at the 11:36 mark of the contest broke a 4-4 tie ... scored an unassisted goal at 12:19 of the third period and added one ground ball in 11-5 loss to Ohio State ... picked up one assist and two ground balls in a win over Butler ... scored a career-high five goals on assists from four different Irish players in 13-4 win over Air Force ... his first goal of the game tied the score at 2-2 with 10:04 remaining in the second period ... tallied an unassisted first-period goal and scored from an Owen Mulford assist with 11:30 remaining in the fourth period, while also picking up four ground balls against Fairfield ... credited with a goal and an assist in win over Harvard and was one of four goal scorers in loss to Maryland ... collected a career-high five ground balls versus Crimson ... finished with 23 ground balls.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of three freshmen who played in all 13 games ... earned starts in 12 ... fifth-leading scorer on Irish, as he scored nine goals and dished off 10 assists (second-best on the team) ... the only game he did not start was the season opener against Penn State ... earned first career start against Pennsylvania ... had first career points against Rutgers, as he netted two goals and dished off two assists ... had assists on the first two Notre Dame goals in the game and then scored two unassisted goals ... his first career goal came at the 4:03 mark of the first quarter, as he put the Irish up 4-0 in the contest ... followed that performance with a two-goal outing in 7-5 loss at #4 Virginia ... registered a goal and two assists against Denver in Notre Dame's 15-8 victory ... tallied a goal and dished off an assist against Air Force ... netted score in fourth straight game against Butler, in addition to dishing off two assists ... his unassisted score at 6:55 of the first period put the Irish up 3-1 against the Bulldogs ... added assists on scores by Travis Wells and Matt Malakoff ... also assisted on Wells' first-period score against Army that put Notre Dame up 2-0 ... had the assist on Matt Howell's man-up goal with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter in eventual 11-10 loss to Fairfield ... produced a two-goal effort against Harvard in 7-6 overtime loss ... scored both of his unassisted goals in the fourth quarter, as he put the Irish up 4-3 with 13:57 remaining and then gave Notre Dame a 6-5 advantage with 43.6 seconds left ... assisted on Owen Asplundh's third-period score that broke a 3-3 deadlock at the 5:32 mark of the quarter ... collected eight ground balls.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Finished his career as the Hun School's career scoring leader (262 points) ... two-time Bianchi Division Player of the Year in lacrosse ... garnered Trenton Times Player of the Year honors in his senior season after finishing the season with 102 points ... member of team which claimed Prep A state championship in 1998 ... earned all-state honors as a junior and senior ... in addition to earning four letters in lacrosse, was a three-year letterwinner in basketball ... as a senior, served as captain of both the lacrosse and basketball teams ... named to all-state team in basketball following his senior season ... brother, Chris, is a freshman goaltender for the Lafayette College lacrosse team ... born Aug. 3, 1983 ... named to Dean's List in fall 2004 semester ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
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