Reserve goalie's main task will be to provide the Irish with a solid presence in practice ... provides good depth at goal ... a natural leader who will continue to develop his skills ... has good hands and stops the ball extremely well ... earned spot on Notre Dame football team in 2003 as a walk-on long snapper, wearing jersey No. 53 ... also played during the 2004 season ... part of trio of former Chaminade High School players on the Irish, along with fellow senior James Severin and freshman Regis McDermott ... All-American Jimmy Keenan (`98) and career ground balls leader Billy Ahmuty (`94) are among five former Irish players from Chaminade.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in one game as he played behind Joey Kemp and Stewart Crosland ... his lone game action came in a 22-6 victory over Butler, where he played 10:32 ... made five saves, while allowing two goals.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Served as reserve goalie behind Stewart Crosland ... made collegiate debut against Fairfield, playing final 3:08 ... gave up a goal on the only shot he faced.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see action during the 2003 campaign.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned two letters in lacrosse and two letters in football at Chaminade High School ... in 13 games during his season year, registered a .690 save percentage and made 109 saves ... posted a 3.9 goals-against average and collected 31 ground balls ... made 165 saves in 15 games during his junior year with a .670 save percentage and 4.5 goals ... helped team win three conference championships ... MVP of Catholic High School Athletic Association championship game in '02 ... all-conference honoree in both lacrosse and football ... totaled 70 tackles and 10 sacks during his junior and senior seasons on the gridiron ... member of National Honor Society ... played on same high school team as teammate James Severin ... born Aug. 23, 1984 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as a psychology and sociology double major.
Hickey's Career Statistics