Heads into season as starting attackman for third consecutive year ... ranked ninth in nation in points per game (3.78) and eighth in assists per game (2.11) in 2003 ... hopes to avoid injuries that caused him to miss portions of each of last two campaigns ... is poised for an outstanding season ... good shooter who is dangerous in unsettled situations ... has great natural instinct for the game and is always looking to score ... a consistent offensive threat every time he touches the ball ... has great game savvy ... fell one shy of the Irish single-game record by registering six assists vs. Hartford in 2003 ... sixth Huntington High School graduate to play lacrosse at Notre Dame ... switched from No. 13 jersey to No. 1 for senior season ... current number was formerly sported by Irish career saves leader Rob Simpson (`85).
AS A JUNIOR: Played in nine games and earned eight starts in those contests ... despite missing five games, finished tied for second in scoring with 15 goals and 19 assists (34 points) ... started the first seven games of the season before missing the next five contests (Denver, Ohio State, Butler, Air Force and Fairfield) after undergoing an appendectomy ... earned his ninth started in the season finale versus Maryland ... returned to the lineup for the final two games of the season against Harvard and Maryland ... scored two goals against the Crimson in 16-11 victory and then was one of four goal scorers in 10-4 loss to Terrapins ... dished off a career-high five assists and scored one goal in Notre Dame's 10-9 win over Penn State ... three of his assists were on goals by Matt Karweck, with the final coming with 8:58 remaining in the contest which gave Notre Dame a 10-7 advantage ... tallied lone goal of the game at the 11:11 mark of the second quarter ... scored a career-high four goals and dished off an assist in the 10-8 Irish win over North Carolina ... gave Notre Dame lead it would not relinquish on a third-period goal at the 12:44 mark off an assist from Brian Giordano ... scored his second goal of the game just over three minutes later to extend the Notre Dame lead to 5-3 ... netted his third and fourth goals of the contest in the fourth quarter ... tallied Notre Dame's ninth goal of the game off an Owen Mulford assist with 6:41 to play in the contest ... netted three goals and dished off two assists against Pennsylvania in 14-5 win ... scored Notre Dame's first two goals of the game to give Irish a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the contest and then netted final goal off an assist from Brian Hubschmann at the 10:45 mark of the third quarter as Irish took an 8-4 lead ... copped Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week honors for his performance against Penn State in the season opener ... tallied one assist and scored two goals, including one from a Brian Giordano assist that tied the score at 2-2 at 9:41 in the first period of the loss to Virginia ... tallied three points on a goal and two third-period assists, while also picking up three ground balls, in loss to Loyola ... scored a man-up goal, the first of the game, and twice assisted on goals by Dan Berger in the 9-8 loss to Hofstra ... registered a career-high six assists in 17-3 win over Hartford ... collected 18 ground balls.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in just three games because of injury and earned two starts in those contests ... scored four goals and dished off an assist ... made first career start in the season opener against Penn State, recording the first multiple-goal game of his career in netting three scores in 10-9 overtime loss ... two of the three goals he scored were assisted by John Flandina ... had a goal in each of the first two periods and then netted his third score of the game with 4:11 remaining in regulation that pulled the Irish to within 9-8 in the contest ... missed the next nine contests and did not play again until coming off the bench against Fairfield ... had a goal and collected three ground balls against the Stags ... his first-period man-up goal off a Brian Giordano assist with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter gave the Irish a 3-2 advantage ... earned second career start in the Harvard game.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in eight games during his rookie season and scored one goal ... tallied first collegiate goal in 16-6 win over Denver ... netted an unassisted goal in the final 2:21 of the contest ... saw first collegiate action in the third game of the season against Rutgers.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned three letters in lacrosse, one in basketball and two in football ... named to all-conference lacrosse squad three consecutive years ... earned prep All-America honors in 2000 ... served as lacrosse team captain senior year ... set Huntington High School record for career points scored (232) ... helped football team to three conference championships his last three years ... father Jay played lacrosse and football at Gettysburg ... member of National Honor Society ... born June 4, 1982 ... named to Dean's List in fall 2001 semester ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
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