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    Matt Karweck

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Penn Yan, NY

    High School:
    Penn Yan Academy

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 181

    Position:
    Midfield

    Birthdate:
    11/16/1983


    Excellent offensive midfielder figures to be a significant contributor in Irish midfield for fourth consecutive season ... earned all-Great Western Lacrosse League second-team honors in 2005 ... a good offensive midfielder that can play both inside and outside ... has increased his shooting range to make him a more effective up-top dodger ... will be counted on to be a consistent performer this season ... developing field game to go with ever-improving offensive skills ... versatile player who has solid all-around skills ... has played some attack for the Irish ... displays a good knowledge of the game and is extremely tough mentally ... played a good deal of attack in prep days ... one of team's top academic performers carries 3.39 cumulative grade-point average ... sports No. 17 jersey worn by former All-American Steve Bishko ('01) ... earned monograms in first three seasons.

    AS A JUNIOR: Named to all-Great Western Lacrosse League second team ... started all 11 contests beginning the year at attack but moving back into the midfield for the final three games ... third-leading scorer on the team with 26 points on 13 goals and 13 assists ... averaged 2.36 points per game ... the assist total was the second-most on the team ... ranked third in the GWLL in 2005 in both assists per game (1.18) and man-up goals per game (0.45) ... collected 22 ground balls ... co-leader on the team with five man-up goals to help the Irish rank fourth in Division I in man-up offense (.436) ... also helped the Irish finish fourth in the nation in scoring offense (11.91) ... had three multiple-goal games, including a career-best five-goal performance versus Butler to help the Irish to their biggest offensive output of the season (22 goals) ... connected on five of six shots in the contest ... also collected three assists in the match versus the Bulldogs to establish a personal high and team season-high for points in a single game with eight (just one shy of Notre Dame record) ... that total was also a season-high for the GWLL ... notched three goals and one assist in the season-opening win (14-6) at #21 Penn State ... tallied three more goals and an assist in a 12-11 loss at #20 Fairfield ... racked up a career-high five ground balls to go along with one assist in a 9-8 double-overtime victory over #13 Hofstra ... scored a goal in an 11-7 win at Villanova and in a 9-6 loss to Denver ... recorded back-to-back two-assist performances versus Denver and Air Force ... had another two-assist effort in a 16-5 season-ending victory at Ohio State ... also had an assist in a 10-9 loss at #19 Dartmouth.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Key reserve midfielder for Irish in 2004, mostly as a scoring threat ... third among Notre Dame middies with 15 goals to go with five assists for a total of 20 points ... played in every game, starting twice (at Butler, vs. Fairfield) ... had five multiple-goal games after registering just one as a freshman ... 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) ... collected 20 ground balls ... scored on every shot in netting career-high four goals in season opener vs. #17 Penn State ... had three goals and an assist at Butler ... matched career-high point total at #17 Denver, with a goal on his only shot, as well as his first three assists of season (after having none in first eight games) ... found the net to put ND up 10-9 at the end of the third quarter ... had a pair of goals at #3 Syracuse, including one to tie the score 5-5 and one with four seconds to go before halftime to put the Irish up 9-7 ... scored back-to-back goals to open second half against #9 North Carolina ... scored third-period goal on lone shot of contest against #13 Hofstra ... also had a goal at Air Force ... notched a man-up goal in each of the first three games of the season ... notched one assist vs. Fairfield ... had season-high four ground balls against the Pioneers ... picked up three vs. Dartmouth.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 14 contests and earned 12 starts ... was one of four freshmen who played in all 14 games during the 2003 campaign ... was in the starting lineup for the first nine games of the season, along with another rookie, Pat Walsh ... scored 10 goals and dished off six assists ... netted first Irish goal of the 2003 campaign in Notre Dame's 10-9 win over Pennsylvania ... registered his first career hat trick in 14-5 win over Pennsylvania ... scored his goals in the first, second, and fourth quarters ... collected four ground balls against the Quakers ... scored an unassisted third-quarter goal that gave Notre Dame a 6-3 advantage with 8:58 to play in the contest ... scored an unassisted fourth-period goal in loss to Virginia ... picked up two ground balls in 9-8 loss to Loyola ... assisted on a Dan Berger goal that gave the Irish an 8-7 lead at 6:07 of the third period of the Hofstra game ... scored one goal in 17-3 Hofstra win ... tallied his eighth goal of the season in win over Denver, as his man-up score off an assist from Walsh broke a 6-6 tie with 10:43 remaining in the contest ... gave Notre Dame a 2-1 lead at 7:27 remaining in the first period by scoring a goal from a Walsh assist against Ohio State ... added one ground ball in the Ohio State defeat ... picked up two ground balls and added one assist in a win over Butler ... assisted on a goal by Travis Wells and also scored an unassisted goal at 4:23 remaining in the second period to give the Irish a 3-2 lead in the win over Air Force ... scored the first goal of the game one minute into the Fairfield contest ... also assisted on Kyle Frigon's goal at 13:59 remaining in the fourth period ... assisted on Matt Howell's first goal of the game in 16-11 victory over Harvard ... collected 26 ground balls.

    PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner at Penn Yan Academy ... led his team to the Section V Class C championship four straight seasons, as well as the state championship in 2001 ... also earned varsity letter in football ... served as team captain of both the lacrosse and football teams ... a participant in the North/South All Star Game ... member of National Honor Society and also the Foreign Language Honor Society ... born Nov. 16, 1983 ... carries 3.39 cumulative GPA ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as a psychology major.

    Karweck's Career Statistics

    YearGP/GSGAPts.GB
    200314/121061626
    200412/21552020
    200511/1113132622
    Totals37/2538246268
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