Expected to be in the mix for Irish at attack for the fourth year in a row ... versatile player has filled different roles throughout his career and could contribute in a variety of spots in final season ... cerebral player with good skills who knows his abilities well ... a heady player with a good knowledge and sense of the game ... a good decision-maker on the field ... has improved all areas of his game and his overall consistency ... switched from jersey No. 30 to No. 15 prior to junior season ... one of just four three-year monogram winners on the Irish roster.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in nine games as a reserve attackman ... scored goals against Dartmouth, Air Force, #17 Denver, and #3 Maryland, tallying on only shot of contest in the two league games ... scored late in first quarter for what would prove to be the game winner vs. Big Green, putting ND up 4-0 for first goal in nearly two years ... also scored late in opening period against Falcons, putting Irish up 4-1 ... stopped Pioneer string of four straight goals with second-period tally to cut DU advantage to 6-5 ... matched career high with three ground balls against Dartmouth ... also had one vs. Falcons and Terps ... took three shots against Butler and was called for a slashing penalty ... took season-high six shots and was called for offsides at #3 Maryland, also scoring the game's first goal ... did not play at #3 Syracuse, vs. #9 North Carolina, or vs. #17 Ohio State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in eight contests and dished off assists against Air Force and Denver ... made his first appearance of the 2003 season against Pennsylvania ... collected one ground ball in Hartford win and two in the victory over Denver ... picked up one ground ball in the loss to Ohio State ... picked up two ground balls in a victory over Butler ... collected one ground ball against both Air Force and Fairfield ... finished with six ground balls.
AS A FRESHMAN: Was one of three freshmen to play in all 13 games ... earned five starts during the 2002 campaign, in addition to scoring four goals and dishing off eight assists ... tallied goal in season-opening 10-9 loss to Penn State ... earned first career start in the second game of the season versus Pennsylvania ... dished off first career assist on Dan Berger's first-quarter goal against the Quakers ... one of seven goal scorers in 11-6 win over Rutgers, as he tallied the game's opening goal off an assist from Brian Giordano ... assisted on Giordano's fourth-quarter goal versus #4 Virginia, which tied the game at 5-5 with 3:24 remaining in the contest ... assisted on the second of John Flandina's three goals in 15-8 win at Denver ... one of six goal scorers in Notre Dame's 9-3 win over Air Force ... dished off career-high two assists in 12-8 win over Butler ... assisted on Kyle Frigon's fourth-quarter goal in 11-10 loss to Fairfield ... provided the assist on Devin Ryan's score that tied the game at 5-5 with 5.5 seconds remaining in the third quarter ... had a goal and an assist in the fourth quarter of 7-5 Irish win over Ohio State ... collected 17 ground balls.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: One of six players from Suffolk County to earn All-America honors in his senior season ... completed his career at Bay Shore as the school's leading scorer, with 215 points ... tallied 91 points in final prep season after finishing with 76 and 48 in his junior and sophomore seasons, respectively ... two-time all-city and all-conference selection ... earned three letters in both lacrosse and golf ... captained lacrosse team in final season and was named MVP ... member of Long Island Empire State Games team ... member of golf team during his junior year, helping to claim the regional championship ... sister Melissa was a member of cross country and track teams at Duke ... father Stan ran track at CW Post ... National Honor Society member ... born April 19, 1983 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a political science major.
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