Will be part of the faceoff mix for Irish again in 2005 after splitting that role with Craig Bishko last season ... a strong defensive player ... handles ball well on the offensive end of the field ... scored two goals in '04 ... has shown steady improvement throughout his career ... first Bergen Catholic graduate ever to play lacrosse at Notre Dame ... switched from jersey No. 14 to No. 19 prior to junior season ... earned monograms in 2003 and `04.
AS A JUNIOR: Split faceoff duties with Steve Bishko in 2004, winning 47 of 127 (.370) after having taken only 52 in first two collegiate seasons ... posted career highs in attempts (24) and faceoffs won (10) at #3 Syracuse ... won 7-13 (.538) draws against #9 North Carolina, picking up a career-high five ground balls ... scored goals on both of his shots ... in second quarter against #13 Hofstra, won faceoff, picked up ground ball, and scored first collegiate goal ... did the same thing at #17 Denver in the fourth quarter to give Irish the lead for good, 11-10 ... won 4-7 (.529) faceoffs at Butler ... finished 6-13 (.462) in draws against the Pride and 4-9 (.444) at #3 Maryland ... had three ground balls vs. Greyhounds, Orangemen, and Terrapins ... won 2-4 (.500) faceoffs in season opener against #17 Penn State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 10 games and shared faceoff duties for the Irish in 2003 ... won 27-52 faceoffs he took for a .519 percentage ... made his first appearance of the season against Pennsylvania ... was 2-2 in faceoff attempts against the Quakers ... won 7-11 faceoff attempts in loss to Virginia ... won 6-7 faceoffs and added three ground balls in loss to Hofstra ... collected four ground balls while also winning 6-8 faceoffs in win against Hartford ... lost only faceoff in win over Butler ... took 1-4 faceoffs against Air Force ... picked up two ground balls and won 4-9 faceoff attempts against Fairfield ... collected 10 ground balls.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in two games during the 2002 campaign ... made his first career appearance off the bench in 15-8 win at Denver and then played in contest at Air Force.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Concluded his prep career at Bergen Catholic as the school's career scoring leader ... two-sport athlete who earned four letters in lacrosse and three in football ... three-time all-state selection in lacrosse and four-time all-city and all-conference honoree ... led team to conference championship in 1999 ... served as team captain for three seasons and was a three-time recipient of team MVP award ... member of football team which twice finished the season undefeated and won conference titles ... his '99 team won the state and regional championships ... member of National Honor Society ... born March 3, 1982 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
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