Served as a team captain during his senior season ... received All-America and all-conference accolades as a senior ... a four-time monogram winner ... played in 61 career contests, including 32 starts ... totaled one point on one assist to go along with 134 ground balls ... selected by the Long Island Lizards in the third round (24th overall selection) in the 2009 Major League Lacrosse Draft.
AS A SENIOR: Received third-team All-America honors from the USILA ... earned first-team All-GWLL accolades ... served as a team captain ... started all 14 games in which he played ... missed two games due to injury ... anchored an Irish defense that led the nation with a school-record 6.19 goals-against average ... the Notre Dame defense did not surrender more than nine goals in a game all season long ... the Irish held opponents to six goals or fewer on six occasions ... led the team with a career-high 53 ground balls ... picked up a career-high eight ground balls in a 14-8 win at Ohio State in the regular-season finale ... had seven ground balls in a 10-8 win at Denver ... scooped up four or more ground balls eight times during the season.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 17 games and was a key reason why the Irish ranked fifth nationally in scoring defense by allowing just 7.04 goals per game ... the stingy defense surrendered 10 or more goals on just two occasions and held opponents to six goals or fewer eight times ... picked up a career-high 37 ground balls ... attempted one shot ... picked up a season-high four ground balls on three occasions ... those came in wins over Albany (7-6), Villanova (16-6) and against Ohio State (9-2) in the title game of the GWLL tournament ... whistled for three penalties, totaling 1:30 of penalty time.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 15 games ... made one start ... helped Irish rank fourth nationally in team defense by allowing a school-record 6.66 goals per game ... one point on one assist ... collected 20 ground balls ... attempted two shots ... whistled for three penalties, totaling three minutes of penalty time ... notched his first career point with an assist in an 11-3 victory at Brown ... picked up a season-high three ground balls on two occasions, wins over Drexel (16-5) and Bellarmine (11-3) ... the Drexel contest was also his first collegiate start.
AS A FRESHMAN: Had an instant impact in the Irish defense ... played in all 15 games and helped the Irish post the nation's 11th-best scoring defense by allowing just 7.67 goals per game ... picked up 24 ground balls ... whistled for three penalties, totaling 2:30 in penalty time ... collected a season-high five ground balls in a 10-8 win over Ohio State ... one of four freshmen to earn a monogram for the Irish.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport letterwinner at Chaminade High School in New York ... earned two letters in both football and lacrosse ... all-conference football selection his senior season ... helped lead lacrosse team to an undefeated season, conference championship, and final national ranking, (Inside Lacrosse #14), in his senior season ... elected team captain as a senior ... selected all-conference as a senior ... earned Newsday All-Long Island selection as a senior ... played in the Empire State Games, was a Long Island Empire Selection and Silver Medal winner ... played in CHSFL Football All-Star game as a senior ... comes from same high school as recent Notre Dame players Daniel Hickey, Sean Quigley, James Severin and William Sullivan ... son of Patricia and Kevin McDermott ... has two older and one younger sibling ... older brother, Padraic, graduated from Notre Dame in 2004 ... cousin Eamon McGloughin is a former member of the University of Virginia golf team ... member of the National Honor Society ... born on March 31, 1987, in Bronx, N.Y. ... graduated from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters in May of 2009 with a political science degree.
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