Notre Dame cruised to a 19-7 win over Dartmouth in the home opener on February 28 in the Loftus Sports Center.
Will serve as a team captain this season ... formerly Davey Leach ... has played in 36 career games, totaling 10 points on five goals and five assists ... 38 ground balls ... a good allaround midfielder ... a solid and versatile player ... will look to lead the defensive midfield unit ... two-time monogram recipient ... an extremely tough player ... relentless competitor and a hard worker with a high lacrosse IQ ... a great leader ... is the eighth studentathlete to come from Boys' Latin to play lacrosse at Notre Dame ... also was a standout soccer player in high school ... made the Dean's List with a 3.733 grade-point average in the fall of 2008.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in a career-high 16 games ... matched a career-high with five points on two goals and three assists ... the assist total was a career-high mark ... picked up 21 ground balls, also a career-best total ... attempted 10 shots ... notched two points on a goal and an assist in a 15-9 win over Penn State in the home opener ... dished out an assist in an 8-6 setback at #4 North Carolina ... scored a goal in a 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth ... only game he did not play in was a 14-7 win at Lehigh ... assisted on a goal in a 9-2 win over #10 Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL tournament ... received a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 14 games ... registered five points on three goals and two assists ... the three goals are a career-high total ... attempted eight shots ... 14 ground balls ... scored his first collegiate goal in a 15-5 win over Villanova ... notched his first assist in the following contest, a 16-4 GWLL victory against Air Force ... tallied goals in wins over Denver (14-6) and Lehigh (14-2) to up his point streak to four games ... earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in six games ... took two shots and picked up three ground balls ... made his collegiate debut in an 11-5 win over Brown ... also played against #18 Denver, Air Force, Lehigh, Ohio State and Quinnipiac.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport letterwinner in lacrosse and soccer at Boys' Latin School ... earned varsity letters in lacrosse and soccer all four years of high school ... helped lead soccer team to conference championship in sophomore, junior and senior years ... team captain of soccer team as a junior and senior ... soccer team MVP as a senior ... all-conference soccer selection as a junior and senior ... helped lacrosse team win conference championship as a freshman ... member of the National Honor Society ... has one older sibling, Pamela ... born May 31, 1986, in Boston, Mass. ... carries a 3.317 cumulative GPA ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
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