Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Notre Dame lost to St. Johns 10 goals to 12 on Saturday, March 30th at Arlotta Stadium.
Was a key contributor for the Irish during his freshman season as he played in all 16 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder ... earned a monogram as a freshman ... likely to see more time this season as a two-way midfielder ... a very good athlete ... his speed and athleticism gives the Irish a valuable presence in the midfield.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Had a solid rookie campaign with the Irish ... played in all 16 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder ... helped Notre Dame boast the nation's top defensive unit as the Irish allowed just 6.31 goals per game ... scored one goal and picked up 18 ground balls ... attempted seven shots ... picked up a season-high three ground balls in a 9-1 win over Providence ... netted his first career goal in a 13-7 win over Yale in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... that tally gave the Irish a 4-0 lead over the Bulldogs in the opening quarter ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Lettered in lacrosse all four years at Bronxville High School ... earned all-city and all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior ... team MVP as a sophomore ... captained the Bronxville squad during his senior campaign ... team won conference championship in 2010 and 2011 ... lettered in football during his junior and senior years ... played quarterback, safety and wide receiver ... was an all-conference performer during both of those football campaigns ... helped his football squad to and undefeated season and the state title as a senior ... two-time conference and regional champion in football ... football team captain as a senior ... earned a varsity letter and all-conference recognition in basketball as a sophomore and senior ... son of John and Liza Near ... has an older sister, Raleigh, and a younger sister, Colby ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business ... has a 3.015 cumulative GPA.