Talented player who played attack two years ago, but moved back to midfield in 1999...his talents and abilities are best suited for that area of the field...an important leader, he will be one of Notre Dame's top midfield players this season...has the ability to score and create his own shots...one of the team's most versatile players and best dodgers around the goal area...finishes his shots well.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 14 contests in '99...scored six goals and dished off three assists during the '99 campaign...scored his first goal of the season against Air Force and was one of nine different Notre Dame players to contribute in the 16-2 victory...assisted on Tom Glatzel's second-quarter goal that gave the Irish a 6-4 advantage at top-ranked Loyola...scored the third of Notre Dame's first four goals against Georgetown...scored a season-high three goals in 5-4 loss at Ohio State...assisted on one of Chris Dusseau's career-high six goal in 9-7 win at Massachusetts... scored a goal in 15-7 win over Army.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started nine of the 12 contests he played in '98...earned first collegiate start in the season opener versus Penn State...started first eight games of the season and then the season finale against Hofstra...one of the team's top scorers with seven goals and two assists...dished off first assist of the '98 campaign against Denver...had a career-best three assists in win over Ohio State...tallied first goal of the season in win at Air Force...put Notre Dame up 1-0 off an assist from David Ulrich against Rutgers...scored for the second consecutive game in loss to Hobart...netted third-quarter goal off a feed from David Ulrich against Massachusetts which tied the game at 6-6 with 4:46 remaining in the third quarter...scored two goals in 9-6 loss to Harvard...netted first goal off a Jimmy Keenan assist with 2:34 remaining in the contest and then tallied final Notre Dame score of the contest to put the Irish up 6-4 in the third quarter with 12:15 remaining...had a goal and an assist in win over ninth-ranked Hofstra.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of three freshmen to play in all 12 contests during the 1997 season...scored eight goals and dished off two assists...also collected five ground balls...had a goal and an assist in first collegiate outing versus Penn State...scored Notre Dame's first goal of the '97 campaign versus the Nittany Lions and the first of his career with 9:24 left in the first quarter...had the best game of the season versus Ohio State when he scored four goals and dished off an assist in 20-7 romp over Ohio State...netted a goal in the second quarter off a Stephen Taylor assist in first round NCAA tournament game versus Loyola.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-sport athlete at St. Anne's Belfield...earned letters in both lacrosse and football...two-time all-state and all-city selection in lacrosse as a junior and senior...scored 34 goals and dished off 19 assists as a junior and netted 30 goals and had 28 assists as a senior...earned all-city and all-state honors in football in his final scholastic season after leading squad to conference championship...brother Henry plays lacrosse at Virginia...born March 3, 1977...enrolled in the College of Business as a finance major.
Oakey'S Career Statistics
|Year ||GP ||G ||R ||Pts. ||GB|
|1997 ||12 ||8 ||2 ||10 ||5|
|1998 ||12 ||7 ||7 ||14 ||9|
|1999 ||14 ||6 ||3 ||9 ||5|
|Totals ||38 ||21 ||12 ||33 ||19|