Images of the Irish during their run to another Final Four.
Will serve as a team captain during his season campaign ... has started all 32 games over the last two seasons ... 71 ground balls ... has earned two monograms ... key part of Notre Dame's stingy defense ... a smart and steady player ... brings a very mature and physical presence to the field ... one of the top students on the Fighting Irish squad ... a member of Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy.
HONORS & AWARDS
Team Captain (2014), All-BIG EAST Second Team (2013), BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013), MLL Draft Pick (Ohio Machine - 6th Round)
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Started all 16 games for an Irish defense that ranked 10th nationally by allowing just 8.31 goals per game ... that goals-against average ranked first among all BIG EAST teams ... Notre Dame also had the nation's 10th-best man-down defense (.737) ... earned second team all-BIG EAST honors ... scooped up 32 ground balls ... the Irish defense held No. 4 Duke to just five goals in a 13-5 season-opening victory ... ... the Notre Dame defense limited No. 8 Ohio State to just four goals in a 9-4 Fighting Irish win ... matched a career-high total of five ground balls against Hofstra and Villanova ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned his second monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Produced a solid season for the Fighting Irish ... started all 16 games in the close defense and helped the Irish rank first nationally in scoring defense (6.31 gpg) and man-down defense (.892) ... picked up 39 ground balls ... scooped up a season-high five ground balls in an 8-7 win at Ohio State ... picked up four ground balls in wins over Rutgers (12-9), St. John's (13-6), Syracuse (8-6) and Yale (13-7) ... received his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Did not see game action during his rookie campaign.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year starter in lacrosse at St. Joe's Prep ... received All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) as a senior ... ranked 63rd overall in the class of 2010 by Inside Lacrosse ... ranked as the 18th best defenseman in the class of 2010 according to Inside Lacrosse ... three-time all-state selection (sophomore, junior and senior) ... earned All-Catholic League honors his final three seasons after being an honorable mention pick as a freshman ... copped team MVP award twice ... served as a team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... two-year starter in football at fullback and linebacker ... as a senior, he earned first-team All-Catholic (multi-purpose) and was a second-team choice at linebacker ... an honorable mention All-Catholic selection in football during his junior season ... named the scholar-athlete of the league ... son of Tom and Maria O'Hara ... father played basketball at Rider University ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major and is minoring in Chinese ... boasts a 3.436 cumulative GPA.