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    20  Nick Ossello  


    Wheat Ridge, CO

    High School:
    Wheat Ridge

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 185


    A two-way midfielder who is a major factor in Notre Dame's faceoff unit ... has played in 28 career games and has totaled five goals and four assists ... 66 ground balls ... has gone 115-of-226 (.509) in faceoff attempts ... two monograms ... can play on the wing ... a good athlete ... a strong, fast and physical player.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Played in 14 games on the second midfield line and shared the team's faceoff duties ... was 62-of-124 (.500) in faceoffs ... notched nine points on five goals and four assists ... picked up 40 ground balls ... collected his first career point with an assist in the 13-5 season-opening win at Duke ... scored the first goal of his career in the Hofstra contest ... assisted on two goals in the 13-12 overtime win at Denver ... netted a goal in the 9-4 besting of Ohio State ... tallied a goal against St. John's ... was 17-of-21 (.810) in faceoffs along with picking up a career-high 15 ground balls and assisting on a goal in a 13-8 victory at Providence ... the 17 faceoff wins and .810 winning percentage were career-high marks ... recorded a goal and collected nine ground balls in a 13-9 triumph of Villanova ... scored a goal and was 7-of-12 in faceoffs in a 9-3 loss to Syracuse in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament ... went 7-of-11 in faceoff attempts in the 9-7 win over Detroit in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his second monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Split the team's faceoff duties ... played in 14 games and was 53-of-102 (.520) in faceoff attempts ... picked up 26 ground balls ... won a season-high 10 faceoffs (on 16 attempts) in a 10-9 triple-overtime victory over Denver ... also picked up a season-high seven ground balls against the Pioneers ... was a combined 8-for13 in faceoffs in wins over Ohio State and Rutgers ... was 9-for-14 in the faceoff circle in a 10-7 triumph at Villanova ... went 8-for-14 in faceoff attempts in a 12-10 besting of Virginia during the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship ... earned a monogram.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time all-conference performer in lacrosse at Wheat Ridge High School ... received all-state accolades as a junior and senior ... team captain as a junior ... squad won the conference title during his senior campaign ... a starter in the 2010 and 2011 all-state lacrosse game ... missed most of his senior campaign with an injury ... as a junior, led his team in points (49) and ground balls (114) ... also a football standout at Wheat Ridge ... copped all-state, all-city and all-conference honors during his senior season of football ... team MVP and team captain during his senior campaign of football ... football won the state title and received a national ranking during his sophomore season ... the team captured the state title at Invesco Field at Mile High ... was invited to play in the all-state football game ... 2010 conference MVP in football ... first team All-Colorado defensive back ... son of Steve and Lynnea Ossello ... has two siblings ... his aunt, Stella Ossello, attended Notre Dame ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

    Ossello's Career Statistics

    Year G-S G A Pts. GB Shots Sh Pct. SOG P/Min UpG DnG FO FO Pct.
    2012 14/0 0 0 0 26 5 .000 1 1-0:30 0 0 53-102 .520
    2013 14/0 5 4 9 40 26 .192 12 2-1:30 0 0 62-124 .500
    Totals 28/0 5 4 9 66 31 .161 13 3-2:00 0 0 115-226 .509
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