Awards & Honors
One of the top attackmen in the nation and a preseason second-team All-America selection by Inside Lacrosse ... the first Notre Dame player ever to earn All-America accolades from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) during his first three seasons ... named a third-team All-American in 2004 - becoming just the second Irish attackman to be listed on one of the three teams - after being honorable mention in '03 ... also earned honorable mention distinction in 2005 ... two-time nominee for the Tewaaraton Trophy, which is awarded to the nation's top player ... led Great Western Lacrosse League in assists per game in 2003 (2.29), 2004 (2.17) and 2005 (2.00), earning first-team all-conference accolades all three seasons ... also was tops in GWLL in points per game in 2004 (3.92) and '05 (3.91) ... figures to be the top offensive player in the conference again, as the only GWLL attackman among the three Inside Lacrosse All-America teams ... finished sixth in Division I in assists in each of first two seasons, while finishing eighth in 2005 ... was also eighth nationally in scoring in 2005 ... was 12th in '03, and seventh in '04 nationally in scoring ... heads into his final season with 142 points (62 G, 80 A) ... narrowly missed becoming the first Irish sophomore to hit the century mark in points as he finished with 99 following his second season ... second-fastest player in Notre Dame history to register 100 points, doing so in 27 games, which is only behind the school's all-time leading scorer, Randy Colley (23 games) ... has had multiple points in 33 of 37 career games, starting all of them ... led all Division I freshmen in scoring (3.71/game) and assists (2.29/game, second-best mark was 1.73) in 2003 ... set Notre Dame freshman scoring record with 52 points, while becoming first rookie in Irish history to lead team in scoring ... named 2003 Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) Newcomer of the Year ... assist total tied school record initially set by Mike Sullivan in 1990 and matched by David Ulrich in '99 ... ranks fourth on Irish career assist list with 80, which is 30 shy of David Ulrich's mark of 110 ... tied for eighth with Robbie Snyder in school history with 142 points and is on pace to finish second ... has a chance to be the best attackman ever to wear a Notre Dame uniform ... possesses great attitude ... hard worker loves to play the game ... has the entire package ... adept at riding, getting the ball off the ground, shooting, scoring, and feeding ... tough player ... has added facets to his game each season ... plays at an extremely-high level ... boasts increased confidence ... has good sense of tempo ... has become more crafty and able to respond to defenses, which should provide more consistency ... ability to avoid mistakes is a strength of his game ... was as polished as any incoming attackman in the history of the program ... has exceptional vision on the field ... extremely intelligent ... great playmaker knows how to finish around the goal area ... missed Irish single-game scoring record by one with eight points (four goals, four assists) vs. Harvard in 2003 ... led United States to gold medal in Under-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championship in summer of '03 ... notched at least one point in every game of the event, including a four-goal, three-assist performance in the title game against Canada ... invited to try out for the U.S. National team in 2005 ... earned monograms in first three seasons.
AS A JUNIOR: Earned All-America honors for the third straight season as he received honorable-mention distinction from STX/USILA ... Tewaaraton Trophy nominee (one of top 16 candidates) for the second consecutive year but was only player from that group not listed on the USILA All-America teams ... named to the all-GWLL first-team for the third year in a row ... led the Irish in scoring with 43 on 21 goals and a team-high 22 assists ... helped Notre Dame finish with the fourth-best scoring offense in Division I (11.91) ... tallied four man-up goals to help the Irish to the fourth-best man-up offense in the nation (.436) ... averaged 3.91 points-per-game and 2.0 assists per game ... picked up 19 ground balls ... took 52 shots on goal, which was the third-most total on the squad ... started all 11 games ... called for two penalties, which totaled two minutes ... notched a season-high total for points (7) and goals (6) in a 9-8 double-overtime win at #13 Hofstra ... scored the game-winner against the Pride ... it was the most goals ever secored by an Irish player vs. a ranked tam ... tallied three goals and three assists in the season opener, a 14-6 win over the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions ... collected a goal and two assists in an 11-10 loss at #10 Cornell ... scored a goal and dished out a season-high four assists in a 9-7 win over #10 North Carolina in The First 4 invitational in Carson, Calif. ... also picked up a season-high four ground balls against the Tar Heels ... scored three goals and assisted on three others in Notre Dame's largest offensive output of the season, a 22-6 triumph over Butler ... assisted on four goals in an 11-7 win at Villanova ... had a four-point game (2G, 2A) in a 10-9 loss at #19 Dartmouth ... kept out of the point column for the only time all season in a 9-6 loss to Denver ... however, he did collect four ground balls in the game ... picked up another four groundballs against Air Force to go along with two goals to help the Irish to a 14-13 victory ... had one goal and one assist in a 12-11 loss at #20 Fairfield ... ended the season with another four-point game (2 G, 2A) in a 16-5 win over Ohio State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Established himself as one of the top attackmen in the nation, being named a third-team All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) ... one of 15 nominees (seven attackmen) for Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to top collegiate player in the country ... led Great Western Lacrosse League in scoring (47/3.92) and finished seventh in Division I ... led conference and finished sixth in Division I in assists (26/2.17) for second consecutive season ... led Irish in goals (21), assists, and points ... had 3+ points in first 11 contests and scored a goal in all but two ... had six multiple-goal games and registered three assists on six occasions ... had season highs with four goals and seven points at #17 Denver in leading Irish to 14-12 road win ... four of his points (2 G, 2 A) came in final 20 minutes, in helping Irish rally from 9-6 deficit ... had two assists and a goal late in third period to tie game at 9-9, then put Irish up 13-10 in fourth ... had just one shot saved by the Pioneers ... posted two hat tricks in first three games after having just two in all of 2003 ... three-goal, three-assist performance against #9 North Carolina marked the fourth time in his career he has had six or more points ... took only five shots in the game ... registered five points (3 G, 2 A) in season opener vs. #17 Penn State, firing then-career-high 10 shots ... also had five points (2 G, 3 A) vs. #13 Hofstra ... had a goal (tying the game at 7-7 in the second quarter) and three assists at #3 Syracuse ... notched sixth career hat trick against Butler, scoring on half of his shots ... only Irish multiple-goal scorer at #16 Loyola, finishing with two goals and one assist ... had one goal and two assists against both #17 Ohio State and Air Force ... first goalless effort was against Fairfield, though he dished off three assists in that game, despite the Stag defense denying him the ball ... in season finale, also did not score a goal, but picked up ground ball and fed Brian Giordano for a goal that put Notre Dame up 8-7 at #3 Maryland with 1:23 remaining (Irish eventually lost 9-8 in double overtime) ... collected season-high three ground balls against Buckeyes and Big Green ... had a pair of ground balls vs. Penn State, Denver, and Butler ... called for slashing in second quarter vs. Syracuse for first career penalty ... sent to penalty box for same offense in third quarter vs. Hofstra.
AS A FRESHMAN: Became the first freshman in Notre Dame history history to earn All-America honors when he was named to the STX/United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) honorable-mention team ... 2003 Great Western Lacrosse League Newcomer of the Year and all-GWLL first team choice ... led all Division I freshmen in scoring (3.71/game) and assists (2.29/game) ... led GWLL in assists and was sixth nationally ... ranked 12th in Division I in scoring, including third in GWLL ... set Notre Dame freshman scoring record with 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) ... matched Irish record for assists in a season, tying mark set by Mike Sullivan in 1990 and tied by David Ulrich in '99 ... became the first rookie in school history to lead the Irish in scoring ... the only freshman to start all 14 games ... had either a goal or an assist in all but one game in 2003, the season finale vs. Maryland ... recorded a season-high eight points - one shy of the school record - when he scored four goals and dished off four assists versus Harvard in 16-11 victory ... registered seven points when he scored two goals and dished off five assists in 9-8 win over Denver ... tallied a goal and an assist in season opener against Penn State ... registered first career point when he assisted on Travis Wells' third-period goal ... tallied his first collegiate goal off an assist from Matt Howell at the start of the fourth quarter, which opened an 8-4 advantage for the Irish ... scored two goals and dished off two assists in Notre Dame's win over Pennsylvania ... assisted on goals by Matt Karweck and Steve Clagett and then netted back-to-back goals in the second half, which gave the Irish a six-goal cushion ... had a goal and two assists in 10-8 win over North Carolina ... added two unassisted goals in 14-8 loss to Virginia ... assisted on goals by Dan Berger and Owen Mulford while adding an unassisted goal at 1:19 remaining in the second period in 9-8 loss to Loyola ... tied for the team high with three goals in victory over Hartford while also adding two assists ... assisted on two goals by Dan Berger and one by Brian Hubschmann in 11-5 loss to Ohio State ... scored two goals, added four assists, and picked up two ground balls in a win over Butler ... scored Notre Dame's first goal of the game off a Chris Richez assist at 9:24 remaining in the first period of the win over Air Force ... collected 33 ground balls.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: The most accomplished scorer in the history of Wantagh High School, helping it to a state championship in 2001 ... holds school records for most points scored in a season (120) and most points in a career (390), which also is the Nassau County record ... also holds records for career goals scored (212) and career assists (178) ... named Nassau County Player of the Year ... as a junior, earned MVP honors of the Nassau County Championship ... won the Nassau County Attackman of the Year award twice ... two-sport athlete earning seven letters in lacrosse and football ... first-team All-America selection as a junior and senior and an honorable-mention choice as a sophomore ... played in the Empire State Games twice representing Long Island, helping his team win both the bronze and gold medals ... two-time all-county selection in football, as well as all-Long Island honoree in final season ... member of the National Business and Honor Societies ... born Dec. 26, 1983 ... carries a 3.043 cumulative GPA ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major with a minor in technology, business, and society.
Walsh's Career Statistics