Filled in as top Irish sub on defense as a rookie in 2004 and made his way into starting lineup seven times in 2005 and 12 times in 2006 ... three-time monogram winner ... has appeared in 36 career games, making 20 starts and picking up 46 ground balls ... capable defender ... arguably the most physical player on the Notre Dame squad ... has really dedicated himself ... provides valuable experience to the team ... attended Boys' Latin, which is the same high school as current sophomore Davey Leach.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 15 games, making 12 starts ... attempted one shot and collected 12 ground balls ... called for two penalties, resulting in 1:30 of penalty time ... picked up a season-high two ground balls against #14 Penn State (W, 8-4) and #1 Virginia (L, 14-10, NCAA first round)... took a shot in a 10-7 win over Lehigh ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 10 games, making seven starts ... eighth on the team with 19 groundballs ... picked up a careerbest five ground balls at #10 Cornell ... had four ground balls in a 14-13 win over Air Force ... had a three-ground ball effort in an 11-7 win at Villanova ... picked up two ground balls apiece in games against #21 Penn State, #10 North Carolina and #13 Hofstra.
AS A FRESHMAN: Filled role as Notre Dame's top sub on defense, playing in all but one game in 2004 ... picked up 15 ground balls, tops among Irish rookies ... made first career start vs. #17 Ohio State ... important in Irish putting together top back-to-back defensive performances in school history, holding Dartmouth to three goals (10-3 win) and Air Force to just two (12-2 win) ... also key in unit that held opponent scoreless for stretch of longer than 25 minutes on four occasions: 28:47 vs. #17 Ohio State, 40:37 vs. Dartmouth, 48:14 at Air Force, and 25:42 vs. Fairfield ... contributor in Irish defensive effort that held Hofstra without a shot in first quarter (ND had 17) of 19-11 victory ... made collegiate debut in season opener vs. #17 Penn State ... picked up season-high four ground balls at Air Force ... had a pair against #16 Loyola, #13 Hofstra, #17 Ohio State, and Dartmouth ... also took a shot against the Falcons ... called for a slashing penalty against the Big Green ... did not play at #3 Syracuse.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: A versatile athlete, played four sports in high school: basketball, football, soccer and lacrosse ... two-time letterwinner in both soccer and lacrosse ... earned one letter on each of other sports ... helped lacrosse squad to finish with a No. 2 national ranking (20-2 record) as a junior ... participated in 2002 Maryland Free State Classic ... MVP of '03 Laker Invitational Tournament ... National Honor Society ... born July 10, 1985 ... carries a 3.207 cumulative GPA ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance and economics double major.