The third-ranked Notre Dame men's lacrosse team defeated Penn State, 12-8, to improve to 2-0 on the season.
2011 MLL Draft Pick - Hamilton - Third Round (18th Overall Selection)
Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American (First Team - 2011)
USILA First Team All-America (2011)
All-BIG EAST First Team (2011)
All-BIG EAST Preseason Team (2011)
Team Captain (2011)
USILA Honorable Mention All-America (2010)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2010)
All-BIG EAST Second Team (2010)
A two-time All-America honoree (2010 & 2011) ... two-time all-BIG EAST selection (2010 & 2011) ... team captain during his senior season ... named to 2010 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... earned four monograms ... played in 56 career games, including 45 starts ... picked up 60 ground balls ... selected by the Hamilton Nationals in the third round (18th overall pick) of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse draft.
AS A SENIOR: Earned first-team All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) ... first-team all-BIG EAST ... started all 12 games in which he played ... helped anchor the Irish defense, which finished the season ranked second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game ... the Irish defense limited opponents to seven goals or less 10 times on the season ... scooped up 13 ground balls ... earned his fourth monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 17 games ... a key cog in the Notre Dame defense that ranked second nationally by allowing just 7.53 goals per game ... the Irish surrendered just 23 goals (5.75 per game) during the four NCAA Tournament contests ... named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... picked up 21 ground balls ... picked up a season-high three ground balls and forced two turnovers in a 7-5 win over Maryland in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals ... matched his season-high total with three ground balls in a 12-7 triumph of Cornell in the NCAA semifinals.
AS A SOPHOMORE: A starter in all 16 games ... a key reason why Notre Dame ranked first among all NCAA Division I schools with a program-record 6.19 goals-against average ... the Fighting Irish did not allow more than nine goals in a game and surrendered six goals or fewer on six occasions ... picked up a career-high 24 ground balls ... collected a single-game career-high four ground balls in a 16-7 triumph of Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL Tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 11 games ... contributed to an Irish defense that ranked fifth nationally by allowing just 7.04 goals per game ... collected two ground balls ... picked up ground balls in wins over Air Force (13-5) and Lehigh (14-7).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in lacrosse and basketball at Georgetown Prep ... earned three letters in both sports ... lacrosse team went undefeated in winning the state title during his junior campaign, the same year they were ranked No. 1 in the country ... team was ranked nationally over his last three seasons ... a two-year starter in lacrosse ... picked up 27 ground balls as a junior ... competed in the Under Armour underclassmen game ... member of the Maryland Freestate all-star team ... was a center on his basketball squad ... son of Nancy and Michael Ridgway ... father played college football at Dickinson ... has two siblings ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2011 with a finance degree..