Will serve as one of four captains this season along with teammates Chad DeBolt, John Flandina and A.J. Wright ... strong, physical player who became a top midifelder player for the Irish last season ... gained considerable playing time as a starter ... with the loss of key players to graduation from last season?s team, will play a significant role early on ... confident player who has become very versatile on the field.
AS A JUNIOR: Third-year player doubled goal production of his first two seasons by scoring 15 goals and dishing off two assists ... started 14 of the 15 games he played ... second assist of the season (the third of his career) came in the first quarter of the NCAA quarterfinal victory over Johns Hopkins and helped the Irish to their first lead of the game ... one of eight different goal scorers in Notre Dame?s win over Bucknell ... his unassisted goal in the second quarter gave the Irish a 4-2 lead in the contest ... made first starting appearance of his career against Penn State ... netted two goals in second game of the season against Pennsylvania that produced the second multiple-goal of his career ... scored a personal best four goals in the 17-13 win at Army ... had three second-quarter goals and one goal in the third quarter which put the Irish up 12-10 with 9:23 remaining in the third quarter ... had another two-goal performance in Notre Dame?s 13-2 win over Air Force ... tallied Notre Dame?s first and sixth goals of the contest ... followed his four-goal performance against Army with a three-goal output in the win over Butler ... scored a goal in both the Fairfield and Harvard contests ... his first assist of the season was on Steve Bishko?s third-quarter goal against Virginia with 7:36 remaining that put the Irish up 8-5 in the game ... collected 25 ground balls.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 14 games and had six goals and an assist ... had the first multiple-goal game of his career when he scored two goals in Notre Dame?s 10-5 win at Army ... had two goals in a four-goal third quarter ... .scored in his second consecutive game when he netted a goal in 17-9 Irish win over Villanova ... his unassisted goal, which tied the game at 7-7 in the third quarter, was the second of 12 consecutive goals for the Irish ... scored his first goal of the season that proved to be the game-winning goal in season-opening win against Penn State ... his goal came off an assist from Stedman Oakey which broke a 3-3 tie with 7:53 remaining in the third quarter ... provided the assist on Steve Bishko?s third-quarter goal against Air Force ... tallied Notre Dame?s first goal at 10:12 of the first quarter off a John Flandina assist in 12-11 win over Butler ... also had a goal in regular-season finale at Harvard ... collected 12 ground balls.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in three games his rookie season in ?99 ? Penn State, Denver and Air Force ... tallied his first collegiate goal in Notre Dame?s win over Air Force ... netted an unassisted goal to put the Irish up 15-2 in the contest ... collected two ground balls during the season.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-sport athlete at Gonzaga High School where he earned three letters in lacrosse and two in football ... three-year starter as a member of lacrosse team ... scored 72 goals and 34 assists for 106 career points ... helped team to back-to-back conference championships in lacrosse and football during his junior and senior seasons ... two-time Gonzaga midfielder of the year ... twice selected for all-conference honors ... earned honorable mention all-district honors in football as a senior ... father Michael played football and lacrosse at Holy Cross ... named to the Dean?s List following the ?99 and 2000 fall semesters ... born July 26, 1980 ... enrolled in the College of Business as management information systems major and computer applications.
Ryan?s Career Statistics