Veteran defenseman served as a team captain in 2003 …a preseason honorable mention All-America selection by Inside Lacrosse magazine in ‘03 … anchored Notre Dame’s defensive unit … showed great improvement throughout his career ... developed both athletically and physically …can be a very dominant player because of his strength … his aggressiveness on the field set the tone for the entire defensive effort … a tough, hard-nosed player with excellent all-around skills.
AS A SENIOR: Played in all 14 games, starting in every contest except vs. Hartford and Butler ... second on the team with 57 ground balls ... collected a career-high eight vs. Air Force ... posted game-high seven ground balls against Hofstra ... collected six ground balls against Penn State, Virginia, and Denver … picked up five vs. Hartford ... had four ground balls against North Carolina.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all nine games he played in during 2002 ... missed the Army, Butler, Air Force and Denver games because of a broken hand ... scored one goal and collected 36 ground balls (third-highest on the Irish squad) ... earned his first career start in the season opener against Penn State ... tallied his first career goal in 7-6 overtime loss to Harvard ... picked up a seven ground balls against Penn State ... collected six ground balls against Virginia ... following hand injury, returned to the lineup for the first time against Fairfield.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 16 games in ‘01 ... for the second consecutive year, handled some of the faceoff duties, going 5-17 (.313) ... registered first collegiate point when he dished off an assist to Steve Bishko against Hofstra in the second quarter, which gave the Irish their only lead of the contest (6-5) ... collected 12 ground balls.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in three games in 2000 ... made collegiate debut vs. Air Force and also played vs. Villanova and Fairfield.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-sport star at Hunterdon Central High School ... team captain and MVP as a senior ... second-team all-state in 1999 ... set school records for ground balls in a season (96) and career ... played safety on football team that went undefeated, won the New Jersey state title and was ranked 26th in the USA Today national poll in 1998 ... sister Meredith is a senior on the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team ... born July 22, 1980 ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in film, television, and theater and computer applications.
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