Notre Dame returns eight starters, including three All-America honorees, from semifinalist finish.
Sunday's contest part of a tripleheader at MetLife Stadium.
Faceoff slated for 1:00 p.m. (ET) at Arlotta Stadium.
Fighting Irish win fourth straight one-goal game.
Fighting Irish aiming to continue their consistent run of excellence with a seventh consecutive NCAA postseason berth.
Images of the Irish during their run to another Final Four.
AS A SENIOR (2013): Played in all 16 games ... helped the Fighting Irish defense post the nation's 10th-best goals-against average (8.31) ... that mark ranked first among all BIG EAST teams ... Notre Dame also ranked 10th nationally and first in the BIG EAST in man-down defense (.737) ... picked up a career-high 28 ground balls ... scooped up a career-high four ground balls against Syracuse in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament ... received his third monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Played in all 16 games ... part of an Irish defensive unit that ranked first nationally in goals-against average (6.31) ... scored one goal and picked up a career-high 20 ground balls ... scored his first career goal in an 8-7 win at Ohio State ... the tally gave the Irish a 2-1 lead over the Buckeyes in the first quarter ... picked up a career-high three ground balls in a 9-7 victory at Georgetown ... matched his career-best ground ball total with three in a 13-7 win over Yale in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his second monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in six games ... picked up four ground balls ... helped the Irish defense rank second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game ... matched a then career-best total with two ground balls in a 10-7 win over St. John's ... earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Played in two games during his rookie season ... battled a leg injury during his freshman campaign ... picked up three ground balls ... grabbed a season-high two ground balls during an 11-3 win over Providence ... picked up one ground ball in a 13-6 win at St. John's.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport letterwinner in football and lacrosse at Radnor High School ... earned varsity letters in both sports in each of his final three years ... served as team captain of both squads his senior year ... named to the 2009 all-state team ... two-time all-league selection ... also a two-time all-Delaware County and all-Main-Line pick ... selected as his team's defensive MVP ... two-time team captain ... led his team in ground balls his final three seasons ... established school record for ground balls in a career ... was named MVP, as well as a member of the all-conference and all-county teams junior year in lacrosse and both junior and senior seasons in football ... was a member of the Radnor Recreation Department ... son of Ric and Gretchen Andersen ... father played football for Bucknell University ... has one sibling ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a marketing degree.
Andersen's Career Statistics