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    Alex Wharton

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Baltimore, MD

    High School:
    Gilman School

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 160

    Position:
    Attack

    Birthdate:
    07/03/1985


    HONORS & AWARDS

    All-Great Western Lacrosse League Second Team (2007)

    A two-time monogram winner ... had a breakout senior season which resulted in him earning secondteam all-GWLL honors ... played in 43 career games with 27 starts ... totaled 75 points on 31 goals and 44 assists ... 26 ground balls.

    AS A SENIOR: Recorded a career-best season during his senior campaign ... earned all-GWLL second- team accolades ... registered career-best numbers in goals (21), assists (32) and total points (53) ... also had a career-best 10 ground balls ... led the Irish in assists and total points ... had two game-winning goals and was second on the team with six man-up tallies ... started and notched a point in all 17 games ... collected a goal and an assist in a 7-6 season-opening victory at #17 Loyola ... dished out a career-high four assists to go along with one goal in the home opener, a 15-9 win over Penn State ... had an assist in a 7-6 besting of Albany ... registered two goals and two assists in a 16-6 triumph over Villanova ... matched a career-high with two ground balls against the Wildcats ... had a goal in an 8-6 setback at #4 North Carolina ... notched a single-game career-high six points on two goals and four assists in a 19-7 victory over Dartmouth ... earned his first-ever GWLL player of the week honor for his effort against the Big Green ... recorded the second hat trick of his career in a 13-6 win over #11 Drexel ... also notched an assist against the Dragons ... followed that up with another four-point effort with a goal and three assists in a 19-7 win over Bellarmine in the GWLL opener ... saw his career-best five-game goal streak come to an end in a 9-8 loss to #19 Denver ... however, he extended his point streak with an assist against the Pioneers ... scored two goals and had two assists in the following game, a 16-6 win over Quinnipiac ... produced another four-point performance on one goal and three assists in a 14-7 besting of Lehigh ... netted two goals and assisted on another in a 13-5 win at Air Force ... scored a goal and racked up four assists in a 17-12 win over #9 Ohio State to give the Irish a share of the GWLL regular-season title ... had an assist in a 10-6 win over Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the GWLL tournament ... helped Notre Dame to the GWLL tournament crown with a goal and an assist in a 9-2 victory over #10 Ohio State in the league final ... came up with a goal and an assist in a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory against #10 Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... notched four points on two goals and two assists in an 11-9 setback to #3 Syracuse in the NCAA quarterfinals.

    AS A JUNIOR: Played in 14 games, making eight starts ... tallied then career bests in points (18), goals (8) and assists (10) ... picked up a career-high seven ground balls ... attempted 18 shots ... whistled for one penalty, totaling one minute ... tallied a goal and an assist in an 11-8 win at Penn State ... picked up an assist in an 11-8 setback at #15 North Carolina ... also notched an assist in a 16-5 triumph at #19 Drexel ... dished out two assists in a 7-6 loss at Dartmouth ... totaled a goal and an assist in an 11-3 win at Brown ... had two assists in a 15-5 triumph of Villanova ... notched his first hat trick in a 16-4 league win over Air Force ... also collected an assist against the Falcons to give him a career-best four points ... followed that up with two goals in a 14-6 victory over Denver ... two ground balls against the Pioneers ... upped his point streak to five games with a goal and an assist against Lehigh, a 14-2 win ... the only game he missed all season was a 12-6 win at #20 Ohio State ... earned his first monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in seven games, including two starts ... missed time due to an injury ... picked up four ground balls and attempted five shots ... made his first collegiate start in the seasonopener against #14 Penn State ... the Irish topped the Nittany Lions 8-4 ... also started in a 9-6 setback to #8 Cornell ... took a career-high two shots against both Penn State and Bellarmine.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in five games, notching two goals and two assists ... scored goals on his only two shots of the season ... picked up five groundballs ... made collegiate debut in season opener at #21 Penn State, where he collected one ground ball ... assisted on a goal and picked up a ground ball in a 22-6 win over Butler ... notched a goal, an assist and a season-high two ground balls in a 12-11 loss to #20 Fairfield ... tallied a goal in the season finale, a 16-5 victory at Ohio State.

    PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-sport standout at the Gilman School ... lettered three years in lacrosse and football ... as a senior in lacrosse, he garnered all-city and all-conference honors ... was also team MVP along with being team captain that season ... team was nationally ranked his final three seasons ... totaled 75 goals and 100 assists during his scholastic career ... all-conference quarterback as a senior ... football squad went undefeated and achieved a No. 14 national ranking his junior year ... team won back-to-back conference titles during his sophomore and junior seasons ... Top 205 Camp All- Star and won a recreational state title with the Cockeysville Lacrosse Club ... attended same high school as teammate Dave Caperna and former Fighting Irish football players Victor Abiamiri and Ambrose Wooden ... son of Amanda and Michael Wharton ... has one younger sibling ... father ran track at the University of Virginia ... born July 3, 1985, in Annapolis, Md. ... graduated from the College of Arts in May of 2008 with a degree in political science ... finished with a 3.500 cumulative GPA.

    WHARTON'S CAREER STATISTICS

    YearGP/GSGA Pts.GBShotsSh Pct.P/MinUpGGWG
    20055/02245 21.0000-0:0000
    20067/20004 5.0000-0:0002
    200714/8810187 18.4441-1:0002
    200817/1721325310 49.4290-0:0062
    Totals43/273144752674.4191-1:0064
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