May 11, 2000
#13 NOTRE DAME (9-3) vs. #5 LOYOLA (11-2)
2000 NCAA MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2000
UMBC STADIUM COMPLEX -- BALTIMORE, MD
IRISH AND HOYAS MEET FOR SECOND TIME THIS SEASON -- Today's NCAA tournament first round meeting between the 13th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-3) and fifth-ranked Loyola Greyounds (11-2) marks the second time in 2000 the two teams have faced each other and second-ever meeting in NCAA championship competition. The two schools squared off at Notre Dame this season on March 18 with the Greyhounds earning a 12-2 victory. Their previous meeting in the NCAA tournament was in 1997 at Towson, Maryland as Loyola won that game 21-5.
IRISH BACK IN THE NCAAs -- Notre Dame is making its ninth NCAA tournament appearance and eighth in the last nine seasons. This is the second consecutive year the Irish have been part of the 12-team field. After six consecutive appearances from 1992-97, the Irish missed the NCAA tournament in 1998 after finishing the season with a 5-7 record. Kevin Corrigan, the 12-year mentor for the Irish has led Notre Dame to all nine of its appearances. Corrigan's squads have posted a 1-8 record in NCAA competition.
IRISH RESULTS IN THE NCAAs -- Notre Dame earned its first NCAA tourament berth in 1990 and made its second appearance in 1992. From 1992-97, the Irish were one of just six schools to garner an NCAA bid each of those six seasons. Notre Dame's only tournament win came in 1995 when the Irish stunned the lacrosse world with a 12-10 victory over fifth-seeded Duke. It marked the first, and only, time in NCAA tournament history that a team from the West advanced past the first round.
- 1990 -- lost to Harvard 9-3 (May 16, 1990, Cambridge, MA)
- 1992 -- lost to Johns Hopkins 15-7 (May 10, 1992, Baltimore, MD)
- 1993 -- lost to Virginia 15-9 (May 15, 1993, Charlottesville, VA)
- 1994 -- lost to Virginia 24-4 (May 14, 1994, Charlottesville, VA)
- 1995 -- def. Duke 12-10 (May 13, 1995, Durham, NC),
- lost to Maryland 14-10 (May 20, 1995, College Park, MD)
- 1996 -- lost to Johns Hopkins 12-7 (May 12, 1996, Annapolis, MD)
- 1997 -- lost to Loyola 21-5 (May 11, 1997, Towson, MD)
- 1999 -- lost to Georgetown (May 16, 1999, Towson, MD)
SERIES RECORD vs. LOYOLA -- The Notre Dame-Loyola matchup is the second of the season and 11th overall in the series. The first game of the series was played in 1982 with the Greyhounds having won all 10 meetings between the two schools. Since 1996, the two schools have played each other during the regular season.
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RECAP OF REGULAR-SEASON MEETING BETWEEN IRISH AND GREYHOUNDS -- Loyola posted its 10th win over the Irish in as many meetings as Notre Dame dropped a 12-2 decision at home. The two goals scored by the Irish represented the second fewest by a Notre Dame teams in the 19-year history of the program. The fewest goals scored by a Notre Dame team was in a losing effort to Penn State in 1989.
Loyola scored eight second-period goals to build a 10-0 haftime lead. Mike Battista had three goals and two assists and Bobby Horsey has two goals and two assists to lead the Greyhounds in the victory. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead after the first quarter, six different Loyola players tallied scores in the second 15-minute stanza.
Notre Dame finally got on the scoreboard with 1:30 remaining in the third quarter on Chris Young (Camillus, N.Y.) score off a Todd Ulrich (Baltimore, Md) assist.
The Irish held Loyola scoreless in the third quarter, but the Greyhounds netted the first two goals of the fourth quarter before John Flandina (West Islip, N.Y.) tallied the game's final goal.
HEAD COACH KEVIN CORRIGAN -- Kevin Corrigan is in his 12th season at Notre Dame and 14th in the collegiate ranks. The three-time Great Western Lacrosse League coach of the year earned his 100th career win during the '99 season in Notre Dame's 10-8 victory over Hobart on March 27. He owns a 113-73 (.608) overall ledger and an 103-58 (.638) mark with the Irish. Corrigan has guided Notre Dame to nine NCAA tournament appearances and nine (either outright or shared) conference (GWLL) titles. Prior to 1998, he had led the Irish to six straight tournament berths from 1992-97. Under Corrigan in 1995, Notre Dame won its first-ever NCAA tournament game with a 12-10 victory over Duke which propelled the Irish into the quarterfinals for the first time in school history. Previous to his tenure at Notre Dame, he served as head coach at Randolph-Macon during the 1985 and 1986 campaign where his teams compiled a 10-15 mark.
CORRIGAN GETS 100TH WIN AT NOTRE DAME -- Notre Dame's 10-5 win over Army proved memorable for Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan as he notched his 100th win at Notre Dame. Corrigan, who is in his 13th season with Irish, owns a 103-58 mark as head coach and is only the second coach in the program's history. Rich O'Leary was head coach for eight seasons (1981-88) and produced a 64-42 mark for a .604 winning percentage.
IRISH ON A ROLL -- Notre Dame's current six-game win streak is the longest since the 1997 campaign when the Irish won five straight in finishing with a 9-3 mark. A win over Loyola today would equal Notre Dame's longest winning streak since the 1996 season when the Irish produced consecutive wins over UMBC, Villanova, Air Force, Butler, Hobart, Harvard and Dartmouth.
THE CAPTAINS -- The four captains for the 2000 campaign are Patrick Darcy (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Steve Fiamingo (Cincinnati, Ohio), Kevin Higgins (Wilton, Conn.) and Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.).
A BALTIMORE HOMECOMING -- This weekend's game in Baltimore, Md., marks a homecoming for several Irish players from the area -- Nick Antol (Baldwin, Md./Loyola Blakefield), Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md./Boys' Latin), Devin Ryan (Kensington, Md./Gonzaga), David Ulrich (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin), Todd Ulrich (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin), Travis Wells (Severna Park, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) and Travis Wells (Timonium, Md./Loyola).
SEEING DOUBLE -- Juniors David and Todd Ulrich are the first twin brothers to play on the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team. David plays attack, while Todd is in the midfield. They are one of three Boys' Latin graduates on the Irish teams (the other is junior attack Tom Glatzel).
NOTRE DAME SCORING BARRAGE -- The 20 goals scored against Fairfield in the 20-12 win were the most by an Irish squad since a 20-7 road win at Ohio State on May 3, 1997 and the most in a home since a 22-11 victory over Butler on May 29, 1993.
IRISH TOUGH ON THE ROAD -- Notre Dame registered a 5-1 mark in its six road games this season. The Irish lost their first road game of the 2000 campaign, but then won five straight. The five consecutive road victories are the most since the the 1996 campaign when that Irish team won six straight games in posted a perfect 6-0 road that season en route to a 9-4 overall record. The most road wins by a Notre Dame team is seven set by the 1988 Irish squad which finished with a 10-4 mark.
GOALS A PLENTY -- Notre Dame is 9-0 when the Irish score 10 or more goals. Corrigan's squad is averaging 13.8 goals per game in their last six outings and 10.92 in the 12 games they have played. In the three losses the Irish suffered they averaged just 5.33 goals per game.
DOUBLE DUTY -- Junior midfield Chad DeBolt (Waterloo, N.Y.), who has played in all 26 games during his career, is also a member of the Irish football team as a walk-on defensive back. DeBolt did not participate in fall lacrosse practices with the Notre Dame lacrosse team because of his involvement with football. He missed spring football practice due to his commitment to lacrosse, but plans on rejoining the team in the fall.
CHAD THE PIPER -- The Notre Dame tradition of a having a player lead the team onto the playing field before warm-ups playing Scotland the Brave on the bag pipes is unique to all of college lacrosse. The tradition was started at the start of the '96 campaign by Sean Meehan, a 1999 graduate and four-year member of the lacrosse team. This season, sophomore Chad DeBolt has taken over that duty. DeBolt learned to play the bagpipes last summer and throughout the school year, receiving lessons from Meehan and the Notre Dame Bagpipe Club.
SPREADING THE WEALTH -- Notre Dame had 10 different players in the scoring column in its 20-12 win over Fairfield in the regular-season home finale. Of the 10 scorers, only five tallied two or more goals. The Irish also had balanced scoring in its season opener against Penn State, a 10-4 victory, as eight different players tallied goals in that game.
STINGY DEFENSE -- Notre Dame has given up 99 goals in 12 games for a goals per game average of 8.25, the fewest since the 1996 campaign when that Irish team allowed just 7.23. In six of Notre Dame's 12 games, Corrigan's squad allowed under 10 goals. The four goals given up by Notre Dame in its 10-4 win over Penn State in the first game of the season were the fewest allowed by an Irish team in a season opener since the 1992 campaign when they beat Saint Bonaventure 23-4 on March 1. The fewest goals allowed by an Irish team in a season opener was three when Notre Dame beat Stony Brook 12-3 on March 16, 1987.
HARVEY TIES SCHOOL RECORD -- Junior Jon Harvey's career-high six goals tied the single-game record for goals scored by an Irish player in a home game. Harvey, who is the team's third-leading scorer with 24 goals, tied the mark held by Joe Franklin (vs. Denison in 1986) and Mike Quigley (vs. Canisius).
HOWELL BECOMES A SCORING MACHINE -- Senior goalkeeper Kirk Howell became just the second Irish goalkeeper in school history to score a goal (the other being Ryan Jewell versus Air Force in a 20-8 win in 1994). Howell's first collegiate score came this season via a shot from the restraining line after an Irish player cleared the ball to him. Howell moved up the restraining line to try to clear the ball to a teammate, but when the Fairfield goalkeeper came out of the goal to pick up one of the Irish players to prevent the clear, he shot it from the restraining line and it landed into the net.
GWLL DOMINANCE -- With its 12-11 win over Butler on April 8, Notre Dame completed an undefeated season and wrapped up its second straight Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) title. The Irish, who shared the league crown with Ohio State and Butler a year ago, have won or shared the championship in nine of head coach Kevin Corrigan's 12 seasons.
FIAMINGO HONORED AS TOP SCHOLAR-ATHLETE -- Senior Steve Fiamingo (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named the top men's lacrosse scholar-athlete April 4, at the Academic Excellence Awards Dinner held at the Joyce Center. Fiamingo plays defense and is one of four captains for the Irish this season. He has started all 11 games for Notre Dame in 2000.
GLATZEL FINDING THE RANGE -- Junior Tom Glatzel leads the team in scoring with a team-high 33 goals and 14 assists (47 points). The 33 goals is a single-season best, while the 14 assists are two short of his personal high in that category. In '99, Glatzel finished the campaign with 16 goals and eight assists after recording only two goals and dishing off one assist for three points. Since that rookie campaign, he has 59 goals and 29 assists in 26 games for an average of 3.38 points per game.
DISHING IT OUT -- For the third straight campaign, junior David Ulrich leads the team in assists. He has 28 on the season and 77 for his career which places his third on the all-time Irish career assist list.
GROUND HOG -- Kevin Higgins (Wilton, Conn.) became just the fifth player in Notre Dame history to collect 200 career ground balls this season. The senior midfielder reached that mark against Loyola on March 18. He has collected 237 ground balls in his four seasons, good for third on the all-time list. Higgins leads the team with 58 ground balls this season. He has been the team's ground ball leader each of the past two seasons with 83 in 1999 and 79 in 1998.
IRISH STRONG AT HOME -- Notre Dame wrapped up the 2000 campaign with a 4-2 mark at home. In three (1994, 1995 and 1997) of the last seven years, Notre Dame finished the home portion of its season undefeated. The Irish posted 5-0 marks in both '94 and '95 and were 6-0 in '97. Corrigan's squad was 6-1 at home in '99. Since 1984, Notre Dame has an 83-27 (.755) record at home and is 44-10 (.815) over the last nine seasons in games played at Moose Krause Stadium and Loftus Sports Center (its indoor facility).
A FAMILIAR DEFENSE -- While the starting attack and midfield units have differed at times this season, the Irish defense has had a familiar starting three. Senior Steve Fiamingo, junior Mike Adams and sophomore A.J. Wright have started all 12 games, while goalie Kirk Howell has been in the starting lineup in all 12 contests as well.
IRISH IN THE NATIONAL STATISTICS -- Notre Dame has several players ranked among the national leaders this week -- Tom Glatzel is 14th in goals per game, David Ulrich is 15th in assists, Chad DeBolt (Waterloo, N.Y.) is third in face-off winning percentage, Kevin Higgins is 13th in that same category, while Kirk Howell is seventh in goals against average. As a team, the Irish rank eighth in scoring defense, fourth in face-off winning percentage, 13th in scoring margin and eighth in winning percentage.
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INSIDE LACROSSE MEDIA POLL
(Week of May 8)
indicates 2000 opponents
NOTRE DAME MEN'S LACROSSE BIO UPDATES
Mike Adams...6-2...193...Junior...Defense...Wilton, CT
Lone returning starter on defense this season...a starter in all 12 games on defense ...scored two goals and collected 38 ground balls...tallied first collegiate goal in second game of the season...scored Notre Dame's final goal in 10-7 loss at Pennsylvania with 31 seconds remaining in the contest...registered his second goal of the campaign in 17-9 win over Villanova off a Tom Glatzel assist that put the Irish up 9-7 in the contest...collected a career-high six ground balls in both the Air Force and Villanova contests...had five ground balls against Loyola and Ohio State and had four against the Quakers.
Nick Antol...5-7...159...Freshman...Defense...Baldwin, MD
Back-up goalkeeper who has not played in any games this season.
Owen Asplundh...6-2...204...Sophomore...Attack...Bryn Athyn, PA
Played in 10 of 12 games this season and earned one start during the season...did not see action in the Hofstra and Harvard contests...earned his first career start versus Loyola...scored three goals during the season...had the first multiple-goal game of his career when he scored two goals in 12-8 win over Denver...scored his first goal with 23 seconds remaining in the second quarter off a John Flandina assist to put the Irish up 5-2 and then put the Irish up 7-6 on a man-up goal off a David Ulrich feed with 14:49 left in the contest which broke a 6-6 deadlock...scored his first collegiate goal against Penn State in the season opener when he tallied Notre Dame's initial goal of the 2000 campaign with five minutes remaining in the first quarter off a Tom Glatzel assist.
Steve Bishko...6-2...187...Junior...Midfield...West Islip, N.Y.
Has seen action in all 12 games and made three starts...fourth-leading scorer on the team with 14 goals and 15 assists (19 points)...has collected 36 ground balls...tallied a season-high three goals in 13-4 win over Ohio State...scored back-to-back unassisted goals in 12-8 win over Denver as the Irish broke a 7-7 deadlock with 12:01 remaining in the contest and then put the Irish up 9-7 with a goal with 8:49 left...tallied two goals and dished off an assist in 20-12 win over Fairfield...registered a goal and an assist in 10-5 win at Army...his third-quarter man-up goal against the Cadets broke a 4-4 tied with 11:15 to play in the contest...netted his first goal of the season in season-opening win over Penn State...netted a man-up goal off a David Ulrich assist against the Nittany Lions with 6:01 remaining in the third quarter to put the Irish up 6-3 in the game...had two goals 8-7 loss to Hofstra...scored the goal that pulled the Irish to within 8-5 with 4:46 remaining and then scored Notre Dame's final goal of the contest with 1:44 remaining in the third quarter... tallied a goal and dished off an assist in 10-6 win over Air Force...also had a goal and an assist in 12-11 win at Harvard in the regular -season finale...scored a goal in the first quarter against Butler that put the Irish up 3-0 in the contest in eventual 12-11 victory...assisted on two of Jon Harvey's career-high six goals in 17-9 win over Villanova...tied his career-high with six ground balls against Villanova.
David Bone...5-9...158...Freshman...Attack...Upper Nyack, NY
Has played in two games games...saw action in his first collegiate game when he came off the bench against Air Force...came off the bench in the fourth quarter in 20-12 win Fairfield .
Patrick Darcy...6-0...197...Goalie...Rockville Center, NY
Back-up goalie has played in three contests this season -- Air Force, Villanova and Fairfield...has played 19 minutes and made three saves...in addition, has collected four ground balls.
Second-year midfield player has seen action in all 12 games...owns a .664 face-off winning percentage as he has won 71 of 107 atttempts...also has collected 36 ground balls this season...was a perfect seven-for-seven in faceoffs against Butler...was 10-11 against Harvard as he also collected a career-high seven ground balls in the contest to lead the Irish in that category...won 10 of 14 faceoffs in 20-12 win over Villanova and was eight-for-12 against Fairfield...won eight-of-10 faceoffs against Ohio State and collected a then career-high six ground balls in the game...collected five ground balls against Air Force and was seven-for-nine in faceoffs...was four-for-eight in faceoffs against Hofstra...had four ground balls against Butler.
Kevin Dugan...5-10...170...Junior...Midfield...Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ
Has played in three games...saw action for the first time this season in 10-6 win at Air Force...also played in wins at home against Villanova and Fairfield.
Chris Fallon...6-1...188...Sophomore...Defense...Swathmore, PA
Has played in three games...saw action for the first time during the season in the win at Air Force...also played in home games against Villanova and Fairfield.
Steve Fiamingo...5-8...231...Senior...Defense...Cincinnati, OH
First-year starter who has been in the starting lineup in all 12 games...earned his first career start in the season opener against Penn State...has collected 26 ground balls...tallied his first career goal in 10-5 win at Army with his first-quarter score that put Notre Dame up 1-0 in the contest...collected a career-high four ground balls against Denver and Loyola and had three against Air Force.
John Flandina...5-10...176...Sophomore...Midfield...West Islip, NY
Second-year player has seen action in all 12 contests and made two starts...started the first two games of the season against Penn State and Pennsylvania...has six goals and three assists (nine points) this season...earned first career start in the season opener versus the Nittany Lions...had a goal and an assist in 10-4 win over Penn State...also dished off an assist in the Denver contest...one of only two goal scorers for the Irish against Loyola...had the assist on Notre Dame's opening goal against Butler which was scored by Devin Ryan in 12-11 victory over Butler...had an unassisted goal in the first quarter against Villanova that put the Irish up 2-0 in the game in eventual 17-9 win...one of 10 goal scorers in 20-12 win over Fairfield...scored back-to-back goals in 11-10 win at Harvard that put the Irish up 11-8 in the contest in second-half comeback...has collected 23 ground balls.
Brian Flatley...5-9...188...Junior...Midfield...Port Jefferson Station, NY
Missed most of the season because of an injury...played in three games and has three ground balls...saw action for the first time in 2000 in 10-5 at Army...played in the final two regular-season home games against Villanova and Fairfield.
Mike Fries...6-2...200...Freshman...Defense...Oakton, VA
Has not seen action in any games this season.
Tom Glatzel...6-2...186...Junior...Attack...Ellicott City, MD
Has started all eight games and leads the team in scoring with a career best 33 goals and 14 assists (one shy of his personal best) for 47 points (also a personal high)...his 33 goals are the most ever by an Irish midfielder in his junior season...in addition, his 47 points are the most ever by a third-year midfield player...has had either a goal or an assist in 11 of 12 contests (the only game in which he did not record a goal was against Loyola)...tied his career-high for goals and points in netting five goals and dishing off two assists in 13-4 win over Ohio State which earned him Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week honors for the week of April 3...scored three of Notre Dame's first seven goals in the game...had seven points in 17-9 win over Villanova when he scored three goals and dished off a career-high four assists...tied his career best with five goals against Fairfield...had four goals against Harvard as he was credited with comeback against the Crimson by scoring four of Notre Dame's seven straight goals...with the Irish trailing, 8-4 in the game, he netted three consecutive goals to pull Notre Dame to within 8-7 with 2:22 remaining in the third quarter...netted the go-ahead score with 19 seconds remaining in the third quarter which gave the Irish a 9-8 lead...he tallied all four of his scores in second-half comeback as he tallied three of the team's first seven goals in the second half...had previously tied his career-high with five goals against Air Force in 10-6 win...scored three goals and dished off two assists in 12-11 win over Butler...led the Irish with two goals and an assist in the season opener against Penn State...also had two goals and an assist in 10-5 win at Army...also had a goal and an assist against Hofstra...put the Irish up 2-0 against the Quakers in the first quarter for his only score of the game...had a goal and an assist in 12-8 win at Denver...had a career-high six ground balls in the game...also had six ground balls in the win over Villanova...had five ground balls in the Penn State, Pennsylvania, Air Force and Loyola contests...second on the team with 54 ground balls.
Timothy Brooks-Hartnett...6-0...230...Freshman...Defense...Rochester Hills, MI
Played in two games this season...saw action in his first collegiate contest against Villanova and also came off the bench against Fairfield.
Jon Harvey...5-9..189...Junior...Attack...Winchester, MA
Has started 11 of the 12 games he has played...second on the team in goals scored with 25 and third overall in scoring with 25 points......made his first career start in the season opener against Penn State...tied the Notre Dame single-game home scoring mark when he scored a career-high six goals in 17-9 win over Villanova...tallied his first career hat trick 12-8 win at Denver...scored two of Notre Dame's first four goals in the first quarter and then tallied Notre Dame's 12th goal of the game with eight seconds remaining in the contest...had his second career hat trick in 8-7 loss to Hofstra...recorded the third three-goal game of his career and season in 12-11 win at Butler...two of the three goals came off assists from Stedman Oakey...his third goal of the contest proved to be the game-winner with 2:55 remaining in the contest...that goal put the Irish up 12-10 in eventual 12-11 Notre Dame victory...netted the first multiple-goal game of his career as he scored twice against Penn State (first goal was an unassisted, while he is second one came off an assist from David Ulrich)...scored twice in the 13-4 win over Ohio State...had a goal in 10-6 win at Air Force...started the first four games of the season...missed only start of the season against Loyola...had two goals in 20-12 win over Fairfield and one in Notre Dame's 11-10 victory at Harvard...collected four ground balls against Loyola...has 27 ground balls on the season.
Kevin Higgins...5-11...186...Senior...Midfield...Wilton, CT
Has a .579 face-off winning percentage (88-152) and leads the team with 58 ground balls......won 12 of 16 faceoffs against Butler...was seven-for-nine in faceoffs against Penn State and 11-for-16 against Pennsylvania...won 11-of-15 faceoffs against Villanova and was won seven-of-11 versus Army...had a season-high eight ground balls in the win over Villanova...collected eight ground balls against Ohio State and Butler...picked up seven ground balls against Pennsylvania and six versus Denver.
Kirk Howell...6-1...178...Senior...Goal...Nashville, TN
Has played all but 19 of 720 minutes this season...did not play entire 60 minutes in games three games -- Air Force, Villanova and Fairfield...has allowed 91 goals and made 127 saves...owns a .583 save percentage and 7.79 goals against average...became just the second Notre Dame goalie to score a goal when he launched a shot from the restraining line in the third quarter against Fairfield in notching his first collegiate goal in 20-12 win...has had 10 or more saves in eight games, including Notre Dame's last four outings...recorded a career-high 18 saves in allowing just four goals in season opener against Penn State...had 16 saves against Army while allowing just five goals in 10-5 win over the Cadets...posted 15 saves in 17-9 win over Villanova and finished the 2000 campaign with 10 saves in both the Fairfield and Harvard contests...registered 11 saves and a career-high 11 ground balls against Pennsylvania...had nine saves in 12-8 win over Denver...registered 13 saves and collected four ground balls against Loyola...had 10 saves against Hofstra...owns a .563 save percentage and 7.53 goals against average...has 31 ground balls...named Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week for the week of February 29 following his performance versus the Nittany Lions.
Matt Leisen...6-3...196...Sophomore...Defense...East Meadow, NY
Has seen action in three games...came off the bench for the first time against Air Force and also played in the Fairfield and Villanova contests.
Kurt MacLaurin...5-9...176...Freshman...Midfield...Columbus, OH
Saw action in his first collegiate contest against Air Force...also came off the bench in Notre Dame's 20-12 win over Fairfield.
Joe Nejman...5-10...183...Freshman...Defense...Meadowbrook, NY
Has played in three games...Saw action for the first time against Air Force and also played in the Villanova and Fairfield games...tallied his first collegiate goal against Fairfield...one of 10 goal scorers in the game, he scored Notre Dame's final goal in the 20-12 victory with 3:43 remaining in the contest.
Stedman Oakey...6-1..187...Senior...Midfield...Charlottesville, VA
Has been in the startling lineup for 10 of Notre Dame's 12 games...fifth-leading scorer on the team with eight goals and eight assists (16 points)...selected as the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week following his performance against Butler in which he scored two goals and dished off three assists...his second goal of the game broke a 10-10 deadlock with 4:34 remaining in the contest and then had the assist on Jon Harvey's game-winning goal with 2:55 to play in the game in eventual 12-11 victory...made first start of the season against Denver which marked his first start since the 1998 campaign and has started every game since that contest..scored two goals and dished off an assist in 20-12 win versus Fairfield in regular-season home finale...tallied goals in that contest in both the second and third quarters off assists from Todd and David Ulrich...had the game-tying score in comeback at Harvard...his unassisted goal with 42 seconds remaining in the third quarter erased a four-goal Irish deficit and was one of seven consecutive goals for Notre Dame in the 11-10 victory...scored a goal and dished off assist against Penn State in the season opener...provided the assist on Devin Ryan's third-period goal which broke a 3-3 tie in the contest and then scored his first goal of the season with 22 second left in the quarter to give the Irish an 8-3 advantage in the game...scored a goal in 10-7 loss at Pennsylvania...gave Notre Dame a 4-1 lead in 10-5 win at Army with his first-period unassisted goal...dished off three assists in 13-4 win over Ohio State...had the assists on two of Tom Glatzel's five goals in the contest.
Keith Parendo..5-9...192...Senior...Attack...Mineola, NY
Saw first action of the season against Air Force...has played in three games overall this season with appearances in the Villanova and Fairfield contests...netted his first collegiate goal in 10-6 win over the Falcons...scored Notre Dame's final goal of the contest off a Todd Ulrich assist which put the Irish up 10-2 with seven minutes remaining in the contest...also collected two ground balls in the contest...scored in second career goal in 20-12 win over Fairfield and was one of 10 different goal scorers in the game.
Mike Pfeffer...6-0...186...Senior...Defense...Wilton, CT
Returned to the Irish lineup after a one-year absense while studying abroad in Europe...has played in all 12 and has collected five ground balls.
Mike Richtsmeier...5-10...163...Freshman...Attack...Durham, NC
Saw action in two games -- Villanova and Fairfield...collected a ground ball against Villanova.
Dave Rubano...5-8...190...Senior...Defense...West Islip, NY
Has played in all 12 games this season and has collected eight ground balls.
Devin Ryan...6-2...207...Sophomore...Midfield...Kensington, MD
Has played in all 12 games and has 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 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 of a John Flandina assist in 12-11 win over Butler...also had a goal in regular-season finale at Harvard...has collected 10 ground balls.
Andy Santoriello...6-2...195...Junior...Midfield...Westfield, NJ
Played in the first five games of the season and has seen action in nine contests...did not see action in the Hofstra, Ohio State or Harvard contests...has one ground balls.
Eric Simon...6-2...190...Freshman...Defense...Flemington, NJ
Has played in three games this season...made the first appearance of his collegiate career against Air Force and also came off the bench in the Villanova and Fairfield contests.
John Souch...5-10...195...Freshman...Defense...Watertown, NY
Only freshman who has seen action in all 12 games...only rookie to play in the season opener against Penn State...dished off his first career assist against Ohio State...credited with the assist on David Ulrich's fourth-quarter goal that put the Irish up 12-4 in the contest...has 17 ground balls on the season...registered a personal best five ground balls in the Fairfield game...also collected three ground balls against Air Force.
David Ulrich...5-6...158...Junior...Attack...Baltimore, MD
Has started 10 of 11 games...did not earn start against Loyola...second-leading scorer on team with 16 goals and a team-best 18 assists...registered a career-best eight points in 20-12 win over Fairfield with four goals and a four assists...three of his four assists were on goals by Tom Glatzel...registered seven points against Villanova in 17-9 win as he scored a season-high four goals and dished off three assists...tallied all four of his goals in Notre Dame's 12-0 run against the Wildcats...the first of his three assists was on Jon Harvey's third-period goal with 8:30 remaining in the quarter which gave the Irish the lead for good at 8-7...dished off four assists against Harvard...two of the assists were on scores by Tom Glatzel...scored a goal and dished off two assists against Ohio State...also had a goal and two assists in season opener against Penn State...tallied goals in loss at Pennsylvania and in wins over Denver and Butler...had two assists in win over Air Force...did not record a point in the Loyola game which snapped a streak of 23 consecutive games with either a goal or an assist...dished off a season-high three assists versus Hofstra...collected a career-high seven ground balls against Butler...had six ground balls against Villanova...has 41 ground balls on the season.
Todd Ulrich..5-6...153...Junior...Midfield...Baltimore, MD
Has started all 12 games...has five goals and nine assists (14 points) on the season...dished off two assists in the season opener against Penn State...scored first goal of the season against Pennsylvania and also dished off an assist in the contest...tallied two goals and dished off an assist in 12-8 win over Denver...had lone assist on Chris Young's goal in loss to Loyola...provided the assist on the third of Tom Glatzel's five goals in 13-4 over Ohio State...assisted on Steve Bishko's goal against Butler which put the Irish up 3-0 in the contest...scored one of Notre Dame's four first-quarter goals against Army in the 10-5 win...one of seven goals scorers in 17-9 victory over Villanova...dished off assists on Stedman Oakey's and Keith Parendo's goals in 20-12 win against Fairfield...assisted on Chris Young's goal versus Harvard which tied the game at 4-4 with 2:35 remaining in the second quarter...has collected 16 ground balls on the season.
Travis Wells...6-1...195...Freshman...Midfield...Severna Park, MD
Has played in five games this season...saw action in his first collegiate game against Air Force...also saw action in the Loyola, Butler, Villanova and Fairfield contests...has collected four ground balls.
A.J. Wright...6-3...202...Sophomore...Defense...Timonium, MD
Made his first career start against Penn State and has started all 12 games... collected a career-high four ground balls versus the Nittany Lions...also had four ground balls againt Hofstra...has 22 ground balls on the season.
Chris Young...5-9...172...Junior...Midfield...Camillus, NY
Has played in all 12 games and started 10 contests...has eight goals and two assists on the season...earned first career start against Denver...had one of the best games of his career as he scored two goals against Air Force...also scored twice in 13-4 win over Ohio State...tallied Notre Dame's first and sixth goals of the game...collected a career-high four ground balls in the game...tallied his first points of the season against Denver with a goal and an assist...put the Irish up 4-0 in the first quarter off a Tom Glatzel assist after dishing off an assist to Jon Harvey on the previous Irish score...along with teammate John Flandina, provided one of the two goals scored against Loyola...dished off assist to Todd Ulrich against Army which put the Irish put the Irish up 3-1 in the contest...one of 10 goals scorers in a 20-12 win over Fairfield...his second-quarter goal off a Todd Ulrich assist against Harvard tied the game at 4-4 with 2:35 remaining in the second quarter in eventual 11-10 win...collected three ground balls against Pennsylvania, Hofstra and Fairfield...has 23 ground balls on the season.