Experienced player with proven big-goal scoring capabilities...looking to be more productive offensively for the Irish...an aggressive and hard-working individual who will be one of Notre Dame's "go-to" players this fall...needs to be consistent putting the ball in the net...a tough player to defend because he can beat players one on one...gets through the box well...one of the team's strongest players up front...has an aggressive offensive mentality...extremely competitive player with an exceptional work rate.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 13 of 14 games in '98...third-leading scorer on team with five goals and four assists (14 points)...had first multiple-goal game of his career when he scored both of Notre Dame's goals in 2-0 win over 13th-ranked Seton Hall...also scored two goals in 3-0 win at Boston College...netted a goal and dished off an assist in 3-1 win at Syracuse in BIG EAST opener...had the assist on Shane Walton's goal which tied the game at 1-1 at 38:20 and then provided the game-winning score at the 64th minute off a Scott Wells feed...missed four games during the season with an ankle injury...was second on the team with three game-winning goals.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 21 games during the '97 season and earned nine starts...started first six games of the season...finished 1997 with three goals and four assists (10 points)...netted his first of the season in 3-0 win versus Providence...had two assists in 5-0 win at Valparaiso...scored game's only goal at the 19:07 mark in 1-0 win against Rutgers...had the assist on David Cutler's first career goal against Seton Hall...also had the assist along with Ryan Turner on Matt Johnson's first career goal which broke a scoreless tie at the 65:20 mark against Boston College in eventual 3-1 win.
AS A FRESHMAN: Only freshman to play in all 23 contests in '96...finished the season with three goals and five assists...made seven starts during '96 campaign...earned first career start in 2-0 win over Valparaiso in the fourth game of the season...had his first career goal and assist in the Northwestern game...tallied fourth and final goal for the Irish at the 60:58 mark against the Wildcats...scored second goal in as many games when he put Notre Dame up 1-0 against St. John's 38 seconds into the first overtime session...either scored a goal or dished off an assist in three straight games - Northwestern, St. John's and Valparaiso...had an assist on Chris Mathis' goal in 1-1 tie with Connecticut...dished off assist to Mathis on first Irish goal with 53 seconds remaining in the first half in 2-1 BIG EAST quarterfinal win over Georgetown...started both semifinal and championship games of BIG EAST tournament...had a goal and an assist in the two games...netted first Irish goal at 25:56 mark in 2-1 semifinal victory against Connecticut...dished off assist to Konstantin Koloskov at 39:45 mark in only goal scored in 1-0 win over Rutgers in BIG EAST championship contest.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top players in New Zealand...set secondary school record for goals in a season (67)...team finished with an undefeated record in his final season as it won conference and regional championship...team was ranked third among high school teams in the country in his senior year after earning a number one ranking in his sophomore season...selected team MVP and garnered all-Auckland honors in junior and senior seasons...two-time all-New Zealand selection...was also named the school's Sportsman of the Year...born July 26, 1977...enrolled in the College of Business Administration as a finance major.
Aris' Career Statistics
Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GW
1996 23-7 21 3 5 11 0
1997 21-9 25 3 4 10 1
1998 14-13 18 5 4 14 3
Totals 58-29 64 11 13 35 4