Rejoined the Irish squad in 2000 and is a player who is expected to see considerable playing time during the upcoming season strong, physical athlete who adds great support in the middle of the defense extremely focused and competitive player with a solid understanding of the game another backfield player who plays the ball well in the air has improved all facets of his game and is in position to become an impact player for the Irish.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 13 games and earned four starts during the season made his first career start in Notre Dames 1-0 victory over St. Johns also was in the starting lineup against Georgetown, Villanova and Rutgers saw action for the first time in 2000 in the second game of the season versus UNLV.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Was not a member of the Notre Dame mens soccer team during the 1999 campaign.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in two games played in his first collegiate contest in the season opener against Valparaiso.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned three letters in soccer at St. Xavier twice led his soccer team to the Greater Catholic League championship served as team captain three-time all-conference honoree was twice selected for all-state and all-city honors standout track performer set school record in the 800 meters and was member of 1600 and 3200-meter relay teams which established school marks as well as a senior finished second in 800 meters in state championship in addition, his 1600 and 3200-meter relay teams finished second and third, respectively vice-president of National Honor Society received his Eagle Scout badge was in the same graduating class as Irish football player Rocky Boiman father Bill played lacrosse and football at Johns Hopkins Deans List student was earned a 3.857 grade point average during the 2000 fall semester and perfect 4.000 in the spring of 01 named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for the 2000-01 school year enrolled as a pre-professional major in the College of Science.
Cotter's Career Statistics
|Year ||GP-GS ||Sh ||G ||A ||Pts ||GW|
|1998 ||2-0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0|
|2000 ||13-4 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0|
|Totals ||15-4 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0|