After battling injuries in his first two seasons, returned to the Irish lineup in 1998 for the first time at full-strength...talented frontline player with tremendous versatility as a scorer and playmaker...an impact player who is extremely dangerous with the ball in the open field...has ability to go one-on-one with defenders...unselfish player who adjusts his game to the players on the field.
AS A JUNIOR: Was injury-free in '98 for the first time in his career...second on the team in points (18) and tied for second in goals scored (five)...finished the 1998 campaign with a team-leading eight assists...one of seven players to start all 18 games...had either a goal or an assist in first four games and in 10 of 18 contests...scored a goal and two assists in the season opener against Valparaiso which marked his first points in nearly two years...along with Matt Johnson, provided the assist on Shane Walton's game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Northwestern...had a goal and an assist in 2-2 tie versus Pittsburgh...also shared in the assist on Walton's overtime goal against IUPUI that gave the Irish a 1-0 victory.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in the season opener in '97 against Pittsburgh and then was sidelined for the remainder of the campaign battling ankle injuries.
AS A FRESHMAN: Named to the BIG EAST all-rookie team in 1996...earned nine starts in 19 games played...played in all 11 BIG EAST regular-season contests...scored one goal and dished off two assists during the season...started first career game at Western Michigan...had a goal and two assists in 6-0 win over Western Illinois...assisted on Notre Dame's first two goals of contest by Ben Bocklage and Chris Mathis...tallied the last Irish goal of the game for his first collegiate score.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of 13 forwards selected to the Parade All-America team...was also named to the USA Today Top 25 Team...started every game during his four-year career at North Royalton...set school career records for goals (63), assists (47) and points (110)...established single-season marks for goals (30) and assists (15) in final scholastic campaign...four-year letterwinner who served as a three-time captain...member of the Under-20 National team...has been a member of national pool for the past three years...leading scorer on Under-18 squad...three-time all-state honoree...was twice named Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Year...earned all-county honors three straight years...was named Northeastern Ohio player of the year as a junior and senior...three-time all-county selection and two-time Cuyahoga County MVP...earned all-Ohio and all-Midwest Region accolades two consecutive years...member of the U.S. Midwest team from 1990-96...has played in nine foreign countries...has played for the Cleveland United Soccer Club the past four years...led that squad to the state championship in '94 and was named the tournament MVP...named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for the 1996-97 and 1998-99 school years...earned Dean's List recognition for the second time at Notre Dame following the '99 spring semester after earning a 3.431 grade point average...born November 3, 1977...enrolled in the College of Business Administration as an accounting major.
Cox's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GW
1996 19-9 12 1 2 4 0
1997 2-0 1 0 0 0 0
1998 18-18 41 5 8 18 0
Totals 39-27 54 6 10 22 0