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AS A SENIOR: A two-time monogram winner • will look to claim the left back position after gaining valuable experience there last season • had a terrific spring campaign • a strong, physical player • has played in 11 career games.

AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in nine games, including seven starts, throughout the 2004 season • started the first seven games of the campaign as he stepped in to fill the role of injured left back Kevin Goldthwaite • came off the bench against Villanova and Loyola-Chicago • tallied seven shots on the season • fit well into Notre Dame's system of attacking defenders • started two of the three BIG EAST Conference matches in which he played • named to the 2004-05 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw his first career action vs. #11 California at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • also played 11 minutes in Notre Dame's 6-0 victory at Cleveland State.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see action in any games during the 2002 campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A four-year starter at Oak Park High School • two-year captain who played a number of different positions during his scholastic career • played every minute of every contest throughout his four prep seasons • a three-time first-team all-Tri-Valley League selection • two-time all-Tri Valley Defensive MVP • led his high school squad to league championship in 2000 • also earned all-California Interscholastic Federation honors • began playing with the Region IV Olympic Developmental Team in 1998 • a first-team all-CYAS state team selection after leading team to adidas Cup championship and ODP International Tournament • an eight-year veteran of SoCal United Soccer Club • led that team to CSL Premier Under-16 championship in 2000 • squad also was a semifinalist at National Cup as well as finalist at Nomads Tournament • born July 28, 1984 • son of David and Dantzel • enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in finance.

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Ben Crouse
Ben  Crouse

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oak Park, CA

High School:
Oak Park

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
07/28/1984

Event Calendar

Delta

August 22
T, 1-1
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
August 26
5:00 PM
Indiana vs. New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 26
W, 4-0
UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
August 28
11:30 AM
Indiana vs. UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 28
W, 1-0
New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
September 2
5:30 PM
Stanford
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)

BTN2Go
BTN2Go
Live Stats
September 4
12:30 PM
California
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)

Live Stats
September 9
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 13
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 16
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 23
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 30
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)

ACC Network Extra
October 4
7:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 8
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 11
7:30 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)

BTN Plus
October 14
7:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 18
8:00 PM
Northwestern
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)
October 21
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

RSN
October 25
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
November 2
TBA
ACC First Round
Campus Sites
November 6
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
November 9
TBA
ACC Semifinals
Campus Sites
November 13
TBA
ACC Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 17
TBA
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus Sites
November 20
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus Sites
November 27
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus Sites
December 3
TBA
NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
December 9
TBA
NCAA Championship Semifinals
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)
December 11
TBA
NCAA Championship Final
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)

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