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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 14
8:00 PM
SIUE
Edwardsville, Ill. (Korte Stadium)
August 17
8:00 PM
Bradley
Peoria, Ill. (Shea Stadium)
August 22
5:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 26
7:30 PM
UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 28
2:00 PM
New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
5:00 PM
Stanford
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 4
12:30 PM
California
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 9
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 13
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 16
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)
September 23
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 30
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)
October 4
7:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 8
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 11
7:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)
October 18
8:00 PM
Northwestern
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)
October 21
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)
October 25
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
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)

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