Talented Irish defender is considered the backbone of the Irish defense ranks as one of the most talented defensive players in the programs history and will be vying for top BIG EAST and national honors in 2001 will serve as a tri-captain this season along with Griffin Howard and Greg Martin a true backfield leader who has earned the respect of his teammates because he is so vocal on the field plays with a great deal of confidence and has been impact player for the Irish in each of his two seasons plays with a high level of intensity in both games and practices and helps initiate attack from the backfield one of a couple players on the team with considerable international experience underwent hernia surgery following the spring season, but is expected to be fully recovered before the start of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 17 games in 2000 third team selection to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region squad earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors for the weeks of Oct. 16 and 30 named for the first time in his career after leading the Irish to 1-0 shutout of 10th-ranked St. Johns selected for the second time two weeks later after
helping the Irish post a 2-0 shutout of West Virginia dished off two assists during the season with his first coming in the Rutgers game when he assisted on Erich Braun goal at the 43:14 mark of the contest, which tied the game at 1-1 along with Reggie McKnight assisted on Justin Detters goal four minutes into
the contest against the Mountainers garnered top defensive player honors at the UNLV Fila/Snickers Rebel Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., after helping the Irish to two shutouts, a 2-0 win over New Mexico and 0-0 tie with UNLV.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 18 games and made starts in 17 of those contests started the first 12 games of the season did not start against Seton Hall because of a shoulder injury scored his first collegiate goal which proved to be the gamewinner in 5-2 win over Eastern Michigan on an unassisted 30-yard blast from the right corner at 71:21 to put the Irish up 2-1 in the contest.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Olching Gymnasium and was considered on of the top Bavarian players
represented Bavaria in 1998 at the national team trials played for S.V. Luhhof club team during the 98 and 99 seasons led squad to the Bavarian championship in May 1999 which capped off a 23-5-6 record scored a goal and dished off five assists throughout the season defensive anchor of team which allowed just 23 goals in 34 contests and posted 12 shutouts also played for the Furstenfeldbruck Youth Team for six seasons prior to playing for S.V. Luhhof and twice led that squad to Bavarian champion for the respective age group named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for the second consecutive following the 2000-01 member of the Academic Honors Program which pairs gifted student-athletes with a faculty mentor at the University has earned Deans List distinction all four semesters at Notre Dame born Feb. 25, 1978 enrolled in the College of Science with a double major in science and business.
Forstner's Career Statistics
|Year ||GP-GS ||Sh ||G ||A ||Pts ||GW|
|1999 ||18-17 ||8 ||1 ||0 ||2 ||1|
|2000 ||17-17 ||14 ||0 ||2 ||2 ||0|
|Totals ||35-34 ||22 ||1 ||2 ||4 ||1|