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AS A SOPHOMORE: Brings a spark to the Fighting Irish lineup at the forward position with his energy and enthusiasm • able to take players on and hit the ball well • an exciting player as he makes things happen.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 19 games for a total of 805 minutes, while making five starts • responded well once he was moved into the starting lineup due to an injury to Tony Megna • tallied three goals and two assists for a total of eight points, which tied him for fourth on the team • all three of his goals were game-winners • came off the bench to score his first-career goal in a 4-1 win over Georgetown in the Irish's BIG EAST-opener • took a pass from Brian Murphy and beat the Hoya goalkeeper one-on-one in the 72nd minute • teamed up with Luke Boughen to assist on Tony Megna's second goal of the game versus Pittsburgh as the Irish defeated the Panthers 3-0 • fed Boughen for the Fighting Irish's second goal in a 3-0 win versus #22 Michigan • first-career start came in a 1-1 tie at #10 St. John's • started the following game as well and netted Notre Dame's lone goal in a 1-0 victory versus #17 Seton Hall, with the assist going to classmate Alex Yoshinaga in the 81st minute • earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 25 thanks in part to his tally versus the Pirates • put the Irish on the board at the 84:54 mark against Connecticut off a Nate Norman feed as Notre Dame would go on to win 2-0 • earned a monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 2004 Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year, and an '04 Southwest Louisiana High School Hall of Fame inductee • ended stellar prep career by picking up All-America, all-state and all-district honors, while leading his nationally-ranked St. Louis Catholic squad to conference and state championships • named state, district and team MVP as a senior • two-time all-state selection, district MVP and state champion • three-time all-district selection • honored as State Championship Finals game MVP in both '03 and '04 • member of the '01 regional Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) pool • led club team Cajun Burn to three consecutive state titles in '01, '02 and '03 • also a two-year letterman in swimming and track and field • senior class president, as well as a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Club, while at St. Louis Catholic • uncle Lou Ferrello is a '69 Notre Dame graduate and cousin Melissa Ferrello is an '03 alumnus • born August 13, 1986 • son of Paul and Catherine Lapira • enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

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Joe Lapira
Joe  Lapira

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Charles, LA

High School:
Saint Louis Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 150

Position:
Forward/Midfield

Event Calendar

Delta

August 13
8:00 PM
Omaha
Omaha, Neb. (Caniglia Field)
August 16
8:00 PM
Drake
Des Moines, Iowa (Cownie Soccer Complex)
August 21
5:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:30 PM
San Diego
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 27
2:00 PM
Cal Poly
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Connecticut
Storrs, Conn. (Morrone Stadium)
September 8
5:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Soccer Field)
September 15
7:30 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 19
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
September 26
7:00 PM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 29
7:30 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 3
7:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)
October 10
7:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 13
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 17
7:30 PM
Akron
Akron, Ohio (FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field)
October 20
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 24
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)
October 27
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)
November 1
TBA
ACC Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 5
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
November 8
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinal
Campus sites
November 12
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 16
TBA
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 19
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus sites
November 26
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus sites
December 2
TBA
NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
December 8
TBA
NCAA College Cup Semifinal
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)
December 10
TBA
NCAA College Cup Final
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)

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