Notre Dame's victory over Oregon State at Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium) W, 1-0 on September 7, 2012.
HONORS & AWARDS
Francis Patrick O'Connor Award - 2014
Spirit Award - 2014
BIG EAST Academic All Star - 2010, 2011, 2012
Appeared in one match ... 2014 Spirit Award recipient ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned one monogram.
AS A SENIOR (2013): Did not play in a match ... received the Spirit Award, which is presented annually to inspirational member(s) of the Fighting Irish team ... earned his first monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Played in one match ... made his collegiate debut in a 7-1 victory over Pittsburgh ... played the final 10:55 of the match ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Did not see game action ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Did not play in a match ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 2009 NSCAA/adidas Boys High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... 2009 NSCAA/adidas Boys High School All-America Team ... 2008 and 2009 NSCAA All-Region-I New England ... 2009 NSCAA/adidas Connecticut State Player of the Year ... 2009 ESPN RISE Boys' Soccer All-America first team ... 2008 and 2009 CSCA all-state ... 2007, 2008 and 2009 Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) all-conference and all-academic ... 2009 Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) High School Player of the Year ... CSCA Senior Bowl participant in 2009 ... varsity captain of his high school squad during his senior season ... son of Peter and Anne LaPlaca ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters in May of 2014 with a degree in psychology and sociology major ... finished with a 3.678 cumulative GPA ... named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.