Along with teammates Stephen Maio and Dustin Pridmore, will serve as a tri-captain for the Irish in 2000 a two-year starter and one of the team's most consistent players extremely intense and focused on the field should rank as one of the BIG EAST's top defenders in the upcoming campaign a versatile player, he has improved all facets of his game over the last year a strong tackler has ability to win a lot of balls in the air his improved passing and ability to serve the ball up the field will greatly help the Irish attack attended same high school as teammate Brian Jarvis.
AS A JUNIOR: One of six players who started all 20 games for the Irish in 1999 finished the season with two goals and two assists netted his first collegiate goal in Notre Dame's 5-0 win over Villanova when he tallied the third goal of the game for the Irish off an assist from Erich Braun at the 58:23 mark netted Notre Dame's lone goal in 3-1 loss to Georgetown scored from 25 yards out off a feed from Matt Rosso dished off first assist of the season on Alan Lyskawa's first career goal in 1-1 overtime decision at Pittsburgh score was the first of the game and came 13:18 into the game along with Lyskawa, assisted on the first of Dustin Pridmore's two goals at 3:32 in 4-0 victory over Providence named BIG EAST Defender of the Week for the week of Oct. 11 for the first time in career following performances against IUPUI and Providence.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made the fifth start of his career in the season opener against Valparaiso and was one of seven players to start all 18 contests both of his assists during the 1998 season were on goals scored by Shane Walton had the assist on Walton's game-winning goal 14 seconds into overtime in Notre Dame's 2-1 victory at Villanova also assisted on Walton's goal in 2-1 loss at Providence.
AS A FRESHMAN: Earned increased playing time as the season progressed as he saw action in 13 contests, while earning starts in the final four games of the 1997 campaign dished off three assists played in his first collegiate contest in Notre Dame's 5-0 win over Valparaiso earned first-ever start in the Connecticut game had his first career assist in 3-0 win at West Virginia when he fed Scott Wells a pass at the 76:05 mark which was the final Irish score of the game assisted on only Notre Dame goal against the Huskies when he fed freshman teammate Reggie McKnight with a pass at the 33:31 mark in 2-1 overtime loss provided lone assist on Ben Bocklage's score that gave Notre Dame a 3-0 lead in eventual 3-1 win over Boston College in regular-season finale which helped the Irish clinch fifth place in the BIG EAST regular season standings.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-sport athlete at Damien earned nine letters in three sports - cross country (four), baseball (three) and soccer (two) played two years on varsity soccer team which compiled a 45-0-1 record led all three squads to conference championships in final scholastic season selected as team MVP in soccer as a sophomore, junior and senior seven-time all-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section and all-league honoree in the three sports received Alfred E. Lunger Award for best cross country performance in the CIF by a sophomore three-time member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team has been named to the Dean's List each of the last three semesters earned a 3.546 following 2000 spring semester born Aug. 23, 1978 enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a pre-professional major.
LaRose's Career Statistics
|Year ||GP-GS ||Sh ||G ||A ||Pts ||GW|
|1997 ||13-4 ||9 ||0 ||3 ||3 ||0|
|1998 ||18-18 ||11 ||0 ||2 ||2 ||0|
|1999 ||20-20 ||11 ||2 ||2 ||6 ||0|
|Totals || 51-42 ||31 ||2 ||7 ||11 ||0|