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    Justin McGeeney

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ames, IA

    High School:
    Ames

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 165

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    02/17/1985


    Returns as the team's second-leading scorer from a year ago with 10 points on five goals • a three-time monogram winner • the veteran of the Irish attacking unit • a smart player • teams up well with fellow forward Joseph Lapira • is coming off a solid spring campaign • a smart and versatile athlete with impressive all-around skills and quickness • good at bringing other players into the game • quick to the ball and very aggressive • brings energy to the Fighting Irish lineup • an experienced player with 49 career games played, making 42 starts • has 22 career points on 10 goals and two assists • his 10 goals ties him for the team lead among current players entering the 2006 season.

    AS A JUNIOR: Notched five goals, which was the second-most on the team • scored a team-best three game-winners • played in all 23 games, making 20 starts • third on the team in shots with 35 • scored in the 53rd minute in a 1-0 win against Syracuse • netted a tally in the 47th minute in a 3-3 tie versus West Virginia and in the 40th minute during a 1-0 victory at Marquette • scored just 8:42 into a 2-1 win at Providence • netted the Irish's first penalty kick in a shootout versus Syracuse during the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament • the Irish advanced past the Orange with a 4-2 edge in penalty kicks • notched Notre Dame's first goal during the 56th minute in a 2-0 win over No. 5 Indiana in the second round of the NCAA Tournament • named to the 2005-06 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team • earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: A starter in all 19 games during the 2004 season • third-team all-BIG EAST selection • led the Fighting Irish in points with 12 on five goals and two assists • all five of his goals were game-winners • also registered a team-high 63 shots • collected first-career goal in the season-opener versus Oregon State at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • against the Beavers, he headed a pass into the back of the net just four minutes into the second half to give the Irish a 2-1 advantage, which would end up being the final score • named to the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic all-tournament team • netted a goal in Notre Dame's 2-1 win over Evansville by taking a pass and beating the last defender to notch the Irish's second score in less than two minutes • provided the lone goal in Notre Dame's 1-0 victory at No. 21 Villanova by netting an unassisted tally in the 48th minute • garnered BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 29 for his efforts against the Wildcats • registered the lone goal again versus No. 9 Boston College as he nailed an unassisted shot in the third minute of overtime to give the Irish the victory • notched his first-career assist versus Loyola-Chicago in a 4-0 victory • scored the first of three Irish goals versus Michigan • opened the scoring against the Wolverines when he deposited a goal at the 14:11 mark en route to a 3-0 victory • assisted on a goal in the Irish's 2-0 win versus Connecticut • named to the 2004-05 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Contributed important minutes off the bench for the Irish during his rookie season in 2003 • started three contests vs. No. 11 California, Fresno State and Akron • member of the 2003-04 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Concluded outstanding prep career at Ames High School as a four-year letterwinner with a school record 55 goals and 19 assists and finished off final scholastic campaign with single-season record 30 goals and 16 assists • first-team all-state selection as a senior after garnering second-team honors as a junior • a three-time Central Iowa Metropolitan League all-conference selection • led his prep team to conference championships in 2000 and 2001 • helped his team to a fourth-place finish at state championships during his freshman year • named team MVP three straight years • starting forward on West Des Moines Attack club team that captured four consecutive state crowns • served a five-time captain of the Iowa Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) state team and has been a member of that team since 1996 • also has played on Region II ODP pool team since '00 • member of the Des Moines Menace team that won the PDL national championship in El Paso, Texas during the summer of 2005 • lettered in football in his junior year • participated in Distinguished Academic Achievement, Student Council and Student Ambassador programs in high school • youngest of four children • born February 17, 1985 • son of Terry and Susan McGeeney • enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in finance • carries a 3.344 GPA.

    McGeeney's Career Bests
    Goals
    Game 1 (10 times)
    Season 5 (2004 & 2005)
    Assists
    Game 1 (vs. Loyola-Chicago & Connecticut, 2004)
    Season 2 (2004)
    Points
    Game 2 (10 times)
    Season 12 (2004)

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