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    Tony Megna

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Middleton, WI

    High School:
    Middleton

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 165

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    07/14/1984


    AS A SENIOR: Two-time monogram winner • a hard-worker at the forward position • confidence has grown after a solid 2004 campaign • looking to have a breakout season • valuable goal scorer who will look to increase his output after co-leading the Irish last year with five tallies • has played in 37 career games with five goals for 10 points.

    AS A JUNIOR: Started all 14 games in which he appeared in during the 2004 campaign, with six of those coming during BIG EAST play • tied with Justin McGeeney for team-high honors in goals with five • third on the team in scoring after tallying 10 points on those five goals • two of the scores were game-winners • put the cap on a 4-1 victory over Georgetown in the conference-opener as he netted his first-career goal on a pass from Ian Etherington • registered a two-goal performance versus Loyola-Chicago in Notre Dame's 4-0 win • opened the scoring versus the Ramblers off a pass from Etherington in the 18th minute • second goal came in the 57th minute with the assists going to Nate Norman and Kevin Goldthwaite • recorded second consecutive two-goal match in a 3-0 victory against Pittsburgh • opened the scoring once again as he deposited a shot in the back of the net at the 38:06 mark before netting the team's third and final goal in the 84th minute thanks to assists from Luke Boughen and Joe Lapira • named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 11 for his performance versus the Panthers • missed five games late in the season due to a knee injury, yet returned for the NCAA match versus Ohio State • selected to the 2004-05 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the second straight year.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 20 of 23 games as a striker for the Irish in 2003 • helped wear down the opposing defense early in the contest with his hard-nosed play • usually replaced by senior Devon Prescod late in the first half • made his first career start vs. #11 California at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • played a career-high 40 minutes vs. Michigan in the NCAA Sweet 16 at Alumni Field • also saw over 30 minutes of action vs. Bradley (36), vs. Rutgers (33), at Cleveland State (38), vs. Connecticut (34) and vs. St. John's (35) in the BIG EAST Championship final match • member of the 2003-04 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see action in any games during the 2002 campaign.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Missed his entire senior season due to a back injury • tallied 29 goals and dished off 39 assists during his prep career at Middleton • earned first-team all-conference and all-district honors as a junior after scoring 10 goals and dishing off 16 assists after leading team to second-place finish in state tournament • garnered first-team all-conference honors following his junior and sophomore seasons, in addition to all-district accolades • scored eight goals with 14 assists in his sophomore season and tallied nine goals and nine assists as a freshman • helped lead team to conference and sectional championships during freshman season • gained international experience playing contests in Holland, Austria and Brazil • three-year starter as a member of the Region II Olympic Development Team and a five-year veteran of the State Olympic Developmental Team • traveled to Austria with his ODP squad who played Manchester United to a 1-1 tie • member of Madison 56ers club team and led that squad to win Wisconsin Premium League championship in 2000 • one of 150 high school players from across the United States selected to the 2001 ESP Elite Soccer Camp and was named to its all-star team • born July 14, 1984 • son of Richard and Sherri Megna • an electrical engineering major in the College of Engineering • carries a 3.282 cumulative grade-point average.

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