AS A SENIOR: Will serve as a tri-captain for the 2005 season a smart, heady player with sound technical skills will look to team-up with Greg Dalby to solidify the Irish midfield brings plenty of experience to the Notre Dame lineup as he has appeared in 40 games, which is the third most for a returning Irish player behind Dalby (42) and Ian Etherington (41) has collected two career assists for a total of two points.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 19 games during the 2004 campaign used as relief in the midfield for the Irish, while also making three starts all three starts came in BIG EAST play dished out two assists for the first points of his career collected his assists in back-to-back contests fed a pass to Jack Stewart who put it away for the game-winner in the Irish's 2-0 victory over Boston University helped tie up the match versus Evansville with an assist on Christopher High's goal as the Fighting Irish would go on to win 2-1 keyed Notre Dame's winning play versus #9 Boston College with a great set piece free kick into the box, setting up Justin McGeeney's rebound goal in the 1-0 Irish victory named the team's Knute Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award winner for the 2004 season along with being a member of the 2004-05 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw the most action of his career in 2003, appearing in 13 games and making three starts first career start came vs. St. John's during the regular season also earned starts at Michigan State and vs. Connecticut in the BIG EAST Championship Quarterfinals played a career high 105 minutes Akron during the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament earned the team Knute Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award member of the 2003-04 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in eight games in 2002 came off the bench in Notre Dame's second-round NCAA tournament loss to Indiana saw action in his first collegiate game against Seton Hall also played in the Furman, Bradley, Providence, Michigan State, Villanova and Georgetown contests named to the 2002-03 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played club soccer year round with Chicago Sockers and did not participate on high school team following his sophomore year helped the Sockers capture Under-16 national club team championship in 1999, in addition to winning the USSA regional crown team claimed third at the Under-17 competition in 2000 after winning Dallas Cup Championship that same season helped Sockers capture three state titles in 1998, 2000 and '01 five-year member of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association State Select Team named to all-star team at Notre Dame Elite Soccer Camp in the summer of '01, in addition to claiming age group MVP honors at Indiana University Camp member of State Olympic Development Program team since 1998 grandfather Jack played baseball at Iowa and received master's degree from Notre Dame before serving as Notre Dame's associate athletic director for many years father John graduated from Notre Dame uncle Phil Krause is also a Notre Dame graduate gained international experience by touring Japan, England and Holland with select youth teams second oldest of four children National Merit Finalist and Illinois State Scholar earned Dean's List distinction both semesters with cumulative 3.741 for the school year born October 15, 1983 son of John and Joann Stephens enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an economics major earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2004 semester and was named to the Dean's List carries a 3.857 cumulative grade-point average.