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Notre Dame's starting goalkeeper at the beginning of the last season ? will compete for starting job again in 2002 along with sophomore Chris Sawyer ? gives the Irish experience and depth in goal ? played well during the spring season ? tallest member of Notre Dame squad who uses his height to his advantage ? an agile player with deceptive speed and a long arm reach which enables him to cover a lot of space in the goal area.

AS A JUNIOR: Started first five games of the 2001 campaign and played in six contests overall ? allowed 11 goals and made 18 saves in 437:59 ? registered a 2.26 goals against average and .621 save percentage and posted one shutout ? had a 2-3-0 overall record ? played entire 108:59 of Furman game and made four saves in 3-2 double overtime loss ? had five saves in the game against Rutgers ? played the final 9:57 of IUPUI contest and finished with one save.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned 11 starts in the 12 games he played during first season as the full-time starter in goal ? started the first 11 games of the season in 2001 ? registered a 1.23 goals against average and .712 save percentage ? had 37 saves overall during the season and was credited with 3.5 shutouts ? posted his third shutout of the season in Notre Dame's 3-0 win over Syracuse as he made five saves in the contest ? recorded his first career shutout in making his first collegiate start versus New Mexico in the season opener and posted five saves in the game ? recorded his second consecutive shutout in 0-0 tie with UNLV and made four saves in the contest ? named MVP of the UNLV Fila/Snickers Rebel Classic after recording two shutouts and making nine saves in 210 minutes of action ? named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week following those two performances ? also made five saves in the Boston College game.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in three games behind Gerick Short ? played a total of 35:30 during the '99 campaign ? did not allow a goal, made one save and shared in two shutouts in the three games he appeared in ? saw action for the first time in his collegiate career in the 12th game of the season against Providence where he played the final 11:28 of the match and made one save ? played 16:30 against Villanova and also saw action in the final 7:02 in Notre Dame's BIG EAST quarterfinal match versus Rutgers.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at Christian Brothers Academy ? played on the varsity team for five years and helped his team to 104 victories during that time ? had a 58-4 record as the starting goalkeeper ? as a junior, CBA recorded the only undefeated season in school history (23-0) while earning the team's second consecutive state crown ? garnered all-state, all-conference and all-city honors following his junior and senior seasons ? an all-East selection in 1998 ? top member of East ODP program since 1995 ? traveled to Bellinzona, Switzerland, with that team in 1999 ? has played for the Syracuse Blitz club team since 1989 and has been a member of three teams which have captured State Cup championships ? squad was runner-up at National Indoor tournament in '98 ? twice participated in adidas Elite Program ? born Jan. 18, 1981 ? enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

Tait's Career Statistics

YearGP-GSGAMin.GAASVShORec.
19993-0035.300.0011.00-0-0
200012-11151095:001.23373.54-6-1
20016-511437:592.26181-02-3-0
Totals21-16261568:291.49565.56-9-1

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Greg Tait
Greg  Tait

Hometown:
Fayetteville, NY

High School:
Christian Brothers Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 196

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
01/18/1981

Event Calendar

Delta

September 23
W, 2-1
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
September 30
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
October 4
7:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
October 8
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
October 11
7:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)

BTN Plus
October 14
7:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 18
8:00 PM
Northwestern
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)
October 21
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

RSN
October 25
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
November 2
TBA
ACC First Round
Campus Sites
November 6
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
November 9
TBA
ACC Semifinals
Campus Sites
November 13
TBA
ACC Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 17
TBA
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus Sites
November 20
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus Sites
November 27
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus Sites
December 3
TBA
NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
December 9
TBA
NCAA Championship Semifinals
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)
December 11
TBA
NCAA Championship Final
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)

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