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    Jack Traynor

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Charles, MO

    High School:
    Francis Howell North

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 150

    Position:
    Defense


    A solid player who has had a major impact for the Irish during his first three seasons • should start at left back for the third straight season • has earned all-BIG EAST honors the past two seasons • a two-time monogram winner • has appeared in 65 career games, including 61 starts • has totaled eight points on one goal and six assists • a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    AS A JUNIOR: Received third-team all- BIG EAST honors • played in 19 games, all starts • missed five games due to injury • posted career-high numbers in points (6), goals (1) and assists (4) • aided an Irish defensive unit that only allowed 0.83 goals per game and registered 11 shutouts • attempted 29 shots • scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win at Marquette in the BIG EAST opener • that was the first goal of his collegiate career • collected assists in three straight matches beginning with the helper on the team's only goal in a 1-1 draw with Cincinnati • assisted on the first goal in a 2-1 victory over Louisville • notched an assist on the second score in a 3-0 triumph of No. 16 Michigan • assisted on the goal that gave the Irish a 3-2 lead in the 66th minute in a 3- 3 tie with No. 1 Connecticut • named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned honorable mention all-BIG EAST accolades • played in all 23 matches, making 22 starts • totaled two points on two assists • compiled 1,934 minutes on the pitch, which ranked fifth on the squad • attempted five shots • a staple of an Irish defense that allowed just 0.79 goals per game and posted 13 shutouts • collected the first points of his Notre Dame career with two assists in a 5-4 overtime victory at No. 8 Indiana during the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • one of the assists was on Joseph Lapira's game-winning goal in the 98th minute • injured against Maryland in the third round of the NCAA Tournament • did not start against Virginia in the NCAA quarterfinals, but came on to play effectively in the second half • earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Found his way into the Notre Dame lineup right away as he started the season opener versus No. 7 SMU at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • the Irish downed the Mustangs 4-1 • would start a total of 20 games and play in all 23 throughout the course of the season • totaled 1,756 minutes on the field, which was the fifth-highest total on the team • attempted six shots on the year • was named to the College Soccer News `100 Freshmen to Watch' list • earned a monogram.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A three-time letterwinner as a forward/midfielder at Francis Howell North High School • tallied 116 points on 45 goals and 26 assists during his prep career, including a career-high in goals (18) and assists (11) as a senior • two-time allstate and all-city performer • garnered all-conference accolades three times • captained his team to a regional championship his senior year and a conference title the year before • two-time team MVP and team captain • helped the Scott Gallagher Soccer Club claim the 2004 under-17 National Championship • 2003 U.S. Club Soccer National Champions • club team has won seven state championships in the last nine years • he was named the 2004 State Champion MVP • also a member of the ODP Missouri '87 team and the region II '87 player pool • first two-time MVP for the SportPort Tournament (2003, 2004) • participated in the Missouri Athletic Club allstar game • born March 17, 1987 • son of Larry and Peg Traynor • father played collegiate football at Benedictine • has a younger brother • enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.

    Traynor's Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GW
    2005 23-20 6 0 0 0 0
    2006 23-22 5 0 2 2 0
    2007 19-19 29 1 4 6 1
    2008 21-21 20 1 1 3 0
    Totals 65-61 60 2 7 11 1
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