Feb. 10, 2001
Notre Dame, Ind.- Connor LaRose (Claremont, Calif.), a three-year starter and captain of the Notre Dame
men's soccer team in 2000, was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
(NSCAA)/Adidas Men's College Scholar All-America Third Team. LaRose was among 67 collegiate players
honored after being named to the Men's Scholar Athlete North Central Regional first team.
To be considered, a student-athlete must have attained junior status while achieving an overall cumulative
grade-points average of 3.300 (on a scale of 4.00),. In addition, he must have started at least half of his
team's contests during the past season and been a major contributor on the field.
LaRose, a midfielder/defender, was one of just two players to start all 17 games in 2000. He scored one
goal and finished his Irish career with three goals and seven assists (13 points). LaRose helped Notre Dame
record six shutouts as a team and register a 1.19 goals against average. In addition, he played in 68 games
and made 59 starts during his four seasons.
A pre-professional major enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, LaRose earned a 4.00 grade-point
average (one of two men's soccer players) during the fall semester and owns a cumulative 3.449 grade
index following seven semesters at the University. Teammate Dustin Pridmore (Dallas, Texas), also a
midfielder/defender, joined LaRose on the North Central Regional Scholar Athlete Team as a second-team
honoree. Pridmore played in 16 games and earned 15 starts in his final season. One of the team's
tri-captains in 2000, he scored a goal and dished off two assists for four points in his senior season.
Pridmore, who played in 55 games and made 39 starts during his career, finished with five goals and five
assists (15 points).
A finance major in the Mendoza College of Business, he earned Dean's List distinction following the 2000
fall semester after earning a 3.533 grade-point average and has a cumulative 3.343 grade index.
Stanford University's Ryan Nelsen was named the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was joined by three
other Cardinal players named to one of the three Scholar All-America teams. Former Stanford University
head coach Bobby Clark was named head men's soccer coach at Notre Dame on Jan. 29 of this year.