Feb. 25, 2006
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame senior attackman Pat Walsh (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) was one of 53 student-athletes named to the watch list for the Tewaaraton Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate lacrosse player. This marks the third straight year that Walsh has been named to the list. He has gone on to become one of 15 nominees for the award each of the past two seasons. The Tewaaraton Trophy will be presented at the conclusion of the season.
Walsh is the only Fighting Irish player ever named to the watch list for the Tewaraaton Trophy, which is in its sixth year, though attackman Tom Glatzel was a finalist for the award in 2001.
Walsh, the only three-time All-America honoree in program history, is an Inside Lacrosse second team preseason All-America selection as he heads into his senior campaign. As a sophomore in 2004, he copped USILA third team All-America accolades. In 2003 and 2005, the New York native garnered USILA honorable mention All-America honors. Walsh has led the team in scoring all three of his seasons at Notre Dame by posting point totals of 52, 47 and 43 throughout his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, respectively.
Entering this season, Walsh is 30 assists shy from tying the program record of 110 career assists, which was established by David Ulrich (1998-2001). Walsh is currently fourth all-time in school history with 80 assists and tied for eighth in program history with 142 points coming on 62 goals and 80 assists. He is 38 points away from making it into the top-three all-time in school history. Randy Colley (1991-95) is the school record holder with 273 career points (173 G, 100 A).
The 12th-ranked Fighting Irish open their 2006 slate by hosting No. 14 Penn State tomorrow in the Loftus Sports Complex at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Penn State boasts Tewaaraton Trophy watch list member Patrick Heim (M). In all, the Irish will face seven other athletes that made it onto the watch list. Notre Dame’s next opponent after the Penn State tilt will be Cornell and its two watch list athletes in Joe Boulukos (M) and Matt McMonagle (G). The Irish will then face North Carolina and Ryan Blair (A) and Stephen McElduff (D) followed by Villanova and Joe Canuso (G). Notre Dame will also square off against Hofstra and Brett Moyer (M) along with Dartmouth and Jamie Coffin (A).
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