#29 Alex Wharton
HONORS & AWARDS
All-Great Western LacrosseLeague Second Team (2007)
A two-time monogram winner … had a breakoutsenior season which resulted in him earning secondteamall-GWLL honors … played in 43 career gameswith 27 starts … totaled 75 points on 31 goals and 44assists … 26 ground balls.
AS A SENIOR: Recorded a career-best seasonduring his senior campaign … earned all-GWLL second-team accolades … registered career-best numbersin goals (21), assists (32) and total points (53) … alsohad a career-best 10 ground balls … led the Irish inassists and total points … had two game-winninggoals and was second on the team with six man-uptallies … started and notched a point in all 17 games… collected a goal and an assist in a 7-6 season-openingvictory at #17 Loyola … dished out a career-highfour assists to go along with one goal in the homeopener, a 15-9 win over Penn State … had an assist ina 7-6 besting of Albany … registered two goals andtwo assists in a 16-6 triumph over Villanova …matched a career-high with two ground balls againstthe Wildcats … had a goal in an 8-6 setback at #4North Carolina … notched a single-game career-highsix points on two goals and four assists in a 19-7 victoryover Dartmouth … earned his first-ever GWLLplayer of the week honor for his effort against the BigGreen … recorded the second hat trick of his careerin a 13-6 win over #11 Drexel … also notched anassist against the Dragons … followed that up withanother four-point effort with a goal and three assistsin a 19-7 win over Bellarmine in the GWLL opener… saw his career-best five-game goal streak come toan end in a 9-8 loss to #19 Denver … however, heextended his point streak with an assist against thePioneers … scored two goals and had two assists inthe following game, a 16-6 win over Quinnipiac …produced another four-point performance on onegoal and three assists in a 14-7 besting of Lehigh …netted two goals and assisted on another in a 13-5win at Air Force … scored a goal and racked up fourassists in a 17-12 win over #9 Ohio State to give theIrish a share of the GWLL regular-season title … hadan assist in a 10-6 win over Quinnipiac in the semifinalsof the GWLL tournament … helped NotreDame to the GWLL tournament crown with a goaland an assist in a 9-2 victory over #10 Ohio State inthe league final … came up with a goal and an assistin a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory against #10Colgate in the first round of the NCAAChampionship … notched four points on two goalsand two assists in an 11-9 setback to #3 Syracuse inthe NCAA quarterfinals.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 14 games, making eightstarts … tallied then career bests in points (18), goals(8) and assists (10) … picked up a career-high sevenground balls … attempted 18 shots … whistled forone penalty, totaling one minute … tallied a goal andan assist in an 11-8 win at Penn State … picked up anassist in an 11-8 setback at #15 North Carolina …also notched an assist in a 16-5 triumph at #19Drexel … dished out two assists in a 7-6 loss atDartmouth … totaled a goal and an assist in an 11-3win at Brown … had two assists in a 15-5 triumph ofVillanova … notched his first hat trick in a 16-4league win over Air Force … also collected an assistagainst the Falcons to give him a career-best fourpoints … followed that up with two goals in a 14-6victory over Denver … two ground balls against thePioneers … upped his point streak to five games witha goal and an assist against Lehigh, a 14-2 win … theonly game he missed all season was a 12-6 win at #20Ohio State … earned his first monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in seven games,including two starts … missed time due to an injury… picked up four ground balls and attempted fiveshots … made his first collegiate start in the seasonopeneragainst #14 Penn State … the Irish topped theNittany Lions 8-4 … also started in a 9-6 setback to#8 Cornell … took a career-high two shots againstboth Penn State and Bellarmine.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in five games, notchingtwo goals and two assists … scored goals on hisonly two shots of the season … picked up fivegroundballs … made collegiate debut in seasonopener at #21 Penn State, where he collected oneground ball … assisted on a goal and picked up aground ball in a 22-6 win over Butler … notched agoal, an assist and a season-high two ground balls ina 12-11 loss to #20 Fairfield … tallied a goal in theseason finale, a 16-5 victory at Ohio State.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-sportstandout at the Gilman School … lettered three yearsin lacrosse and football … as a senior in lacrosse, hegarnered all-city and all-conference honors … wasalso team MVP along with being team captain thatseason … team was nationally ranked his final threeseasons … totaled 75 goals and 100 assists during hisscholastic career … all-conference quarterback as asenior … football squad went undefeated andachieved a No. 14 national ranking his junior year …team won back-to-back conference titles during hissophomore and junior seasons … Top 205 Camp All-Star and won a recreational state title with theCockeysville Lacrosse Club … attended same highschool as teammate Dave Caperna and formerFighting Irish football players Victor Abiamiri andAmbrose Wooden … son of Amanda and MichaelWharton … has one younger sibling … father rantrack at the University of Virginia … born July 3,1985, in Annapolis, Md. … graduated from theCollege of Arts in May of 2008 with a degree in politicalscience … finished with a 3.500 cumulative GPA.
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