#3 Andrew Benton
A solid contributor to the backline acandidate to start as a central defender had a good 2007 spring season a toughplayer possesses good feet and is verygood in the air has appeared in 11 careergames, making two starts a two-timemonogram winner and BIG EAST AcademicAll-Star.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in four contests missed the first five contests due to aninjury logged 42 minutes on the field made season debut by coming off the benchin a 3-0 win against DePaul on Sept. 10 also played in wins over Marquette (4-0),Georgetown (4-1) and Michigan State (3-0) named to the 2006-07 BIG EAST AcademicAll-Star Team earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in sevengames, starting two helped the FightingIrish post shutouts against Saint Louis (1-0),Syracuse (1-0) and Seton Hall (4-0) firstcareer start came against Cincinnati alsomade a start in the regular season tiltagainst St. John[apos]s saw time in NotreDame[apos]s 1-0 loss to Clemson in the thirdround of the NCAA Tournament attempted one shot named to the 2005-06BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team won amonogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see gameaction during the 2004 season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONALDATA: Missed final prep campaign due toinjury, but was nominated for that year[apos]shigh school all-star game all-state, all-cityand all-conference honoree as a junior atwo-time team captain, also earned teamMVP honors as a junior holds schoolrecord for goals in a season and goals in agame with 30 and five, respectively sixyearmember of the United Quest Red 84club team, which he led to state titles in2000 and [apos]03 also guided United Quest toregion Premier League titles in [apos]00 and [apos]03 ranks as the club[apos]s all-time leader in assists six-year captain of the Georgia stateOlympic Developmental Program (ODP)team, and a five-year member of the RegionIII ODP squad toured France and Spainwith the Region III ODP team, and led theclub in scoring with eight goals in the trip[apos]sfour games two-year letterman inbasketball garnered all-state, all-city, allconferenceand team MVP selections as asophomore participated in Fellowship ofChristian Athletes and National ChristianHonor Society in high school youngest ofthree children born October 23, 1985 son of John and Diane Benton enrolled inthe College of Arts and Letters as aneconomics and computer applicationsmajor with a 3.041 cumulative GPA.
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