UND Roster

2006-07 Men's Lacrosse Roster

#4 Bill Liva


Height 5'11''
Weight 188 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Bryn Mawr, PA
High School Malvern Prep School

Smart and versatile player who has stepped in and played right from the beginning of his Notre Dame career … will serve as a team captain this season along with Brian Hubschmann and Joey Kemp … twotime monogram winner … has played in 32 career games with 11 starts … 20 points on 12 goals and eight assists … 50 ground balls … missed middle portion of the 2005 season to injury … knowledge of the game allows him to excel in a variety of roles … does a lot of things really well … underrated as a player … tough-minded player who is very wellrounded … part of a trio of Malvern Prep graduates on Irish roster, along with junior Sean Dougherty and freshman Mike Creighton … top academic performer carries team-best 3.640 cumulative GPA as a business major … one of five rookies to earn monograms for Irish in 2004.

AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 15 games, making 11 starts … tied for fourth on the squad with eight assists … fifth in points with 18 and goals with 10 … recorded a point in 11 of 15 contests … scored a goal and assisted on another in an 8-4 season-opening victory over #14 Penn State … collected an assist in a 9-6 setback to #8 Cornell … attempted a career-high seven shots against the Big Red … tallied a goal in a 9-7 win over North Carolina … assisted on a goal in a 10-7 win at Villanova … upped his point streak to five games with a goal in an 8-2 victory at Bellarmine … held point-less against Hofstra but came back in the next game with a goal to help the Irish defeat Brown 11-5 … posted a goal and an assist in a 9-8 win over Butler in the GWLL opener … tallied a goal in an 8-5 loss to #18 Denver … picked up a career-high five ground balls against the Pioneers … registered two points on a goal and an assist in a 10-7 triumph of Lehigh … had a career-high four points on one goal and three assists in a 19-7 win over Quinnipiac in the regular- season finale … continued his hot play into the postseason as he scored a career-high two goals in a 14-10 setback to #1 Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in five games, scoring two goals and picking up seven ground balls … tallied his first collegiate goal in the 14-6 season-opening win at #21 Penn State … scored a goal and collected two ground balls in a 22-6 win over Butler … repeated the season-high two ground ball effort against Ohio State in the season-finale.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned spot on second Irish midfield, playing in every game mostly in a defensive role … picked up 14 ground balls … made collegiate debut in season opener vs. #17 Penn State, collecting three ground balls … picked up season-high five against Fairfield … had two each against #17 Denver and Butler.

PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: A fourtime letterwinner in lacrosse … also won two monograms in football at Malvern … finished high-school career with outstanding senior season (30 goals, 26 assists) to earn all-conference, all-city, and all-state honors and was named team MVP … also served as the team[apos]s captain, leading the squad to second consecutive conference title and a national ranking … participated in Senior All-Star Game … played on the same high school team as 2006 Notre Dame graduate D.J. Driscoll and junior Sean Dougherty … National Honor Society … born Feb. 7, 1985 … has a team-best 3.640 cumulative GPA … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.