#4 Bill Liva
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.