#25 Brian Buglione
Appeared in 36 career games, including 28 starts … 41 ground balls … 19 caused turnovers … earned two monograms.
AS A SENIOR (2014): Played in all 18 games, including 12 starts … one assist … 16 ground balls … started the first 11 games of the season … caused three turnovers … tallied his first career point when he assisted on Notre Dame’s third goal in the 13-7 win at Ohio State … tied a career high with three ground balls in the regular-season showdown against Maryland … collected two ground balls versus North Carolina, Ohio State and Marquette … earned his second monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Started all 16 games in Notre Dame’s close defense and helped the team rank 10th nationally in goals-against average (8.31) … that figure ranked first among all BIG EAST teams … the Fighting Irish also ranked 10th nationally – and first in the BIG EAST – in man-down defense (.737) … picked up 25 ground balls … the Irish defense held No. 4 Duke to just five goals in a 13-5 season-opening victory … the Notre Dame defense limited No. 8 Ohio State to just four goals in a 9-4 Fighting Irish win … scooped up a career-high three ground balls on four occasions (Denver, Villanova, Syracuse, Detroit) … earned his first monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in two games … made his collegiate debut in a 9-1 win over Providence … also saw time in a 9-7 victory at Georgetown.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Did not see game action during his rookie campaign.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A three-year starter in lacrosse and football (tight end and linebacker) at Vestal High School … captained both teams during his senior season … a U.S. Lacrosse high school All-American … an all-state, all-division I and all-section honoree in lacrosse … named team MVP as a senior … Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) all-star … picked up 120 ground balls, scored one goal and dished out 15 assists as a senior … member of the Under Armour All-American Underclassman team in 2009 … Empire State Games Central team in 2008 … four-time New York State Scholar-Athlete and four-time New York State Academic Honor Roll member … three-year member of the National Honor Society and National Society for High School Scholars … son of Ray and Kathy Buglione … father played baseball at Georgetown … older brother, Dana, played football at College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass. … younger brother, Cameron, played lacrosse at Bucknell … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2014 with a degree in finance.