#50 Lucius Polk
Athletic and talented player … three-time monogram winner … has played in 33 career games with 12 goals and five assists for 17 points along with 33 ground balls … boasts as good – and hard – a shot as any player on the team … has learned to be more poised as a shooter … can help on Notre Dame extra-man opportunities … has potential to develop into impact player with continued exposure to high level of play … skilled player who can be a potent offensive threat … smart competitor … first St. Albans graduate ever to play lacrosse at Notre Dame.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 15 games … registered four goals and three assists for seven points … picked up 24 ground balls … attempted 17 shots … whistled for two penalties, totaling 1:30 in penalty time … notched an assist in the season-opener, an 8-4 victory over #14 Penn State … tallied a goal and an assist in a 10-7 win at Villanova … in the next contest, he matched a career-high with two goals in an 8-2 win at Bellarmine … he had scored two goals in a game on two other occasions … the two-game goal and point streak matched career-best marks … dished out an assist in an 11-5 victory over Brown …netted a goal in a 10-8 win over Ohio State … picked up a career-high six ground balls in a 19-7 win over Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 11 games … notched four goals, which was the most for any member of Notre Dame[apos]s sophomore class … scored a goal in the seasonopening 14-6 win at #21 Penn State … matched a career best with two groundballs against Cornell … tallied a goal and picked up a ground ball in an 11-7 victory at Villanova … secured one ground ball apiece in games versus Air Force and Fairfield … scored a manup goal in the 16-5 season-ending victory at Ohio State.
AS A FRESHMAN: Came on late in the season to provide offensive spark in Irish midfield in 2004 … accounted for four goals and two assists in seven games … had two goals and an assist against both Butler and Fairfield, seeing extensive playing time in both contests … first career tally came early in second quarter vs. Bulldogs to put Irish up 3-1 … had a pair of points in 21 seconds in opening period against the Stags, assisting on an Owen Mulford goal to tie the score 3-3 and then putting ND up for good with a goal of his own with just under four minutes left in the period … had a pair of ground balls vs. Bulldogs and one against Fairfield … made collegiate debut in season opener vs. #17 Penn State and also played against #16 Loyola, Dartmouth, Air Force, and #3 Maryland.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Won two letters in swimming, two more in soccer, and three in lacrosse at St. Albans High School …was a first-team all-city selection in lacrosse following a team-leading 46-point (24 goals, 18 assists) senior season … served as captain of soccer team during senior year … comes from family of successful collegiate athletes … father, Scott, was a swimmer at Maryland, serving as team captain and qualifying for the NCAA Championships in 1970 …grandfather, Tom, played lacrosse and soccer at Navy, winning a national championship in the latter in 1944 … other grandfather, John Belko, played baseball and football at Lafayette … cousins Jesse and Andy Hubbard played lacrosse at Princeton, combining for four NCAA titles … born July 3, 1985 … carries a 3.003 cumulative GPA … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology and economics double major.