#45 Max Pfeifer
Served as a team captain during his senior season … earned four monograms … copped all-BIG EAST honors as a senior … played in 58 career games, including 44 starts on Notre Dame[apos]s first midfield line … tallied 56 points on 31 goals and 25 assists … 35 ground balls.
AS A SENIOR (2012): One of three team captains … a starter in all 16 games … posted career-high totals in goals (11), assists (9) and points (20) … also picked up a career-best 16 ground balls … earned second team all-BIG EAST honors … matched a career-high total with four points on two goals and two assists in the 7-3 season-opening win over Duke … was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance against the Blue Devils … notched a goal and an assist in a 10-9 triple-overtime victory over Denver … deposited two goals in an 8-7 win at Ohio State … assisted on a score in a 9-1 besting of Providence … posted one goal and one assist in a 9-7 victory at Georgetown … tallied the goal that knotted the game 5-5 in the early stages of the fourth quarter against the Hoyas … assisted on the team[apos]s first goal in an 8-6 win over Syracuse that clinched the BIG EAST regular-season title for the Irish … notched one goal and two assists in a 13-7 victory over Yale in the first round of the NCAA Championship … tied a career-high mark with four points on three goals and one assist in a 12-10 triumph of Virginia in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship … picked up a career-high three ground balls on three separate occasions during the season (St. John[apos]s, Rutgers, Denver) … received his fourth monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2011): Played in 13 games, including 11 starts … missed one game due to injury … posted 17 points on nine goals and eight assists … picked up 10 ground balls … scored a goal in the season-opening 12-7 win over Duke … tallied a goal in a 6-2 victory at Penn State … dished out three assists in an 11-7 triumph of Drexel … notched a goal and an assist in an 8-3 win at Rutgers in the BIG EAST opener … also posted a goal and an assist in a 7-6 besting of Georgetown … his goal against the Hoyas was the game winner, a man-up tally with 2:33 left … assisted on the score that gave the Irish a 6-5 lead earlier in the fourth quarter versus the Hoyas … deposited a goal in a 10-7 win over St. John[apos]s … posted a hat trick in a 14-3 road victory against Providence … had an assist in an 11-8 setback at Syracuse … missed the North Carolina game, a 9-8 overtime defeat, due to injury … notched an assist in a 13-6 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Championship … produced a goal and an assist in a 7-5 loss to Duke in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship … picked up two ground balls on three occasions (Penn State, Villanova, Syracuse) … earned his third monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Started all 17 games … tallied 10 goals and eight assists … seven ground balls … totaled one goal and one assist in a 12-8 win over Penn State … scored a goal in an 11-9 win over Loyola … tallied a career-high four goals in a 7-6 overtime loss at Drexel … notched a goal, an assist and two ground balls in a 10-8 setback to Fairfield … assisted on two goals in a 14-7 triumph of Denver … posted an assist and picked up a ground ball in a 7-6 overtime win against Ohio State … scored a goal in a 9-8 loss at Villanova … registered an assist in the 11-3 win over Providence … had a goal and an assist in a 13-6 besting of St. John[apos]s … assisted on a goal in a 12-6 loss to Syracuse … scored a goal in a 7-5 win over Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Played in 12 games … registered a goal and two ground balls … attempted 10 shots … made his collegiate debut in the season opener, a 10-9 win over Loyola … tallied a goal in a 12-2 win over St. John[apos]s … picked up a ground ball in wins over North Carolina and Denver.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A lacrosse standout at Western Albemarle … a four-year letterwinner … named the district and regional player of the year as a junior and senior along with being an all-Central Virginia selection … four-time all-district and all-region … earned team MVP honors as a sophomore, junior and senior … has a school-record 185 goals and 141 assists … four-time district champion … team captured regional title during his freshman, junior and senior campaigns … a two-year letterwinner in football as a receiver and defensive back … team MVP his senior year … son of Phillip and Donna Pfeifer … brother, Ted, played lacrosse at Stevens Tech … from the same area as former Irish lacrosse players Stedman Oakey (1997-2000) and Bo Perriello (1990-93) … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2012 with a finance degree … finished with a 3.328 cumulative GPA.
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