#9 Mike Creighton
Four-time monogram winner … played in 58 career games, including 17 starts … totaled 10 points on five goals and five assists … picked up 104 ground balls … helped Fighting Irish defense consistently rank as one of the best in the nation.
AS A SENIOR: Served as team captain … played and started in all 17 games … Notre Dame[apos]s defense finished the season ranked second nationally by allowing just 7.53 goals per game … Irish defense allowed seven goals or fewer in 10 contests … caused 18 turnovers … tallied one goal and one assist … picked up 30 ground balls … picked up a season-high four ground balls in an 11-7 win at Duke in the season opener … scored a man-down goal against Villanova … matched a season-high total with four ground balls in an 8-5 win at Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Championship … collected an assist in a 7-5 win over Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 16 games … helped Notre Dame defense rank first among all NCAA Division I schools with a program-record 6.19 goals-against average … the Fighting Irish defense did not allow more than nine goals in a game and surrendered six goals or fewer on six occasions … totaled three points on one goal and two assists … picked up a career-best 34 ground balls … notched an assist and scooped up a career-high eight ground balls in a 13-8 victory at Penn State … picked up four ground balls in wins against Dartmouth (19-7) and Denver (10-8) … assisted on a goal in a 10-6 besting of Bucknell … scored a goal in a 10-4 win against Air Force … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 17 games … tallied career-high totals in points (4), goals (2) and assists (2) … picked up 26 ground balls … part of an Irish defense that ranked fifth nationally by allowing just 7.04 goals per game … dished out the first assist of his career in a 15-9 win over Penn State in the home opener … scored a goal in an 8-6 setback at North Carolina … collected an assist in a 9-8 loss to Denver … scored a goal in a 16-6 victory over league-foe Quinnipiac.AS A FRESHMAN: Played in eight games … missed the first seven games of the season due to an injury … earned a monogram … helped the Fighting Irish defense post a then school-record goals-against average of 6.66, which ranked fourth nationally … picked up 14 ground balls … attempted three shots … whistled for three penalties, resulting in two minutes of penalty time … collected two ground balls in each of his first three games, wins over Brown (11-3), Villanova (15-5) and Air Force (16-4) … picked up a season-high three ground balls against both Denver (W, 14-6) and Quinnipiac (W, 14-9).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Decorated athlete at Malvern Prep where he was a three-time letterwinner in both lacrosse and basketball … captained Malvern Prep to the school[apos]s first-ever state championship in lacrosse his senior season … led squad to a conference championship during his junior season … Malvern Prep squad was nationally ranked during his entire career … was a two-time all-conference, all-city and all-state selection during his junior and senior seasons … earned All-America honors as a senior … participated in the National Senior Showcase along with teammate Neal Hicks … was a two-time all-conference selection in basketball … captained basketball team during his junior and senior seasons en route to earning MVP honors … member of the National Honor Society … attended same school as former Irish teammate Sean Dougherty and current teammate Tim Bemer … son of Peg and Chuck Creighton … father played basketball for Weidener University … has two younger brothers … born July 19, 1987 in Broomall, Pa. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major … boasts a 3.395 cumulative GPA.
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