#11 Neal Hicks
A four-time monogram recipient … played in 61 career games, including 33 starts … totaled 100 points on 61 goals and 39 assists … 72 ground balls … led the team in points (43) during his junior season … posted the second-most points (37) on the team during his senior campaign … four career man-up goals … earned second-team All-GWLL honors as a junior.
AS A SENIOR: Served as team captain … started all 17 games … ranked second most amongst Notre Dame players in goals (23) and points (37) … led the squad in assists with 14 … had nine games with three or more points … picked up 20 ground balls … posted at least one point in 15 contests … scored two man-up goals … tallied two goals and an assist in an 11-7 win at Duke in season opener … registered a hat trick in a 12-8 triumph of Penn State in the home opener … had his third straight three-point effort with two goals and an assist in an 11-9 besting of Loyola in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in Baltimore, Md. … assisted on two goals in a 7-6 overtime setback at Drexel … recorded his second hat trick of the season with three goals in a 10-8 loss to Fairfield … had his fifth three-point performance of the season with two goals and an assist in a 14-7 win over Denver … saw his 24-game point streak come to an end with a 7-6 overtime win against Ohio State … had a goal and two assists in the BIG EAST opener against Rutgers, a 10-8 setback … produced a goal and a season-high three assists in a 9-8 loss at Villanova … scored a goal and assisted on another at Georgetown, an 11-8 loss … deposited a goal in an 11-3 win over Providence … tallied two goals and an assist in a 13-6 triumph of St. John[apos]s … scored a goal in a 12-6 setback to Syracuse … assisted on a goal in an 8-5 win over Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Championship … also assisted on a goal in a 7-5 victory over Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship … matched a career-high total with four goals in a 12-7 besting of Cornell in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship … also picked up a season-high four ground balls against the Big Red.
AS A JUNIOR: Earned second-team All-Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) honors … that was his first all-conference citation … led all Notre Dame players with a career-high 43 points … posted career-high totals in goals (25) and assists (18) … ranked third on the team in goals and tied for second in assists … picked up a career-high 40 ground balls … tallied a point in every contest and had eight multiple-goal games … scored two man-up goals … opened the campaign with the first hat trick of his career in a return to his home state as the Irish took down Loyola, 10-9, in Powder Springs, Ga. … followed up that performance with an eight-point effort on four goals and four assists in a 13-8 win at Penn State … the point, goal and assist totals against the Nittany Lions all were single-game career-high figures … assisted on a goal in a 19-7 win over Dartmouth … scored two goals in a 9-7 besting of North Carolina … produced two goals and two assists in a 10-6 win over Bucknell … tallied two goals and collected a then career-high four ground balls in a 13-7 win over Vermont … scored a goal in an 11-6 victory over Bellarmine … had two goals and an assist along with picking up a career-high five ground balls in a 9-7 besting of Villanova … notched a goal and an assist in a 10-4 win over Air Force … assisted on a goal in a 10-8 victory at Denver … deposited a goal in a 10-2 win over Quinnipiac … scored a goal and assisted on three other scores in a 12-2 victory over St. John[apos]s … tallied two goals and tied a career-high with five ground balls in a 14-8 win at Ohio State … registered his third hat trick of the season with three tallies in a 7-4 victory against Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the GWLL Tournament … matched a career-high total with four assists in addition to scoring a goal in a 16-7 win over Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL Tournament … had an assist in a 7-3 setback to Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 17 games … registered 18 points on 12 goals and six assists … picked up seven ground balls … attempted 39 shots … whistled for two penalties, totaling one minute of penalty time … dished out an assist in a 7-6 season-opening win at Loyola … scored a goal in a 15-9 win over Penn State in the home opener … notched a goal and two assists along with two ground balls in a 19-7 victory over Dartmouth … the contest against the Big Green was played at his alma mater, The Lovett School in Atlanta, Ga. … deposited a goal in a 19-7 triumph of Bellarmine in the GWLL opener … scored once in a 16-6 win over Quinnipiac … netted a career-high two goals in three straight contests, wins over Lehigh (14-7), Air Force (13-5) and Ohio State (17-12) … also picked up an assist against Air Force … upped his goal streak to five games with a goal and an assist in a 10-6 win over Quinnipiac in the GWLL tournament semifinals … tied a career-high total with two ground balls against the Bobcats … scored a goal in an 8-7 overtime victory against Colgate … registered an assist in an 11-9 setback to Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 11 games … tallied two points on one goal and one assist … attempted five shots … five ground balls … notched a goal in a 16-4 league win over Air Force … assisted on a goal in a 14-2 triumph of Lehigh … picked up a season-high two ground balls in the win over the Mountain Hawks.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-time letterwinner in lacrosse at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Ga. … led lacrosse team to state championships in his sophomore and junior seasons … a three-time all-state selection and two-time All-America selection … led all All-American players in votes in 2006 … capped an amazing career at the Lovett School with 187 goals and 103 assists … led team in scoring all four years … two-time team MVP selection and captained squad during his senior season … participated in the National Senior Showcase along with his Irish teammate Mike Creighton … named South Team MVP … son of Anne and Bill Hicks … has one older brother and one older sister … brother, Evan, played lacrosse for Providence and sister, Lucy, dove at East Carolina … born July 3, 1988, in Cambridge, Mass. … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management entrepreneurship major.
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