#20 Nick Ossello
A solid two-way midfielder who is a major factor in Notre Dame’s faceoff unit … has played in 46 career games, including two starts, and has produced 25 points on 18 goals and seven assists … 91 ground balls … has gone 154-of-314 (.490) in faceoff attempts … three monograms … selected by the Denver Outlaws in the eighth round (60th overall) of the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft.
AS A JUNIOR (2014): Played in all 18 games … was on Notre Dame’s second midfield line for the first 16 contests before moving to the first line for the final two games (Maryland & Duke) … posted career-high marks for goals (13) and points (16) … three assists … scooped up 25 ground balls … went 39-of-88 (.443) in faceoffs … scored a goal and picked up three ground balls in the season opener, a 19-7 win at Jacksonville … went 3-of-3 in faceoffs against the Dolphins … was 4-of-5 in faceoffs versus Penn State … scored a career-high three goals and was 3-of-5 in faceoff attempts in the 18-9 victory over Virginia … tallied a goal and was 2-of-3 in faceoffs at Syracuse … deposited two goals in the regular-season matchup against Duke … one goal in the 15-5 besting of Robert Morris … assisted on Notre Dame’s second goal in the 6-5 win over Maryland in the semifinals of the ACC Championship … posted one goal and tied a career-high mark with two assists along with picking up a season-high seven ground balls in the 15-14 victory over Syracuse in the title game of the ACC Championship … took a season-high 25 faceoff attempts (10-of-25) in the win over the Orange … was 6-of-9 in faceoffs in the 18-17 triumph over Army … netted two goals in the 14-13 overtime triumph over Albany in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship … posted another two-goal effort against Maryland in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship … was 3-of-11 in faceoff attempts against the Terrapins … earned his third monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Played in 14 games on the second midfield line and shared the team’s faceoff duties … was 62-of-124 (.500) in faceoffs … notched nine points on five goals and four assists … picked up 40 ground balls … collected his first career point with an assist in the 13-5 season-opening win at Duke … scored the first goal of his career in the Hofstra contest … assisted on two goals in the 13-12 overtime win at Denver … netted a goal in the 9-4 besting of Ohio State … tallied a goal against St. John’s … was 17-of-21 (.810) in faceoffs along with picking up a career-high 15 ground balls and assisting on a goal in a 13-8 victory at Providence … the 17 faceoff wins and .810 winning percentage were career-high marks … recorded a goal and collected nine ground balls in a 13-9 triumph of Villanova … scored a goal and was 7-of-12 in faceoffs in a 9-3 loss to Syracuse in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament … went 7-of-11 in faceoff attempts in the 9-7 win over Detroit in the first round of the NCAA Championship … earned his second monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Split the team’s faceoff duties … played in 14 games and was 53-of-102 (.520) in faceoff attempts … picked up 26 ground balls … won a season-high 10 faceoffs (on 16 attempts) in a 10-9 triple-overtime victory over Denver … also picked up a season-high seven ground balls against the Pioneers … was a combined 8-for13 in faceoffs in wins over Ohio State and Rutgers … was 9-for-14 in the faceoff circle in a 10-7 triumph at Villanova … went 8-for-14 in faceoff attempts in a 12-10 besting of Virginia during the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship … earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time all-conference performer in lacrosse at Wheat Ridge High School … received all-state accolades as a junior and senior … team captain as a junior … squad won the conference title during his senior campaign … a starter in the 2010 and 2011 all-state lacrosse game … missed most of his senior campaign with an injury … as a junior, led his team in points (49) and ground balls (114) … also a football standout at Wheat Ridge … copped all-state, all-city and all-conference honors during his senior season of football … team MVP and team captain during his senior campaign on the gridiron … football squad won the state title and received a national ranking during his sophomore season … the team captured the state title at Invesco Field at Mile High … was invited to play in the all-state football game … 2010 conference MVP in football … First Team All-Colorado defensive back … son of Steve and Lynnea Ossello … has two siblings … his aunt, Stella Ossello, attended Notre Dame … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.
Ossello’s Career Statistics
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