#11 Pat Cotter
Returned to the Fighting Irish for a fifth season after missing the entire 2013 campaign with an injury … played in 54 career games, including three starts … 22 points on 15 goals and seven assists … seven ground balls … three monograms.
AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR (2014): Appeared in 17 games on Notre Dame’s second midfield line … registered six points on four goals and two assists … scored a goal in the 19-7 season-opening victory at Jacksonville … the Penn State game was the only contest he missed … deposited a goal in the 18-9 win over Virginia … tallied a goal in the 11-10 setback at Syracuse … had an assist in the regular-season finale versus Army, an 18-17 win … dished out an assist in the 13-5 victory over Harvard in the first round of the NCAA Championship … put the Irish up 10-5 late in the third quarter of the 11-6 win over Maryland in the NCAA semifinals … earned his third monogram.
AS A SENIOR (2013): Missed the entire season due to injury … a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Played in all 16 games and tallied a career-high six goals … also had two assists and two ground balls … was on the third midfield line for the Irish … began a career-best three-game goal streak with a tally in an 8-7 win at Ohio State … the score gave the Irish a 6-4 lead over the Buckeyes late in the third quarter … put Notre Dame up 2-0 in the early stages of a 12-9 win over Rutgers … deposited Notre Dame’s final goal in a 13-6 victory over St. John’s at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic … registered another three-game goal streak, which began with a tally in a 10-7 win at Villanova … that goal put the Irish up 7-4 in the fourth quarter … gave Notre Dame a 4-0 advantage in the second quarter of an 8-6 triumph of Syracuse that clinched the BIG EAST regular-season title for the Irish … registered the team’s first goal in an 8-7 setback to St. John’s in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship … had a career-high two assists in a 13-7 win over Yale in the first round of the NCAA Championship … earned his second monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in all 14 games, including three starts, and registered five goals and three assists … picked up five ground balls … scored his first collegiate goal, in addition to first career assist, in a 12-7 season-opening win over Duke … earned his first career start against Drexel, an 11-7 Irish victory … also started against Denver and North Carolina … scored goals in back-to-back wins over Denver (10-9) and Ohio State (8-7) … had an assist in BIG EAST road wins over Rutgers (8-3) and Providence (14-3) … picked up two ground balls in a 9-8 overtime setback at North Carolina … deposited a career-high two goals in a 13-6 triumph of Penn in the first round of the NCAA Championship … earned his first monogram.AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Played in seven games during his rookie season … took three shots … saw action against Loyola (W, 11-9), Denver (W, 14-7), Ohio State (W, 7-6 in overtime), Rutgers (L, 10-8), Villanova (L, 9-8), Providence (W, 11-3) and St. John’s (W, 13-6).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Under Armour All-American … an Under Armour Senior All-American Classic participant … a USL high school All-American … a two-sport athlete at Georgetown Prep, earning a combined seven varsity letters in football (3) and lacrosse (4) … Georgetown Prep went 20-3 during his senior season in lacrosse en route to winning their league and finishing 13th nationally … team went 83-7 during his four-year career … helped Georgetown Prep go undefeated and finish nationally ranked, all on the way to capturing a conference, regional and state championships his freshman year … team achieved national ranking during his sophomore and junior campaigns as well … was chosen as team captain for both football and lacrosse teams as a senior … participated as a member of the Under Armour Underclassmen team in 2007 and 2008 … first team all-state in 2008 and 2009 … two-time member of the Maryland Free State lacrosse team … notched 30 goals, 20 assists and 75 ground balls as a senior … 2009 conference (IAC) champions in lacrosse … was No. 4 prospect according to the Inside Lacrosse rising senior list … three-year starter in football at running back and linebacker … has two siblings … son of George and Jean Cotter … father played rugby at Holy Cross and grandfather, Tom, played baseball at Iona … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a management consulting degree … took graduate courses during his final year at Notre Dame.