UND Roster

2008-09 Men's Lacrosse Roster

#44 Peter Christman


Height 5'11''
Weight 175 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Simsbury, CT
High School Westminster

Served as a team captain during his senior season … a four-time monogram winner … received all-conference honors as a senior … was one of the recipients of the Byron V. Kanaley Award, which is awarded to Notre Dame senior student-athletes who have been exemplary students and leaders … played in a school-record 63 career games, including 36 starts … tallied 85 points on 40 goals and 45 assists … picked up 68 ground balls.

AS A SENIOR: Earned first-team All-GWLL honors … Lowe[apos]s Senior CLASS Award candidate … served as a team captain … became the second men[apos]s lacrosse player ever to earn Notre Dame[apos]s Byron V. Kanaley Award … started all 16 games and notched a career-high 15 goals in addition to 18 assists for 33 total points … picked up a career-high 26 ground balls attempted 61 shots … deposited one game-winning goal and three man-up scores … dished out two assists in 10-9 season-opening win against Loyola … netted his first of three hat tricks on the season in 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth … that was his first career three-goal game … also had an assist against the Big Green … the four-point effort matched a career-high total … had another four-point performance with one goal and three assists in a 9-7 victory over North Carolina … notched one assist in a 10-6 win over Bucknell … tied a career-high total with three assists in an 11-6 triumph of Bellarmine … registered his second hat trick of the campaign in a 9-7 besting of Villanova … tallied a goal and an assist in a 10-4 win against Air Force … dished out two assists in a 10-8 win over Denver … recorded a goal and an assist in a 12-2 victory over St. John[apos]s … notched his third four-point effort of the season with two goals and two assists in a 14-8 triumph of Ohio State … one assist against Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the GWLL tournament … deposited his third hat trick of the season and his fourth four-point performance in a 16-7 win over Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL tournament … had one goal in a 7-3 setback to Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

AS A JUNIOR: A starter in all 17 games … posted (then) career-high numbers in goals (14), assists (20) and points (34) … collected 15 ground balls … totaled 53 shots … notched three game-winning goals and three man-up tallies … scored two of the team[apos]s biggest goals of the season … notched the game winner in overtime in an 8-7 triumph of Colgate during the first round of the NCAA Championship … earlier in the season, he put the Irish on top for good with 23 seconds remaining in a 7-6 win over Albany … the goal against the Great Danes was his first of the season and it helped the Irish improve to 3-0 … scored a goal and dished out a career-high three assists for a career-best four points in a 16-6 win at Villanova … registered two assists in an 8-6 setback at North Carolina … tallied a goal and two assists in a 19-7 win over Dartmouth … scored a goal in a 13-6 win over Drexel … netted two goals in a 19-7 victory at Bellarmine in the GWLL opener … notched assists against Denver (L, 9-8) and Quinnipiac (W, 16-6) … scored a goal and matched a career-high with three assists in a 14-7 win at Lehigh … had one goal and two assists in league wins over Air Force (13-5) and Ohio State (17-12) … recorded two assists in a 10-6 victory over Quinnipiac in the GWLL tournament semifinals … scored two goals and assisted on another in a 9-2 triumph of Ohio State in the championship game of the GWLL tournament … lone point against Colgate was the game-winning goal in overtime to send the Irish to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship … posted two goals and an assist in an 11-9 loss to Syracuse in the NCAA quarterfinals.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 15 games … made two starts … notched eight points on a career-best six goals and two assists … attempted 22 shots … picked up a career-high 15 ground balls … tallied a goal in setbacks to Cornell and North Carolina … dished out an assist in an 11-3 win against Bellarmine in the GWLL opener … scored goals in a career-best three straight games, wins against Brown (11-3), Villanova (15-5) and Air Force (16-4) … deposited a goal in a 14-2 triumph of Lehigh … registered an assist in a 14-9 win at Quinnipiac in the regular-season finale … matched a career-high with three ground balls against both North Carolina and Lehigh.

AS A FRESHMAN: Had an immediate impact for the Irish as he played in all 15 games and made one start … registered 10 points on five goals and five assists … picked up 12 ground balls … whistled for two penalties, totaling 1:30 in penalty time … had an impressive collegiate debut as he scored two goals in an 8-4 win over Penn State in the season opener … dished out assists against Hofstra and Brown in back-to-back games … tallied a goal in an 8-7 win over Dartmouth … upped his point streak to four games with a season-high two assists in a 9-8 win at Butler in the GWLL opener … made his first collegiate start against Denver … notched a goal and picked up a season-high three ground balls in a 10-7 win over Lehigh … scored a goal and assisted on another in a 14-10 loss at #1 Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport letterwinner at the Westminster School in Connecticut … earned three letters in both lacrosse and soccer, along with two in basketball … team captain of soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams his senior year … voted Team MVP of lacrosse team as a senior … selected all-conference and all-state as a senior … chosen the ‘Stewart Lindsay’ Attackman of the Year of Western New England Division I … selected All-American as a senior … finished career with 46 goals and 77 assists … best high school performance came as a junior in a 19-13 win over Trinity Pawling, when he had three goals and seven assists … participated in the Connecticut Super-Junior All-Star Game … also participated in the Peak 200 All-Star Game, New England Prep Division 1 Senior All-Star Game and the Senior Showcase … son of Jay and Peter Christman … mother graduated from Notre Dame in 1980 … has three younger siblings … was a student government officer in high school as a senior … born on July 19, 1987, in Hartford, Conn. … was a member of Notre Dame[apos]s Academic Honors Program … graduated from Notre Dame[apos]s College of Arts and Letters in May of 2009 with a political science degree … he finished with a 3.643 cumulative GPA.

Christman[apos]s Career Statistics

Year G-S G A Pts. GB Shots Sh Pct. SOG P/Min UpG GWG
2006 15/1 5 5 10 12 14 .357 9 2-1:30 0 0
2007 15/2 6 2 8 15 22 .273 14 0-0:00 0 1
2008 17/17 14 20 34 15 53 .264 34 2-2:00 3 3
2009 16/16 15 18 33 26 61 .246 35 1-2:00 3 1
Totals 63/36 40 45 85 68 150 .267 92 5-5:30 6 5