#32 Sam Barnes
2011 MLL Draft Pick – Long Island – Fifth Round (29th Overall Selection)
Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American (Second Team – 2011)
All-BIG EAST Preseason Team (2011)
USILA Honorable Mention – All-American (2009)
All-Great Western Lacrosse League First Team (2009)
Two-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) honorable mention All-American (2009 & 2011) … all-BIG EAST first team (2011) … all-Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) (2009) … selected by the Long Island Lizards in the fifth round (29th overall pick) of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse draft … missed all of the 2010 season due to a knee injury, yet returned to the Irish for a fifth season in 2011 … played in 52 career games, including 30 starts … tallied one assist and picked up 60 ground balls … earned three monograms.
AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR: Returned to the Fighting Irish lineup after missing the previous season with an injury … earned USILA honorable mention All-America honors for the second time during his career … named to the all-BIG EAST first team … started all 14 games and helped the Irish defense finish the season ranked second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game … picked up 14 ground balls … matched a career-high total with four ground balls against North Carolina.
AS A SENIOR: Missed entire season due to injury.
AS A JUNIOR: Earned honorable mention All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) … copped first-team All-Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) accolades … started all 16 games … key reason why Notre Dame ranked first among all NCAA Division I schools with a program-record 6.19 goals-against average … the Fighting Irish did not allow more than nine goals in a game and surrendered six goals or fewer on six occasions … tallied one assist … picked up a career-high 28 ground balls … collected three or more ground balls in four games … notched the first point of his career by assisting on a goal in a 9-7 win over Villanova … also picked up a single-game career-high four ground balls against Villanova … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 17 games … earned his first monogram … contributed to a Fighting Irish defense that ranked fifth nationally by allowing just 7.04 goals per game … picked up 18 ground balls … whistled for three penalties, which resulted in three minutes of penalty time … attempted two shots … picked up a career-high three ground balls in wins over Dartmouth (19-7) and Quinnipiac (10-6) in the GWLL tournament semifinals.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in five games … whistled for one penalty, totaling one minute of penalty time … saw time against North Carolina (L, 11-8), Bellarmine (11-3), Villanova (15-5), Air Force (16-4) and Lehigh (14-2).
PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-time letterwinner in lacrosse … also won three monograms in basketball at Branford High School … led lacrosse team to a state championship his freshman and senior seasons and conference championships his sophomore and junior seasons … three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-city selection … garnered an all-state selection in lacrosse his junior season … MVP of his team his final campaign, as he set school records for most ground balls by a defenseman … also led team in points by a defenseman … played in the Peak Zoo All-Star Game as well as the Super Junior All-Star Game … led basketball team to a conference championship his junior year … team MVP in basketball his senior season … member of the National Honor Society … son of Joan and Mark Barnes … father played collegiate football at Yale … has one younger sister … born October 26, 1987, in New Haven, Conn. … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2010 with a finance degree.
Barnes[apos] Career Statistics
|2010||Did Not Play – Injury|