UND Roster

2007-08 Men's Lacrosse Roster

#23 Taylor Clagett

Midfield


Height 6'1''
Weight 177 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Chesapeake Beach, MD
High School DeMatha

Was one of the top faceoff men in the country during his stellar career … four-time monogram winner … played in 54 games during his Notre Dame career … went 624 of 1,036 (.602) in faceoffs during his Irish tenure … tallied eight points on five goals and three assists to go along with 239 ground balls … athletic player who contributed right away as a freshman … battled injuries during portions of his career … … was selected in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Lacrosse Draft by the Los Angeles Riptide with the 49th pick overall … his brother, Steve, graduated from Notre Dame in 2004 after a distinguished career as a midfielder for the Irish, including being a part of the [apos]01 squad that reached the NCAA semifinals. AS A SENIOR: Played in all 17 games and earned his fourth monogram … posted a singleseason career-best .619 winning percentage from the faceoff X by going 203 for 328 … also tallied a single-season career-high four points on three goals and one assist … the three goals also were a career-best mark … scooped up a team-high 63 ground balls … notched his first goal of the season in a 19-7 win over Dartmouth … recorded two points on a goal and an assist in a 19-7 league victory over Bellarmine … aided the Irish effort in a 14-7 win over Lehigh by scoring a goal … also picked up a season-high seven ground balls in the win over the Mountain Hawks … won a careerbest 24 faceoffs in a 17-12 win over Ohio State to lock up a share of the GWLL regular-season title … top faceoff winning percentage of the season came in an 8-6 setback at #4 North Carolina as he went 13 for 16 (.813). AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 15 games … shared the team lead with 63 ground balls … won 164 of 289 (.567) faceoffs … totaled one point on one assist … attempted 14 shots … whistled for one penalty … registered one point on one assist … opened the season by winning 10 of 20 faceoffs in a 9-7 win over #13 Loyola … notched a season-high 14 faceoff wins (out of 21) in an 11-8 win at Penn State … he would match that win total on three other occasions during the campaign … posted a season-low victory total and percentage by going 5- for-21 in a 13-8 setback versus #4 Cornell … won 13 of 23 faceoffs in an 11-8 loss at #15 North Carolina … the 23 facoffs were a season-high number … went 10-for-19 in a 16-5 triumph at #19 Drexel … also collected an assist against the Dragons … despite an Irish loss (7-6) he dominated the faceoff X by going 11-for- 16 against Dartmouth … registered another 11 wins (out of 17) in an 11- 3 victory over Bellarmine in the GWLL opener … posted a (then) career-high faceoff win percentage of .778 by going 14-for-18 in an 11-3 victory at Brown … won 14 of 20 faceoffs in a 15-5 triumph of Villanova … established another career-best performance by winning 14 of 17 (.824) faceoffs in a 16-4 win over Air Force … went 13-for-22 against Denver, a 14-6 victory … attempted a season-low 12 faceoffs, winning eight of them, in a 14-2 besting of Lehigh … his nine-game streak above .500 was snapped as he went 9-for-22 in a 12-6 win at #20 Ohio State … won 12 of 21 in the X during the regular-season finale at Quinnipiac, a 14-9 victory … picked up a season-high seven ground balls against the Bobcats … suffered a season- low percentage by going 6-for- 20 (.300) in an 11-10 overtime setback at #5 Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … had six ground balls versus the Blue Jays. AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 11 of the team[apos]s 15 contests … missed a stretch of four games in the middle of the season due to an injury … was 126 of 205 in faceoffs for a .615 percentage, which would have tied him for sixth nationally had he appeared in enough games … picked up 49 ground balls … called for two penalties, resulting in 1:30 of penalty time … attempted three shots … won a season-high 16 faceoffs (in 28 attempts) in a 14-10 setback at #1 Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … best percentage of the season came in a 9-6 loss to #8 Cornell as he won 13 of 17 for a .765 mark … won 12 of 16 faceoffs against Geoff Snider of #18 Denver … Snider would finish the season second nationally in faceoff win percentage (.684) … went 10-16 (.625) in a season-opening 8-4 victory over #14 Penn State … was 10-20 (.500) against North Carolina in a 9-7 Irish win … picked up a season-high eight ground balls against the Tar Heels … suffered his only sub- .500 game against Villanova as he went 7-16 (.438) … the Irish still topped the Wildcats 10-7 … would miss the next four games (Bellarmine, #5 Hofstra, Brown, Dartmouth) due to an injury … returned against Butler in the GWLL opener and went 13- 20 (.650) in a 9-8 Notre Dame victory … was 12- 20 (.600) against Air Force with six ground balls … posted a 12-18 (.667) mark against Lehigh with seven ground balls … went 10-19 (.526) against Ohio State … went 11-15 (.733) with six ground balls in a 19-7 regular-season finale victory over Quinnipiac. AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 11 games and collected a team-high 64 ground balls … team[apos]s top faceoff man as he was 131-for-214 (.612) … that percentage put him at sixth nationally … won majority of faceoffs in 10 of 11 games … finished third in the GWLL and 13th nationally with 5.82 ground balls per game … scored two goals and assisted on one other for a total of five points … called for four penalties … was 12-for-18 (.667) in faceoffs in the 12-for-18 season-opening victory at #21 Penn State … also collected five ground balls against the Nittany Lions … was 12-for-22 (.545) with six ground balls against Cornell … was 14-for- 20 (.700) and 10-for-13 (.769) in wins over #10 North Carolina and Butler along with picking up five and seven ground balls, respectively, in those matches … scored his first collegiate goal in the 22- for-6 win against Butler … had games of 9-for-17 (.529) with five ground balls against Hofstra and 14-for-20 (.700) with nine ground balls and an assist versus Villanova … was 11-for-19 (.579) against Dartmouth and 10-for-19 (.526) against Denver … won a season-high 19 faceoffs in 28 opportunities (.679) and also picked up a seasonbest 12 ground balls and a goal in a 14-for-13 overtime win against Air Force … had games of 14-for-24 (.583) with eight ground balls against #20 Fairfield and 6-for-14 (.429) with five ground balls in the season finale at Ohio State. PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: A standout in lacrosse and soccer at DeMatha Catholic High School … lettered all four years as a lacrosse midfielder and twice as a defenseman in soccer … in lacrosse, he was all-conference, all-city, and team MVP as a junior and senior … member of four-time conference champion lacrosse team that garnered a national ranking each year … soccer team won the state championship his senior season … soccer won the conference and regional championship as a nationally-ranked squad his final two seasons … allconference along with being team MVP and captain his senior campaign in soccer … established school lacrosse records with 370 ground balls, most ground balls in a single season (169 as a senior) and highest faceoff percentage (.760) … scholastic lacrosse team defeated top-ranked Georgetown Prep … competed in the Maryland state senior allstar lacrosse game … as a junior, played in the Bay State lacrosse game … brother, Steve, played lacrosse for the Irish … attended same high school as former Notre Dame athletes Adrian Dantley (basketball), Ryan Gillis (football) and John Jay Owens (football) … member of the National Honor Society and Big Brother program … son of Marjorie and Stephen Clagett … youngest of three siblings … born July 2, 1986, in Anne Arundel, Md. … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2008 with a finance degree … finished with a 3.236 cumulative GPA. CLAGETT[apos]S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP/GS G A Pts. GB Shots Sh Pct. P/Min FO FO Pct.
2005 11/0 2 1 3 64 5 .400 4-2:30 131-214 .612
2006 11/0 0 0 0 49 3 .000 2-1:30 126-205 .615
2007 15/1 0 1 1 63 14 .000 1-1:00 164-289 .567
2008 17/0 3 1 4 63 9 .333 1-1:00 203-328 .619
Totals 54/1 5 3 8 239 31 .161 8-6:00 624-1036 .602