#2 Taylor Tripucka
Earned two monograms with the Irish … played in 37 career games and picked up seven ground balls … played as a short-stick defensive midfielder or as a regular midfielder … suffered a shoulder injury during his rookie campaign.
AS A SENIOR: Played in all 14 games, which were a career-high total … scooped up three ground balls … caused two turnovers … helped bolster an Irish defense that ranked second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in a career-high 12 games … forced a turnover in a season-opening 11-7 win at Duke … saw time in wins over Princeton (8-5) and Maryland (7-5) in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament … earned his first monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in nine games … picked up four ground balls … attempted one shot … made his collegiate debut in a 19-7 win over Dartmouth.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in two games … saw time in wins at Villanova (16-6) and Bellarmine (19-7).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned multiple varsity letters in lacrosse, football and basketball at Mountain Lakes High School … prep squad was nationally-ranked each of his last four seasons … team won the state championship during his sophomore and senior seasons … two-time regional and conference champion … garnered all-city and all-conference honors as a senior … notched two goals and the game-winning assist in the Group I championship victory over Summit … scored three goals, including the game-winner, in a victory over No. 1 Delbarton … two-time all-conference performer as a guard on his basketball team … football team went undefeated and won the state title during his freshman season … three-time conference champion in football … son of Michelle and Todd Tripucka … father played college basketball at Lafayette … is the nephew of former Notre Dame basketball great Kelly Tripucka … grandfather, Frank, played football at Notre Dame … has a younger brother … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2011 with a degree in accounting … finished with a 3.145 cumulative GPA.
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