#27 Tyler Andersen
A long-stick midfielder … played in 40 career games … earned three monograms … 55 ground balls and one goal.
AS A SENIOR (2013): Played in all 16 games … helped the Fighting Irish defense post the nation[apos]s 10th-best goals-against average (8.31) … that mark ranked first among all BIG EAST teams … Notre Dame also ranked 10th nationally and first in the BIG EAST in man-down defense (.737) … picked up a career-high 28 ground balls … scooped up a career-high four ground balls against Syracuse in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament … received his third monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Played in all 16 games … part of an Irish defensive unit that ranked first nationally in goals-against average (6.31) … scored one goal and picked up a career-high 20 ground balls … scored his first career goal in an 8-7 win at Ohio State … the tally gave the Irish a 2-1 lead over the Buckeyes in the first quarter … picked up a career-high three ground balls in a 9-7 victory at Georgetown … matched his career-best ground ball total with three 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 six games … picked up four ground balls … helped the Irish defense rank second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game … matched a then career-best total with two ground balls in a 10-7 win over St. John[apos]s … earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Played in two games during his rookie season … battled a leg injury during his freshman campaign … picked up three ground balls … grabbed a season-high two ground balls during an 11-3 win over Providence … picked up one ground ball in a 13-6 win at St. John[apos]s.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport letterwinner in football and lacrosse at Radnor High School … earned varsity letters in both sports in each of his final three years … served as team captain of both squads his senior year … named to the 2009 all-state team … two-time all-league selection … also a two-time all-Delaware County and all-Main-Line pick … selected as his team[apos]s defensive MVP … two-time team captain … led his team in ground balls his final three seasons … established school record for ground balls in a career … was named MVP, as well as a member of the all-conference and all-county teams junior year in lacrosse and both junior and senior seasons in football … was a member of the Radnor Recreation Department … son of Ric and Gretchen Andersen … father played football for Bucknell University … has one sibling … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a marketing degree.
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