Junior faceoff specialist closes with four points and 23 faceoff wins in 16-11 decision
2017: Played and started all 17 games as the X attackman for the Pioneers…Tallied 33 more points than he did in his rookie season, finishing with 47 on 28 goals and 19 assists…Scored multiple goals in 10 games, including a stretch of eight-straight from April 1 to May 20…Netted a career-high four goals in Denver’s 16-4 NCAA Quarterfinal win over Notre Dame (5/20)…Recorded his first three career hat tricks...Distributed multiple assists in six games, including three in Denver’s wins over Duke (2/18) and in the Pioneers’ regular season game against Marquette (4/29)…Scored four man-up goals, picked up 10 ground balls and caused two turnovers. NCAA RANKINGS: 1st in shot percentage (.519), 69th in man-up goals (4), 83rd in assists per game (1.12) and 87th in points per game (2.76).
2016: Played in all 16 games, starting six and playing on Denver’s second midfield in the final 10 games…Tallied 14 points on eight goals and six assists…Netted first career multi-goal game in Denver’s 17-4 win at Georgetown (4/2)…Added an additional multi-point game (1/1) in Denver’s 14-11 win over Marquette to clinch the Pioneers third-straight regular season title (4/30)…Picked up five ground balls, including two against Marquette (4/30).
BEFORE DENVER: US Lacrosse High School All-American…League (EBAL) MVP and Offensive MVP in 2015…Adrenaline All-American in 2015…Times Sports Player of the Year (2015)…Also played varsity football as a starting safety.
PERSONAL: Born on July 3, 1997 in Upper Montclair, N.J...Son of Michele French...Has one brother: Cole…Chose the University of Denver because it is a great fit academically and athletically…Enjoyed the beautiful campus, the coaches are the best out there and it’s the closest Division I program to his hometown.