Highlights and reaction following the lacrosse game between Army and VMI.
Alberici Says - Extremely excited to see him in his final season ... has been a staple in the program since his sophomore season ... will raise a lot of eyebrows this year ... very good two-handed skills ... excellent quickness ... sees the field well ... tremendous ground ball player ... very tenacious rider ... expected to have a huge year this spring.
2011: Missed three games due to injury, but scored in eight of 12 games played ... finished the season fifth on the team in scoring with 14 points (12 goals, two assists) ... three multiple-goal games, beginning with a two-goal effort in his season debut at VMI (Feb. 19) ... added back-to-back goals in the third quarter of a 12-7 win at Bryant (Mar. 11)... second goal proved to be the game-winner ... first career hat trick in Army's 10-7 victory at Holy Cross (Apr. 23) ... three goals tied Garrett Thul for the team lead ... added nine ground balls and three caused turnovers.
2010: Appeared in 16 contests as a sophomore ... played in every game except the season opener versus VMI ... scored first career goal in Army's regular season meeting with Syracuse (Feb. 28) ... dished out his first career assist in the Black Knights' regular season win over Navy (Apr. 17) ... scooped up three ground balls on the year ... credited with six shots, including five on goal.
2009: Played in five games in a reserve role in his first season with the squad ... made his first appearance in an Army uniform in the season opener versus VMI (Feb. 14) ... also saw action opposite Syracuse (Feb. 20), Air Force (Mar. 7), Navy (Apr. 11) and Duke (Apr. 18) ... was credited with ground ball pickups against VMI and Syracuse.
Prior To West Point: First-team all-state selection and two-time team captain at Brandywine High School for coach Chris Smeader ... finished as the school's all-time scoring leader with 297 points ... also an all-conference placekicker and punter on the football team for the Bulldogs.
Personal: Conor Patrick Hayes was born in Durham, N.C. on May 16, 1990 ... son of John and Claire Hayes ... has one sister, Drew ... enjoys snowboarding in his spare time ... spent three weeks last summer as an intern with the U.S. Olympics Paralympics Program where he worked with Wounded Warriors ... majoring in Systems Management.