Three-year letterwinner ... will wear the captain's "C" along with classmate Jeff Bryan ... All-Patriot League candidate ... excellent athlete ... physical midfielder ... versatile ... Army's top returning midfielder ... one of the Patriot League's top returning midfielders ... anchored Army's top midfield line the previous three seasons ... will be asked to bring together a very young and inexperienced unit in a short period of time ... possesses a hard, accurate shot and ability to take the ball to the goal ... difficult to stop when charging the cage from the restraining line ... reads the play well ... reached double figures in goals scored in each of his first three years at the Academy ... enters 2004 three goals shy of 50 ... one of the many success stories in Jack Emmer's program that got their start at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School ... mature player with strong leadership skills ... a vocal leader who has earned the respect of his peers in the locker room.
2003: Started all 16 games for the Black Knights, running with their first midfield unit ... finished fifth on the team in scoring ... amassed a career-high 21 points ... fell one goal shy of his single-season mark of 19 in 2002 ... fourth on the Black Knights in goals scored (18) ... scored both second-half goals in win over Hobart ... registered first hat trick of the season in loss at Colgate ... tied career high for goals in a game in that contest ... dished out a career-high two assists versus Denver ... picked up three ground balls against Denver as well, tying another personal best ... scored a goal in all but three of Army's games ... put up multiple-point efforts opposite Holy Cross, Ohio State, Colgate and Hobart ... registered second hat trick of the season at Navy ... scored a goal in six of Army's last seven contests.
2002: Scored 19 goals in 14 games for the Black Knights ... finished fifth on the team in scoring (19 points) and third in goals ... second team All-Patriot League selection at midfield ... tied career-high for goals in a game on two occasions last year (vs. Bucknell and Lehigh) ... recorded six multiple-point efforts ... averaged better than a goal a game ... registered four extra-man goals and scooped 14 ground balls.
2001: Appeared in 12 games his plebe year, starting eight ... scored 10 goals on 26 shots ... registered first collegiate goal vs. Bucknell ... had two goals against the Bison that game ... followed that performance with three goals vs. Air Force ... enjoyed a six-game scoring streak during the season.
Prior to West Point: Three-sport standout in football, wrestling and lacrosse at Seaford H.S. ... captained all three sports ... all-conference and all-county in lacrosse ... secured all-conference, all-county, All-Long Island, and first team all-state accolades ... named all-conference and all-county in wrestling ... academic all-conference selection and winner of Roy Kessenich Scholar-Athlete Award ... offensive MVP in lacrosse at USMAPS.
Personal: Marko Kostovic ... born Jan. 25, 1981 in Split, Croatia ... parents are Jack and Kathy Kostovic ... family moved to the United States when Marko was 1-year old ... fluent in the Croatian language ... lists his hat trick last season at Navy as his favorite lacrosse moment ... brother Joe Kostovic played lacrosse for Hofstra.
Year GP G A P Shots GB
2001 12 10 2 12 26 10
2002 14 19 0 19 55 14
2003 16 18 3 21 62 16
Totals 42 47 5 52 143 40