Third quarter surge proves to be the difference
Badolato also adds four goals to help pace the Golden Eagles
MU's Tyler Melnyk scores hat trick in game televised by ESPN3
MU's late rally comes up short on the road
Head Coach Joe Amplo and Assistant Coach John Orsen return to their alma mater
Marquette's first men's lacrosse home opener is two years in the making - hear what the Golden Eagles hope to show fans in their first home game at Hart Park against Detroit on Saturday, April 20.
2014 Season: Posted a .500 faceoff percentage (12-24) in a 11-9 win at Hofstra (Feb. 15) ... Set a new career high winning 14 faceoffs at Jacksonville and grabbed four groundballs (March 8) ... Scored his first goal of the year at Duke following a faceoff win (March 11) ... After returning from injury, Cassidy finished second on the team in faceoff percentage at .448 (65-145) ... Finished his MU career winning 145-340 faceoffs (.426).
2013 Season: Played in 12 games ... Third on the team in faceoff percentage (.410), winning 80 of 195, including 13 of 22 vs. Duke ... Finished fourth on the team with 24 ground balls won, including 6 against Jacksonville ... Led the team in shot on goal percentage with a perfect 100%, scoring three goals on three shots on goal.
Prior to Marquette: Played two seasons at Hofstra University ... Was a face-off specialist for the Pride his freshman season, winning 66 percent (10-of-15) of face-offs taken ... Member of Hofstra team that appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments (2010, 2011 ) ... Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md ... Helped school capture a pair of league championships ... Also played football and wrestling in high school.
Personal: Born on August 12, 1990 ... Son of Patrick and Alison ... Has five siblings: James, Jenny, Kerry, Conor and Erin Clare ... His brother Conor was a member of 2007 national championship team at Johns Hopkins, and sister Erin Clare played field hockey and lacrosse at Randolph Macon ... His brother James played football at Davidson College and was a team captain; James played professional football in Munich before doing a tour with the United States national rugby team, also traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji ... Majoring in Corporate Communications.