Career: Has appeared in 23 games while making one start... Versatile defenseman who can play short stick defensive midfield and close defense... Tallied two goals and four assists for six points through his junior season... Collected 11 ground balls and caused seven turnovers.
2013: Appeared in all 15 games as part of the Villanova defense while making one start vs. Penn (Mar. 9)... Tallied two goals and four assists for six points... Collected 11 ground balls and caused seven turnovers... Registered points vs. Lehigh (Feb. 16), Princeton (Mar. 5), Georgetown (Apr. 3), Providence (Apr. 27) and in the BIG EAST Championship vs. Georgetown (May 2) and Syracuse (May 4)... Collected a career-high two ground balls vs. Georgetown (Apr. 3) and Princeton (Mar. 5)... Caused a career-high two turnovers vs. Georgetown (Apr. 3). BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference contests... Collected five ground balls and caused two turnovers in BIG EAST action... Posted one goal and one assist for two points in conference play.
2012: Appeared in eight games on defense... caused one turnover vs. Georgetown (Apr. 4). BIG EAST: Appeared in three conference games... Caused one turnover vs. Georgetown (Apr. 4).
2011: Granted a medical redshirt season.
The Governor's Academy: Earned three varsity letters under Coach Peter Bidstrup... Captained the 2010 team to a 14-2 record in the ISL as a long-stick midfielder... Named a 2010 U.S. Lacrosse All-American... Garnered All-ISL and All-New England accolades... Selected as an East-West Senior All-Star and Top 205 All-Star... Member of the Under Armour Underclassmen Games for team New England... 2009-2010 Captain of NESLL U-19 Black Team... Also earned four varsity letters in football as a running back and cornerback, earning all-league and team MVP honors... Recipient of the Goodwin Athletic Award, given to the most outstanding senior athlete at The Governor's Academy... Member of the honor roll and high honor roll.
Personal: Born July 6th, 1991 in Boston, Mass... Parents are John and Nancy Pope... Has an older brother, John, and sister, Chynna... Brother, John, played ice hockey for Trinity College from 2004-06... Enrolled as an Accounting major with a minor in Finance in the Villanova School of Business.