On Gallagher: Smart, skilled attackman who understands the game ... was a 2006 "Blue Chip" recruit, according to Inside Lacrosse ... needs to continue improving, according to Coach Cottle ... switched from No. 40 to No. 41 prior to the 2007 season ... switched to No. 8 prior to the 2008 season.
As a junior (2008): One groundball in season debut in 17-7 win at Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... one goal in 16-4 win over Air Force (3/16) ... one groundball in 11-8 loss at No. 3 Virginia in ACC Semifinals.
As a sophomore (2007): Made his first-career start and scored a goal in 11-6 season-opening win over Bellarmine (2/17) ... also picked up three groundballs vs. the Knights ... scored for the second-straight game in 16-7 win over Vermont (2/20) ... also picked up two groundballs vs. the Catamounts ... one groundball in 8-7 win at No. 13 Towson (3/10) ... four points on his first career hat trick and an assist in 13-4 win over Lafayette (3/13) ... also picked up two groundballs vs. the Leopards ... one goal in 11-7 win over No. 19 UMBC ... scored a goal and picked up a career high four groundballs in 18-3 win over Mount St. Mary's (3/20) ... scored for the fourth-straight game in 14-8 win over No. 11 North Carolina (3/24) ... also picked up a pair of groundballs vs. the Tar Heels ... tied his career high with four groundballs in 12-8 loss at No. 2 Virginia (3/31) ... two groundballs in 8-7 double-OT win at No. 7 Navy (4/6).
As a freshman (2006): Made his collegiate debut in 10-4 season opening victory at No. 7 Georgetown (2/25) ... scored his first collegiate points with a goal and an assist in 14-2 win over Dartmouth (3/21) ... one groundball in 16-8 win over No. 12 Denver (5/13) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Before Maryland: Two-time US Lacrosse high school All-American ... 2005 Washington Post first team all-Metro ... led DeMatha to its seventh straight WCAC championship as a senior ... scored 34 goals and added 41 assists ... first team all-WCAC ... WCAC player of the year ... team MVP and captain ... member of the 2003 Maryland Freestate team ... also was the quarterback of DeMatha's WCAC championship football team.
Personal: Son of Joseph and Patricia Gallagher ... younger brother of Matt and Andy, who each played lacrosse at UMBC ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.