On Hargest: Saw limited time during his first three years in the program, but could be a significant player this year ... expected to compete for playing time with the second midfield ... a very smart player with good size, who is clever off the ball ... decent footwork ... clears the ball well ... has increased his strength since he first arrived on campus ... "has made himself into a better athlete," according to Dave Cottle.
As a sophomore (2005): Saw time late in 14-10 win at No. 18 Bucknell (3/15) ... saw time late in 9-6 win at No. 15 Fairfield (4/23) ... saw time late in 9-5 win over No. 2 Duke (5/1) to win the ACC championship ... scored twice in 21-6 drubbing of Penn (5/7) at Lincoln Financial Field Semifinals ... named to the Maryland and ACC Honor Rolls.
As a redshirt freshman (2004): Played in seven games, mostly with the third midfield ... saw his first collegiate action in the season opening 14-5 win at No. 6 Georgetown (2/28) ... first collegiate goal came in 19-4 win over Butler (3/23) ... member of the ACC Honor Roll.
As a freshman (2003): Redshirt season to gain more experience ... named to the Maryland Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: Played lacrosse, football and basketball at the St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, Md. ... earned two varsity letters in lacrosse under coach Mitch Whiteley ... earned Most Improved Athlete award as a senior ... led the basketball team to the league championship, playing small forward ... played quarterback and cornerback during his football career.
Personal: Son of Patricia and Scott Hargest ... brother of Blake ... father played baseball at Towson ... will take on several former high school teammates in ACC play: Paul Spellman, Charley Conkling, Sean Link and Haywood Howard (North Carolina) as well as Brendan Gill and Jack deVilliers (Virginia) ... majoring in finance.