On Slafkosky: Defender who served as a man-down specialist last season ... continues to work on his skills and conditioning ... could contribute this season at close defense ... not afraid to go after tough groundballs ... a smart player who understands the game ... switched from No. 37 to No. 11 prior to the 2007 season.
As a junior (2008): Made his season debut in 11-6 win at No. 4 Georgetown (2/23) ... helped hold the Falcons scoreless for 44:03 spanning from the end of the first quarter to the final minutes of the fourth in 16-4 win over Air Force (3/16).
As a sophomore (2007): Missed the first seven games recovering from a broken foot sustained in the fall ... returned to action in 18-3 win over Mount St. Mary's (3/20) ... helped hold the Mount scoreless for a stretch of 37:29.
As a freshman (2006): Made his collegiate debut in 10-4 season opening victory at No. 7 Georgetown (2/25) ... saw his most extensive playing time in 14-2 win over Dartmouth (3/21).
Before Maryland: Team captain for Coach Tony Brockmeyer at Mount St. Joseph ... nominated for the C. Markland Kelley Award, given annually to Maryland's top high school player ... picked up 24 groundballs as a senior.
Personal: Son of Dave and Michelle Slafkosky ... father, Dave, has been an assistant coach at Maryland for 25 years ... brother of Dan, Sarah and Alex ... Sarah played lacrosse at Salisbury from 2001-05 ... majoring in comminications.