2018: Played in 20 games as a defensive midfielder … Registered three goals … Had 23 ground balls and nine caused turnovers … Collected five ground balls and forced a turnover in win over Jacksonville (2/10) … Had goals versus Air Force (2/3) and High Point (2/8) … Also had a tally in NCAA quarterfinal victory over Johns Hopkins (5/20) … Picked up four ground balls in NCAA first round win over Villanova (5/12) … Grabbed three ground balls and a caused turnover in win at Notre Dame (4/7).
2017: Played in all 18 games with nine starts on the top midfield line … Finished the season with 10 goals and two assists for 12 points … Scored a career-high two goals against Denver (2/18) and in win over Notre Dame (4/28) … Registered a single goal in the NCAA First Round win at Johns Hopkins (5/13) and again in the NCAA Quarterfinal versus Ohio State (5/20) … Contributed a goal and an assist in comeback win at No. 12 Richmond (3/5) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2016: Played in all 19 games as a defensive midfielder … Scored two goals and an assist … Picked up 18 ground balls … Registered his first collegiate point with an assist against North Carolina (4/1) … Scored his first career goal in 16-1 win over Marquette (4/22) … Added a career-high four ground balls against the Eagles … Tallied a goal in ACC Semifinal versus Notre Dame (4/29) … Also had two ground balls against the Irish … One of two rookies to play in every game.
Before Duke: A four-year letterwinner for Mike Vorgang at Niskayuna High School … Helped guide Niskayuna to an 83-7 overall record in four seasons … Led the Silver Warriors to the state title as a senior … Registered a career-best 51 goals in 2015 … Had 61 points from 49 goals and 12 assists as a junior … Completed his scholastic career with 141 goals and 37 assists for 178 points … A three-time Suburban Council First Team Midfield selection … Garnered US Lacrosse All-America honors as a senior and was voted the team’s Offensive MVP … Also a USA Today Honorable Mention pick … Niskayuna ranked No. 1 team in the northeast his senior year … Led squad to four straight section and regional crowns … Picked as the Section 2 Championship game MVP … A two-time New York State Scholar Athlete … Team Captain in 2015.
Personal: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Pendergast … Has one brother and one sister … Sister, Maria, was a four-year member of the women’s lacrosse and swimming and diving programs at Union College … Born December 16, 1996.