2018: Played in 20 games at longstick midfield … Recorded a goal and two assists for three points … Key member of the faceoff wing unit … Picked up 45 ground balls and recorded 22 caused turnovers … The 45 GBs were second among non-faceoff specialists, while his 22 takeaways were tied for second … Recorded at least one ground ball in 16 games and had three-plus pickups nine times … Collected a career-high six ground balls and two caused turnovers versus Boston University … Totaled three takeaways and two ground balls and helped hold Notre Dame (4/7) to just two scores during the regular season … Named to the USILA Team of the Week following his effort against the Fighting Irish … Grabbed four ground balls and two caused turnovers and an assist versus Loyola (3/10) … Tallied a goal and four ground balls in rivalry win over North Carolina (3/30) … Also took 16 faceoffs and won three on the year … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2017: Played in four games before suffering an injury … Picked up nine assists … Recorded an assist in win over Cleveland State (2/12) … Picked up six ground balls versus the Vikings … Had three caused turnovers in the four outings … Won 3-of-8 draws versus Cleveland State (2/12) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2016: Played in 11 games … Missed early portion of the season to injury … Scored two goals and picked up 10 ground balls … Recorded his first career goal in win at Jacksonville (2/27) … Also scored a goal against Mercer (2/29) … Picked up three ground balls against the Bears as well … Recorded two ground balls and two caused turnovers against Marquette (4/22) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2015: Played in 14 games … Registered and assist against Providence (3/1) and Loyola (3/7) … Recorded four ground balls against Harvard (2/28) … Picked up two ground balls in win over Air Force (2/8) … Also had two caused turnovers versus the Falcons.
Before Duke: A three-year letterwinner for Chuck Ruebling at Delbarton … Had a standout senior campaign … Named to the Under Armour All-America team in 2014 and underclass team in 2012 and 2013 … Voted to the MSG Varsity All-Metro and All-New Jersey first teams … Named first team all-county by the Star Ledger … Garnered all-state second team recognition from the Star Ledger … Picked for the All-Fitch-Pitt Conference first team and named to the NJAC American Division All Star second team … Awarded all-state second team accolades from the NJILCA … Recipient of the Delbarton Harry B. Rice Hustle Award … Helped lead Delbarton to a conference title as well as a state title among non-public schools … Won the Tournament of Champion State Championship and Morris County title … Collected a career-high 65 ground balls as a senior and forced 35 turnovers … Finished his scholastic career with two goals, three assists, 95 ground balls and 50 caused turnovers … Ranked 11th among the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 freshmen … a NILCA All-American … Also played ice hockey, earning honorable mention all-conference honors as a senior.
Personal: Son of David and Kathy Welch … Has one sister, Elaine … Father wrestled at Indiana University … Sister played lacrosse at Penn State … Born June 16, 1996 in Morristown, N.J.