Fairfield Ludlowe HS
At Delaware: Dominating defender and All-American candidate...has earned pre-season All-Colonial Athletic Association honors by both the CAA coaches and by Inside Lacrosse...fifth-year member of the squad and three-time All-CAA selection...anchors a Delaware defense that ranks among the top units in the CAA with four starters returning...Delaware's active career leader in games played (48), games started (48), groundballs (93), and caused turnovers (48)...caused turnovers total is a school career record...talented defender who poses problems to opponents with his size and strength...tallest member of the team at 6-6...Lowe's Senior Class Award finalist...was selected No. 34 overall by the Boston Cannons in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft in January.
2010 Season: Earned All-CAA honors for the second straight season...was a second team pick...started all 17 games on defense and played a key role in Delaware's march to the CAA Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament...recorded first and only career point with an assist in win at Hartford as he returned to his home state to play...ranked ninth on the squad with 29 turnovers and was fifth on the squad with eight caused turnovers...recorded season-hig six groundballs vs. Albany and added five vs. Vermont and three each against Massachusetts and in Drexel playoff game...caused a season-high three turnovers vs. Albany.
2009 Season: Proved to be one of the CAA's top defenders in his second year as a starter...led a defense that ranked fifth in the CAA and 30th in the nation in scoring defense and was 11th in the nation in man-down defense at .747...earned first team All-CAA honors...started all 15 games, tied for third on the team with 29 groundballs, and tied a school record (by Brian Calabrese in 2007) with a team-high 22 caused turnovers...posted a team-high three caused turnovers three times vs. Drexel, Hofstra, and Fairfield...also had two shots on goal but did not score a point.
2008 Season: Started all 16 games on defense and earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie Team...anchored a defense that led the CAA in caused turnovers per game with 9.19 and ranked 37th in the NCAA in scoring defense and third in the CAA...led team with 18 caused turnovers...ranked fifth on the team in groundballs with 35...caused a team season-high four turnovers against Marist.
2007 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility...Delaware captured the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the first time in school history.
High School: Three-sport standout at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in lacrosse, basketball, and football...served as captain of the lacrosse and basketball squads...three-year letterwinner who led lacrosse team to berth in state title game as a senior...earned All-State honors on defense as a senior...played forward in basketball and led team to state title game...second team All-League selection...played wide receiver in football and earned All-State honors as a senior...earned football team's Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior...honor roll student.
Personal: Patrick John "Pat" Dowling...born Oct. 30, 1987...son of Michael and Susan Dowling...honor student as a history major with a minor in Spanish at Delaware...is fluent in Spanish and works as a tutor on campus...Lowe's Senior Class Award finalist...would like to become a lawyer...father is a lawyer and mother is a librarian...has worked as a camp counselor during the summer...plays the guitar...has one older brother, Jeff, who played college lacrosse at NCAA Division II St. Michael's College....team representative, along with Justin Martinelli, to UD's Student-Athlete Advisory Council...has been active with Special Olympics as a volunteer...has studied abroad twice in Spain, spending summer of 2008 in Madrid and fall of 2010 in Granada...has been active as a lacrosse coach and counselor during the summers...earned team's Gary Celeste Award for spirit, dedication, and enthusiasm.