CURTAIN CALL CLASSIC: McArdle Nets Overtime Winner As Red Storm Beats Villanova, 11-10, On Senior Day
St. John's honors historic senior class, improves to 7-6 and finishes 3-3 in BIG EAST play.
Saturday's BIG EAST clash marks St. John's home and conference regular-season finale.
The Red Storm seeks its fifth-straight win in the neutral site matchup.
The Red Storm looks to grab its first win since program reinstatement against the Pride.
St. John's returns 27 letterwinners and seven starters from last year's BIG EAST Championship runner-up.
As A Junior (2013): Appeared in four games during the season ... took two shots ... made his season debut in the season-opening 11-9 road victory over Holy Cross (Feb. 16) ... saw action and recorded a shot on goal in the Red Storm's 10-9 home victory over No. 17/20 Yale, the program's first ever win over the Bulldogs.
As A Sophomore (2012): Played in two games during the season ... took two shots.
As A Freshman (2011): Saw action in six games ... finished 8-of-18 on face-offs for the season for a .444 percentage.
At Eastport-South: Played lacrosse ... was named team MVP, all-league and All-Suffolk County in 2009.
At Avon Old Farms: Won the Founder's League Championship while at Avon Farms, leading the school to a Top 10 ranking in the nation in 2010 ... was a two-time all-league selection as well as being selected all county.
Off The Field:Son of Walter and Donna Flaherty ... has two brothers, John (24), who played lacrosse at Yale form 2007-2011, and Colin (20), who currently plays for the Bulldogs ... father Walter started the Eastport Manor lacrosse program and has coached for more than 30 years ... majoring in marketing ... wants to eventually work in media or advertising ... a skilled squash player ... lists as his favorite moment in sports beating Yale and his little brother Colin last season.
Flaherty Up Close
Favorite Book: "Where Men Win Glory," by Jon Krakauer
Favorite Movie: "Inception"
Favorite TV Show: "Entourage"
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Pro Team: New York Giants