In 2005: Enjoyed best season to date and became one of the league's top cover defensemen ... Earned First Team All-Patriot League honors ... Invited to U.S. National Team tryouts ... Had a terrific game against Army in the Patriot League Tournament ... Started all 13 games and collected 19 ground balls
In 2004: Appeared in 13 games in first season as starter on defense ... Credited with 16 ground balls
In 2003: Played in nine games as a freshman defender ... Credited with three ground balls
Personal: Son of George and Jacqueline Abou Jaoude ... Born March 6, 1984 in San Francisco ... Majoring in economics ... Graduated from St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco ... Lettered three times each in lacrosse and football ... Lax All-American as a senior ... First-team all-conference ... Team won four straight state titles ... Selected for U-19 Team USA tryouts ... Three-year starter at linebacker and running back on gridiron ... First-team all-league in football ... Captained both teams as a senior ... Named S.F. Prep Hall of Fame "Athlete of the Year" ... Member of California Scholarship Federation ... Brother, Andrew, played college basketball at Cal-State Monterey Bay.
Frank Fedorjaka on Abou Jaoude: "Michael has come a long way since his freshman year, and now has become our shut-down defenseman. He can cover any kind of attackman, and we don't need to slide to him. He has worked very hard on improving his stickwork and takeaway skills. He has become a very smart player and is our vocal leader on the field."