In 2007: Transitioned to a full-time faceoff specialist ... Won 47.9% of his draws (80 of 167) ... Won 50% or more eight times, and Bucknell was 7-1 in those games ... Best showings came in wins over Lehigh (9-14), Army (8-14), Fairfield (10-17) and Penn (7-11) ... Collected 29 ground balls, with a high of six against Mount St. Mary's ... In 2006: Played in two games and scored one goal ... Tally came in a Patriot League win over Lafayette ... In 2005: Played in nine games as a reserve middie and contributed three goals, two of which were game-winners ... Tallied against Lafayette, Lehigh and Penn State ...Personal: Son of Richard Carolan and Patricia Grandieri ... Born Feb. 25, 1985 in Newton, Mass. ... Majoring in management ... 2004 graduate of St. Sebastian's School ... Lettered four times in lacrosse and twice in hockey ... Two-year captain in lacrosse ... Two-time All-Independent School League selection ... All-America pick as a senior ... Played in East-West All-Star game ... Had 39 goals and 15 assists as a senior, leading team to best record in school history (14-3) ... Helped lead hockey team in 2002-03 to New England Prep School finals ... Majoring in management.
Frank Fedorjaka on Carolan: "Rick is now a second-year faceoff man, so he's finally a veteran in terms of facing off. He has worked really hard and has gotten much better as he has become more seasoned. He is really focused on understanding what his weaknesses were and getting better. He is getting out of his stance a little quicker, getting to the ball a little quicker and controlling the ball a little better after he gets to it."