ON BALISE: Team captain as a senior ... Leading goal scorer last year ... A 4.0 student with great work ethic ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... Great around the goal ... A super finisher who is trying to expand his game into doing everything (riding, feeding, ground balls on our side) as well as being a captain and a leader ... Very well conditioned ... Shoots the ball overhand extremely well, probably one of the best shooters on the team ... Technique-wise, has a high percentage in getting the ball on goal and into the back of the net ... A righty with good quickness ... A very unselfish kid and hard worker.
AS A SENIOR IN 2009:
Multiple points and multiple goals in nine games in `09.
Five hat tricks this season, 11 in career.
Scored 20 goals in last eight games.
Netted a goal in NCAA First Round at Princeton (5/10).
Scored game-winning overtime goal to give UMass the ECAC Championship and an NCAA berth at Rutgers (5/2). Goal was his fifth of the game, third-career five-goal game.
Tallied two man-up goals at Fairfield (4/21).
Scored two goals, one on man-up vs. Georgetown (4/18).
Three hat tricks in a row from March 28-April 11
Third hat trick in a row at Hobart (4/11). Netted game-tying goal to send game to overtime as time expired.
Netted four goals and five points in win over St. John's (4/4). Has 10 goals, 12 points in last two games vs. SJU.
Eighth career hat trick in win over Penn State (3/28).
Scored third-quarter goal at #12 Loyola (3/21) in 8-6 win.
Tallied final goal in 9-8 loss vs. #18 Brown (3/14).
Scored a goal and had three groundballs and first penalty of the season at Albany (3/10).
Scored twice in 7-3 win at #11 Harvard (3/7).
Finished with four goals and an assist vs. Yale (2/28).
Had an assist at Hofstra (2/21).
Recorded a game-high four points (2g, 2a) in season-opening win vs. Sacred Heart (2/14).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Had a breakout season, leading the Minutemen with 39 points on 33 goals and six assists ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ...ESPN The Magazine All-District First Team ... Named to the ECAC All-Conference Second Team ... Led the ECAC in total goals and tied for fourth in points ... Goal per game mark (2.36) was 16th in the nation and second in the ECAC ... Points per game (2.79) was 47th in the country and sixth in the conference ... Led team with four man-up goals ... Was seventh on the team in groundballs with 22 ... Finished with ten multi-goal games and 13 multi-point games in 2008 ... Had points (and goals) in 13 of 14 games ... Dating back to 2007, had points in 24 of 28 games ... Had impressive last six games with 16 goals in that span ... Named ECAC Co-Offensive Player of Week three times: on Feb. 25, April 7 and April 28 ... Scored a goal and assisted another in second quarter vs. Rutgers (5/3) in season finale. Goal was 50th of career ... Netted two second-half goals at #1 Syracuse (4/26) ... Scored five goals, all in the fourth quarter, as UMass rallied to tie Fairfield (4/22), before falling in final seconds ... Two first-quarter goals at #5 Georgetown (4/19) ... Tallied two goals, including game-trying goal with seven seconds left in regulation vs. Hobart (4/12) ... Scored ECAC-best six goals at St. John's (4/5). Also had an assist for a career-high seven points. It was most goals by a UMass player since Jeff Zywicki in 2005 and most points since Sean Morris in 2006. Six goals were tied for sixth-most in a game in the NCAA in 2008 ... Scored two goals, including game-winner, at Penn State (3/29) ... Notched three points on a goal and two assists at Sacred Heart (3/18). Also had a career-best five groundballs ... Scored two goals including man-up tally at Brown (3/15) ... Had fourth career hat trick with three goals vs. Albany (3/11). Also added an assist to tie career-best four points ... Scored a goal and assisted another vs. Harvard (3/8) ... Scored two goals at Yale (3/2) ... Opened year with four goals, scoring on all four shots in win over No. 17 Hofstra (2/23).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: In second season, was a starting attackman for UMass ... five multi-goal games and seven multi-point games in 2007 ... tied for third on the team in points with 24 on 15 goals and nine assists. Third on team in goals ... had points in 11 of 14 games this year ... had points in first seven games this season, joining Brett Garber as only two Minutemen with such a streak, until Penn State game ... had assist in first six games ... yhree points on a man-up goal and two assists in win over #12 Syracuse (4/28) ... Tallied a first-quarter goal vs. #6 Georgetown (4/21) ... netted two goals and added an assist at Hobart (4/14). Both goals came in third quarter when UMass had 5-0 edge ... scored the final two goals, both in fourth quarter against St. John's (4/7) ... scored two goals at #11 Loyola (3/24), assist streak ended at six ... tallied second hat trick in three games and added an assist against Sacred Heart (3/20) ... had an assist against Brown (3/17) ... first career hat trick, came on three consecutive goals in the second half as UMass rallied from a 7-0 deficit to tie Albany (3/13) 9-9 before losing in overtime. Also had an assist for career-high four points ... scored third-career goal and posted first career multi-point game with an assist vs. Yale (3/3) ... had assists at Harvard (3/10) and at Hofstra (2/24).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: A top reserve attackman on the National Finalist team ... played in 14 games off the bench and scored two goals on six shots ... scored second career goal vs. Rutgers (5/6) ... scored first-career goal at Yale (3/4), the game-winning goal.
BEFORE UMASS: Four-year attackman for Minnechaug Regional in Wilbraham, Mass., where he played under coach Russ Mooney ... earned All-America honors as a senior after leading the Falcons to the Massachusetts state championship with a 15-3 record ... honored as First Team All-Scholastic selection in junior and senior seasons ... All-League pick in his final two years ... set school record for career points with 208 ... also set single-season school record for goals with 62 and points with 86 as a senior ... also played hockey ... member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Timothy Michael Balise ... son of Meredith and Thomas Balise ... brother of Mia (24), Ryan (20) and Stephen (20) ... born Sept. 3, 1986 in Springfield, Mass ... majoring in Psychology.
Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2006 14/0 2 0 2 6 0 1 3 0/0:00 2007 14/14 15 9 24 52 2 0 19 0/0:00 2008 14/14 33 6 39 86 4 1 22 3/3:00 2009 15/15 31 5 36 88 7 2 24 2/1:30 Totals 57/43 81 20 101 232 13 4 68 5/4:30