Minutemen open 2014 home slate with hard-fought win over Crimson
Minutemen battle No. 14/9 Ohio State live on NBC Sports at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16.
Mariano, Whiteway net two goals each as UMass holds off Black Knights rally attempt
2014 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Played in his first collegiate game during the win at Army (2/8) ... Saw time in the midfield during UMass' 12-11 win over No. 14/9 Ohio State in overtime on Feb. 16 ... Caused a pair of turnovers to help UMass hold Harvard to four goals in an 8-4 win on Feb. 22 ... Rotated into the midfield during the 15-2 win at Brown (3/1) ... Scooped up two groundballs and caused one turnover against No. 18 Albany (3/8).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Smithtown West High School for head coaches Bob Moltisanti and Sean Keenan ... All-league honoree as a senior in 2013 ... 2010 Rising-Sophomore Suffolk Team ... 2011 Rising-Junior Suffolk Team ... 2012 Rising-Senior Suffolk Team ... Capped his scholastic career with 20 points as a senior on 12 goals and eight assists while helping Smithtown West to a 16-3 record and an appearance in the Suffolk Class A Semifinals ... Smithtown West finished 60-14 during his four seasons with the program ... Also found success on the basketball courts at Smithtown West, earning three letters, and was an honor roll student at Smithtown West.
Personal: Born on Aug. 27, 1995, to parents Glenn and Stephanie Gruder ... Has one brother, Kyle.
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Last Update: March 24, 2014
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