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23   Gene Tundo
Gene Tundo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orchard Park, N.Y.

High School:
Orchard Park

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
A


2005
• Senior on first attack unit.
• Third on the team in scoring (37 pts) and goals (20).
• Finished career tied for 12th in career assists with 66.
• Closed career with 18-game point scoring streak.
• Scored goals in 17 of last 18 games.
• Scored a goal and handed out two assists on man-up goals by Jeff Zywicki at Hopkins (5/21) in NCAA Quarterfinal.
• Netted a goal and dished out an assist in the NCAA First Round win over Syracuse (5/15).
• Tallied an assist at Rutgers (5/7).
• Scored two goals while taking five shots and picking up three groundballs in the win over Syracuse (4/30).
• Dished out an assist and tallied a goal at Harvard (4/26).
• Netted two goals, including the game-winner, in the victory over Georgetown (4/23).
• Tallied his second career hat trick and added an assist at Hobart (4/16).
• Recorded his 100th career point, tallying a goal and two assists vs. St. John's (4/9).
• Posted two assists and found the back of the cage once in the win over Penn State (4/2).
• Tallied a goal and an assist at Loyola (3/26).
• Found the back of the cage once and handed out two assists at Sacred Heart (3/22).
• Notched a goal at Albany (3/15).
• Scored two goals as UMass defeated Stony Brook (3/12).
• Dished out three assists and added a goal on Garber Field vs. Yale (3/5).
• Registered a goal and an assist in the win at Hofstra (2/26).

ON TUNDO: A four-year starter and a leader who is in the best shape he has ever been since arriving at Amherst... a great feeder and rider... possesses a great team attitude who can finish it or feed it... great competitor who has a pass-first attitude, but can finish around the cage when needed.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2004...Started all but one game for the Minuteman as a leader up top... tallied 10 goals and was second on the team in assists (15), fourth in points (25), and fifth in groundballs (26)... found the back of the cage twice and dished out an assist in the season-finale triumph over Rutgers (5/8)... notched a goal, an assist, in consecutive games vs. Yale (4/17) and Manhattan (4/9)... recognized as ECAC Offensive Player of the Week after the victory at Penn State (4/3) where he tallied a career-high six points (2g, 4a) and scooped up career-best six groundballs... delivered four assists in a victory over Harvard (3/13)... tallied two goals and an assist and picked up four groundballs vs. Albany (3/16)... handed out two assists and groundballs vs. Hartford (3/2)... scored a goal and snagged three groundballs against North Carolina (2/28).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003... One of UMass' top assist-men, performed well in second season... started in all 16 games... started the year strong, scoring at least two points in six of the first eight games... tallied a season-high four points on a career-high three goals and one assist in win over Brown (3/15)... scored three points on two goals and one assist in wins over Albany (3/18) and Syracuse (5/26)... tallied three points on one goal and two assists in the second game of the season against Stony Brook (3/1)... scored two goals in 14-7 win over Hofstra (3/23)... notched two points on one goal and one assist along with three groundballs in loss to Penn State (3/29)... dished out two assists each in games against Sacred Heart (2/22) and Rutgers (5/3)... scooped up career-high four groundballs in wins over Sacred Heart (2/22) and Syracuse (5/26).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002... Selected as the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year... named ECAC Rookie of the Week on March 11 and April 22... appeared in all 16 games, making 14 starts... key component to an offense that led the ECAC in scoring... member of an offensive unit that was fourth in the nation, outscoring its opponents by 4.29 goals per game, as well as 10th in the nation in man-up opportunities, converting 38 percent of man-up opportunities... ranked fifth on the team with 30 points on eight goals and a team-high 22 assists... finished the regular season ranked third in the ECAC in assists... scooped up 21 groundballs... dished out two assists in the Minutemen's 17-4 win over Fairfield (5/11) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... recorded first career point with a goal against Stony Brook (3/2)... dished out a career-high and team season-best four assists against Georgetown (4/20)... scored a goal and added three assists against Navy (3/9)... netted two goals and added an assist versus Brown (3/16) and Rutgers (5/4)... had three assists versus Hartford (3/23) and UMBC (4/6)... dished out two assists in wins against Vermont (3/13) and Penn State (3/30)... scored goals versus Albany (3/19) and Harvard (4/17)... scooped up four groundballs against UMBC (4/6) and Rutgers (5/4).

BEFORE UMASS... Played for his father, Gene Tundo, Sr., at Orchard Park High School... scored 62 goals and 81 assists as a senior... two-time participant in the Empire State Games where he won a gold medal in 2000... 2000 and 2001 Class A New York State Finalist... All-American... two-time All-Western New York... Four-time All-Conference.

PERSONAL... Gene Joseph Tundo, Jr.... son of Gene Sr. and Valerie Tundo... born April 10, 1983... brother Matt played with the Minutemen last season, who scored 21 goals and three assists... majoring in history.

CAREER STATS
Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GWG	GB	Pen
2002	16/14	8	22	30	22	0	1	21	3/2:00
2003	16/16	14	12	26	28	1	1	26	3/3:00
2004	14/13	10	15	25	29	0	0	26	0/0:00
2005	16/16 20 17 37 45 1 2 11 0/0:00
Totals 62/59 52 66 118 124 2 4 84 6/5:00

CAREER HIGHS Goals: 3 vs. Brown (3/15/03), vs. Hobart (4/16/05) Assists: 4 vs. Sacred Heart (3/23/04), vs. Penn State (4/3/04) Points: 6 vs. Penn State (4/3/04) Shots: 4 on six occasions (most recent vs. Hobart, 4/16/05) Multi-Goal Games: 12; Multi-Points Games:34 , Hat Tricks: 2 Point Scoring Streak: 18 games-dates back to Syracuse (5/1/04)

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