ON JACOVINA: Senior Captain ... Preseason Third Team All-American by Inside Lacrosse/Face-off Yearbook ... Named to Preseason All-ECAC Team ... a throwback midfielder, who does everything for UMass ... the fastest player on the team ... plays great defense and was among to top scorers on the team ... he can score, can feed, plays man-up, man down, plays on the face-off win, he is the ultimate multi-purpose midfielder, which Cannella says "is an old school way to play, which not many midfielders do now" ... has great quickness, speed and vision... his incredible stamina allows for him to stay on the field all game, whether it be on offense, defense, or man down for the team this season ... bona fide All-American candidate in his senior season at UMass.
AS A SENIOR IN 2007 Named to All-New England First Team ... Named to the 2007 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Eighth Division I All New England Senior Scholar Athlete Team ... Face-Off Magazine Preseason Third Team All-American ... Tremendous two-way player, who ran on first midfield, also played defensive midfield and on face-off wing ... Led UMass with 18 assists, tied for third in points (24) ... Seven games with multiple points in 2007, 26 in career ... Had a point in 36 of last 46 games he played dating to 2005 ... Had 12 assists, 16 total points in last six games (2.7 ppg) ... Ranked 11th among active players in the NCAA in career assists with 54. ... Fourth in ECAC in assists and seventh in assists per game ... Scored a goal and had an assist at Rutgers (5/5) in finale ... Set up Brett Garber's opening goal vs. #12 Syracuse (4/28) ... Scored and assisted a goal at Fairfield (4/24) ... Tied career-high for third time with four assists against #6 Georgetown (4/21) ... Tied career-high with four points on a goal (the game-winner) and three assists at Hobart (4/14) ... Scored a goal, handed out two assists and corralled a career-high six groundballs against St. John's (4/7) ... Tied career-high with four assists at Albany (3/13), handing out three second-half helpers as UMass rallied from 7-0 deficit to tie game at 9-9 before losing in OT ... Fourth career multi-goal game including game-winner with 2:43 left in regulation at Harvard (3/10) ... Set up a goal against Yale (3/3).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: All-New England First Team ... tremendous two-way player, who was on the first midfield, also plays defensive midfield and on face-off wing ... second on team in assists with 18 ... had eight goals for 26 points, tied for third-highest total on the team ... finished 2006 with a point in 27 of last 32 games he played dating to 2005 ... had multiple points in eight games in 2006, 19 times in career ... had nine assists and 10 points over four game span from April 29-May 20 ... scored a put-back goal in NCAA Semifinal vs. Maryland (5/27), also had four groundballs in the win ... assisted pair of second-quarter goals vs. Hofstra (5/20) in NCAA Quarterfinal ... scored a fourth-quarter goal at Cornell (5/13) in NCAA First Round. Goal made it 8-7 with 5:54 left ... tallied seven assists over two games (April 29-May 6) ... Handed out three first-quarter assists vs. Rutgers (5/6), also played great defense and scooped four groundballs ... racked up career-high four assists for career-best four points at Syracuse (4/29) ... started miracle run with a goal with 1:03 left in regulation against Fairfield (4/25), also assisted Sean Morris' game-tying goal with 49 seconds left ... scored first goal of the game in win over Hobart (4/15) ... netted a goal at St. John's (4/8) ... handed out a pair of assists at Penn State (4/1) ... netted third multi-goal game vs. Loyola (3/25), also had 4 GB ... assists in three games in a row from March 14-21 ... handed out three assists vs. Sacred Heart (3/21) ... tallied two assists at Brown (3/18) ... scored first goal of year in season debut at Yale (3/4).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Named to All-New England Team ... honored as Team MVP ... saw action in all 16 games for the Minutemen... was fourth on team in scoring with 26 points on 13 goals and 13 assists ... top scoring midfielder on team, playing on second midfield ... scored a point in 13 of 16 games during the season... recorded 10 multi-point games in 2005... tallied a goal and an assist and picked up two groundballs in the win over Syracuse (5/15) in the NCAA First Round... netted a goal and handed out an assist vs. Rutgers (5/7)... dished out an assist at Harvard (4/26)... registered a goal and tallied an assist vs. Georgetown (4/23)... buried two goals at Hobart (4/16)...handed out an assist and scored a goal vs. St. John's (4/9)... tallied a goal and dished two assists and picked up three groundballs vs. Penn State (4/2)... scored a goal and took four shots at Sacred Heart (3/22)... posted third straight multi-point game, scoring a goal and an assist while picking up four groundballs vs. Brown (3/19)... recorded his second-consecutive two assist performance and added a goal in the loss at Albany (3/15)... scored a goal and handed out two assists in the win against Stony Brook (3/12)... tallied an assist and took three shots in a 12-6 win against Yale (3/5) in the home-opener... opened the season with first-career multi-goal game in return to Long Island at Hofstra (2/26), scored game-winner in 12-7 win.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Saw action in 10 games for the Minutemen as a reserve midfield ... notched eight points on three goals and five assists ... fired a career-high two shots, and registered a goal, an assist, and two groundballs in a victory over Manhattan (4/9)... picked up three groundballs vs. Albany (3/16)... found the back of the cage, and handed out an assist against Harvard (3/13)... tallied first collegiate point when he dished out an assist at Stony Brook (3/6)... scooped up a career-best three groundballs vs. Hartford (3/2).
BEFORE UMASS: A four-year letterwinner at Holy Trinity High School, where he played for coach Wayne Ament... tallied a remarkable 139 points (42 g, 97 a) as a senior and finished his career with a school-record 404 points (125 g, 279 a)... selected NSCHSAA All-Long Island all four years and was the Long Island Player of the Year in 2003... three-time team MVP and was a team captain his final two seasons... was honored as Holy Trinity's outstanding senior athlete... was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee in 2002... also excelled in basketball and football, lettering three times in each sport... was first team All-League three times in football and second team All-League once in basketball.
PERSONAL: Brian John Jacovina... son of Joseph and Kathy Jacovina ... brother of Joe (29) and Chrissy (26) ... born Feb. 8, 1985 in Mineola, N.Y. ... majoring in Sport Management.
CAREER STATS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2004 13/0 3 5 8 6 0 0 6 1/0:30 2005 16/0 13 13 26 39 0 1 24 3/1:30 2006 17/17 8 18 26 48 0 0 41 2/1:30 2007 14/14 6 18 24 32 0 2 23 0/0:00 Totals 60/31 30 54 84 125 0 3 94 6/3:30
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