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32   Will Jeffery
Will Jeffery

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenbrook South

Last College:
Butler

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
LSM


ON JEFFERY: Third year at UMass after transferring from Butler, which dropped its program ... Senior leader ... Very athletic ... Has a knack of picking the pass off ... Very good on the ground balls as well ... Loves the checks, which is one of the things that has hurt him in the past in trying to take the ball away ... Just needs to be more timely in his checks ... Great attitude.

AS A SENIOR IN 2010:
• Starting long-stick defensive midfielder played in all 14 games and had 13 groundballs and eight caused turnovers along with a goal and an assist.
• Second-career goal at #13 Drexel (5/1) on nice dodge.
• Two groundballs in big win over #10 Georgetown (4/24).
• Two groundballs and two caused turnovers at Delaware (4/17).
• First-career assist on a long outlet and fastbreak vs. #13 Harvard (3/13).
• Grabbed career-high five groundballs and caused two turnovers at Sacred Heart (2/12).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009:
• Long stick midfielder played in all 15 games this season. Also wing man on faceoffs.
• Had a goal, 20 groundballs and nine caused turnovers.
• Best game of career with first-career goal, career-high four groundballs, key caused turnover at Hobart (4/11).
• Part of close defense that kept St. John's (4/4) starting attack pointless while forcing two turnovers.
• Part of great defense effort in 8-6 win at #12 Loyola (3/21).
• Had a groundball and caused turnover at Albany (3/10).
• Scooped two groundballs at #11 Harvard (3/7).
• Had a groundball vs. Yale (2/28).
• Two groundballs at Hofstra (2/21).
• Two groundballs and a caused turnover in season-opener vs. Sacred Heart (2/14).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Long-stick defensive midfielder who transferred to UMass from Butler for his first year in Amherst ... Played in 13 of 14 games helping defense to a 8.56 GAA ... Had seven groundballs and seven caused turnovers ... Credited with two groundballs at #5 Georgetown (4/19) .. Returned to action vs. Hobart (4/12), where he had two caused turnovers to help defense shut out attack unit ... Missed game at St. John's (4/5) following concussion ... Scooped first groundball and forced two turnovers vs. Loyola (3/22) ... Made UMass debut vs. Hofstra (2/23) aiding defensive effort allowing just four goals.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006 (at Butler): Played in one games as a freshman for the Bulldogs under head coach Stan Ross and former UMass assistant Chris Gabrielli ... played against Duke.

BEFORE COLLEGE: Standout at Glenbrook South High School in Illinois ... earned All-American, First Team All-State, and All-Conference honors ... His 145 ground balls in 16 games set a school record ... played on the Notre Dame Midwest Challenge All-Star Team and won the Best Defenseman Award for Team Illinois in 2004 ... also played hockey and was the youngest male member to be selected to the Minocqua Bat Water Ski Team--the oldest amateur water ski show in the world.

PERSONAL: William Charles Jeffery ... son of William and Kathleen Jeffery ... brother of Kiley (23) and Jenna (17) ... born April 26, 1987 in Evanston, Illinois ... majoring in Communications.

Career Statistics
Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GB	CT	Pen
2006 BU	1/0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0/0:00
2008	13/0	0	0	0	0	0	7	7	1/0:30
2009	15/0	1	0	1	3	0	20	9	1/1:00
2010	14/0	1	1	2	3	0	13	8	1/1:00
Totals	43/0	2	1	3	6	0	40	24	3/2:30

Career Highs
Goals: 1 at Drexel (5/1/10) & 1 at Hobart (4/11/09)
Assists: 1 vs. Harvard (3/13/10)
Points: 1 three times, last at Drexel (5/1/10)
Groundballs: 5 at Sacred Heart (2/12/10)

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