Calvello, Izzo represent UMass on postseason listing
Senior defenseman Jake Smith leads group with first team honor
Whiteway's hat trick, Manny's three points not enough for the Minutemen
UMass men's lacrosse marks fourth consecutive appearance in conference championship on Wednesday
Kyle Smith, Will Manny combine for 10 goals, six assists on senior night
MLAX vs. DELAWARE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. BROWN Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. ARMY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. SIENA (EXH.) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2013 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Won a then-career-high 15 faceoffs and tallied a game-high in groundballs (5) against Army (2/10) ... Helped UMass to its 12-11 win over #4 North Carolina (2/16) with four groundballs and 12 faceoff victories, including eight in the final half ... Added 10 faceoff wins in 16 opportunities (62.5 percent) against Harvard (2/23), scooping up a trio of groundballs ... Scored his first collegiate goal vs. Brown (3/2), winning 17-of-20 faceoffs and scooping up 10 groundballs against the Bears ... Tied for the team lead with five groundballs at Albany while winning 13 faceoffs ... Won 8-of-14 faceoffs at #16 Lehigh (3/20), including seven of the final 10 spanning the last three quarters ... Secured 16 faceoffs as UMass defeated Hartford (3/23), leading all players with eight groundballs ... Went 13-for-18 on faceoffs taken at Towson (72.2 win pct.) to go with five groundballs ... Controlled the faceoff `X' against #20 Hofstra, winning 13-of-19 ... Paced UMass with eight groundballs against #17 Drexel and five at #20 Hofstra, increasing his season-leading total to 66 ... Is fourth in the CAA with his 5.08 groundballs grabbed per game through contests of April 20.
2012 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Played in 14 games, winning 30-of-66 face-offs (45.5 percent) ... Tallied 10 groundballs on the season ... Won his first face-off and groundball of the season in win at Army ... Won 2-of-5 face-offs in the victory at Brown ... Nabbed 6-of-9 face-offs against Albany ... Captured 5-of-8 face-offs and posted two groundballs in win over Saint Joseph's.
2011 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Played in 10 games, going 14-of-29 on face-offs (48.3 percent) ... Had 11 groundballs on the season ... Captured 4-of-5 face-offs at Saint Joseph's (4/2) ... Won 2-of-5 face-offs with two groundballs at Harvard (3/29) ... Won all five face-offs at Albany (3/8) and had six groundballs.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinning midfielder out of Naperville, Ill., where he played at Naperville North under coach Kevin Benages ... Led the Huskies to a 54-24 record over his four years ... Injured during his senior season .. In his career had 19 goals and 25 assists for 44 points and was 80.1 percent on face-offs ... Was the captain of Team Illinois in 2008, which won the Dick's National Championship ... Captained Naperville North in 2009 and earned all-Midwest and Under Armour Underclassmen All-America honors ... Also was the captain of Naperville North in 2010 and was named to the all-tournament team at Vail ... Holds the record for the highest face-off percentage in a game at 91 percent, most face-off wins in a season with 131, most face-off attempts in a season at 161, most face-off wins in a game with 30 and highest face-off win percentage 81.3 percent .. Also was a member of his school's soccer and cross country teams ... Member of student government for three years, AP English, AP Environmental Science and teaching assistant for American Literature.
Personal: Full name is Joe Angelo Calvello ... Son of Lisa Sparagna and Angelo Calvello ... Brother of Giana and Michael ... Born April 29, 1992 in Downers Grove, Ill. ... Major in political science.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots F-O Pct GB Pen 2011 10/0 0 0 0 0 14/30 48.3 11 0/0:00 2012 14/0 0 0 0 0 30/66 45.5 10 3/2:00 Totals 24/0 0 0 0 0 44/96 45.8 21 3/2:00