Men's lacrosse will face the Bluehens at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19
Minutemen host the No. 12 nationally ranked Pride at 7 p.m. on April 19
UMass leads the all-time series with the Dragons, 3-2
Oliveri made 13 saves in the cage as Minutemen drop heartbreaker at Garber Field
Recognition for Minutemen and Minutewomen to come on April 6
MLAX vs. HOFSTRA Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. TOWSON Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PROVIDENCE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. ALBANY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. DELAWARE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2014 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Preseason All-CAA ... Won a then-career-high 19 faceoffs over 27 taken against No. 14/9 Ohio State and scooped up a then-personal-best 13 groundballs in helping the Minutemen to a 12-11 OT win over the Buckeyes ... Won 11 faceoffs, scooped up 10 groundballs and facilitated a goal for UMass in its 8-4 win over Harvard on Feb. 22 ... Grabbed six groundballs and won eight faceoffs as the Minutemen beat Brown, 15-2 on March 1 ... Won 22 faceoffs against No. 18 Albany (3/8), the first Minuteman to earn more than 20 in a single-game since May 20, 2006 when Jake Deane went 20-for-25 against Hofstra ... Scooped up a single-game program record 18 groundballs - then the most by one player in a game for NCAA Division I this season - during the victory over Providence (3/11) and won 21-of-30 faceoffs ... Added a 14-for-19 performance with nine groundballs at No. 19 Fairfield (3/18) ... Went 14-for-21 on faceoffs and grabbed 10 groundballs in the win over Hartford (3/22), including an 11-of-14 clip during the second half with seven faceoff wins during the crucial third quarter.
2013 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... All-CAA Second Team ... CAA All-Tournament Team ... Completed his first season as the main faceoff specialist with 184 victories in 316 chances (58.2 win pct.) while tallying three points on two goals and an assist ... Led the team and finished fourth in the CAA with 5.71 groundballs per game (79 total) while causing a trio of turnovers on the season ... Ranked 11th nationally with his 58.2 faceoff win percentage, the highest mark in the CAA ... Won 15 faceoffs and tallied a game-high in groundballs (5) vs. Army (2/10) ... Scored his first collegiate goal vs. Brown (3/2), winning 17-of-20 faceoffs and scooping up 10 groundballs ... Won 8-of-14 faceoffs at No. 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 No. 20 Hofstra, winning 13-of-19 ... Led the contest with nine groundballs and took 16-of-27 faceoffs against Delaware (4/26) ... Added 13 victories in 21 faceoffs at No. 9 Penn State during the CAA Tournament Semifinals (5/1) ... Led the CAA in faceoff percentage (.582) with the third-most victories (184) and opportunities (316) ... Finished fourth in the CAA with his 5.27 groundballs grabbed per game ... Ranked 11th in the NCAA in faceoffs percentage while earning the 31st spot in groundballs per game ... Was one of only three student-athletes in the top-15 nationally competing in his first year as the main faceoff specialist for a NCAA Division-I squad ... Took 97.8 percent of UMass' faceoffs, the highest percentage within the CAA and third-highest among the top-50 on the NCAA faceoff win percentage leaders.
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 faceoffs ... 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 ... Inside Lacrosse recgonized Calvello as a High School Top-40 Midfielder in 2010 ... 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 faceoff percentage in a game at 91 percent, most faceoff wins in a season with 131, most faceoff attempts in a season at 161, most faceoff wins in a game with 30 and highest faceoff 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 Joseph Angelo Calvello ... Son of Lisa Sparagna and Angelo Calvello ... Brother of Giana and Michael ... Born April 29, 1992 in Downers Grove, Ill. ... Is majoring in political science.
Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots F-O Pct GB CT 2011 11/0 0 0 0 0 14-30 48.3 11 0 2012 14/0 0 0 0 0 30-66 45.5 10 0 2013 15/15 2 1 3 7 184-316 58.2 79 3 2014 9/9 1 1 2 7 121-193 62.7 85 0 Total 49/24 3 2 5 14 349-605 57.7 185 3
Last Update: March 24, 2014
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