Calvello, Izzo represent UMass on postseason listing
Senior defenseman Jake Smith leads group with first team honor
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UMass men's lacrosse marks fourth consecutive appearance in conference championship on Wednesday
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 ... 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 79 groundballs while causing a trio of turnovers on the season ... 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 #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 ... Led the contest with nine groundballs and took 16-of-27 faceoffs against Delaware (4/26) ... Added 13 victories in 21 faceoffs at #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 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 Totals 40/15 2 1 3 7 228-412 55.3 100 3
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