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11   Joe Calvello
Joe Calvello

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Woodridge, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 155

Position:
M

Birthdate:
04/29/1992


06/24/2014

UMass Men's Lacrosse 2014 Season-In-Review

Campaign marked Greg Cannella's 20th as the UMass head coach

05/12/2014

Three From UMass Named NEILA Senior Scholars

Calvello, Goodhue and Mooney chosen for regional men's lacrosse academic honor

05/01/2014

Four Minutemen Honored With All-CAA Recognition

Mariano named conference's rookie of the year; Calvello received all-academic laurel

04/23/2014

UMass To Wrap Up The Regular Season At Delaware

Men's lacrosse will face the Blue Hens at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25

04/17/2014

Men's Lacrosse Senior Night Brings Hofstra To Town Saturday

Minutemen host the No. 12 nationally ranked Pride at 7 p.m. on April 19

04/19/2014

MLAX vs. HOFSTRA

MLAX vs. HOFSTRA Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/08/2014

MLAX vs. TOWSON

MLAX vs. TOWSON Photos by Thom Kendall '93

03/11/2014

MLAX vs. PROVIDENCE

MLAX vs. PROVIDENCE Photos by Thom Kendall '93

03/08/2014

MLAX vs. ALBANY

MLAX vs. ALBANY Photos by Thom Kendall '93

04/26/2013

MLAX vs. DELAWARE

MLAX vs. DELAWARE Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Photo Gallery: Joe Calvello

PRONUNCIATION: kuh-vell-oh

2014 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA All-Academic Team ... NEILA Senior Scholar Athlete ... Preseason All-CAA ... Played in and started all 13 games on the season, winning 147-of-259 faceoffs while picking up 98 groundballs ... Finished 12th nationally with 7.54 groundballs per game while he also earned 18th in faceoff percentage (.568) ... Was second in the CAA for groundballs per game ... Also had two points on a goal and assist ... Won a then-career-high 19 faceoffs over 27 taken against No. 14 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 ... Finished 7-of-12 on faceoffs against Towson (4/5) with five groundballs during his 50th career appearance.

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
Goals: 1, 3x, last vs. Providence (March 11, 2014)
Assists: 1, 2x, last vs. Harvard (Feb. 22, 2014)
Points: 2, vs. Delaware (April 26, 2013)
Multi-Point Games: 1, vs. Delaware (April 26, 2013)
Groundballs: 18, vs. Providence (March 11, 2014)
Caused Turnovers: 1, 3x, last vs. #17 Drexel (April 13, 2013)
Faceoffs Won: 22, vs. #18 Albany (March 8, 2014)
Faceoffs Taken: 34, vs. #18 Albany (March 8, 2014)
Games With 10 or More Groundballs: 6, last vs. Hartford (March 22, 2014)
Games With 15 or More Faceoffs Won: 7, last vs. Providence (March 11, 2014)
Games With 20 or More Faceoffs Won: 2, last vs. Providence (March 11, 2014)

Career Statistics
Year	GP-GS	G	A	P	SH	FO	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	13-13	1	1	2	7	147-259	56.8	98 	0
Total	53-28	3	2	5	14	375-671	55.9	198	3

Last Update: April 29, 2014

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