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5   Paul Manesis
Paul Manesis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
Trinity Pawling

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
M


  • 2006 Paul Manesis Photo Gallery

    ON MANESIS: Very quick player, who is an outstanding athlete ... has good size playing short-stick defensive midfield to help lead the break in transition ... runs like a deer ... has a good attitude ... a very unselfish player ... shoots the ball well on the run ... will be a key to man-down unit ... developing leadership qualities.

    AS A SENIOR IN 2008 (As of May 6):
    • One of four team captains as a senior.
    • UMass' starting short-stick defensive midfielder also saw some time on offense.
    • Played in all 46 games over the last three seasons.
    • Action in all 14 games as a senior with nine groundballs and seven caused turnovers.
    • Had two goals for two points as a senior.
    • Scored goal in transition at Georgetown (4/22).
    • Started in midfield, for first start, at Penn State (3/29).
    • Scored second-career goal against Albany (3/11).
    • Two groundballs and caused a TO vs. Harvard (3/8).
    • Had 15 groundballs and three assists as a junior in 2007.
    • In 2006, played in all 18 games, totalling three points and 13 GBs.

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: One of UMass' top short-stick defensive midfielders along with Sam Moody ... Played in all 32 games over the last two seasons ... Had 15 groundballs and three assists as a junior in 2007 ... Assisted Sam Moody's goal at Hobart (4/14) on fastbreak ... Set up Brett Garber's last goal at #11 Loyola (3/24), also had two groundballs ... Assisted a Denis Whelan goal at Hofstra (2/24) in transition.

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Saw major playing time as a short-stick defensive midfielder ... played in all 18 games, totaling three points and 13 groundballs ... key defensive cog all season as UMass allowed just 8.36 goals per game ... assisted a fast-break goal at Brown (3/18), also had two groundballs ... scored first-career goal at Yale (3/4), also had two groundballs ... posted first career point on an assist vs. Hofstra (2/26).

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Saw action in 14 games as a short stick defensive midfielder ... played valuable minutes in helping defensive effort all season.

    BEFORE UMASS: A three-year letterwinner for coach Todd Weil at Trinity Pawling High School in Pawling, N.Y... tallied 46 points his senior year (18 g, 28 a)... totaled 158 points for his career, and captained the squad in his junior and senior campaigns... a Top 205 All-Star and a Connecticut Super Junior... played in the New England All-Star game... a member of the New England team that won the prestigious Vail Shootout Tournament... recognized as All-New England twice... also lettered in football for three years at wide reciever and was a team captain during his senior season.

    PERSONAL: Paul Andrew Manesis (MAN-es-iss)... son of Andrew and Sally Manesis... born on Jan. 17, 1985 in New York City ... majoring in Hotel Management.

    CAREER STATS
    Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GWG	GB	Pen
    2005	14/0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	1/0:30
    2006	18/0	1	2	3	3	0	13	3	6/5:00
    2007	14/0	0	3	3	5	0	15	7	3/2:00
    2008	14/1	2	0	2	13	0	9	7	7/5:00
    Totals	60/1	3	5	8	21	0	38	17	17/12:30
    

    CAREER HIGHS:
    Goals: 1 (3 times); Last, at Georgetown, 4/19/08
    Assists: 1 (5 times); Last, at Hobart, 4/14/07
    Points: 1 (8 times); Last, at Georgetown, 4/19/08

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