UMass men's lacrosse picked to finish fifth in conference poll
Campaign marked Greg Cannella's 20th as the UMass head coach
Izzo, Mariano and Mooney lauded by NEILA; Mariano picked as rookie of the year
Mariano named conference's rookie of the year; Calvello received all-academic laurel
Minutemen finish their 2014 season with a 7-6 record
2015 - Sophomore: Preseason All-CAA Team
2014 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... NEILA Rookie of the Year ... CAA Rookie of the Year ... NEILA All-New England Second Team ... All-CAA Second Team ... CAA All-Rookie Team ... CAA Player of the Week (2/17) ... CAA Co-Rookie of the Week (2/17) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (2/18) ... CAA Rookie of the Week (3/17) ... Led UMass with 39 points on a team-best 29 goals to go with 10 assists, the second-most among Minutemen ... Picked up 25 groundballs - tied for the third-highest total on the squad - and caused five turnovers ... Two of his scores went as the game-winning tallies while he was tops on Massachusetts with six man-up goals ... Led all rookies in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse with 2.23 goals scored per game ... Ranked second in the CAA for man-up goals per game (0.46), third in goals per game, tied for fourth in points per game (3.00) and game-winning goals and tied for sixth in shots per game (5.85) ... Scored back-to-back goals for UMass during the 6-5 win at Army (2/8) that turned a 1-0 lead in the first quarter into a 3-0 advantage ... Had four goals, including the game-winner with seven seconds left in overtime, to lead the Minutemen by No. 14 Ohio State (2/16) during the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., broadcast live on NBC Sports Network ... Added another hat trick, his second consecutive, with three goals in the win over Harvard on Feb. 22 ... Tallied six points on five goals and an assist as the Minutemen defeated Brown, 15-2 on the road (3/1) ... Provided a goal and assist against No. 18 Albany (3/8) before he helped out on a goal vs. Providence (3/11) ... Secured another three-point performance on two goals and an assist at No. 5 Penn State (3/15), his fourth with at least as many points through seven games ... Earned three points on two goals and one assist to go with two groundballs and a caused turnover at No. 19 Fairfield (3/18) ... Went for three goals and an assist with a pair of groundballs during the victory over Hartford (3/22) ... Scored twice, grabbed two groundballs and caused a turnover against Towson (4/5) ... Added his ninth multi-point performance with a goal and assist at Drexel (4/12) ... Provided two points on a goal and assist against No. 12 Hofstra on April 19 ... Scored five points (3 G, 2 A) to go with three groundballs and a caused turnover at Delaware (4/25).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Yorktown High School for head coach Dave Marr ... Three-time sectional champion at Yorktown as the program recorded 58 victories during his scholastic career ... MSG Varsity All-American as a a senior while also taking in Journal News Player of the Year and first team all-conference ... Picked up all-tri state honors in 2013 as well, while being named the No. 34 player in the country by Inside Lacrosse and a top-10 attackman ... Finished sixth all-time in Yorktown boy's lacrosse history for scoring with 268 points on 176 goals and 92 assists ... Led Section 1 with 63 goals and 48 assists as a senior while helping Yorktown to a New York State Regional Semifinal appearance, 17-3 record and No. 13 ranking in the UnderArmour/Inside Lacrosse power rankings in 2013 ... Was also a stand-out on the Yorktown football team, earning all-state honors in 2013 and a pair of all-section laurels to go with two letters while serving as a two-time team captain.
Personal: Son of Phillip and Cheryl Mariano ... Born on May 31, 1995 ... Brother of Tom, Chris, John and Nicole ... Brother, Tom, is currently the head coach at Pace University after previously serving as an assistant and the defensive coordinator with the Ohio Machine while he was also the NEC Coach of the Year at Sacred Heart in 2013 ... Brother, John, coaches the men's lacrosse program at LIU Post.
Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Last Update: June 12, 2014
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