ON PASKALIS: With all the attention on defensemen Jack Reid and Matt Garcia, is coming into his own after transferring from Army... according to Cannella, he is as good if not better than the other highly touted members of the UMass defense... leads the team with a bench press of 405 and is a strong defender... great around cage... a born-leader... can be counted on to cover anybody with his great athleticism... runs well for his size.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2003: Saw action in all 14 games, starting five of the first six... picked up 14 groundballs and commited four penalties for 2:30 minutes... picked up a season-best four groundballs against Harvard (4/13) and Hartford (3/2)... grabbed two groundballs vs. North Carolina (2/ 28).
BEFORE UMASS... Played freshman and sophomore seasons under legendary coach, Jack Emmer, at Army... helped lead the Cadets to the NCAA Tournament in 2003, starting all 16 games and scooping up 35 groundballs and committing 15 penalties for 12:00... earned second team All-Patriot League honors in 2003... picked up 30 groundsballs in 2002, making the adjustment from high school to college very easily... prior to stint at Army, played four seasons at Concord High School... was part of the 1999 Granite State All-Stars Team that was runner-up at the prestigious Vail Tournament in 1999... was named an All-American in 2000 as well as a New Hampshire All-Star in 1999 and 2000... was a New Hampshire Senior All-Star selection in 2000... was a team captain his final three years at Concord.
PERSONAL... Aaron Andrew Paskalis... son of Kim and Andrew Paskalis... born June 6, 1982... majoring in legal studies.