ON REID: Reining two-time All-American coming into this year ... 2006 Preseason First Team All-American ... one of the nation's top close defensemen... a fierce competitor who will be marking the top players in the country... has great size, speed, and strength... quick feet and phenomenal strength on the defensive side of the ball... an intimidator on defense who is not afraid to use his body... great work ethic... good ability to scoop up loose balls and force turnovers ... According to Cannella, "he's a guy who has never stopped no matter who he is or what type of accolades he receives, he always pushes himself further" ... has done a great job in the weight room this year getting himself physically and mentally ready for this season ... will play some top attack men out there who will try to bury him on the crease ... improving to be a better off the ball defender, a better communicator.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: USILA Second Team All-American ... started in all 16 games for the Minutemen... invited to Team USA Tryouts along with teammate Sean Morris ... named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List as one the nation's top players... All-New England Team ... ECAC First Team All-Star in 2005... led UMass defense which allowed 8.81 GAA... led team in groundballs with 57 and caused turnovers with 36... forced three turnovers and had two GBs at Hopkins (5/21)... picked up two groundballs and caused a turnover in the NCAA first round win over Syracuse (5/15)... snagged four groundballs at Rutgers (5/7)... caused a turnover and picked up two GBs vs. Syracuse (4/30)... picked up three groundballs and caused four turnovers and led a defense that held Harvard (4/26) without a goal for 36:25... caused a turnover and picked up two groundballs in the win over Georgetown (4/23)... tallied four caused turnovers, six groundballs, and held Hobart's leading scorer Nate Hill without a point (4/16)... had three GBs and three caused turnovers vs. St. John's (4/9)... snagged six groundballs and caused three turnovers in the win over Penn State (4/2)... caused four turnovers and picked up six groundballs at Loyola (3/26)... collected a season-best six groundballs at Sacred Heart (3/22)... ECAC Defensive Player of Week and Dinn Brothers/UMass Athlete of Week on March 21... collected five groundballs, caused three turnovers, and posted his first career point in the win over Brown (3/19) and held the Bears' leading scorer, Chazz Woodson, scoreless. Scooped up 100th career groundball... picked up a season-best five groundballs while forcing four turnovers at Albany (3/15)... called for two penalties, picked up two groundballs, and caused a turnover vs. Stony Brook (3/12)... picked up three groundballs and caused two turnovers in the home-opener win against Yale (3/5)... tabbed by Inside Lacrosse as a Nutcracker, for one of the hardest hitters in the nation... Face Off Magazine Preseason All-American -First Team... Face Off Magazine All-ECAC Team... Preseason All-ECAC Team
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: One of the nation's premier defensemen... picked as a Preseason Third Team All-America, named honorable mention All-American and a first team NEILA All-New England selection for his efforts on a defense ranked in the top 20 in scoring defense... made 13 appearances, 12 of which were starts... led the team in groundballs (53) and penalties (12)... recorded at least one groundball in every game and at least four in eight contests... given the task of marking the top players in the country... grabbed a career-high eight groundballs vs. Yale (4/17)... scooped up eight groundballs at Penn State (4/3)... picked up six groundballs and committed three penalties vs. Brown (3/20)... recorded four groundballs in a win at Stony Brook... snagged seven groundballs against Hartford (3/2)... finished the season with 12 penalties for 10:00 minutes.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Stepped into a starting role and showed that he was one of the country's rising defensemen... was part of a defense that ranked in the top 20 in scoring defense, despite playing an uptempo style... was named second team All-New England and second team All-ECAC... was selected to the Inside Lacrosse All-America Freshman team... Reid scooped up a season-best five groundballs in the season-opening win over Sacred Heart (2/22)... he picked up four groundballs in the key April 19 win over No. 3 Georgetown (4/19)... scooped up three groundballs against Harvard (4/16) and Rutgers (5/3)... was given the task of guarding the 2002 Tewaaraton Award winner, Syracuse's Michael Powell, and held him to one goal... also picked up two groundballs in contests against Stony Brook (3/1), Albany (3/18), Penn State (3/29), UMBC (4/5), Yale (4/12), Syracuse (4/26) and Maryland (5/17)... picked up at least two groundballs in nine straight games... committed seven penalties for five minutes.
BEFORE UMASS: Played for four years under coach Peter Pfeiffer at Glastonbury High School... led team to a 21-1 record and the Connecticut state championship in 2002... won the Connecticut Super Juniors title in 2001... was named first team All-Conference, All-State and All-America during his senior year... won the Hartwell Award as the team's MVP, and was a team captain during his senior season... also played football for four years.
PERSONAL: John H. Reid... son of John and Macy Reid... born March 6, 1984... father played lacrosse at Yale, while his grandfather played football at Yale... majoring in sport management.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GB CT Pen 2003 16/13 0 0 0 2 0 33 7/5:00 2004 13/12 0 0 0 0 0 53 12/10:00 2005 16/16 0 1 1 0 0 57 36 8/6:00 2006 18/18 0 0 0 6 0 72 35 14/12:30 Totals 63/59 0 1 1 6 0 215 71 41/33:30