ON TORESCO: Will mostly be a faceoff guy ... Solid, strong, and fast ... A very disciplined kid as well ... Facing off, he has the ability to pop the ball out in front ... Skilled in the X.
AS A SENIOR IN 2012:
Played in all 16 games with three goals and four assists for seven points.
Led the team in groundballs with 78 on the season.
20th in NCAA in groundballs per game with 4.88 per game.
1st in CAA and 5th in NCAA in face-off win percentage.
Recorded two or more groundballs in every game throughout the season.
Tallied five groundballs in win over Bucknell (2/18).
Two assists in win over Towson, also contributing four groundballs (4/7).
Recorded two goals and two assists in win over Drexel (5/5).
Season-high twelve groundballs in win over Drexel (5/5).
Scored a goal in game against Colgate with eight groundballs (5/12).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011:
Junior face-off man, has won 73-of-133 on draws (55%).
Second on team in groundballs (41) and face-off pct.
Started three games at face-off X with Greg Rushing sidelined due to mono (3/15-3/29). Played in all 14 games.
Over last two games, has won 15-of-16 draws in third quarter.
Huge in CAA Semifinal win at Penn State (5/4), winning 10-of-18 draws including 7-of-8 in third-quarter.
Best game of career, came vs. Delaware (4/29), winning 13-of-15 face-offs including perfect 8-of-8 in decisive third quarter and 12-of-13 in second half. Also scored first-career goal off a face-off win.
Took 5-of-9 in 3OT win of Drexel (4/16).
Won 10-of-15 draws and scooped career-high nine groundballs at Saint Joseph's (4/2). Also assisted a goal off face-off win, second-career point.
Won 9-of-16 face-offs, grabbing five groundballs at Harvard (3/29).
Equalled most wins with 11, on 17 face-offs vs. Penn State (3/19). Career-high six groundballs.
First-career start at Providence (3/15), won 6-of-17.
Captured 5-of-10 face-offs in win at Hartford (2/19).
Won 3-of-5 draws in opening win over #12 Army (2/12).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010:
Face-off man, saw much time going 37-of-96 on draws for 38.5 percent. Also has 22 groundballs.
First-career assist at #20 Towson (5/5) in CAA Semifinal. Won second-half opening draw and fed Steve D'Amario for goal five seconds into the half. Also won 5-of-10 draws.
Won 12-of-19 draws in two games (63 percent) March 16-23.
Went 5-for-8 on the face-off and had one groundball vs. Brown (3/23).
Won 7-of-11 for 63.4 percent vs. Providence (3/16) with four groundballs.
Fve groundballs at Yale (3/5).
Began season with 9-of-17 showing and five groundballs at Sacred Heart (2/12).
In 2009, faceoff man saw action in 10 games. Overall is 25-of-40 on draws after winning first five draws. Win percentage of 62.5.
In last two games, won 19-of-27 (66.7 percent).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009:
Freshman faceoff man has seen action in 10 games.
Overall is 25-of-40 on draws after winning first five draws. Win percentage is 62.5.
In last two games, won 19-of-27 (66.7 percent). In NCAA First Round at #4 Princeton (5/10), won 8-of-9 face-offs and had four groundballs.
Career-game, winning 11-of-18 draws at Rutgers (5/2) in ECAC-clinching win. Also scooped five groundballs.
Was 1-for-1 on faceoffs at Albany (3/10).
Won only draw he took at #11 Harvard (3/7).
Made his collegiate debut vs. Yale (2/28). Won all three faceoffs against the Bulldogs and had two groundballs and a shot on goal.
BEFORE UMASS: Three-year midfielder out of Flemington, N.J. where he played at Hunterdon Central Regional High School for coach Michael Vergalito ... As a senior, was named Honorable Mention All-State and First Team All-Prtt ... Helped the Red Devils win three state championships ... Won 67% of his face-offs and scored 49 goals, 33 assists in his career ... Also played running back and linebacker to help the Red Devils win two state championships in football.
PERSONAL: Anthony Nicholas Toresco ... Son of Debbie and Robert Toresco ... Born on November 22, 1989 in Livingston, N.J. ... Brother of twins Matt and Rob (23) ... Majoring in Finance and Operations Management.
Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots F-0 Pct GB Pen
2009 10/0 0 0 0 1 25/40 62.5 11 0/0:00
2010 14/0 0 1 1 2 37/96 38.5 22 1/1:00
2011 14/3 1 1 2 3 83/151 55.0 41 4/2:30
Totals 38/3 1 2 3 6 145/287 50.4 74 5/3:30
Goals: 1 vs. Delaware (4/29/11)
Assists/Points: 1 at Towson (5/5/10),at St Joseph's (4/2/11)
Groundballs: 9 at Saint Joseph's (4/2/11)
Face-Off Wins: 13 vs. Delaware (4/29/11)
Face-Off Taken: 18 at Rutgers (5/2/09)