ON WILLSON: Has very good size and is a solid athlete ... a good stopper in the goal ... has great hands ... tremendous future in goal ... developing into a strong leader ... played very well in Fall Ball ... played long-stick in high school demonstrating his athleticism... solidifies UMass goaltending along with sophomore incumbent Doc Schneider ... joins UMass along with twin brother Roger, a midfielder.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Freshman goalie, made college debut vs. Sacred Heart (3/20), making two saves ... Came to UMass with twin brother Roger, a midfielder
BEFORE UMASS: A 2006 graduate of Daniel Hand High School where he broke numerous goalie records in only one season ... earned all-state honors as a senior... made 308 saves as a senior with a high of 23 saves in one game ... played outside linebacker for the football team, winning two State Championships ... Prior to Hand, played for Duxbury High School in Massachusetts his freshman and sophomore years of high school ... helped lead team to Division 1 State Championship as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Mike Thomas Willson ... born August 26, 1987 in Erlanger, Germany ... son of Scott and Anne Willson ... has a twin brother, Roger (19), who is on the team at UMass ... has two other siblings, Jack (14) and Maddie (16) ... father played hockey at St. Lawrence ... intends to major in Business Management/Marketing Sales.
CAREER STATS Year GP/GS Svs. GA Sv.% Min. GAA W-L GB Pen. 2007 1/0 2 0 100.0 2:27 0.00 0-0 0 0/0:00
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