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UMass Duo Named To CAA All-Tournament Team

Junior midfielder and faceoff specialist Joe Calvello won 13 of the 21 faceoffs during competition aginst the Nittany Lions on Wednesday.


Junior midfielder and faceoff specialist Joe Calvello won 13 of the 21 faceoffs during competition aginst the Nittany Lions on Wednesday.

May 4, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass junior faceoff specialist Joe Calvello and redshirt-sophomore midfielder Ryan Izzo were selected as members of the CAA All-Tournament Team, as announced by the conference on Friday evening. The duo, along with senior Brett Tobin, were integral in winning the faceoff battle against No. 9 Penn State during the semifinal round of the CAA Tournament.

Calvello, a Second Team All-Conference award recipient this season, won 13-of-21 faceoffs (.619 percent) against the Nittany Lions. With Calvello's success against Penn State's Danny Hennegan, the junior improved his season total to 184-of-316 (.582) in his first year as the main faceoff specialist.

Izzo, also a member of the CAA Second Team All-Conference listing, helped Calvello earn possession for the Minutemen with a trio of groundballs on the day to cap the season with 52 scooped up, the second-most on the squad to Calvello's 79. Izzo, who also serves as a defensive midfielder, added one caused turnover during play against the Nittany Lions.

The fourth-seeded Minutemen fell in their semifinal competition with top seed and host Penn State, 10-7 to end the year at 7-8 overall.

 

 

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