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18   Mark DeSantis
Mark DeSantis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stoneham, Mass.

High School:
Stoneham HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
F

Birthdate:
02/27/1988


Mark DeSantis Interview


On DeSantis: Second-leading returning scorer in 2008 ... had a breakout year as a sophomore ... one of the best shots on the team ... aggressive on the counter-attack ... also looks to find the open teammate.

Senior (2009): Game-by-Game Statistics
Started in 10 of 12 games played ... Played 770 minutes ... Scored 4 goals for a total of 8 points on the season ... Scored game-winning goal against Siena (9/26) ... Tallied other goals against Vermont (9/13), Colgate (9/29), and Richmond (11/6).

Junior (2008): Game-by-Game Statistics
Named First Team A-10 All-Conference ... Started all 21 games this season ... Recorded 10 points, with four goals and two assists ... Scored game winning goal against Saint Louis (11/7) ... Had two goals at Saint Bonaventure (10/17) to tie a career high four points in a single game.

Sophomore (2007): Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in all 26 games making 24 starts ... second-leading scorer on the team with 14 points ... led the team in assists with six - including three assists in NCAA Tournament play ... scored a career-best four goals on the year ... scored the game-winning goal over No. 12 Saint Louis (10/19) which was the third of his career and his second game-winner ... honored as the UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athlete of the Week after leading UMass to the win at Saint Louis ... scored his first two goals of the season in the 3-0 conference win over Dayton (10/12) - his first collegiate goals ... added his fourth goal at Saint Joseph's (11/9) ... set-up the game-tying goal at Dayton in the A-10 Tournament First Round ... played over 1,600 minutes.

Freshman (2006): Game-By-Game Stats
Played in all 19 games, starting 14, at right midfield and right wing ... tallied assists at Navy (9/2) and at Dayton (10/6) ... took 13 shots, including a season high three against Duquesne (10/29) ... averaged 60 minutes per game.

Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Stoneham High School where he led the Spartans to two Massachusetts state titles (2003, 2005) and a record of 82-6-8 ... named Boston Globe Player of the Year in 2006 and was a two-time Eastern Mass All-Star (2005, 2006) ... the all-time leading scorer at Stoneham with 130 points on 83 goals and 47 assists.

Personal: Mark DeSantis ... born Feb. 27, 1988 in Boston, Mass. ... son of Mario and Linda DeSantis ... has one brother, Mike, who is a junior on the UMass soccer team ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Season GP Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2006 19 0 2 2 13 .000 6 .462 0 0-1
2007 26 4 6 14 56 .071 29 .518 2 0-0
2008 21 4 2 10 43 .093 17 .395 2 0-0
2009 11 4 0 8 24 .167 10 .417 1 0-1
TOTAL 77 12 10 34 136 .088 62 .456 5 0-2

DeSANTIS' CAREER HIGHS Points: 4 (twice); Last, at Saint Bonaventure (10/17/08) Goals: 2 (twice); Last, at Saint Bonaventure (10/17/08) Assists: 1 (ten times); Last, vs. Richmond (10/24/07)

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    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Oct 30
    at UNC Asheville L, 2-1 (OT)
    Sunday, Nov 2
    at Davidson 1:00 PM
    Saturday, Nov 8
    vs St. Bonaventure 1:00 PM gametracker
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