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11 Joe Variano
Joe Variano 198462

2010: Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team...Played in and started 15 games...Tied for second on the team with 19 goals and placed third with 29 points...Had three man-up goals and a man-down tally...Also collected 14 ground balls...Scored at least one goal in seven straight games from Feb. 27-April 3, including six straight multi-point games from Feb. 27-March 27...Registered four points (three goals, one assist) and two ground balls in the win at Sacred Heart on March 6...Tallied a goal and two assists against No. 6 Princeton on March 9...Notched two goals, including the game-winner, added an assist and picked up three ground balls at Presbyterian on March 15...Recorded second hat trick of the season in the win over Detroit on March 20...Posted four points (two goals, two assists) and three ground balls in the win over Wagner on April 21, then had five points (two goals, three assists) in the Senior Day win over Saint Joseph's three days later...Had a goal and a caused turnover against Mount St. Mary's in the MAAC Tournament on May 7.

2009: Appeared in all 18 games, making 17 starts in his first season with the Jaspers...Tallied a team-high 15 assists and finished second on the squad with 23 goals and 38 points...Had 12 multi-point efforts...Also corralled 26 ground balls...Registered a pair of goals and corralled three ground balls in his Manhattan debut in the season opener against Rutgers (Feb. 18)...Dished out a career-high five assists and added a pair of goals to complete a seven-point day in the win over Detroit on Feb. 28...Had a hat trick in the win at Presbyterian on March 17...Recorded four points (two goals, two assists) and three ground balls in the win over Sacred Heart on April 1...Found the back of the net three times and added an assist in the win at Saint Joseph's on April 11...Scored the game-winning goal with 51 seconds remaining to secure a 5-4 victory over Providence on April 22...Collected a pair of goals in the win at Marist on April 25 that clinched a spot in the MAAC Tournament.

2008 (at Drexel): Played in eight games, recording one goal and one assist...Registered an assist in a win over Robert Morris on April 5...Scored a goal against Sacred Heart on April 19.

2007 (at Drexel): Appeared in 10 games...Tallied seven goals and two assists...Also collected three ground balls...Recorded three points (two goals, one assist) in collegiate debut at Saint Joseph's (March 3)...Notched a goal against Robert Morris on April 14...Scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in Drexel's first-ever win over Hofstra (April 28), which clinched a share of the CAA regular season title...Named CAA Rookie of the Week on May 1 for his effort against the Pride...Had a goal against Delaware in the CAA Semifinals on May 2.

Before Manhattan: Henry Hudson High School's all-time leading point scorer...A four-time all-league and all-section performer...Served as team captain for two years...Played on the 2003 Hudson Valley Empire State Games team...Also played football, earning an all-section selection.

Personal: Son of Joe, a former football player at Missouri Valley College, and Nancy...Brother, Michael, and sister, Lisa, both graduated from Iona...Majoring in business...Has volunteered as a lacrosse coach for young boys since 2003...Born on April 14, 1987.

Position: Attack
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
High School: Henry Hudson/Drexel University

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