41 - Kevin Massa
Kevin Massa
Born: 08/05/1993
Height: 5-11
Weight: 210
Year: So.
Hometown: Huntington, N.Y.
High School: Elwood John Glenn
Position: M

As a sophomore: Appeared in all 19 games in 2013 as the Bulldogs' primary faceoff specialist, taking 434 of the team's 437 total faceoffs ... Went 315-for-434 at the X to post the nation's best faceoff winning percentage at .726 ... Also led the nation in ground balls (231) and ground balls per game, scooping up 12.16 each time out ... Set NCAA single-season records for total ground balls (231), ground balls per game (12.16) and faceoffs won (315) as a sophomore ... Went 50 percent or better on the faceoff in all 19 contests ... Won 20 or more faceoffs six times on the year and starred in the Bulldogs' first-ever Division I NCAA tournament appearance, going 22-of-23 (.957) from the faceoff X with eight ground balls against top-seeded Syracuse in the Carrier Dome ... His 24 faceoffs won against Albany and Quinnipiac tie for third in the program's all-time single-game lists ... Became the first player in NCAA Division I history to surpass 200 ground balls in a single season ... Picked up 20 or more ground balls twice (21 vs. Albany March 16; 20 vs. Robert Morris May 4) ... Owns six of the program's top 10 single-game ground ball performances, all set in 2013 ... Massa also contributed on offense, scoring a trio of goals while dishing out six assists for nine points on the year ... Baltimore Sun National Player of the Week ... Named the NEC Player of the Week three times ... NEILA Player of the Week ... Garnered an extensive list of postseason accolades, including a USILA Third Team All-American selection ... Named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year and the NEILA New England Player of the Year ... All-NEC First Team and All-NEILA First Team pick ... Northeast Conference All-Tournament Team ... With two seasons of eligibility remaining, Massa already ranks second all-time in career ground balls (368) ... Enters his junior campaign ranked atop the program's career list for ground balls per game (9.95) and faceoff winning percentage (.684).

As a freshman: Appeared in all 18 games as the primary faceoff specialist for the Bulldogs in a spectacular rookie campaign that saw him named both the Northeast Conference and the NEILA Rookie of the Year ... Massa racked up a multitude of postseason accolades in 2012, including selections to the All-NEC First Team, the All-NEC Rookie Team, the NEC All-Tournament Team and the NEILA All-New England Second Team ... Took all but nine of the team's 411 faceoffs on the year, going 257-of-402 for a league-leading .639 faceoff winning percentage ... That mark was tops among all Division I rookies and ranked third overall on the national circuit ... Massa also paced the NEC in ground balls, scooping up 7.61 per game to finish the season ranked fourth nationally in the category ... His 137 total ground balls were the most in the conference and tied him for second all-time in Bryant's single-season program record books ... His 7.61 GB/game ranked fourth in single-season history while his .639 faceoff winning percentage sits sixth overall ... Eight-time NEC Rookie of the Week, winning six-consecutive weekly honors from March 19 through April 23 ... Recorded double-digit faceoff wins in 16-of-18 contests, finishing under 50 percent from the X just twice ... Went an impressive 19-for-21 (.905) against Wagner at home April 22 ... Finished better than 60 percent from the X 12 times, better than 70 percent six times, 75 percent or better five times and 80 percent or better twice (19-21 vs. Wagner and 16-20 vs. St. Joseph's) ... Won a career-high 23 faceoffs at Albany March 17, going 23-for-29 (.793) ... One of just 12 players to record 20 or more wins in a single game in 2012 ... Picked up 10 or more ground balls on seven occasions, including a career-high 13 at Albany (seventh-most all-time in Bryant's single-game records) ... Added 11 points to his impressive performance at the faceoff X, scoring goals in back-to-back games against Sacred Heart and Brown while dishing out nine assists ... Handed out a trio of helpers in Bryant's 14-12 win over Albany ... Registered the game-winning goal against Sacred Heart March 31.

Before Bryant: A 2011 graduate of Elwood John Glenn High School, Massa was a three-year varsity letterwinner and starter for the Knights ... Named a 2011 all-county selection ... Led team to Class C Suffolk County Championship in 2010 ... Received the school's most outstanding athlete award senior year ... Also earned three varsity letters in wrestling and two in football ... Named to the all-county team in football as a senior and in wrestling as a junior and senior ... Member of the 2010 all-state wrestling championship team.

Personal: Son of Jeff and Karen Massa, Kevin Massa was born on Aug. 5, 1993 ... Has two brothers, Michael and Kenneth ... Michael plays baseball at Lafayette.

CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 1, five times (last vs. Robert Morris, 4/6/13)
Assists: 3 at Albany, 3/17/12
Points: 3, three times (last vs. Providence, 3/26/13)
Faceoffs won: 24, twice (last vs. Quinnipiac, 3/30/13)
Faceoff winning percentage: .957 (22-23) at No. 1 Syracuse, 5/12/13
Ground balls: 21 vs. Albany, 3/16/13
Caused turnovers: 1, twice (last vs. Quinnipiac, 3/30/13)

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