55 - Mason Poli
Mason Poli
Height: 6-0
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
High School: Downingtown East
Position: LSM
Major: Undeclared

As a senior: Appeared in 18 of the team's 19 games, missing one due to injury ... Graduates as the most prolific offensive longpole in program and NCAA history ... Led all active poles in scoring for the second-consecutive season, scoring 14 goals with eight assists for 22 points as a senior ... Recorded a hat trick against Quinnipiac on March 30 ... Added two goals on three other occasions, including in the season opener against nationally ranked Colgate ... Scored at least one goal in half of his appearances in 2013 ... Picked up at least one point in 11-of-18 outings ... Netted the game winner against Holy Cross at home April 9 ... Added 35 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers to his offensive numbers ... Selected to play in the USILA/LaxWorld North/South Game ... Named a Tewaaraton Award semifinalist for the second-straight season ... Earned his third-consecutive USILA All-America Honorable Mention ... All-NEC and All-New England First Teamer for the third time ... Ranks second all-time in program history for caused turnovers (69) and games played (68), fourth in career caused turnovers per game (1.01) and 12th in career ground balls (163) ... Career offensive numbers totaled 61 points, including an impressive 44 goals over a stunning four-year campaign ... Poli was drafted by the Charlotte Hounds in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Draft (27th overall).

As a junior: Appeared in 17 games in another All-American for the Bulldogs as one of the top longpoles in Division I ... Paced all poles in the nation on offense, posting 25 points on an impressive 19 goals and six assists ... Named a USILA All-America Honorable Mention selection for the second-straight season ... Named a 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy semifinalist ... Northeast Conference First Team selection ... NEILA All-New England First Team nod ... Tied for fifth on the team in goals scored ... Recorded a pair of road hat tricks against Albany (March 17) and #20 Yale (April 20) ... Scored a goal in 11 contests and recorded six multi-score games ... Registered at least one point 10 times in 2012, including seven-straight games from March 17 to April 10 ... Notched the game winner against Wagner April 22 ... Finished fourth on the team in caused turnovers (11) and fifth in ground balls (44) ... Fired just 41 shots with 29 on goal for his 19 tallies ... Tied his career high with six ground balls against Providence College March 27 ... Entering his senior season, Poli already ranks third all-time in career caused turnovers in a Bulldog uniform (56).

As a sophomore: Started all 17 games in his second season with the Bulldogs ... Scored eight goals and finished second on the team with 64 ground balls ... Led the team with 34 caused turnovers ... USILA All-America Honorable Mention ... NEILA All-New England First Team ... All-Northeast Conference First Team ... Named to the NEC All-Tournament Team ... Named the NEC Defensive Player of the Week twice ... After being held scoreless in the first eight games of the season, registered eight goals over the final nine games ... Scored multiple goals vs. Quinnipiac (Apr. 1) and Mount St. Mary's (May 6) ... Collected at least one ground ball in every game, including three games in which he collected six ... Recorded six ground balls vs. Fairfield (Feb. 26) ... Collected six ground balls and forced five turnovers against Hobart (Mar. 19) ... Forced six turnovers and collected four ground balls vs. Holy Cross (Apr. 12) ... Collected six ground balls, forced six turnovers and scored a goal vs. Yale (Apr. 19).

As a freshman: Enjoyed a standout year defensively as a freshman, appearing in 16-of-17 games for Bryant ... Led all longpoles in scoring with three goals and three assists... Third on the team among all rookies ... Scored in back-to-back contests against Holy Cross and No. 9 Yale ... Also recorded an assist against Yale in Bryant's first-ever win over a nationally ranked opponent ... Picked up 20 ground balls, including a season-best four against Robert Morris on the road ... Caused 11 opponent turnovers, good for fourth on the team and best among rookies, and went 2-for-4 on faceoffs on the year ... Named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week once.

Before Bryant: A 2009 graduate of Downingtown East High School, Poli was a four-year varsity starter on defense for the Cougars ... Named a 2009 High School All-American ... Led his team to three-straight 20+ win seasons and played a large part in Downingtown East's four-consecutive Chest-Mont League championships (2006-09) ... Also led the Cougars to a 2007 Pennsylvania state title ... Earned First Team All-Chest-Mont, First Team All-EPSLA and first team all-state selections as a senior ... Named a Second Team All-Chest-Mont selection as a junior ... Also played football for the Cougars.

Personal: Born November 9, 1990 ... Son of Richard and Susan Poli ... Has one brother, Brooks, and two sisters, Ashley and Madison ... Plans to study finance.

CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 3, four times (last vs. Quinnipiac, March 30, 2013)
Assists: 2, twice (last vs. Albany, March 16, 2013)
Points: 4 vs. Albany (March 16, 2013)
Ground balls: 6, four times (last at Providence, March 27, 2012)
Caused turnovers: 6, twice (last vs. Yale, April 19, 2011)

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