45 Eddie Desiderio
45 Eddie Desiderio
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Year: Sr
Hometown: Floral Park, N.Y.
High School: The Hill Academy
Position: A
Major: Criminal Justice
gp 16
p 24
g 23
a 1

- "I made VWC my top choice because the location and the campus are beautiful and when I met the coaches I knew this was the right fit for me to better my game"
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Lynchburg College, Adelphia University, Mount Saint Mary's University, and Jacksonville University

Career Highs
Goals: 4 – (Southern Virginia - 4/12/17)
Assists: 1 - (2x, most recent, Greensboro - 2/25/17)
Points: 4 – (Southern Virginia - 4/12/17)
Ground Balls: 4 – (3x, most recent, Randolph - 4/22/17)
Caused Turnovers: 1 - (2x, most recent, at Bridgewater - 3/25/17)
Face-Off Wins: NA

Senior (2017): Appeared in all 16 games as a senior, starting the first eight on the attacking line… Finished second on the team with 23 goals… Netted a career high with four goals against Southern Virginia on April 12… Posted a hat trick at Methodist on March 4… Scooped four ground balls at Bridgewater on March 25 and against Randolph on April 22.

Junior (2016): Appeared in 15 games for the Marlins… Scored nine goals on the year, including two-goal efforts in wins against Methodist University on March 2 and Randolph College on April 23... Seventh on the team in goals.

Sophomore (2015): Played in 13 games, making three starts as a sophomore… Scored eight goals on the year, including two in games against Ferrum College and the Coast Guard Academy… Scooped four ground balls against Greensboro College on March 22.

Before VWC: Competed in lacrosse and ice hockey for four years… Helped The Hill Academy to an 18-4 record as a senior… Recipient of the Coaches Award in ice hockey… Selected to compete in the All-Canada-Oshawa Great Lakes Games in lacrosse… Signed to play Mississauga Tomahawks Jr. A Box Lacrosse; also played for the Mimico Mountaineers… North American Lacrosse Invitational runner-up in 2013.

Personal: Son of Victoria and Edward Desiderio… Dad attended Nassau Community College and the University of North Florida, mom attended the University of Florida… Has two younger sisters, Kaitlyn and Melissa.

Get to Know Eddie

- Enjoys house music, dubstep, and techno, dining on poutine, and spending vacation time in Stockholm, Sweden
- Favorites include the novel "Catcher in the Rye," the movie "American Sniper," and the TV series "American Horror Story"
- A fan of Canadian lacrosse star Brodie Merrill, ice hockey's New York Rangers, and actor Dave Franco

  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "fun, determined, competitive and loyal"
  • Career goal after graduation: "coaching college lacrosse and working in the financial district in New York City"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "the brotherhood"
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "my field movement"
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to become an All-American and helpt the team earn a spot in the playoffs"
  • If I could spend the day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Alexander the Great. He created the largest empire in the world and was undefeated in battle all before the age of 30. I would love to learn from one of the greatest military commanders in history"
  • It's the year 2030 and: "I'm happy somewhere nice and have a lacrosse stick in my hands"
  • People might be surprised to know: "I DJ and played at some of the top clubs in New York City, including Webster Hall and Pacha...Lindsay Lohan is my cousin!"
  • The most important advice I've received is: "great moments are born from great opportunities" -- Coach Herb Brooks
Recent Games
Apr 12 Southern Virginia L, 19-12
Apr 15 at Guilford L, 10-4
Apr 19 Randolph-Macon L, 12-6
Apr 22 Randolph L, 16-9
Apr 26 Hampden-Sydney L, 17-8
Apr 29 at #17 Lynchburg L, 25-6
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 9
Points 24 10
Goals 23 10
Assists 1 0
Man-up goals 1 0
Man-down goals 0 0
Ground balls 19 8
Turnovers 25 14
Caused turnovers 2 1
Faceoffs 0-0 0-0
Faceoff percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots 85 42
Shooting percentage 27.1 23.8
Shots on goal 57 28
Shots on goal percentage 67.1 66.7
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 18 at Widener L, 9-8 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0-0 2 50.0 2 100.0
Feb 25 Greensboro W, 14-7 2 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 0-0 8 25.0 8 100.0
Mar 1 at Chris. Newport L, 20-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0-0 7 0.0 4 57.1
Mar 4 at Methodist L, 18-13 3 0 3 1 0 2 3 1 0-0 10 30.0 5 50.0
Mar 8 Delaware Valley L, 12-8 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 5 40.0 3 60.0
Mar 11 at Roanoke L, 19-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 17 Washington and Lee L, 20-5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 4 50.0 4 100.0
Mar 25 at Bridgewater (Va.) L, 16-12 2 0 2 0 0 4 1 1 0-0 9 22.2 4 44.4
Apr 1 Drew W, 9-8 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0-0 4 25.0 2 50.0
Apr 8 Shenandoah L, 15-8 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 4 25.0 3 75.0
Apr 12 Southern Virginia L, 19-12 4 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 7 57.1 5 71.4
Apr 15 at Guilford L, 10-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 6 0.0 3 50.0
Apr 19 Randolph-Macon L, 12-6 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 6 33.3 4 66.7
Apr 22 Randolph L, 16-9 2 0 2 0 0 4 5 0 0-0 9 22.2 7 77.8
Apr 26 Hampden-Sydney L, 17-8 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 3 33.3 2 66.7
Apr 29 at #17 Lynchburg L, 25-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 1 0.0 1 100.0
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2014-15 13 3 8 0 8 0 0 7 8 0 0-0 22 36.4 18 81.8
2015-16 15 - 9 1 10 2 1 3 9 0 0-0 29 31.0 18 62.1
2016-17 16 8 23 1 24 1 0 19 25 2 0-0 85 27.1 57 67.1
Total 44 11 40 2 42 3 1 29 42 2 0-0 136 29.4 93 68.4
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 16 8 23 1 24 1 0 19 25 2 0-0 85 27.1 57 67.1
Conference 9 3 10 0 10 0 0 8 14 1 0-0 42 23.8 28 66.7
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 9 3 17 1 18 0 0 9 13 0 0-0 50 34.0 38 76.0
Away 7 5 6 0 6 1 0 10 12 2 0-0 35 17.1 19 54.3
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Wins 2 1 3 1 4 0 0 4 2 0 0-0 12 25.0 10 83.3
Losses 14 7 20 0 20 1 0 15 23 2 0-0 73 27.4 47 64.4
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February 2 2 3 1 4 0 0 4 3 0 0-0 10 30.0 10 100.0
March 6 6 9 0 9 1 0 8 7 2 0-0 35 25.7 20 57.1
April 8 - 11 0 11 0 0 7 15 0 0-0 40 27.5 27 67.5