38 - Joe LaSala
Joe LaSala
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wilton, Conn.
High School: Wilton
Position: D

2012: Two-year letterwinner and a team captain ... one of the top returning defensmen in the country ... returning to the field after suffering a knee injury last spring ... is a preseason Second Team All-America selection by Inside Lacrosse.

2011: Started each of the first 11 games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... earned First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-America honors despite missing the final six games of the season ... collected 22 groundballs and was third in the ODAC with 37 caused turnovers ... helped the defense rank 19th in Division III with a 7.06 goals-against average ... GAA was 5.82 with LaSala in the lineup ... had six caused turnovers in a 13-7 win over Kenyon (3/15) ... picked up six groundballs and forced four turnovers in an 18-4 season-opening win over Ferrum (2/15) ... forced five turnovers each in a 7-6 loss to F&M (3/12) and a 4-3 win over Lynchburg (3/25).

2010: Started all 17 games and led the team with 40 caused turnovers in posting Second Team All-ODAC laurels ... notched a goal in a 12-6 win over Randolph-Macon (4/28) in the ODAC Tournament ... also had 26 ground balls for a Generals' defense that ranked 13th in Division III in scoring defense (6.71 GAA) and 12th in Division III in man-down percentage (.821) ... caused six turnovers and collected four ground balls in a 9-5 win over Washington College (3/4) ... had five caused turnovers and scooped up two ground balls in a 7-5 loss to Franklin & Marshall (3/13) ... received the C.W. Pacy Award as the team's top first-year player.

High School: Earned four letters in football and three in lacrosse at Wilton High School …served as a captain of the lacrosse team his final two seasons and was a football team captain as a senior ... earned all-conference honors in both sports as a junior and senior …also garnered all-state laurels in lacrosse his final two seasons ... received the scholar-athlete award for both football and lacrosse and was an All-American in lacrosse following his final season.

Off the Field: Brother, Stephen ’11, also attended W&L … uncle, Pete McSherry, played lacrosse at Virginia … serves as a University peer tutor and is a member of the "23" Student-Athlete Group ... accounting major.