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Luke Palmadesso
Luke  Palmadesso

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

High School:
Yorktown

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
Midfield/FO

Birthdate:
03/26/1996

07/22/2014

Villanova Men's Lacrosse Announces Class of 2018

Head Coach Mike Corrado Welcomes 10 Newcomers for the 2014-15 Academic Year

Awards: 2015 Villanova Team Co-MVP...2016 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List...BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 22, 2016)... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Mar. 9, Mar. 30, Apr. 13, Apr. 20 and Apr. 27, 2015, Feb. 29,2016, Feb. 13 and Apr. 17, 2017)

Career: Appeared in 37 games as Villanova’s primary faceoff specialist…Has won 376-687 (.547) attempts at faceoff…Currently ranks 7th all-time in faceoff winning percentage…Collected 141 ground balls and caused four turnovers.

2017: Appeared in 10 games as the Wildcats primary faceoff specialist…Went 69-for-135 (.511) at the faceoff X…Missed five games due to an injury…Collected 23 ground balls…Won a season high 17-of-25 (.680) faceoffs against Monmouth (Feb. 11)…Also against Monmouth collected seven ground balls…BIG EAST: Appeared in all five conference contests…Went 30-for-63 (.476) from the faceoff dot…Had 11 ground balls…Went 16-for-24 (.667) at Georgetown (Apr. 15)…Took shots against Georgetown (Apr. 15) and Providence (Apr. 29).

2016: Appeared in 14 games as the Wildcats primary faceoff specialist…Went 163-274 (.595) at faceoff X…Collected a team high 67 groundballs while adding three caused turnovers…Had a career high 15 groundballs at Penn State…There he a season best 22-27 (.814) from the X…Scored a goal against Delaware (Mar. 5)…His .595 faceoff winning percentage was 10th best in program history…BIG EAST: Appeared in all five conference contest...Won 33-66 (.500) faceoff’s in BIG EAST action…Collected nine groundballs in conference play…Went 15-20 (.750) from the X against Georgetown (Apr. 16)…Took one shot against Providence (Apr. 30)…Collected five groundballs vs. Georgetown (Apr. 16)

2015: Appeared in 13 games as Villanova's primary faceoff specialist... Went 144-for-278 (.518) at the faceoff X in his first season with the team... Registered his first career point with a goal vs. St. John's (Apr. 18)... Collected a team-high 51 ground balls on the season... Caused 11 turnovers... Took five shots and placed four on goal for a .800 shot on goal percentage... Averaged 0.38 shots per game and 0.08 points per game... Ranked third in the BIG EAST averaged 4.00 ground balls per game... Currently ranks 11th all-time at Villanova with a .518 win percentage from the faceoff X... Tallied a season-high 23 wins at faceoff and set a single-game faceoff win record vs. St. John's (Apr. 18), where he won 23-of-35 (.657) attempts for the contest... Collected a season-high 11 ground balls vs. Penn (Mar. 7)... Took a season-high two shots vs. Georgetown (Apr. 11). BIG EAST: Appeared in all five conference contests... Won 74-of-117 (.632) faceoff's in BIG EAST action... Collected 25 ground balls in league games... Tallied his first career point with a goal vs. St. John's (Apr. 11)... Took three shots and place all three on goal for a perfect 1.000 shot on goal percentage in conference games... Averaged 0.60 shots per game and 0.20 points per game against league opponents... Ranked second in the BIG EAST averaging 5.00 ground balls per game against league opponents... Led the team in ground balls (25) against BIG EAST competition.

Yorktown: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Dave Marr where he served as a team captain... Finished his senior year with 34 goals and 29 assists for 63 points... Also posted a 76.4% faceoff win percentage and collected 238 ground balls and caused 20 turnovers in 2014... Help lead Yorktown to a 2014 New York State Championship while the team finished the year ranked 10th nationally on laxpower.com and 16th nationally in the final Inside Lacrosse/Under Armour polls... Captained the 2013 team to a Section 1 Championship and was a member of the state semifinal teams in 2011 and 2012... 2013 and 2014 U.S. Lacrosse All-American... 2014 MSGV Tri-State Team MVP... Named the offensive MVP of the New York State Championship game... 2014 Journal News Player of the Year and MSG Varsity's HV/WE player of the Year... 2013 Project 9.9 selection... Also lettered in basketball... Member of the National Honor Society and was an Administrator's Award winner... Four-year member of the Honor Roll.

Personal: Born March 26th, 1996 in Yorktown Heights, N.Y... Parents are Nick and Ann Palmadesso... Siblings are Allison and Nicole... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business.
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