Mark Costanza
Mark  Costanza

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.

High School:
Bergen Catholic

Last College:
SMU

07/30/2012

BIG EAST Names 165 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2011-12 All-Academic Team

14 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.

05/31/2012

Three Red Storm Golfers Named To PING Northeast All-Region Team.

Wilson, McCormick and Costanza give St. John's most selections of any BIG EAST school.

05/08/2012

Four Johnnies Take Step Towards U.S. Open After Qualifying Rounds

McCormick, Wilson, Crowley and Svoboda all move past first stage on path to US Open.

05/01/2012

McCormick Ties For Seventh At 2012 BIG EAST Championship

Red Storm shoots final-round 292 to finish fourth at conference championship.

04/30/2012

Crowley And McCormick Tied For Sixth After Two Rounds Of 2012 BIG EAST Championship

Red Storm shoots 290 in second round and is tied for third heading into final round.

Fall 2011: Played in all five tournaments in the fall ... Started the fall campaign with a 210(E) at The McLaughlin (Sept. 16-17), tying for 13th ... Shot a season-best 67 in the second round ... also tied for 13th at the Hartford Hawks Invitational (Sept. 27-28) after shooting a 70-76-75--221(+5) ... had his best finish of the year at the St. John's-hosted Mission Inn Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-23), placing 12th after shooting 79-75-73--227(+11) amid windy playing conditions ... third on the team with a 74.14 stroke average.

2010-11: Played in 10 tournaments, recording one top-10 finish ... placed fourth at the MacDonald Cup (Oct. 2-3) with a 68-71--139 (-1) ... most consistent golfer all year, leading the team with a 73.69 stroke average, almost three strokes lower than his previous career best.

2009-10: Played in all 11 events ... ranked fourth on the team with a 76.44 round average ... third-round 70 at The McLaughlin (Sept. 18-19) was season low ... tied for 28th in The Wolverine (Sept. 26-27), shooting 76-72-73--221 (+5) ... led the team at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (Oct. 19-20), tying for 20th after shooting a 77-73--150 (+8) ... matched season-low single round in the Treasure Coast Classic (March 1-3), carding 70-76-77--223 (+10) to tie for 21st ... tied for 29th with a 79-73-75--227 (+11) in the Palmas Del Mar Intercollegiate (March 8-10) ... posted best finish of the season in the BIG EAST Championship (April 18-20), tying for 12th and shooting 71-75-72--218 (+5).

2008-09: Competed in nine events in first season at St. John's... ranked fourth on the team with a 77.52 round average... made St. John's debut in the Maryland Intercollegiate (Sept. 6-7), tying for 60th with a 75-77--152 (+10)... tied for 45th in the NCAA East Regional Preview (Oct. 24-26), shooting 75-83-82--240 (+27)... shot 76-76-77--229 (+13) and tied for 35th in the Palmas Del Mar Intercollegiate (March 9-11)... carded season-low 72 in the first round of the FAU Spring Break Championship (March 27-29) and finished tied for 60th at 14-over 227... matched season-low with first-round 72 in the Ironwood Pirate Intercollegiate (April 3-5), finishing tied for 31st at 72-77-78--227 (+11)... tied for 31st in the Princeton Invitational (April 11-12), carding 80-77--157 (+15)... finished season with tie for 35th in the BIG EAST Championship (April 19-21), shooting 72-73-81--226 (+10).

Before St. John's: Transfer student from Southern Methodist University ... attended Bergen Catholic High School ... First team all-state selection in 2004 and 2005 ... Bergen County and North Jersey player of the year in 2004 ... state champions in 2005 and 2006 ... also lettered in basketball while at Bergen.

Personal: Born in Upper Saddle River, N.J. ...parents are Ralph and Evelyn ... has an older brother, Thomas ... majoring in sport management.

Costanza Up Close:
Favorite Golfer: Charlie Wi.
Most reliable club in your bag? My driver.
Favorite golf course: Hudson National.
Age when you first played golf: Four.
Goal for this season: Win the conference title and make a run at the NCAA championship.

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