James Bonanno
James  Bonanno

RS Senior

Wantagh, N.Y.

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Height / Weight:
5-9 / 171



Team Captain in 2016

As A Junior (2015): Named to the 2014-15 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team … appeared in all 14 games, starting in all of them … recorded 23 points on 14 goals and nine assists … tallied 28 ground balls and caused five turnovers … recorded a career-high in points and goals with three in a 8-7 loss at Siena (March 28) … tallied a career-high four groundballs in the season-opener against Rutgers (Feb. 7) and added two goals … picked up two goals and one assist in a 13-11 loss against Holy Cross (March 21) … had one of the most complete games of his career with two goals, two groundballs and two caused turnovers in a 17-7 victory over Providence (March 28).

As A Sophomore (2014): Named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... appeared in all 14 games and made the first two starts of his collegiate career ... tallied 11 points on seven goals and the first two assists of his Red Storm career ... added 21 groundballs and causedapair of turnovers on the campaign ... took 27 shots and hit the target on 16 for a SOG percentage of .593 ... finished with a career-high three points on two goals and one assist in St. John's 15-7 home victory over Georgetown (March 15) and 11-10 home overtime defeat to Marquette (April 6) ... chipped in with a career-high four groundballs against Marquette ... tallied one goal and one assist with one groundball in a 14-9home victory over Siena (March 1) ... tallied three groundballs and caused one turnover in a loss at No. 17 Drexel (March 4) ... scored a goal andfinished with two groundballs in a loss at No. 5 Denver (April 12) ... scored a goal and added two groundballs in the season-opening 15-13 homevictory over Holy Cross (Feb. 16).

As A Freshman (2013): Appeared in all 13 games ... scored seven goals from 11 shots on goal while posting team-best .500 shooting and .786 shot-on-goal percentages ... tallied four groundballs and one caused turnover on the season ... committed a single turnover and was not called for a penalty all season ... made his collegiate debut in the season-opening 11-9 road victory over Holy Cross (Feb. 16) ... scored his first collegiate goal on his only shot of the game in a 13-11 loss to Syracuse (March 9) ... scored a career-high two goals and added a groundball in a 20-13 home victory over Rutgers (March 16) ... scored in a 14-13 overtime loss to Georgetown (April 6) ... tied his career-high with two goals in a 16-13 road victory over Providence (April 20) ... scored in the season finale against Marquette (April 27), a 15-10 home victory.

At Wantagh: Played lacrosse for four seasons ... served as captain for two seasons ... scored 74 goals and amassed 59 assists during his career ... named to the All-Nassau County team ... member of the lacrosse county finalist team in 2010 ... helped team earn a top-20 ranking in the nation for 2010 ... played club lacrosse with the Flying Tigers and Long Island Sting programs ... lettered four years in soccer as well.

Off The Field: Son of Steve and Maryellen Bonanno ... has a brother, Steve (24), who was an All-American wrestler at Hofstra ... enjoys eating, sleeping, playing video games, surfing and skiing ... majors in accounting ... played trumpet for four years ... eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before every game ... lists taking a scorching hot shower as his pre-game ritual ... transferred from Rutgers ... chose St. John's over Hofstra, Navy, Yale, Bryant and UPenn ... lists beating No. 1 Notre Dame, Rutgers and Hofstra in the 2013 season as his favorite moments in sports ... nickname is "Jimmy Nanners" ... lists Liverpool FC and England captain Steven Gerrard as his favorite athlete ... lists father Steve as the person he most admires.

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Favorite Book: "Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
Favorite Movie: "Saving Private Ryan"
Favorite TV Show: "24"
Favorite Professional Team: New York Yankees


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