As A Sophomore (2016): Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team … Finished top-10 in the conference in goals per game, points per game and man-up goals per game … finished fifth in the BIG EAST with 2.36 goals per game … Started at attack all 14 games for the Johnnies…led the team with 33 goals and was second on the team with 40 points … led the team with six man-up goals…third on the team with seven assists on the season …was fourth on the team with 31 groundballs … named to his first career BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll with a pair of first-half hat tricks at Saint Joseph’s (March 2) and Siena (March 5) …scored a career-high five goals versus Villanova (April 23), a team high for the season … scored four goals at Saint Joseph’s and Siena ... scored three goals versus Rutgers (Feb. 12), Jacksonville (Feb. 18) and at Denver (April 16)… notched two goals at Stony Brook (Feb. 21) …contributed one goal in six different contests … had at least one goal in all 14 games … in two seasons has 47 goals and 20 assists for his career … did not commit a single penalty during the season.
As A Freshman (2015): Named to the 2014-15 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team … started all 14 games in his first season with St. John’s … scored 27 points last season on 14 goals and 13 assists … was third on the team in goals scored and points … second on the team in assists and tied for second with three man-up goals … tallied 28 groundballs and received only two penalties on the season … in his first collegiate start he scored a game tying third period goal in a season-opening loss to Rutgers (Feb.7) … scored a career-high six points with four assists in a 13-8 victory over Stony Brook (Feb. 14).
At Sachem East: Played as a four-year starter and two-year captain in the attack ... is the all-time leading scorer in Sachem East history, tallying 124 career goals and 70 career assists ... scored 59 goals and recorded 33 assists as a senior, leading all Long Island high school players in goals ... scored 30 goals in each of his junior and sophomore campaigns ... twice selected all country ... a three-time all-division selection ... named to the Empire State Cup All-Tournament team ... helped his team claim the 2012 Super Six League title.
Personal: Son of Richard and Jeanine DeBenedictis ... has three siblings; Keith (22), Morgan (15) and Kamryn (11) ... majoring in sports management ... hobbies include playing basketball and lacrosse, snowboarding and jet-skiing ... names his mother and father as the most influential people in his athletic career ... future career plans include opening his own business in the sports field.
DeBenedictis Up Close Favorite Book: "Cover Up" by John Feinstein Favorite Movie: "The Mighty Ducks" Favorite Food: Chicken cutlets Favorite Pro Team: New York Islanders