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  Mario Carrera
 

Mario Carrera


 

 
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Riverhead, N.Y.

High School:
Riverhead

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 176

Position:
Midfield

Major:
Criminal Justice

03/22/2014

Red Storm Rallies Past Stony Brook, 13-11, For Third-Straight Win

St. John's scores five unanswered in fourth quarter to stun Long Island rival.

08/09/2013

BIG EAST Names 160 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2012-13 All-Academic Team

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.

04/12/2013

No. 19/14 St. John's Faces BIG EAST Leader Villanova On Jack Kaley Day At DaSilva Memorial Field

N.Y.I.T. and Dominican College will play at noon followed by St. John's and Villanova at 3 p.m.

04/06/2013

No. 14/10 St. John's Loses Overtime Heartbreaker To Georgetown, 14-13, In Battle At Bethpage

Jeff Lowman broke the St. John's all-time saves record before exiting at halftime with an injury.

04/04/2013

No. 14/10 St. John's Prepares For Battle At Bethpage Matchup With BIG EAST Rival Georgetown

The Red Storm seeks its fifth-straight win in the neutral site matchup.

04/12/2014

No. 5 Denver 16, St. John's 9 - April 12, 2014

No. 5 Denver 16, St. John's 9 - April 12, 2014

03/22/2014

St. John's 13, Stony Brook 11 - March 22, 2014

St. John's defeats Stony Brook, 13-11, on March 22, 2014.

03/18/2014

St. John's 11, Hofstra 10 (OT) - March 18. 2014

St. John's prevails, 11-10, in overtime over local rival Hofstra at DaSilva Field on March 18, 2014.

03/15/2014

St. John's 15, Georgetown 7 - March 15, 2014

St. John's defeats Georgetown, 15-7, in its BIG EAST lacrosse opener on March 15, 2014.

02/16/2014

St. John's 15, Holy Cross 13 - Feb. 16, 2014

St. John's downs Holy Cross, 15-13, on Feb. 16, 2014 at DaSilva Field.

As A Sophomore (2013): Appeared in all 13 games in 2013, serving as the Red Storm's secondary faceoff man ... went 39-of-88 on faceoffs for the year for a conversion rate of .443 ... won a career-high 10 faceoffs on 18 attempts and collected three groundballs in a loss to Georgetown (April 6) ... went 7-of-13 on faceoffs and collected two groundballs in a road victory over Siena (March 2) ... won 6-of-9 faceoffs in St. John's home defeat of No. 7/6 Hofstra (March 19) ... won 4-of-7 faceoffs in the Red Storm's historic road victory over No. 1 Notre Dame (March 30) in South Bend ... won his only faceoff duel in the season finale, a 15-10 home victory over Marquette (April 27).

As A Freshman (2012): Appeared in six games ... went 5-of-14 on faceoffs for the year ... picked up one groundball ... recorded a 2-of-4 effort on faceoffs in the opening game against Holy Cross (Feb. 18) ... earned another two faceoff wins at Drexel (April 28).

At Riverhead: Lettered three years in lacrosse ... served as captain for his junior and senior seasons ... chosen as to the Suffolk Division I All-County Team after senior year ... named Team MVP after senior campaign ... named Male Athlete of the Year by the Times Review News Group in 2011 ... scored 21 goals and was 69 percent on face-offs senior year ... selected as first alternative to the Adidas 2010 National Lacrosse Northeast Region Team ... holds school record for groundballs with 571 ... achieved the best face-off percentage in the county senior year ... nominated for Academic All-American honors ... played club lacrosse for Team long Island ... was an All-League selection in both football and wrestling.

Off The Field: Son of Mario and Dawn Carrera ... has two siblings, Stephanie (22), who attends St. Joseph's University and Carolyn (17) ... enjoys fishing, free diving, spear fishing, hunting, boating, hiking and camping ... majoring in criminal justice with aspirations of becoming a police officer ... volunteers with the Empire State Games, Maureen's Haven, Ducks Unlimited and the Jamesport Fire Department ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated top-15 in the senior class ... received the Scholar-Athlete Award ... chose to attend St. John's over Army, Providence, Siena, Lehigh, Albany, Penn State, Rutgers, Brown, Stony Brook and Bucknell ... lists beating Hofstra and No. 1 ranked Notre Dame during the 2013 season as his favorite moments in sports ... nickname is "Rio" ... partakes in prayer as a pre-game ritrual.

Carerra Up Close
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Movie: "Forrest Gump"
Favorite Food: Clams
Favorite Athlete: Brett Favre

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