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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

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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