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Mark DiFrangia
Mark DiFrangia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Washington, Pa.

High School:
LaSalle College HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 197

Position:
Defense

Major:
Finance

As A Junior (2014): Named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... selected All-BIG EAST Second Team ... started every game of the season at close defense ... was the Red Storm's outstanding defensive performer, ranking second in the BIG EAST and 10th nationally in caused turnovers per game at 1.86 ... led St. John's with 26 caused turnovers overall and added 37 groundballs on the season, ranking second on the team ... named to the March 31 BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after tying a career high with four turnovers and collecting four groundballs in a 14-7 victory at Providence (March 29) ... tallied four caused turnovers, tying a career high, and added five groundballs in the regular-season finale at No. 10 UPenn (April 25) ... collected a career-high eight groundballs in the season-opening home victory over Holy Cross (Feb. 16) ... caused three turnovers and collected two groundballs in a home victory over Georgetown (March 15) ... corralled four groundballs and caused two turnovers in the Red Storm's home victory over Siena (March 1) ... committed just four turnovers all season.

As A Sophomore (2013): Started all 13 games at close defense in 2013 ... collected 29 groundballs on the season, third best on the team, while forcing a team-leading 17 turnovers ... tied a career high with four groundballs and caused a turnover in a home loss to Stony Brook (Feb. 25) ... tied a career high with four groundballs in the Red Storm's home upset of No. 7/6 Hofstra (March 19) ... caused two turnovers and collected one groundball in a neutral site victory over Robert Morris (March 23) ... tied a career high with four groundballs in St. John's historic road victory at No. 1 Notre Dame (March 30) in which the Red Storm's defensive unti held the Fighting Irish to 10 goals ... collected three groundballs and caused a pair of turnovers in a loss to Georgetown (April 6) ... registered three groundballs and caused a career-high four turnovers in a home loss to Villanova (April 13).

As A Freshman (2012): Started 12 games at the close defense ... totaled 19 groundballs and eight caused turnovers during the season ... collected four groundballs and forced three turnovers against Siena (March 3) ... made his first career start against Syracuse (March 10) and picked up four groundballs and caused two turnovers ... picked up two groundballs in the Red Storm's win over Stony Brook (March 13) ... tallied four groundballs in a week of games against Hofstra (March 20) and Sacred Heart (March 24) ... caused two turnovers and added a groundball in the overtime victory at Georgetown (April 7) ... named BIG EAST All-Academic team.

At LaSalle: Lettered three seasons in lacrosse ... served as captain of the team ... was a two-time All-Catholic selection and earned one honorable mention for All-State ... member of two lacrosse state championship teams in 2008 and 2009 and state runner-up in 2010 ... played three years of club lacrosse for Dukes LC ... earned two varsity letters in football.

Off The Field: Son of Roger and Beth DiFrangia ... has a sister; Rachel (18) ... enjoys playing basketball and football, surfing, skimboarding and snowboarding ... chose St. John's despite interest from Notre Dame, Sacred Heart and Delaware ... majoring in Finance ... nicknamed "Bonesaw" ... lists father Roger as the person he most admires ... lists as his career aspirations to win the BIG EAST Tournament ... lists relaxing as a pre-game ritual.

DiFrangia Up Close
Favorite Book: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling
Favorite Movie: "Wedding Crashers"
Favorite TV Show: "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"
Favorite Food: French Onion Soup
Favorite Athlete: Tiger Woods

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