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Stefan Diachenko
Stefan Diachenko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Courtice, Ontario

High School:
Holy Trinity/The Hill Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 208

Position:
Attack

Major:
Sociology

As A Junior (2014): Played in all 14 games of the 2014 season, making one start ... tallied career highs in goals (16), assists (5), points (21), shots (32) and shots on goal (25) ... led the team with an even 50.0 percent shooting percentage ... was named to the March 3 BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after scoring a career-high three goals and adding one assist in the Red Storm's 14-9 home victory over Siena (March 1) ... tallied at least one point in 11 of 14 games on the season ... scored his second-career hat trick on just three shots in St. John's road loss at Rutgers (April 2) ... recorded a career-high three assists in a home overtime victory over Georgetown (April 19) ... scored two goals in the season-opening home victory over Holy Cross (Feb. 16) ... added five groundballs on the campaign.

As A Sophomore (2013): Appeared in all 13 games, making one start ... scored four goals for a total of four points on the season ... chipped in with five groundballs ... made his first career start in the season finale, a 15-10 home victory over Marquette (April 27), scoring on one of his two shots and recording one groundball ... scored his first goal of the season against RMU (Mar. 23) ... recorded a groundball in the Red Storm's historic upset of No. 1-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend (March 30) ... scored on his only shot of the game against conference foe Villanova (April 13).

As A Freshman (2012): Appeared in 13 games between the attack and midfield positions ... recorded an assist in his first career game against Holy Cross (Feb. 18).

At The Hill Academy: Served as senior captain ... member of the Post-Graduate champions in 2011 ... played club lacrosse for the Whitby Warrior and Clarington Green Gael programs ... ranked 13th overall among the Top 100 Canadian lacrosse recruits.

Off The Field: Son of Dennis and Antonella ... has one brother, Nick (23), who played lacrosse for the University of Delaware ... majoring in sociology ... cites the most influential person in his athletic career as professional lacrosse player and Canadian native Merrick Thomson ... lists winning the 2013 Minto Cup in British Columbia, Canada with his club team, the Whitby Warriors, as his favorite moment in sports ... lists listening to music as a pre-game ritual.

Diachenko Up Close
Favorite Movie: "Almost Famous"
Favorite TV Show: "Boardwalk Empire"
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Professional Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

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