41 Joe Saggese
41 - Joe Saggese
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: RS-Senior
Hometown: Saint James, N.Y.
High School: Smithtown East (Drexel)
Previous College: Drexel
Position: Attack
gp 15
p 74
g 44
a 30

#41 Joe Saggese

Stats: 2018 | 2017 | 2016


2018: 

  • All-NEC First Team selection
  • NEC Player of the Week (April 2)
  • Started all 15 games
  • Racked up a team-leading 22 assists to go along with 41 goals for 63 points
  • His 63 points and 41 goals are both the third-highest single-season point total in program history
  • Comes into his senior season ranked top five in program history with 131 points, 82 goals and 49 assists in 46 career games
  • Finished third in the NEC in goals per game (2.73), fifth in assists per game (1.47), second in points per game (4.20) and first in shots per game (9.53)
  • Ranked ninth in the nation in goals per game and 17th in points per game
  • Was the third-highest junior in the country at 4.20 points per game
  • Enters his senior year riding a 31-game point streak and 24-game goal scoring streak
  • Totaled eight hat tricks in 2018
  • Started the season with four points (two goals, two assists) in a road win at Stony Brook (2/10)
  • Racked up another four points (three goals, one assist) with three ground balls at UMass (2/13)
  • Scored a hat trick with three goals in a win over Furman (2/17)
  • Put up five goals and one assist for six points in a home win over Dartmouth (2/24)
  • Totaled five points (four goals, one assist) at Vermont (3/7)
  • Racked up four points (three goals, one assist) against Hartford (3/10)
  • Dished out three assists to go along with one goal at Robert Morris (3/17)
  • Tied a season and career high with five goals to go along with one assist in a win over Mount St. Mary's (3/31)
  • Totaled four goals, one assist and three ground balls at Saint Joseph's (4/8)
  • Had a hand in seven of the 12 goals scored for SHU as he went for a career-high seven points on the strength of a career-best five assists and two goals in a win over Wagner (4/14)
  • Chipped in four points (three goals, one assist) at Cleveland State (4/21)
  • Went for three points (two goals, one assist) in the NEC semifinal loss at Saint Joseph's (5/3)

2017:

  • Started all 15 games, leading SHU with 21 assists and 54 points
  • Had four goals and five points against Stony Brook on Feb. 14 and at Dartmouth on Feb. 25
  • Scored four goals in SHU’s win at Providence on March 4
  • Had three goals and three assists in win at Mount St. Mary’s on April 1
  • Had two goals and three assists in overtime win over Saint Joseph’s on April 15
  • Scored four goals with an assist in win at Wagner on April 28

2016: 

  • Two-Time NEC Rookie of the Week (Feb. 15 and Feb. 29)
  • Played in all 16 games, recording 14 points on eight goals and six assists
  • Scored three goals in his first collegiate game, SHU's 12-8 win at Lafayette on Feb. 12
  • Had a goal in three straight games from Feb. 20 to Feb. 28
  • Had two assists against Hartford on April 19

Prior to SHU: Saggese transferred to Sacred Heart from Drexel ... While at Smithtown East, Saggese was twice named All-County as his team won the 2014 Suffolk County championship ... Saggese was also an All-League selection as a soccer player. 

Personal: Son of Joseph and Patricia Saggese ... Cousin, Mike DeVito, played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs ... International Business major.

Recent Games
Mar 30 at Mount St. Mary's L, 14-10
Apr 6 at Bryant W, 11-8
Apr 13 Saint Joseph's W, 19-4
Apr 16 Binghamton W, 17-9
Apr 27 at Wagner W, 17-5
May 2 vs. Hobart L, 14-13
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 15 6
Points 74 26
Goals 44 18
Assists 30 8
Man-up goals 3 1
Man-down goals 1 0
Ground balls 37 11
Turnovers 33 12
Caused turnovers 6 3
Faceoffs 0-0 0-0
Faceoff percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots 133 51
Shooting percentage 33.1 35.3
Shots on goal 84 35
Shots on goal percentage 63.2 68.6
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 9 at No. 18 Georgetown L, 13-10 5 2 7 1 0 3 3 1 0-0 11 45.5 9 81.8
Feb 16 vs. Furman W, 18-11 2 4 6 0 0 7 3 1 0-0 10 20.0 4 40.0
Feb 19 Boston U. L, 16-11 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0-0 9 33.3 7 77.8
Feb 23 Fairfield L, 12-11 2 3 5 0 0 3 3 0 0-0 9 22.2 7 77.8
Mar 2 at Providence W, 17-16 4 3 7 0 0 3 4 1 0-0 9 44.4 6 66.7
Mar 5 at Stony Brook W, 12-11 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 8 0.0 1 12.5
Mar 9 at Hartford W, 16-12 5 1 6 1 0 4 2 0 0-0 10 50.0 7 70.0
Mar 16 Robert Morris W, 18-16 3 4 7 0 0 2 2 0 0-0 7 42.9 5 71.4
Mar 23 Hobart L, 10-9 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 8 25.0 6 75.0
Mar 30 at Mount St. Mary's L, 14-10 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0-0 7 42.9 4 57.1
Apr 6 at Bryant W, 11-8 2 2 4 1 0 3 3 0 0-0 5 40.0 3 60.0
Apr 13 Saint Joseph's W, 19-4 5 0 5 0 0 3 0 1 0-0 10 50.0 8 80.0
Apr 16 Binghamton W, 17-9 3 5 8 0 0 4 1 0 0-0 6 50.0 4 66.7
Apr 27 at Wagner W, 17-5 3 1 4 0 0 2 4 2 0-0 14 21.4 9 64.3
May 2 vs. Hobart L, 14-13 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0-0 10 20.0 4 40.0
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 16 15 8 6 14 0 0 13 26 1 0-0 47 17.0 29 61.7
2016-17 15 15 33 21 54 4 0 28 24 4 0-0 109 30.3 78 71.6
2017-18 15 15 41 21 62 3 0 16 32 2 0-0 143 28.7 85 59.4
2018-19 15 14 44 30 74 3 1 37 33 6 0-0 133 33.1 84 63.2
Total 61 59 126 78 204 10 1 94 115 13 0-0 432 29.2 276 63.9
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 15 14 44 30 74 3 1 37 33 6 0-0 133 33.1 84 63.2
Conference 6 5 18 8 26 1 0 11 12 3 0-0 51 35.3 35 68.6
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 6 6 18 13 31 0 1 12 9 1 0-0 49 36.7 37 75.5
Away 7 6 22 11 33 3 0 17 19 4 0-0 64 34.4 39 60.9
Neutral 2 2 4 6 10 0 0 8 5 1 0-0 20 20.0 8 40.0
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Wins 9 8 27 22 49 2 0 29 20 5 0-0 79 34.2 47 59.5
Losses 6 6 17 8 25 1 1 8 13 1 0-0 54 31.5 37 68.5
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February 4 4 12 9 21 1 1 13 11 2 0-0 39 30.8 27 69.2
March 6 6 17 11 28 1 0 11 12 1 0-0 49 34.7 29 59.2
April 4 3 13 8 21 1 0 12 8 3 0-0 35 37.1 24 68.6
May 1 1 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0-0 10 20.0 4 40.0