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Long Islander Joe LoCascio adds Spark to Lizards Midfield

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Joe LoCascio is one of the New York Lizards brightest emerging stars. In less than two years with the team, the 25-year-old Long Island native is already one of the squad’s top midfielders.

Get to Know #5, Joe LoCascio

Joe LoCascio was drafted in the third round of the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft. He was the 17th overall pick.

Before he was traded to New York along with Will Manny, LoCascio tallied 12 goals and three assists in four games for the Boston Cannons in 2016.

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LoCascio jumped fast out of the gate in his first appearance in a Lizards uniform in June 2017. He scored the game-winning, two-point goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to help New York upset the Ohio Machine. LoCascio hasn’t looked back since that initial four-goal effort.

Over the last two seasons, #5 has become a solid contributor at midfield. He played six games and scored 10 goals in 2017. So far this year, he notched 13 goals and four assists for a total of 19 points.

LoCascio’s Accomplished College Career

Joe LoCascio played college ball at the University of Maryland, College Park where he started every game in his junior and senior seasons.

In his final year at College Park, LoCascio was named to the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Assocation Third-Team All-American team and the 2015 First-Team All-Big Ten Conference team. That year, he helped the Terrapins reach the 2015 National Collegiate Athletic Association title game, scoring a career-high 44 points (29 goals and 15 assists) that year.

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Long Island High School All-American

LoCascio is a native of Lindenhurst. He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington where he was a two-time letter winner in lacrosse. In 2011, he was named an Under Armour High School All-American and an honorable mention ESPN HS All-American.

Joe LoCascio comes from a winning lacrosse family. He is the nephew of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame goalie and former New York Lizard, Sal LoCascio.

#5 and the rest of the ‘Zards all-star squad will host the rival Boston Cannons on July 19 at Hofstra’s James M. Shuart Stadium. Come out and cheer them on to victory!

Boston Cannons vs. NY Lizards | Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 7:30PM | Shuart Stadium

Topics: Player Profiles