45 Bill Desiderio
45 Bill Desiderio
Height: 6-0
Weight: 247
Year: Sr./Sr.
Hometown: Lancaster, N.Y
High School: Iroquois
Position: M

2013: Played in all 16 games as the team's top faceoff man for the fourth straight year... earned All-ECAC Division II Second Team honors as a specialist... was 204-of-353 on faceoffs, for a success rate of .578... was 12th in DII in faceoff percentage... scored one goal and added an assist, both in a win at Alderson-Broaddus on 4/2/13... tied for the team-lead with 88 groundballs... had five games with eight or more, including a career-high 10 in the season finale at Wingate on 4/28/13, earning him ECAC Specialist of the Week hnors.... won 20-of-23 faceoffs at Walsh on 4/16/13... had two other games with 18 faceoffs won.   

2012: Played in all 14 games as the Storm's primary faceoff specialist as a junior... won 103-of-206 (50%) of his faceoff attempts, leading the team in wins... he also added two goals and two assists for four total points... scored goals in wins over Dominican (4/14/12) and Chestnut Hill (4/28/12)... picked up 39 groundballs, including three games with six. 

2011: Appeared in 12 games as a sophomore... recorded two assists on the season, with one each coming in wins over Walsh (3/15/11) and Otterbein (4/10/11)... was team's top face-off man, going 78-of-162 (48.1%) on the season... ranked fourth on the team with 33 ground balls, including nine against Walsh.

2010: Played in all 14 games, making 13 starts, for the Storm as a freshman... was team's primary face-off man, winning 106-of-268 duels... scored one goal on the season, at Otterbein on 3/11... scooped up 40 ground balls, ranking second on the team.

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Played three years of lacrosse and football at Iroquois High School... was a team captain in both sports... earned All-WNY honors in football.

PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1991... majoring in scommunication with a minor in marketing... parents are William and Jeannine Desiderio.