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M. LACROSSE
Mar 31 - FINAL
Fairfield
Fairfield
10
Delaware
Delaware
11
M. LACROSSE
Apr 6 - FINAL
Massachusetts (Senior Day)
9
Delaware
Delaware
8
M. LACROSSE
Apr 14 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
10
Hofstra
Hofstra
9
M. LACROSSE
Apr 21 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
7
Towson
Towson
13
M. LACROSSE
Apr 27 - FINAL
Drexel
Drexel
8
Delaware
Delaware
17
M. LACROSSE
May 3 - FINAL
Towson
Towson
9
Delaware
Delaware
8
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Matt DeLuca
Player Profile:
Matt DeLuca 3006844
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Farmingdale, N.Y.
High School: Farmingdale
Major: Communications
Experience: 1 Letter

AT DELAWARE
One-Time Letterwinner as a sophomore • Expected to return as the starter in goal • one of the CAA's best goalkeepers • ranks sixth in school history with a 10.08 career goals per game averge.   

2018 SEASON
Retained the starting job in goal making starts in all 14 games during his sophomore season • picked up 18 ground balls and caused two turnovers while in net • ranked fourth in the CAA with a 10.23 goals against average • ranked third in the CAA with a .531 save percentage • led the CAA with 11.71 saves per game • played all but two and a half minutes of the season • made a season high 14 saves on four seperate occasions (vs. NJIT, Villinova, Towson 2x) • named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Tournament team for his 14 save performace in the opening round of the CAA Tournament vs. Towson • selected to the 2nd-team All-CAA.

2017 SEASON
Earned the starting nod in goal early in the season and made 11 straight starts • appeared in 13 games on the season • ranked second in the CAA with a 10.08 goals against average • third in the CAA with a .538 save percentage • ranked fourth in the CAA with 10.31 saves per game • in his first career start he made 15 saves to lead the Blue Hens to a 11-10 overtime win over Monmouth (Feb. 25) • reached double digit saves in six games on the season • named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team• Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week (Feb. 28; Mar. 27)• Milt Robert Game Most Valuable Player USILA/BSN Lacrosse National Defender of the Week (Mar. 27) National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Mar. 27). 

HIGH SCHOOL
Excelled at both lacrosse and volleyball at Farmingdale High School • played lacrosse for head coach Bob Hartranft • served as captain as a senior • two-time All-American and two-time all-county selection during career • also earned All-TriState and All-Long Island as a senior • recorded a 70 percent save percentage as a senior and a 68 percent mark as a junior • averaged 15 saves per game as a senior • participated in All-American lacrosse game  in 2015 and 2016 • three-year captain of volleyball team for head coach Rick Zeidler • earned all-county honors all four years and was a two-time All-State selection during a standout career • honor roll student throughout high school career.

PERSONAL
Matthew John "Matt" DeLuca • born December 15, 1997 • son of Collen and Frank DeLuca • no relation to Delaware head coach Ben DeLuca • mother manages a bowling alley • father is vice president of Aviation Co. • has an older brother, Frankie • his uncle, Manny, played college basketball at Saint John's University • hobbies include golf • favorite sports teams are the NFL New York Giants, NHL New York Rangers, and MLB New York Mets • majoring in communications • works as a youth lacrosse coach during the summer.

CAREER STATISTICS 

Year GP/S Min. GA Avg.
Saves Pct. 
W-L GB
CT TO Pen.
2018 14/14 850:11 145 10.23 164 .531 6-8 18 2 4 1-1.0
2017 13/11 726:12 122 10.08 134 .523 6-6 20 2 6 0-0
TOTALS 27/25 1576:23 267 10.15 298 .527 12-14 20 2 6 1-1.0
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