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Matt DeLuca
Player Profile:
Matt DeLuca 3006844
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Farmingdale, N.Y.
High School: Farmingdale
Major: Sports Psychology
Experience: 1 Letter

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.   

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). 

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 during career • honor roll student throughout high school career.

Matthew John "Matt" DeLuca • born December 15, 1997 • son of Collen and Frank 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 sports psychology with a minor in coaching at Delaware • hoping to pursue career in human resources field after graduation.



Year GP/S Goal Min. GA Avg.
Saves Pct. 
CT TO Pen.
2017 13/11 0 726:12 122 10.08 134 .523 6-6 20 2 6 0-0
TOTALS 13/11 0 726:12 122 10.08 134 .523 6-6 20 2 6 0-0


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