15 - Joe LaSala
Joe LaSala
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Year: So.
Hometown: Wilton, Conn.
High School: Wilton
Position: D

2011: Lettered as a first-year ... an athletic defenseman with tremendous size and smarts ... already among the top defensemen in the ODAC ... expected to start at close defense again this spring.

2010: Started all 17 games and led the team with 40 caused turnovers in posting Second Team All-ODAC laurels ... notched a goal in a 12-6 win over Randolph-Macon (4/28) in the ODAC Tournament ... also had 26 ground balls for a Generals' defense that ranked 13th in Division III in scoring defense (6.71 GAA) and 12th in Division III in man-down percentage (.821) ... caused six turnovers and collected four ground balls in a 9-5 win over Washington College (3/4) ... had five caused turnovers and scooped up two ground balls in a 7-5 loss to Franklin & Marshall (3/13) ... received the C.W. Pacy Award as the team's top first-year player.

High School: Earned four letters in football and three in lacrosse at Wilton High School …served as a captain of the lacrosse team his final two seasons and was a football team captain as a senior ... earned all-conference honors in both sports as a junior and senior …also garnered all-state laurels in lacrosse his final two seasons ... received the scholar-athlete award for both football and lacrosse and was an All-American in lacrosse following his final season.

Off the Field: Brother, Stephen ’11, also attends W&L … uncle, Pete McSherry, played lacrosse at Virginia … serves as a University peer tutor and is a member of the "23" Student-Athlete Group ... undeclared major.