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Sal LoCascio

Sal LoCascio is a hall of fame lacrosse goaltender and coach.

During his playing career, Locascio excelled as both a field lacrosse goalkeeper and a box lacrosse goaltender, two very different positions.

LoCascio currently is a color analyst on telecasts for the Long Island Lizards and the New York Titans.

Amateur career

LoCascio graduated from University of Massachusetts, where he was a four-time All-American. In 2000, he was elected to the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame.

Internationally, LoCascio won three gold medals in the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Lacrosse Championship as a member of Team USA.

While playing in the United States Club Lacrosse Association with the Long Island Hofstra, LaCascio won four USCLA championships in the 1990's, and was awarded Player of the Year honors in 1995.

National Lacrosse League

LoCascio was goaltender and played his entire career with the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League for 11 seasons, from 1990 to 2000. From 2001 to 2002, he remained with the team as Head Coach. LaCascio was named all-pro five times, in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1997.

Major League Lacrosse

LoCascio led the Long Island Lizards to the inaugural Major League Lacrosse Steinfeld Cup championship in the 2001 MLL season.

LoCascio joined the former Bridgeport Barrage of Major League Lacrosse as Head Coach in 2002. After moving with the team to Philadelphia, Locascio again won the Major League Lacrosse Steinfeld Cup championship in 2004 and was awarded the Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award.

Awards

In 2004, LoCascio was awarded the Major League Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award. In 2004, LoCascio was also inducted into U.S. National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. LoCascio was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in February, 2008.

Statistics

NLL

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP Min GA SV GAA SV% GP Min GA SV GAA SV%
1990 New York 7 - - - - - 1 - - - - -
1991 New York 10 - - - - - - - - - - -
1992 New York 8 480 101 219 12.63 68.44% 1 59 7 41 7.12 85.42%
1993 New York 8 479 96 319 12.03 76.87% 2 90 19 51 12.67 72.86%
1994 New York 8 473 98 300 12.43 75.38% 1 58 17 40 17.59 70.18%
1995 New York 8 430 86 299 12.00 77.66% - - - - - -
1996 New York 10 568 136 291 14.37 68.15% - - - - - -
1997 New York 10 546 111 324 12.19 74.48% 1 37 12 27 19.70 69.23%
1998 New York 7 298 60 143 12.08 70.44% - - - - - -
1999 New York 11 561 123 343 13.16 73.61% - - - - - -
2000 New York 2 67 21 46 18.67 68.66% - - - - - -
NLL Totals 59 2430 517 1428 12.63% 68.44% 5 207 43 132 13.55% 74.30%

MLL

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Year Team GP Min GA GAA Sv SvPct 2ptGA GP Min GA GAA Sv SvPct 2ptGA
2001 Long Island 9 426 92 13.0% 121 56.8% 3 2 125 23 11.0% 34 59.6% 0
MLL Totals 9 426 92 13.0% 121 56.8% 3 2 125 23 11.0% 34 59.6% 0

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