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Charles

Giunta

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#35

Defense
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: William Penn Charter

Bio

2017 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
2017 SJU Dorie Leahy Award

2017: Made 13 starts on defense... Tied for third on the squad with nine caused turnovers... Totaled 15 ground balls... Earned career-high four ground balls and matched career-high two caused turnovers at Sacred Heart... Tallied two ground balls and two caused turnovers at Drexel... Caused a pair of turnovers at Bryant... Earned two ground balls vs. then-#2 Maryland, Monmouth, and Robert Morris... Team tri-captain.

2016: Made all 16 starts on defense... Posted nine ground balls and five caused turnovers... Scooped up a ground ball in Northeast Conference Championship semifinals vs. Robert Morris... Recorded season-high two ground balls and a caused turnover vs. Mount St. Mary's... Posted one ground ball and one caused turnover vs. Drexel... Added one ground ball apiece vs. Manhattan, Delaware, Sacred Heart, Bryant, and Robert Morris... Added caused turnovers vs. VMI, #17 Virginia, and Wagner... Took two shots on the season and scored both times, at Wagner and Robert Morris... Dished out an assist early in the season vs. St. John's... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015: Made 13 appearances with 12 starts... Earned one ground ball and one caused turnover apiece vs. Michigan, Bryant, Hobart, and Mount St. Mary's in Northeast Conference semifinals... Added ground balls at Delaware and Sacred Heart and caused turnovers vs. Monmouth and #7 Virginia... Took one shot vs. Michigan... Anchored defensive unit that led nation in man-down defense (80%) for second consecutive year.

2014: Made 14 appearances and started the final nine games of the season… Made collegiate debut at High Point and first collegiate start against Richmond… Totaled 11 ground balls and five caused turnovers… Notched season-best game with three ground balls and two caused turnovers in NEC win over Mount St. Mary's… Posted two ground balls and two caused turnovers in NEC win over #12 Bryant… Scooped up three ground balls in NEC action at Hobart… Landed one of two shots on goal in NEC semifinals against Hobart.

High School/Personal: 2013 All-State, All-League, and All-Philadelphia selection... Amassed 328 ground balls, 165 caused turnovers, and 20 points off of 14 goals and six assists over three seasons... As a senior, recorded 140 ground balls, 87 caused turnovers, a 56% face-off percentage, and 14 points off of 12 goals and two assists for team MVP honors... Senior team captain... Played club lacrosse for the Dukes and helped lead the team to a pair of championships at the Tri-State Lacrosse Festival and Champ Camp... Also lettered in water polo and wrestling... Won two-Inter-Ac Championships, took third at the Eastern meet, led the squad to an undefeated season, and competed for a team that was ranked amongst the top 25 teams on the East Coast for water polo... Also boxed professionally for Joe Hand Boxing Gym in South Philadelphia... Majoring in marketing.

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          

Goals: 1 (2x) last at Robert Morris (4/23/16)
Assists:
1 vs. St. John's (3/2/16)
Points: 1 (2x) last at Wagner (4/2/16)
Shots: 2 vs. Hobart (5/1/14)
SOG: 1 (3x) last at Robert Morris (4/23/16)
Up Goals: ---
Down Goals: ---
Ground Balls: 4 at Sacred Heart (4/15/17)
Caused Turnovers:
2 (5x) last at Sacred Heart (4/15/17)

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG GB CT
2014  14-9 0 0 0 2 1 0 11 5
2015 13-12 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 6
2016 16-16 2 1 3 2 2 0 9 5
2017 13-13 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 9
TOTAL 56-50 2 1 3 6 3 0 41 25
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Interviews: 2017 Opening Practice