3 Gary Messina
3 Gary Messina
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Islip, N.Y.
High School: West Islip
Position: MIDFIELD

As a junior:

Took All-New England honors after leading the Bobcats in points (26) and assists (16) ... took a team-high 54 shots ... garnered 17 ground balls ... scored the game-winning goal against Hartford, part of a two-goal, two-assist, performance ... had a season-high five points (two goals, three assists) against Sacred Heart ... also scored two goals at Notre Dame ... scored a goal and added two assists against Wagner and repeated the feat at Air Force.


As a sophomore:

Scored three goals and added two assists for five points in 13 games played ... picked up seven ground balls. 


As a freshman:

Played in eight games...A fine defensive standout...Did not take a shot.


Before Quinnipiac:

Played soccer and lacrosse at West Islip High ... an all-division pick in lacrosse ... an all-league pick in soccer... helped lacrosse team to league, Suffolk County and Long Island titles as junior and senior.



Born in Bayshore, N.Y... the son of Laura and Gary Messina ... younger brother, Chris, also plays on the Quinnipiac men's lacrosse team ... also has a younger brother, James ... a business major.