2010: Won 65-of-143 (.455) faceoffs and led the team with 39 ground balls Added one goal and one caused turnover on the year Became the eighth player in school history to attempt 500 career faceoffs when he took four against Towson Solid in season-opener vs. Manhattan as he was 7-of-9 (.778) on faceoffs with a team-high five ground balls Came back with a 6-of-11 showing with five GBs vs. Delaware Was 8-of-16 with six ground balls against Princeton - recorded his 200th career faceoff win and took his 400th career faceoff against the Tigers Came back with an 8-of-17 showing on faceoffs and added a team-high five ground balls against UMBC Won 6-of-11 faceoffs with two GBs at top-ranked Virginia and turned in a 7-of-9 showing with four GBs against Albany Scored first goal of the season in the win against Towson and closed regular season by winning 4-of-8 faceoffs against Loyola.
2009: JHU's top faceoff specialist Won 130-of-252 (.516) faceoffs with a team-high 80 ground balls in 13 games Missed the Hofstra game with an injury and sat out the game at Mount St. Mary's Finished 10th in the nation in ground balls per game (6.15) and 33rd in faceoff winning percentage Won 76-of-139 (.547) faceoffs with 54 ground balls, one goal and three assists during JHU's final eight games (played in seven of the eight) Assisted on a Steven Boyle goal just nine seconds into the second half of the win vs. Siena - goal ignited a 7-0 second-half spurt for JHU Won 12-of-24 faceoffs vs. Princeton with a career-high eight ground balls and added one goal while winning 2-of-2 faceoffs against UMBC Made a miraculous return to action against Syracuse less than two weeks after suffering an injury expected to keep him out a month Responded by winning 15-of-24 faceoffs with six ground balls against the Orange Won 11-of-29 faceoffs with six ground balls and one assist against top-ranked Virginia - Assisted on a Chris Boland goal late in the third quarter that tied the game at 14-14 after the Blue Jays had trailed 12-6 Scored one goal, grabbed two ground balls and was a solid 9-of-20 against the nation's top faceoff specialist at North Carolina (Shane Walterhoefer) Enjoyed a solid all-around game against Albany as he won 11-of-17 faceoffs, grabbed eight ground balls and dished out two assists Won 10-of-19 faceoffs and grabbed seven ground balls to fuel the win over Maryland - The Terps' Bryn Holmes entered the game ranked fifth in the nation in faceoff winning percentage (.610) Enjoyed a solid effort against Navy with a 10-of-18 showing on faceoffs to go along with four ground balls and an assist Totaled a then career-high nine ground balls and won 11-of-21 faceoffs in double overtime victory at Towson Won 13-of-24 faceoffs and grabbed a career-high 11 ground balls in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Brown Continued hot hand in the NCAA Quarterfinals against Virginia as he won 10-of-18 faceoffs with one goal and nine ground balls.
2008: Saw action in all 17 games as a faceoff specialist and won 53-of-119 (.445) faceoffs with 27 ground balls, one goal and one assist Finished seventh on the team with 27 GBs Enjoyed a successful collegiate debut in the season-opening win against Albany as he won 7-of-9 faceoffs and grabbed six ground balls Won 3-of-6 faceoffs with two ground balls against UMBC and came back with a 4-of-7 showing with four ground balls and the first assist of his career against Hofstra Assisted on a Kevin Huntley goal that ignited a 3-0 run against the Pride that turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead Scored first career goal six seconds after a Stephen Peyser goal late in the third quarter against Virginia to tie the game at 8-8 Won 3-of-5 faceoffs and grabbed three ground balls to fuel the win over Maryland Took 6-of-9 faceoffs in the win over Navy (RS) and 4-of-7 vs. Mount St. Mary's Won 3-of-6 faceoffs in the NCAA Quarterfinal victory at Navy Won 6-of-12 faceoffs and grabbed three ground balls against the top faceoff specialist in the nation in the national championship game against Syracuse.
2008 ILF U-19 Championships: Named to the All-World team and selected as the Outstanding Midfielder in helping the United States to the Gold Medal won 115-of-175 (.657) faceoffs in the seven victories After winning 81-of-127 (.638) faceoffs in five pool-play games, took his efforts up a notch in the semifinals and championship Won 15-of-20 in a 25-5 semifinal win over England before his 19-of-28 showing in a 19-12 win over Canada in the championship game.
At Malvern Prep: Three-year letter winner in lacrosse and football Helped lacrosse team to a three-year record of 59-14 and one state championship (2006) All-America, all-state and all-conference pick as a senior, when he totaled one goal and 12 assists and won better than 80 percent of his faceoff attempts Fueled team's run to the state title as a junior with 21 goals and 17 assists while winning over 70 percent of faceoff attempts Closed career with 24 goals and 34 assists while winning more than 70 percent of career faceoffs.
Personal: Matthew E. Dolente The son of Michael and Connie Dolente Born January 25, 1989 Economics major with a minor in entrepreneurship/management.