|Joe Tavernese 15
GENERAL: Very athletic and quick forward...A prolific goal scorer...Possesses great field vision...Good strength.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 17 of 19 games...Tied for third on the team with 11 points...Scored three goals and had five assists...Scored the game winning goal in season opener at Vermont (9/1)...Recorded first career multi-goal game against Central Connecticut State (9/19).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 13 of 16 games...Scored seven points on three goals and one assist...Scored the game winning goal at Rider (10/17)...Had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Saint Peter's (10/10).
AS A FRESHMAN: Selected to the MAAC All-Rookie Team...Started nine games in 19 appearances...Had one goal and two assists...Scored the gamewinning goal against St. Francis (9/16).
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years of varsity soccer at Garden City H.S....Was a member of the Terryville Fire club team who won the 2007 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship (U-18)...Posted the game winning goal in the national semifinal contest.
PERSONAL: Born July 17, 1989...The son of Joseph and Debra Tavernese...Has two younger brothers, Vincent and Christopher...Chose Siena over Iona, Lafayette, Marist, Fairfield, Manhattan, Stony Brook and Rutgers.
ELLIOTT ON TAVERNESE: "Joe is a technical player and knows how to finish. He's good in and around the box and will see considerable time at forward."
Tavernese Career Statistics
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