8 Stephen Balsamo
8 - Stephen Balsamo
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: Fr
Hometown: Atkinson, N.H.
High School: Brewster Academy
Position: F
Major: Business
Previous Team: Brewster Academy

2011-12: NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Both Semesters). Played in 24 games for the Skyhawks. Finished the season with three goals and five assists for eight points. Notched an assist on the game-winning goal at the 17:15 mark of the second period in a 4-3 win over Southern New Hampshire on 11/16/11. Registered his first-career goal at 3:19 of the first period in a 7-3 triumph over Suffolk University (12/10/11). Had a two-point contest versus Southern New Hampshire (1/28/12) scoring one goal and one assist. Dished out a helper on the game-winning tally against the Penmen on 2/11/12. Scored the game-winner at 3:49 of the second period against Saint Michael's on 2/14/12. Also had an assist in the contest to lead Stonehill to a 7-3 win over the Purple Knights. Had an assist in a 1-1 tie in overtime against Saint Anselm College (2/21/12) in the finale game of the regular season. Stonehill went 3-0-0 overall when he scored a goal in a game, 4-0-1 overall when he recorded an assist and 5-0-1 overall when scoring a point in a game.

Postgraduate: 2011 graduate of Brewster Academy. Post-graduate player, team captain, team Most Valuable Player and scored 41 points at Brewster Academy. Also played baseball at Brewster Academy winning the Lakes Region Championship and a league All-Star selection as a catcher.

High School: 2010 graduate of Central Catholic. Played four years of varsity ice hockey at Central Catholic serving as captain. Earned league All-Star accolades and team Most Valuable Player honors. Helped Central Catholic win three league championships and make two Super 8 appearances.

Personal: Born on June 15, 1992 in Lawrence, Mass. Son of JoAnne and Joe Balsamo of Atkinson, N.H. Has one brother, Mike (15). Lists favorite team as Boston Bruins and favorite athlete as Georges St. Pierre. Majoring in business.

Season GP G A Pts Pen/Min PPG
2011-12 24 3
15/38 1
Totals 24 3 5 8 15/38 1